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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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Singh’s credibility on the line if Liberals fail to deliver on dental care, says a leading pollster

News|By Abbas Rana
NDP MP Brian Masse said he's looking for indications of whether the Liberals are serious about 'true progressive legislation or just lip service.'

Electric vehicle industry transition among top issues brought to innovation minister in first half of 2022

Canada's auto industry was engaging the federal government in the first six months of 2022 to discuss the opportunities and hurdles of electrification.

‘Who’s who’ on the Conservative leadership campaign teams

Heading into the final stretch of the campaign, The Hill Times takes a look at the teams that will be taking the Conservative leadership hopefuls across the finish line on Sept. 10.

Pope’s apology disappointing, but opens a never-imagined conversation, like ‘when the Berlin Wall came down,’ say Indigenous Parliamentarians

News|By Ian Campbell
Senator Mary Jane McCallum and MP Blake Desjarlais talk about victories, disappointments, and new motions in the House and Senate, following the visit to Canada by Pope Francis.

While Poilievre, Lewis each pay $50,000 to snub last leadership debate, Charest shows up, but optics weren’t great ‘with the tier-two leadership aspirants,’ says Nanos

News|By Ian Campbell
Absent candidates Pierre Poilievre and Leslyn Lewis made their appeals to voters in-person and on social media, opting to take a $50,000 fine instead of being on stage with Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, and Roman Baber.

For campaigns looking to turn support into seats in Parliament, not all ‘ethnic communities’ are created equal

'These are groups that are very politically savvy, and they understand their power and they understand the influence that they can have,' says Erin Tolley, Canada Research Chair in gender, race, and inclusive politics.

CTV’s McGregor gets into shoving match after cameraman pushed by Lich supporters outside Ottawa courthouse

Feature|By Mike Lapointe
Plus, Michael Serapio has been named CPAC’s new English anchor and Neil Macdonald cheekily responds to Poilievre campaign's depiction of Tom Clark.

Telford tops 19th annual Terrific 25 Staffer list, NDP’s Salloum voted Best All-Round

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Coming in at No. 2 on the Terrific 25 list is the NDP’s Anthony Salloum, followed by Liberal aide Jeff Jedras in third, and Bloc staffer Jeff Dufour-Tremblay in fourth.

‘Everybody’s going to be at risk’: some public health advocates warn against focusing monkeypox messaging on GBTQ+ men

News|By Stuart Benson
Community health organizations are calling for targeted financial and ‘wrap-around’ support from the federal government for those required to quarantine as a result of the monkeypox virus.
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