Plus, Rafik Grine joined the trade minister's office earlier this month as a policy adviser.
That's only part of the picture, as much government spending has already been approved, and billions more—including new promises in this year's budget—will be reflected in supplementary estimates.
A former procedural clerk with the House of Commons has one idea for how to ameliorate the situation: make translation and interpretation for the House and Senate a common service under the Library of Parliament.
Plus, Seniors Minister Deb Schulte has a handful of new faces in her ministerial office, and there’s been some movement in the NDP’s caucus communications team.
A former staffer in the Liberal research bureau, Christiana Agustin is among five recent additions to Mr. Hussen's office.
Pierre-Yves Bourque has taken over as director of parliamentary affairs to the foreign affairs minister, following Brook Simpson’s exit to do the same job for now-Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne.
MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.