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Veterans Affairs Minister MacAulay hires Morneau adviser to head up his policy team

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's Question Period director, Bryan Rogers, recently left Ottawa to become an issues manager to new Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
The public services minister also recently added a new policy adviser and a new special assistant to her office.
Former Doug Ford staffers Veronica Green and Simon Jefferies have now officially joined Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s communications team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
The now-annual award was resurrected for the first time last year. Last week’s ceremony honoured 110 staffers who reached service milestones in 2018.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Treasury Board President Joyce Murray recently hired on her members’ assistant of the last three years to work in her ministerial office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
For one, former policy adviser Caitlin Szymberski has been promoted to the title of director of operations in National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes a look at some staff migration from the Lower to the Upper Chamber on Parliament Hill.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is set to get two new staffers straight out of Doug Ford's office, and a new caucus liaison and regional adviser for the Prairies.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
The Prime Minister’s Office also has a new correspondence writer on board, among other recent political staffing moves.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Former PMO Quebec regional affairs adviser Marie-Laurence Lapointe has joined Liberal Party headquarters as chief Quebec organizer.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in need of a new director of policy, and former PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts has a new gig.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly has hired a new special assistant for operations, while Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains both have new communications aides.
Plus, Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne has a new special assistant for operations and communications in his office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Canon marked her last day as communications adviser and de facto press secretary to Justice Minister David Lametti on April 22.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Jonathan Robinson has joined Treasury Board President Joyce Murray’s office as a special assistant.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Employment Minister Patty Hajdu has a new senior communications aide, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has a new issues manager.
Andrew MacKendrick says he decided to step away from the Hill, in part, for his own mental health, after recent events took a toll.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu has hired a new Quebec regional adviser.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Alexis Richard has been hired on as a new NDP caucus press secretary.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, the Conservative leader's office has merged its issues management and research teams, leaving several staff with new titles.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, more details on the new caucus relations team set up in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, ex-staffers Dave Sommer and Michael Bhardwaj are now working for Instagram and Canopy Growth, respectively.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Michael Den Tandt has been retained on contract to do communications work for the Liberal research bureau.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, NDP staffer James Smith has said goodbye to Ottawa for a new job with the B.C. government.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Alison Porter has been promoted to chief of staff in the agriculture minister’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is in need of a new director of policy after Daniel Pujdak’s recent exit.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Lise Jolicoeur is back on Parliament Hill as director of communications to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Tourism, Official Languages, and La Francophonie Minister Mélanie Joly has a new director of parliamentary affairs.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has added to her political staff team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, there have been a slew of staffing changes in Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s office, including the addition of ex-Conservative MP Stella Ambler and longtime backroomer Paul Terrien.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
These recent staffing changes in the Prime Minister’s Office are unrelated to now-former PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts’ Feb. 18 resignation.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Several ex-Ontario Liberal staffers displaced by the election last June have landed on the Hill, including Kevin Hurren who’s joined the finance minister’s office.

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