Plus, former Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey has joined the political staff ranks post-election and is now a senior adviser to Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland, pictured leaving a Liberal caucus meeting in the West Block on Dec. 11, 2019, followed by her press secretary, Katherine Cuplinskas. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has continued to build her team, with two more former Prime Minister’s Office staffers among the recent additions.
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'Crises have a life cycle, and this one looks like it will be long and have different phases or chapters,' says Josh Greenberg, a specialist in communications and media coverage of outbreaks and infectious disease.
Opposition parties need enough lead time to pore over the legislation, to avoid a repeat of the late-night sitting that occurred when they were 'surprised' to learn that the government was seeking unlimited spending powers until December 2021, says Rachel Blaney.
In a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, Dr. Theresa Tam has emerged as a 'compelling' figure who has an ability to deliver information without dramatizing the stakes. 'She gives us straightforward, evidence-based