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PMO shuffles public service, with new PHAC president named

Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, past Grit PM John Turner has died at 91, and CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo is leaving the newsroom after seven years.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, former Harper-era cabinet minister Ted Menzies is being scooped up by Hill+Knowlton Strategies for his agriculture and agri-food expertise.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, as Parliament readies to return, new Conservative Whip Blake Richards recently likened the remote voting system being considered by the House of Commons to swiping on Tinder.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, NDP MP Niki Ashton and longtime party staffer George Soule celebrate their birthdays by appealing to voters and donors.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, John Ivison and Mike Moffatt place a wager on the future public debt interest rate, and former Tory MP David Anderson joins a religious freedom think tank as an adviser.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, late Liberal MP Ralph Ferguson is remembered by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley as 'ahead of his time on conservation, the environment and renewable energy.'
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, the earliest date for a Toronto Centre byelection is on Oct. 12, and Kelsey Johnson is leaving Hill scrums for grad school.
News|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Canada's chief public health officer and her deputy may take their message to TikTok.
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Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Scheer lauds Post Millennial, True North, and Rodger Cuzner comes to the rescue of a stranded former colleague.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, respected satirical columnist Allan Forthingham dies at the age of 87.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, New Brunswick election set for September in first test of Canadian pandemic voting, and Chantal Chastenay named Canada’s point person in Beirut.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, rookie MPs Matthew Green and Patricia Lattanzio lean into their city councillor chops during a brief showdown at a House committee., and diplomatic shifts continue over in the Big Apple.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Ottawa Police investigating ugly incident outside Catherine McKenna’s community office, and the International Human Rights Subcommittee to meet to draft news release on Uyghur crisis.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Independent Senator Murray Sinclair is happy to make his return to the legal field before his career winds down, as one advocate hails him as Canada's most respected Indigenous rights advocate.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, former Grit MP Ted Hsu wants to run for provincial office, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged to do ‘so much more’ in the fight for nuclear disarmament.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, politicians learn raccoons might just be a uniquely Canadian creature, and we apparently fold, never cut, our lettuce.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, past Tory MP Jim Abbott dies at 77, and Global News lays off many, citing commitment to ‘fact-based’ journalism.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Toronto Coun. Mike Layton celebrates what would have been his late father,Jack Layton's, 70th birthday with a selfie in front of the Jack Layton statue.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Canadaland's Jesse Brown to appear at the Finance Committee, and former Green Party and NDP staffer Angela Rickman dies at 56.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Conservative MP Cathy McLeod will be on an episode of TVO's Political Blind Date in the fall, after filming last week in Kamloops, B.C.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos supports a petition calling on the feds to provide free menstrual products in the washrooms of all federally regulated workplaces.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Bob Rae tapped as Canada's next UN ambassador, and Trudeau rebuffs D.C. trip to mark new NAFTA.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan thanks Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and American actress Blake Lively.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Conservative Parliamentarians want Tommy Prince on $5 bill, and Bruce Campion-Smith becomes The Toronto Star's public editor.
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Plus, former veteran HoCer Jay Hill, who served in the House for 17 years, has been tapped to lead the newly emerged Wexit Party on an interim basis.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, the U.S., EU, U.K., and others stand by Canada after two Michaels charged, and the Senate Ethic Committee suggests Lynn Beyak’s suspension be withdrawn.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, former prime minister Jean Chrétien is spotted golfing with Globe and Mail veteran reporter Lawrence Martin, and Greens share logistics for their leadership debates.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Senator Lillian Dyck calls for the RCMP commissioner's resignation and Canadians to celebrate Canada Day virtually with Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, and others.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, former iPolitics publisher James Baxter is pitching-in at AFN, and Stephanie Nolen is named latest Atkinson Fellow.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, MPs joined anti-Black racism protests across Canada, and three Senators have joined the call for an 'immediate' public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, MPs look to parliamentary diplomacy to counter Chinese influence, and Justin Trudeau receives praise and scorn for 21-seconds of silence.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Liberal MP Lenore Zann calls for a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting, and former opposition leader Michel Gauthier has died at 70.

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