Plus, Hill Climbers catches up on where some more former staffers have landed since leaving Parliament Hill.
A House committee is set to make recommendations on possible Standing Order changes needed as a result of COVID-19 by June 23, including on whether to introduce remote voting for MPs.
Plus, Hill Climbers catches up with a number of former political staff, including Jeni Armstrong, who is soon to start a three-year term as an instructor with Carleton University’s political management master’s program.
Emily Harris, who was previously director of communications to the public services minister, recently joined the federal public service.
‘Dr. Lewis has surprised many by getting this far,’ says campaign manager Steve Outhouse. ‘We’re looking to continue to surprise people right up to the end.’
Meanwhile, Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier recently shook up her office, with a number of staff getting new titles, including Blue Knox taking on oversight of communications.
Marie-Pier Baril is a former deputy press secretary to Chrystia Freeland during her time as minister of foreign affairs.
Former MP Alex Nuttall is Peter MacKay’s campaign manager, with ex-Ford aide Michael Diamond as his deputy, and veteran staffer William Stairs acting as a key adviser.