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Minister Blair has new eyes on Ontario regional affairs

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier recently shook up her office, with a number of staff getting new titles, including Blue Knox taking on oversight of communications.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Marie-Pier Baril is a former deputy press secretary to Chrystia Freeland during her time as minister of foreign affairs.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Alexander Steinhouse has been temporarily seconded to the Prime Minister’s Office to help with issues management work.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Eight political staffers have joined the labour minister’s office since late January, including a parliamentary affairs director, a communications assistant, and two new regional affairs advisers.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains recently bade farewell to his lead media contact, Véronique Simard.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, there are a few more staff to note in Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office, including special assistant for operations Stephen Bateman.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller has hired a new director of parliamentary affairs and issues management.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan has a couple of new hires in his office, including Jesse Hudson as policy adviser for Indigenous relations and reconciliation.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Diversity, Youth, and Inclusion Minister Bardish Chagger has installed Marilla McCargar as director of policy in her office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Natacha Engel has exited the top office to become a senior policy adviser to Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade Mary Ng.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Justice Minister David Lametti has a couple of new communications assistants in his ministerial office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, recent additions to Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains’ team include two new policy advisers.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand has hired Boyan Gerasimov as her new director of policy.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes a look at recent staff additions in the offices of Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino and Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen has hired on Abdikheir Ahmed as his director of policy.
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The LRB’s senior team remains largely the same, including Melissa Cotton as managing director, Julie DeWolfe as director of caucus services and planning, and Ian Perkins as director of parliamentary affairs.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Kelsie Chiasson is acting director of communications, Marc Lemire is now associate director of digital and video production, and Salpie Stepanian remains manager of correspondence.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Hill Climbers takes a look at the OLO's policy and research, parliamentary affairs, tour, stakeholder relations, caucus liaison and regional adviser teams.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Hill Climbers has tallied a total of 19 staff departures from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s team since the 2019 election, and 14 recent hires.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
New additions to the minister’s team include senior policy advisers Kelsey MacDonald and Richard Léger.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, there are a couple of staff additions to Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier’s team to note, including Émilie Gagnon as director of communications.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Senior staff to the minister include Rebecca Caldwell as director of policy, Michael Brewster as director of parliamentary affairs, and Linda Campbell as director of operations.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Yanique Williams continues as policy director to the minister, while Matthew Pollesel is director of parliamentary affairs, and Christopher Evelyn is operations director.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, there are some new staffers to note in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office since Hill Climbers last checked in.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Veterans Minister Lawrence MacAulay held onto their portfolios in the shuffle last November, but both have a few fresh faces in their offices.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers dives into Dominic LeBlanc’s new office as president of the Queen’s Privy Council, where Kevin Lavigne is now deputy chief of staff and operations director.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Other senior staff in the office include: Annie Lagueux, director of policy; Brook Simpson, director of parliamentary affairs; and Allison Chick, director of operations.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Geneviève Hinse is now chief of staff to Quebec lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez, whose team also now includes former Quebec MP Ramez Ayoub.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers dives into the team working in Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes a look at Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan’s new team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes a look at International Development Minister Karina Gould’s office, where Hanna Button has stayed on as director of policy.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough has similarly brought a number of staff from her old office as public services minister to her new post, including now-policy director Nicholas Kang.

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