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Zerucelli, Julien exit the Prime Minister’s Office

The Prime Minister’s Office is down two senior staffers with the recent departures of both senior adviser John Zerucelli and senior manager of long term planning NoĂ©mie Julien as of June 11. Mr. Zerucelli’s departure…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos recently promoted his press secretary, Émilie Gauduchon, to take over as director of communications in his ministerial office. Ms. Gauduchon had stepped in as acting communications director…
Federal Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef has a new director of policy in place in her ministerial office, after Yanique Williams exited the International Trade Minister’s Office to take on the job as of June 4.…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan has resurrected the Long Service Awards program for staff to Members of Parliament this year, with a ceremony and reception to honour 137 veteran staffers on May 29. “The…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Kerry Pither is the new director of communications for the federal NDP caucus on Parliament Hill.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
A few senior staffing changes are underway in Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's office, as both his chief of staff and media relations director head off the Hill.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Véronique Simard has exited the Prime Minister’s Office to become press secretary to Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, an assistant to Liberal MP Gagan Sikand is set to become chief of staff to the British high commissioner.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
NDP deputy director communications Sarah Andrews is exiting her role at the end of the month.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Zita Astravas, chief of staff to the defence minister, is on leave from the Hill to help out the Ontario Liberal campaign.
Juniors Damy has left the Prime Minister’s Office, where he’d been a special assistant for appointments for more than two years.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc has made a number of changes to his senior staff roster.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Catherine Loiacono, who’d been director of parliamentary affairs to the Finance Minister, is now filling the same role in Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Mark Johnson returned to the Hill to join the Conservative leader’s team earlier this month as a policy adviser.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
PMO issues adviser Sandra Aubé has left the PMO to join Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, ex-NDP Hill staffer Chandra Pasma is set to run as the Ontario NDP candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has a new chief of staff lined up to run her office, with Rachel Doran coming in from the Prime Minister’s Office on April 16 to begin transitioning into her…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has a new deputy press secretary.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott’s chief of staff, John Brodhead, is set to exit the minister’s team at the end of April. Mr. Brodhead addressed his impending departure in a Facebook post on April 11,…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett recently said goodbye to her press secretary, Sabrina Williams.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Previously working for Heritage Minister MĂ©lanie Joly, Mathieu Genest has been named press secretary to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef recently promoted her director of policy Rebecca Caldwell to be her new chief of staff to lead her ministerial office. Ms. Caldwell officially took on the new title of…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Brit Mockler used to work for the New Brunswick Women’s Council.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently bade farewell to one of his political aides, Mike Maka, who left his job as senior planning manager in the office’s communications and planning unit to join Families, Children, and Social…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr’s parliamentary secretary has a new assistant.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Caroline Thériault has left Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office to work for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Bridget Howe, a former aide to Liberal MPs on the Hill and in Guelph, Ont., also started work as a special assistant in the Liberal caucus’ research bureau.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
International Development and La Francophonie Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has hired a couple of new political staffers in her ministerial office, including new director of policy, Suzanne Taylor. Ms. Taylor marked her first official day on…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
The office includes at least three winners of the prestigious academic award, including the minister herself.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Liberal MP Bardish Chagger, the minister for Small Business and Tourism minister and the government House leader, recently shuffled one of her senior staffers from one ministerial office into the other. Daniel Arsenault had been…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, two new staffers have joined the Conservative OLO, including a new planning adviser for policy.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier has a new press secretary in her office. She hired JĂ©rĂ©my Ghio, a former aide to Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, on Jan. 29. Up until the end of January, Mr. Ghio had…

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