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Top 100 Most Influential Powerful & Influential People in Government & Politics in 2018

By Emily Haws      

Politicians, staffers, public servants, journalists and other influencers — here's this year's predictions for who will be turning heads in 2018.

Pictured top left to right, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts, PMO chief of staff Katie Telford, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, PCO's Matthew Mendelsohn, PCO Clerk Michael Wernick, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The rise and fall of political fortunes in Ottawa can almost always be traced back to decisions made by the players in federal politics, including those in the spotlight and in the backrooms.

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