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Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi will have a new chief of staff in place in February, with Leslie O'Leary set to take on the role. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Infrastructure Minister Sohi hires new chief of staff O’Leary, who’s set to start in the new year

Sports and Persons with Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr has also officially named a new chief of staff.
There is a tremendous opportunity to transform Canadians’ views on energy decision-making from pessimism to optimism—but it’s going to take individual and collective action by all governments on the policy, planning and project fronts. Here’s to hoping they seize the opportunity.
Emilie Simard is now director of communications to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
Dalal Saikali, a former special assistant to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is now an events coordinator for Global Affairs Canada.
There’s more than just Trump-wrangling going on in the foreign affairs sphere. Here’s a snapshot of the wheeling-and-dealing Canada will be part of in international circles this fall.
It's go time. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have to get cracking and start showing achievements this fall on the Cannabis Act, NAFTA renegotiations, the Phoenix pay system, Canada's Environmental Protection Act, fighter jets, naval ships, Indigenous reconciliation issues, pre-budget consultations, tax reforms, and much more.
Feature|Shruti Shekar
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains gets fashion advice from his school-aged daughters, while Conservative MP Scott Reid says he's an 'evangelist for waistcoats.'
There were 226 monthly communications reports containing the topic international trade and 219 with environment between June 22, the day after the House the rose for the summer, and Sept. 12, according to a search of the federal lobbyist registry.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made good on a campaign pledge by continually boasting a gender-equal cabinet, while also forgoing the practice of naming regional ministers.
Opinion|Sean Bruyea
Patronizing veterans is the salient problem, not the solution. Sadly, new Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan appears ready to reinforce, not resolve, the VAC cultural mess.
Despite a dizzying array of issues to keep sight of, expect many eyes to find focus on Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, who has said that the results of her sweeping review of Canadian content in a digital age will be unveiled in September.
Opinion|Joe Jordan
The upcoming fall session will be the start of the high stakes, high risk, gloves off combination of policy and politics that we junkies love.
Opinion|Susan Riley
But the present can be the worst predictor of the future. Politics is full of shocking reversals, unforeseen calamities and personal revelations straight out of the afternoon soaps.
Feature|Shruti Shekar
CPAC's 25th-anniversary celebration, the Vimy Awards Gala, and the Chicken Farmers of Canada's tailgate shindig: you won't want to miss out on any of fall's parties.
Life at Rideau Hall will be anything but normal, where Julie Payette’s life will be more under a public microscope than it ever has been before—as she already knows. But her former astronaut colleagues say she's more than ready for the country’s top job.
As the government enters the second half of its mandate, political implications of government policies might become a bigger part of lobbying strategies.
The globalization of corruption, confusion, collusion, cruelty, and cynicism is flourishing, and the president of the United States is doing nothing to fight that.
Elise Maiolino wrote a piece published in the Canadian Review of Sociology last year that dissected Justin Trudeau's 2012 charity boxing match against Senator Patrick Brazeau and chronicled Mr. Trudeau's 'transition from ‘precariously masculine’ to ‘sufficiently masculine’ and how that transformed his suitability to lead the Liberal Party of Canada.
The growing dominance of Facebook and Twitter over daily newspapers is putting democracy in a vice.
Opinion|Michael Green
Whether giving patients online access to their health information, making the management of their health easier, or transforming how medication is prescribed in Canada, we are making a difference and will continue to be a catalyst for change as we modernize the health system.
Public opinion in La Belle Province can turn on a dime.

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