There’s been a string of recent staffing changes in the Liberal caucus’ research bureau, including five new hires.
Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, left, has hired on former senior Liberal research bureau staffer Damien O'Brien. Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, centre, and Small Business Minister Mary Ng, right, have also recently hired new aides from the LRB. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi recently scooped up veteran staffer Damien O’Brien to serve as a senior adviser for stakeholder relations in his office.
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