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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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.