Plus, the status of women minister has hired a former Miss World Canada national finalist as an operations aide.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured, has a new senior policy adviser, Alyx Holland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A plethora of political staffers are on the move on the Hill after last month’s cabinet shuffle, but before diving in to that, Hill Climbers is taking a quick dip into a few other tidbits of staffing news.
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Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.
Changes to address Indigenous language loss and child welfare are seen as ‘high priority,’ but with calls for broad amendments, the short timeframe left to pass bills C-91 and C-92 is a source of frustration for some.
Amid allegations of partisanship against Michael Wernick, Prof. Donald Savoie says he could stay as DM to the PM and secretary to cabinet, but another bureaucrat may be better suited as the public service head.
The Globe and Mail bureau chief's vast source list and eye for detail has helped him expose numerous government scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, which he broke with Steven Chase and Sean Fine.