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Transport Minister Garneau scoops up Simard as new communications director

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Emilie Simard, previously director of communications to the heritage minister, has joined Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s office.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has a new communications director, while Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay's D. Comms, Guy Gallant, has taken leave to help out his former boss, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, in the upcoming provincial election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, and file photo
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Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has hired a new director of communications for his ministerial office, recently scooping up Emilie Simard straight from the heritage minister’s office. Ms. Simard marked her first day as communications director to Mr. Garneau on Aug. 20. Until then, she’d been working away as director of communications to the Canadian heritage minister since November 2017, having started under then-minister Mélanie Joly, who’s now the minister for tourism, official languages, and La Francophonie. Former

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