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Key directors hired in Labour Minister Tassi’s office

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Danielle Keenan has been named director of communications to Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger, among other recent hires.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Erin Flanagan is director of climate, energy, and regulatory affairs, while Jamie MacDonald is director of nature conservation in the new environment minister’s office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Andrée-Lyne Hallé has moved over to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office as deputy chief of staff and director of operations.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier has hired two of her now-former MP assistants to work in her new ministerial office.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, former finance staffer Alyx Holland has joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office as a senior policy adviser.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, PMO executive director of communications and planning Kate Purchase is leaving the Hill.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Jeremy Broadhurst has been made chief of staff to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, but is also now considered a senior PMO staffer.
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.
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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.
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.

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