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The List: The 100 Most Powerful & Influential People in Federal Government & Politics in 2018

By Abbas Rana, Laura Ryckewaert, Emily Haws, Jolson Lim, Peter Mazereeuw      
Michael Wernick is the clerk of the privy council and the top public servant in Canada. The Hill Times file photograph
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The Top 25 1. Justin Trudeau, prime minister 2.Gerald Butts, principal secretary to the prime minister 3. Katie Telford, chief of staff to the prime minister 4. Michael Wernick, clerk of the privy council 5. Chrystia Freeland, foreign affairs minister 6. Bill Morneau, finance minister 7. Navdeep Bains, innovation, science and economic development minister 8. Ralph Goodale minister of public safety and emergency preparedness 9. Jonathan Vance, chief of defence staff 10. Jane Philpott, minister of Indigenous services 11. Jody Wilson-Raybould, minister

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