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Katherine Koostachin joins PMO as a senior policy adviser

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef is in need of a new director of policy following Yanique Williams’ recent exit.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Louis Hamann recently exited his role as director of communications to Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
John Nieuwenhuis has joined the OLO, as has Dan Robertson, who's been recruited to serve as a senior adviser to the leader on communications.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Tania Amghar is back in Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s office, among other recent additions to the minister’s team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Recent additions to the Liberal research bureau include two new researchers: Cristina Aliu and Elisabeth Paul. Plus, Hill Climbers takes a quick look at Liberal Whip Mark Holland’s team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Joshua Bragg is back on Parliament Hill as a senior adviser to Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, who also recently promoted Sarah Cozzi to director of policy.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Daniel Saad has joined Mr. Hussen’s office as a senior policy adviser, while Ladan Nur has been brought on board as the minister’s new adviser on Western regional affairs.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Adam Austen has exited as deputy director of communications to the foreign affairs minister.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand has a new chief of staff in her office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef has a new communications assistant, and Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller recently hired Nicola Cox.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger has a couple of new policy and regional affairs advisers on her team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
International Trade Minister Mary Ng has a new press secretary in her office, with Youmy Han recently replacing Ryan Nearing in the role.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, special advisers Leslie O’Leary and Mike McNair both recently marked their last day in the Prime Minister’s Office, again.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
François-Philippe Champagne hires Daniel Lauzon, Lawrence MacAulay hires Patricia Beh, and Mélanie Joly names her director of parliamentary affairs, Sandra Aubé, as her acting chief of staff.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Veteran Conservative staffer Martin Bélanger will be working closely with new leader Erin O’Toole’s chief of staff, Tausha Michaud.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay recently promoted Cameron McNeill to press secretary, among a number of other recent political staffing moves.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, press secretary Maéva Proteau recently left the finance minister’s office to take over as director of communications to Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, the Liberal research bureau has a new communications director, and there are a couple of staff departures from the Conservative OLO to note.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair is in need of a new director of communications after Brittany Perreault’s exit.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Cheryl Cardinal has a new job in Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand's office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
After more than a year in the role, Jim Kapches recently exited his post as director of litigation to the justice minister.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Michael McNair has rejoined the Prime Minister’s office on a temporary basis, serving as a special adviser on the economic response to COVID-19.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Government House Leader and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez has hired a new director of operations and outreach for his latter office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
On the flip side, former PMO staffer John Power has returned the Hill to join Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains’ team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Mathée Warnett is a new special assistant to Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, John O’Leary has exited as director of strategic communications in the Liberal research bureau and joins Crestview Strategy as a senior consultant this week.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes a look at the public declarations of outside activities filed with the federal conflict of interest commissioner by political staffers since the start of the year.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Seniors Minister Deb Schulte has a new special assistant for West and North regional affairs.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Helena Kojo is now executive assistant in the transport minister’s office, replacing Benoit Michon who left in March after landing a job in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers catches up on where some more former staffers have landed since leaving Parliament Hill.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers catches up with a number of former political staff, including Jeni Armstrong, who is soon to start a three-year term as an instructor with Carleton University’s political management master’s program.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Emily Harris, who was previously director of communications to the public services minister, recently joined the federal public service.

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