Trudeau PMO tightening control over ministerial staffing, ‘identical’ to Harper approach, says ex-Liberal MP
Sources say it’s no accident that six current chiefs of staff used to work in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Several observers said it's natural for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in September, to be dispatching his trusted PMO advisers to ministers' offices to help those in need. Others suggested it raises the question whether the staffer acts as an agent of the PMO or is there to serve the minister. The HIll Times photograph by Andrew Meade