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Paramathasan exits Minister Duclos’ office for Harvard

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Plus, Government House Leader and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez has a new communications assistant, while Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has a new Ontario adviser.

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, left, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, Government House Leader and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez, and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra have all seen recent ministerial staff changes. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Cynthia Münster

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos recently bade farewell to his aide for the last year and a half, Michael Paramathasan, who’s exited his post as director of labour relations to the minister to pursue a master’s degree at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 

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Stakes are high for three federal party leaders in next election but O’Toole ‘under the most pressure,’ say politicos

News|By Abbas Rana
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Liberals’ ‘just transition’ short on details, but it won’t come cheap, says labour group

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Businesses need federal investment in cybersecurity, says Beatty

News|By Matt Horwood
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Qualtrough, a three-time Paralympic medalist, says Tokyo Games can be ‘moment of hope’

News
As Canadian athletes prepare to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, several Olympians and Paralympians who now serve in Parliament reflect on how the Games have shaped their approach to public service.

Sharp-witted ISG Senator Keating remembered as a ‘relentless champion’ with an ‘insatiable intellect,’ sardonic sense of humour

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News|By Matt Horwood
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News|By Mike Lapointe
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Money talks: Bloc’s fundraising may be cause for concern for Grits, Tories in Quebec

Fundraising across the board was down last year, and while it still out-fundraised its competitors, the Conservative Party saw the steepest drop in donors and dollars over 2019.
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