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Conservative leader’s office adds new stakeholder adviser

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer recently added a new stakeholder relations adviser, Karina Rolland-Sardana, to the staff team working to support the official opposition party’s caucus on the Hill. Up until earlier this month, Ms. Rolland-Sardana…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office has recruited a new issues adviser to its fold straight out of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office. Chloé Luciani-Girouard marked her first day in the issues management branch of the…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has been busy lately with North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations in Washington, D.C., but back home in Ottawa a new assistant has joined her ministerial staff team. Brett Aylward…
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor recently scooped up a new director of communications straight out of Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos’ office. Mathieu Filion took over as communications director to Ms. Petitpas-Taylor on…
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.
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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 Mélanie 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 Jérémy Ghio, a former aide to Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, on Jan. 29. Up until the end of January, Mr. Ghio had…
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, former Pembina Institute program director Erin Flanagan is now director of policy to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Chelios Vuong has been hired as a new special assistant to Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, as another assistant in the minister’s office departs.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently welcomed Kathleen Davis as a new special assistant in his office. She replaces Julie Savard-Shaw.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Justine Villeneuve arrived from Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has also hired a new director of parliamentary affairs for his office, and a PMO staffer has resigned after an investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviour.
New Liberal research bureau staffer Mitchell White had been working for the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami since 2013.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Operations director John Zerucelli and his wife, Jane Almeida, communications director in the office of the minister for sports and persons with disabilities, are set to leave the Hill in a few months, prompting several changes.

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