Plus, the NDP leader has a new interim chief of staff and the Conservative leader lost a media manager.
Tourism Minister Mélanie Joly, left, has hired a new senior policy adviser, while Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, centre, recently lost her senior adviser for issues management and parliamentary affairs, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, right, has a new information manager and special assistant to his chief of staff. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos recently scooped up Jessica Eritou to fill the role of information manager and special assistant to the minister’s chief of staff, Olivier Duchesneau.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.