PMO stalwarts Butts, Telford claim top spots in The Hill Times’ 17th annual Terrific 25 Staffers Survey
By Neil MossSep. 17, 2018
Tory aide Michael Bailey, and veteran of the list Colleen Knight came in at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, on this year's overall Terrific 25 Staffers list.
PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts, right, topped this year's Terrific 25 Staffers list, followed by PMO chief of staff Katie Telford, left, in the latest edition of The Hill Times' annual staffer survey. The Hill Times file photograph
PARLIAMENT HILL—The man behind the prime minister, principal secretary Gerald Butts, was named the top staffer in The Hill Times‘ 17th annual Terrific 25 Staffers Survey.
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