Leslie O’Leary has landed the role of director of issues management in the PMO, and Joseph Pickerill will be replacing her as chief of staff to Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pictured at the end of year press conference with Hill media in the National Press Theatre on Dec. 19. A number of senior staffing changes have happened in his office ahead of the new year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
An end-of-year senior staff shake-up has taken place in the Prime Minister’s Office, as part of which, Brian Clow has been promoted to the title of executive director of Canada-U.S. relations and issues management.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.