For one, Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe recently left International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr’s Ottawa office to take over as the MP’s 2019 campaign manager.
Employment Minister Patty Hajdu has seen four staffers leave her office this summer, including Leah Van Houten, who's now her campaign manager in Thunder Bay-Superior North, Ont. Trade Minister Jim Carr, meanwhile, also recently saw one of his political aides take leave to run his own re-election bid in Winnipeg South Centre, Man. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu has seen a couple of staff departures of late, with Roy Karam and Aisling MacKnight both going on leave.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.