For one, newly named Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has brought over her chief of staff from justice, Jessica Prince.
The Jan. 14 cabinet shuffle saw Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, named minister of Veterans Affairs, Seamus O'Regan took over as minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott was made Treasury Board president and digital government minister, David Lametti is now Justice minister, and Bernadette Jordan was appointed to the new post of minister of Rural Economic Development. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
At the same time as the five Liberal cabinet ministers affected by last week’s shuffle were moving into new offices, so too were a number of chiefs of staff, with three such moves confirmed.
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The 'huge overstep by the Conservative Fund’ to fire executive director Dustin van Vugt has created ‘bad blood’ between the national council and the fund, says Yaroslav Baran, a former senior Conservative Hill staffer.
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'