The PMO's Brian Clow and Elder Marques, chief of staff Zita Astravas, and trade chief Ailish Campbell are among the new additions this year.
PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts, director of communications Kate Purchase, and chief of staff Katie Telford check their smartphones during an announcement by the PM on July 13. The Hill Times file photograph
From bureaucrats to political staffers, there are thousands of people working to move the wheels of government forward beyond the elected officials in cabinet.
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This campaign is not defined by any overarching issue, and has become ‘personal’ and ‘ugly’ between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, says pollster and Ipsos president Darrell Bricker.