Plus, Janick Cormier has left the national revenue minister’s office, and Kendra Wilcox is now director of operations to Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef.
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne is pictured speaking during a press conference alongside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, and Dr. Tom Wong, chief medical officer of health with Indigenous Services Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne has scooped up veteran Hill staffer David Hurl to serve as his director of policy.
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Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.