Plus, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in need of a new director of policy, and former PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts has a new gig.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland pictured in March heading into the National Press Theatre at 150 Wellington St., with members of her political staff team, from left to right: executive assistant Sason Ross, communications director Alex Lawrence, and now-chief of staff Vincent Garneau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is starting off this week with a new chief of staff at the helm in her office, replacing Jeremy Broadhurst who has now officially exited to join Liberal headquarters as the party’s 2019 campaign director.
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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.