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Indigenous Services Minister O’Regan needs a new comms team after two recent exits

By Laura Ryckewaert      

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.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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