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PMO adds new appointments aide as Kattar-Miller starts work in top office

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 Shruti Shekar
May lobbying stats are out and Finance Minister Morneau was top lobbied and former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall joins the Canadian Global Affairs Institute advisory council/
Opinion|By Alex Marland
The position of chief of staff to a prime minister or premier is among the most powerful roles in government. So when a former chief of staff has something to say we should listen.
Feature|By Emily Haws
So there I was—a new(ish) Hill reporter, standing around with five or six other photographers and cameramen on June 18 at the War Museum at the Liberal Party's Laurier Club Summer Reception and Garden Party.…
Opinion|By Laura Ryckewaert
Cameron Ahmad Liberal strategist “As the prime minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the day the administration made the announcement, these tariffs are completely unacceptable. Canada has been the most steadfast and reliable…
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The ability of political parties to pragmatically compromise from time to time, helps to make democracy work. And surely even idealists and ideologues and activists can see that as a good thing.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The Quebec byelection in a bell weather riding that has voted for every party in the 93 years since it was created, should ring alarm bells for the federal Liberals.
Opinion|By Chantal HÉbert
To score a win on June 18, Andrew Scheer did not reinvent the wheel. He borrowed a page from Brian Mulroney’s handbook and made overtures to nationalist voters fleeing the Bloc’s civil war.
Hill Life & People
News|By Abbas Rana
Paul Wernick, son of PCO clerk Michael Wernick and EA to rookie Liberal MP Francis Drouin, says staffers and MPs shouldn't be drinking away their stress, but should be embracing an overall healthier Hill workplace.
‘The challenge is for people to actually act like grown-ups, work behind the scenes,’ says former Conservative House leader Jay Hill.
News|By Emily Haws
‘It’s just been overwhelming,’ says CAPE leader Greg Phillips as government announces union partnership to find new pay system.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Olivier Auger has left Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s office, among other recent staff departures.
In MP spending, Liberal Terry Sheehan was the most frugal, and caucus colleague Bob Nault spent the most.
Feature|By Charelle Evelyn
The Caribbean state is wondering why Canada maintains a visa requirement years after it says it’s cleaned up security problems with its citizenship program.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Ryerson University has a new project to help whistleblowers, there is a new all-party caucus for pilots' safety, and the Canadian War Museum hosted PM Trudeau at a top Liberal donor event.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Any political party is better with diverse voices in it. Some tension around policy is needed, particularly when you are in opposition, so ideas can be debated before they become platform planks.
News|By Emily Haws
Liberal MPs blame a Harper-era atmosphere in the bureaucracy as they back PCO Clerk Michael Wernick in his war of words with the federal auditor.
The House chief human resources officer says more MPs have been asking his office for advice since #MeToo.
Opinion|By John Delacourt
Doug Ford’s PCs ditched the conventional emphasis on winning over the mainstream media, and look what happened.
Feature|By Emily Haws
Guests came home with mud on their shoes, but the ice cream and other desserts were worth it.
News|By Shruti Shekar
The Globe and Mail won the prestigious Michener Award, the public service awards happened last week, and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland received the Diplomat of the Year Award.
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.
The West Block building is now set to be in full use as the House of Commons’ interim home in January 2019.
Senators were told this morning that the Upper Chamber’s interim home at the Government Conference Centre won't be ready in time for the fall sitting this September.
Most collective agreements between the House of Commons, the Senate, and their respective unions expire this year, affecting hundreds of staff.
If the $7-billion central vote passes with the main estimates on Thursday, former PBO Kevin Page says it represents ‘a new low’ for Parliament's financial oversight system.
The All-Party Democracy Caucus is surveying MPs to see where there’s momentum for change in the wake of a Samara report that found ex-MPs disillusioned by their lack of independence.
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.
Parliamentary secretaries are ‘closely associated to the exercise of power,’ says Sen. Serge Joyal, who wants to see them covered in the bill's new transparency rules.
Feature|By Douglas Roche
From the start of my political career in 1972, the library has always been a place of calm in Centre Block where I could escape to. Now, at 88, I likely won't see it again, as it's soon to undergo 10 years of renos.
Reducing the use of plastic would not only be a promising step away from a carbon-centric economy, it would also have immediate, and positive, environmental impacts.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Former NDP MP Paul Dewar has revealed his brain cancer diagnosis is terminal, Canadian Press' Joanna Smith had her baby girl and Conservative MP Matt Jeneroux is hosting an event on the Hill to promote men's mental healt

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