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Hall exits PMO for director role with Labour Minister Tassi

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Plus, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand has a new chief of staff in her office.

Labour Minister Filomena Tassi is pictured speaking with reporters in the West Block before the pandemic on Jan. 28. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office has seen a few staff departures and promotions of late, including that of deputy director of scheduling and co-ordination Geoff Hall, who has taken over as director of operations to Labour Minister Filomena Tassi.

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Bloc has most to lose from Quebec’s shrinking seat count, says Béland

Both the Bloc and the NDP plan to fight it, but Quebec losing a seat is just the start of a bigger trend. 'Overall, the weight of the province [in Parliament] is declining.'

Pre-Christmas agenda: what can the Liberals do before the House breaks again?

MPs will sit for four weeks before the House breaks for another six. There will be plenty to do before the government can meaningfully advance its new legislative agenda.

Three more MPs say they’re running in House Speaker’s election

News|By Abbas Rana
Five MPs are running for the House Speaker’s position, which will be decided by a vote on Nov. 22.

NDP and Bloc caucuses vote not to adopt Reform Act measures

News|By Ian Campbell
Only the Liberal caucus has yet to hold its Reform Act votes for the new Parliament, while a veteran political scientist says that the Conservative caucus has shown 'guts' in adopting all four Reform Act measures.

As Canada faces rising inflation, economists urge caution in raising interest rates, with MPs saying federal government should share blame

News|By Matt Horwood
Accelerated money printing by central banks, labour shortages, and a change in Canadians' spending habits have all contributed to the highest inflation rate since 2003, which the Bank of Canada says is 'temporary'

In wake of British MP killing, Canadian MPs say they’ve seen a dramatic escalation in ‘overall toxicity of politics’ here at home in recent years, and want to make it stop

News|By Mike Lapointe
From the 'echo chamber' of social media, to the isolation of individuals that has come with the COVID-19 pandemic, MPs from all sides of the political spectrum say they've noticed a deterioration of political discourse.

MPs see merit in restarting special House committees spotlighting Canada’s China, U.S. relationships

News|By Neil Moss
The Special House Committee on Canada-China Relations put a microscope on the Liberals' handling of its ties with Beijing and put the Commons on a collision course with the government.

Recount rollercoaster: winning and losing in one go, candidates get the ‘full campaign experience’

'We’ve been sort of in limbo, so it’s a relief to be able to start organizing everything,' says Liberal Pascale St-Onge, whose victory in Brome-Missisquoi, Que., was challenged in a since-cancelled recount.

There’s ‘potential’ for progress on gig worker supports after an involved election season, experts, politicians say

News|By Alice Chen
In many ways, the precarity that most people saw with their jobs during COVID-19 is something that gig workers struggle with near constantly, says the NDP's Daniel Blaikie.
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