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Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who will be facing intense political and media scrutiny this week as the lead minister on the legalization of cannabis in Canada on Oct. 17, has named Ryan Cotter as director of communications. Mr. Cotter arrives in Mr. Blair’s brand new cabinet office straight from the Liberal Research Bureau, where he’d been busy working as a senior adviser for Ontario regional affairs up until Oct. 12. [caption id="attachment_172091" align="alignleft" width="300"]

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Cotter named director of communications to new Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Blair

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan recently bade farewell to her press secretary, Ann Marie Paquet.

Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction scooped up former Liberal research bureau staffer Ryan Cotter to serve as his director of communications. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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