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Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland names fellow Rhodes Scholar alum as new policy director

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Laurence Deschamps-Laporte has replaced Owen Teo as director of policy to the foreign affairs minister.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has promoted a new director of policy, and has tapped parliamentary affairs director Vincent Garneau to also serve as a senior adviser for Canada-U.S. relations in her ministerial office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has made a few senior staffing changes in her ministerial office of late, including naming a new director of policy following the departure of Owen Teo in December. Mr. Teo had been serving as Ms. Freeland’s director of policy since June 2016 when she was the minister responsible for international trade. When Ms. Freeland was shuffled into her current foreign affairs portfolio in January 2017, Mr. Teo was quick to follow, continuing to

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