Andrew MacKendrick says he decided to step away from the Hill, in part, for his own mental health, after recent events took a toll.
Former Jane Philpott staffers Andrew MacKendrick, upper left, and Rachel Rappaport, lower left, recently exited Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan's office. Mr. MacKendrick declined to comment on Ms. Philpott's expulsion from the Liberal caucus and said he was he’s committed to helping ensure 'the Liberal Party can be successful.' Ms. Rappaport said her departure was unrelated to recent events involving Ms. Philpott. She is taking a few weeks off but is expected to return to the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Twitter and Facebook
Further staffing changes are in the works in Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan’s office after the recent departure of two staffers, press secretary Rachel Rappaport and director of issues management and media relations Andrew MacKendrick.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.