Plus, Allen Alexandre has exited as director of parliamentary affairs to Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, pictured at the Assembly of First Nations' special chiefs assembly on Dec. 4, 2019, and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, pictured speaking to media in the West Block on Feb. 25, 2020. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal are both starting the new year with new press secretaries on the job.
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With Garneau's appointment as foreign affairs minister, the 'big message' to Biden in Washington is 'we have somebody here who can work with you' and who 'understands you,' says Carleton professor Fen Olser Hampson.
'Knowing that you won't get too many seats in the West, [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] can turn around and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could to get the project going forward,' ' says a former diplomat.
Most of the job losses would be concentrated in 18 communities in Western Canada, according to the report, with Wood Buffalo, Alta., where Fort McMurray is located, and Estevan, Sask., expected to be hit hardest.