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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Peter Kent says Canada's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council is a 'possible, even, likely motivation' for a vote supporting a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel resolution last month in the UN General Assembly.
The estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.
'What Blanchet has said again and again is, ‘We’ll take a position in accordance with what’s in the best interest of Quebec,’ allowing him not to have to take a left or right stance more generally': Sébastien Dallaire.
Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.