Other senior staff in the office include: Annie Lagueux, director of policy; Brook Simpson, director of parliamentary affairs; and Allison Chick, director of operations.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured addressing reporters in the West Block building on Feb. 5, has as 17-member staff team to help him carry out his mandate. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has a busy mandate indeed, and supporting him currently is a 17-member political staff team, led by chief of staff Laurence Deschamps-Laporte.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.
The number of lobbying files connected to COVID-19 has exploded in the last week, with 90 registrations for 55 organizations outlining plans to push federal officials on issues ranging from policy to funding.
In Canada, separate projects are underway that would combine phone location data with positive COVID-19 diagnoses to notify individuals about potential exposure in what their creators say are privacy-friendly ways.
It’s still unclear how much the support will ultimately cost, and how many businesses and organizations will apply and receive such assistance, though Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged that the 'costs keep climbing.'