The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are projected to win another majority government, which would be a boon to the federal Conservative campaign.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is down a deputy director, while Trade Minister Jim Carr is down a press secretary.
The government has an advantage during the pre-election period, and with a volatile electorate, the longer the campaign, the more potential for unpredictable ‘hinge moments,’ says John Delacourt.
A couple of staff departures have taken place in the Prime Minister’s Office, including the exit of special assistant for policy Mark Calderaro.
Plus, Marjorie Michel, who only recently took over as chief of staff to Families Minister Duclos, has taken leave to serve as the Liberal Party’s Quebec campaign director.
Plus, Hill Climbers takes another look at where a number of former political staffers landed after leaving Parliament Hill.
The Conservative Party continues to lead the pack in central fundraising, but at the riding association level, Liberals have outpaced Conservatives two to one overall.
Dan Lindenas is now acting chief of staff to Treasury Board President Joyce Murray after Adam Carroll’s recent exit.