A couple of staff departures have taken place in the Prime Minister’s Office, including the exit of special assistant for policy Mark Calderaro.
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor's director of communications, Mathieu Filion, recently exited for the private sector. In turn, press secretary Thierry Bélair has taken over the role. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor bade farewell to her director of communications of the last year and a half, Mathieu Filion, last week.
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Just over $48.5-million was added to the Privy Council Office’s budget for 'communications and marketing (COVID-19)' in the most recent round of supplementary estimates, which were passed by Parliament on June 17.
The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum