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New directors on deck for Treasury Board President Duclos

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Plus, Health Minister Patty Hajdu has a new Ontario regional affairs adviser in her office, while Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has hired an executive assistant for his chief of staff.

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured during a Nov. 27, 2020, press conference alongside Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, left, and Health Minister Patty Hajdu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos saw quite the office shake-up earlier this spring, with three new directors named, including Jean-Sébastien Bock as head of policy.

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Data-protection bill needs to be on parliamentary agenda this session, says privacy-law expert

'People have also been clamouring for significant penalties, which don’t exist in Canada,' says David Fraser. 'But one thing that was clear with C-11 is that it didn’t make anyone happy.'

‘A question of life and death for a lot of people’: feds’ slow-paced Afghan refugee resettlement process panned

News|By Neil Moss
The Liberal government pledged to allow 40,000 Afghan refugees to settle in Canada.

Guilbeault, Joly to be under microscope in new posts; strong performers Duclos, Anand shuffled into most delicate files

News|By Neil Moss
New Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault may have ruffled feathers in the oil and gas industry for his past activist work, while Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly continues the ministry's revolving door.

Swearing-in ceremony more than just a signature for new, returning MPs

News|By Alice Chen
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time around there’s a virtual option that approximately 30 per cent of MPs have taken advantage of.

Joly appointed foreign affairs minister, Anand takes the helm at defence, Ien new women and gender equality minister, and Garneau, Chagger, Carr all dropped from cabinet

News|By Matt Horwood
Marci Ien, who has been named as women and gender equality and youth minister, will be the first Black woman to sit in cabinet since Jean Augustine in the early 2000s.

Bloc Québécois 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.'

PM Trudeau makes changes in senior ranks of PMO, according to an internal PMO memo

News|By Abbas Rana
Brian Clow and Marjorie Michel were appointed as deputy chiefs of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Oct. 25.

Conservatives must take ‘soft’ pro-life stance on abortion to win back socially conservative base, say MPs and Campaign Life Coalition

News|By Matt Horwood
The Campaign Life Coalition called on Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole to resign, saying he lost the election by 'incessantly pushing his pro-abortion and socially liberal views.'

Liberal MPs want to know why leadership taking their ‘sweet-ass time’ to call first post-election caucus meeting, say Liberal sources

News|By Abbas Rana
Nine-term Liberal MP Judy Sgro says the Liberal caucus will review the party’s election performance once the caucus meetings start.
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