Leslie Church, who was last chief of staff to Public Services Minister Anita Anand, is now director of policy to Chrystia Freeland as finance minister.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured Nov. 23, 2020, during a press conference in the West Block to announce the opening of applications for the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s been more than three months since Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland put on the added hat of minister of finance, and Hill Climbers finally has some staffing decisions to report.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.