Plus, Liberal MP Salma Zahid announced on July 16 she is cancer free and will be returning to the Hill in fall, and a pilot program this year will help link scientists with politicians.
Former Conservative MP Joe Preston throws his hat into the St. Thomas, Ont., mayoral race, and David McCarthy, former PCO staffer, joins government relations firm Sussex Strategy Group.
Nunavut artist Bart Hanna was selected to create a sculpture for Centre Block and Anna Desmarais joinsÂ iPoliticsÂ to cover immigration, Indigenous Affairs, the environment, and foreign affairs.
Former Conservative cabinet minister Gerry Ritz has been nominated to be inducted into Canada's Agricultural Hall of Fame and Nik Nanos has been appointed chair of Carleton Universityâ€™s Board of Governors.Â
Two former Harper-era staffers have landed consultancy gigs and New Brunswick CBC News reporterÂ Jacques Poitras has a new book coming out.
Plus, Global News' The West Block has a new host, and an iPolitics reporter is moving to Canada 2020.
May lobbying stats are out and Finance Minister Morneau was top lobbied and former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall joins the Canadian Global Affairs Institute advisory council/