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Stand by me: a number of chiefs of staff stick with ministers

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Jason Easton is staying on as chief of staff to now-International Trade and Small Business Minister Mary Ng, plus Lesley Sherban will be her director of operations.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, there have been a few recent staff departures from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Adam Carroll has moved over to Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna's office as chief of staff.
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Plus, Marc Roy will be staying on as chief of staff to Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has dropped his chief of staff and director of communications.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
On Nov. 20, all cabinet staffers, including those in the PMO, received termination letters dated to Dec. 20, giving them 30 days to be rehired or hired in new offices.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen has also seen a couple of staffers from his policy unit exit in recent weeks.
For one, Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe recently left International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr’s Ottawa office to take over as the MP’s 2019 campaign manager.
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is down a deputy director, while Trade Minister Jim Carr is down a press secretary.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
A couple of staff departures have taken place in the Prime Minister’s Office, including the exit of special assistant for policy Mark Calderaro.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Marjorie Michel, who only recently took over as chief of staff to Families Minister Duclos, has taken leave to serve as the Liberal Party’s Quebec campaign director.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes another look at where a number of former political staffers landed after leaving Parliament Hill.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Dan Lindenas is now acting chief of staff to Treasury Board President Joyce Murray after Adam Carroll’s recent exit.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Marc Gervais takes over as interim chief of staff to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains as of Aug. 6, with Gianluca Cairo exiting for the private sector on Aug. 16.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
From active roles in local riding associations to positions on the board of directors of non-profits, 37 political staffers have declared outside activities since June 2018.
Meanwhile, Melissa Rumble has been promoted to take over as director of operations to Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has a new policy adviser in her office, Pearson Croney-Clark.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef has a new issues manager in her office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Justin To has left the finance minister’s office, and deputy policy director Ian Foucher has already been promoted to replace him.
Marjorie Michel has in turn replaced Olivier Duchesneau as chief of staff to Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
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.
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.

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