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Post-cabinet staffing decisions underway, changes happening in the Prime Minister’s Office

By Laura Ryckewaert      

A number of staffing changes have taken place in the Prime Minister’s Office, including some related to the recent cabinet shuffle. More changes are expected to come by the end of August.

New Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Affairs, and Internal Trade Minister Dominic LeBlanc, picture with his wife New Brunswick provincial court judge Jolène Richard on July 18 at Rideau Hall. Mr. LeBlanc has hired Ryan Dunn, who exited his role as the PMO's director of issues management to become his chief of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on July 18, behind the scenes, ministerial staffers were on the move, big time.

While some initial changes have already happened since the shuffle, in particular, when it comes to shoring up chiefs of staff, further moves are expected to come by the end of August when the 30-day timeline provided for ministerial transitions—including sorting out who will stay and who will go in the various offices affected—runs up.

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