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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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.