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Stand by me: a number of chiefs of staff stick with ministers

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Jason Easton is staying on as chief of staff to now-International Trade and Small Business Minister Mary Ng, plus Lesley Sherban will be her director of operations.

From top to bottom, left to right: International Trade and Small Business Minister Mary Ng and her chief of staff, Jason Easton; Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos and his chief of staff, Marjorie Michel; and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan and her chief of staff, Cory Pike. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and courtesy of LinkedIn and Twitter

Step No. 1 in getting a ministerial office set up—at least when it comes to staffing, otherwise finding a desk and computer probably top the list—is settling on a chief of staff, who then typically takes point in filling out the rest of the team. And of the 26 chiefs of staff confirmed so far, a number are sticking with their old bosses.

Laura Ryckewaert

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


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