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Minister Monsef’s press secretary joins justice minister’s office

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Célia Canon is one of two recent additions to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s political staff team.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Also, Amitpal Singh has left the Prime Minister’s Office to join Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s team as a special assistant for policy.
Policy adviser Dan Lussier has joined new International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr’s office, along with fellow-Manitoba-native Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Ashley Wright is Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s new director of policy, among other changes.
A number of staffing changes have taken place in the Prime Minister’s Office, including some related to the recent cabinet shuffle. More changes are expected to come by the end of August.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, the status of women minister has hired a former Miss World Canada national finalist as her operations aide.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Mackenzie Radan has been working for Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr since March 2016, most recently as a policy adviser and issues manager.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
While Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recently tapped Alexander Steinhouse to fill in as her acting director of parliamentary affairs.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has a new interim communications director in her office, as her permanent D. Comms takes maternity leave.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Veteran staffer Lucio Durante is now senior director, national field at the federal Liberal Party’s headquarters in Ottawa, helping to get the party ready for 2019.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
A number of staffing changes have happened in the Liberal research bureau, also known as the LRB, in recent weeks.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Former PMO senior adviser John Zerucelli is set to become vice president of public affairs for Universal Music Canada in Toronto.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Olivier Auger has left Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s office, among other recent staff departures.
Hill Climbers rounds up the six former Conservative staffers and five former Conservatives MPs who were elected to sit in the Ontario legislature on June 7.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, ex-PMO appointments adviser Juniors Damy is now working in the office of the Department of National Defence’s corporate secretary, under another former political staffer.
Lea MacKenzie, former chief of staff to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, has been appointed a special adviser on Indigenous issues for Canada’s permanent mission to the UN.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
With 43 years on the Hill, Krissy Côté, an assistant to Conservative MP Mel Arnold, is the longest-serving staffer.
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.
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
New advance aide joins Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has a new deputy press secretary.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef has hired Rosalyn Stevens as a special assistant for digital media and outreach.

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