Harper's gift to Hudak
The new chief of staff to Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak -- Lynette Corbett -- comes from Harper's PMO Natural Resource Minister Lisa Raitt's office. I guess that's only fair -- Harper's chief of staff, Guy Giorno, came from Queen's Park.
Corbett only went to work for Raitt weeks ago (here's the news in The Hill Times), shortly after Raitt lost Jasmine MacDonell, her communications person in that spot of bother about the missing tape recorder.
Here's the announcement, sent out today.
As we work together to defeat Dalton
McGuinty in just two short years, it is vitally important that we put in place a
team and a plan that will get us to our goal. We have a tremendous amount of
work to do between now and 2011. However, with the strong foundation of our
talented and experienced caucus, all PC Caucus staff and our newly energized
membership base, I know we will succeed in forming Government and starting the
important task of leading Ontario
Following an extensive search, I am pleased to announce that Lynette Corbett has accepted the position of Chief of Staff and Carrie Kormos is joining us as Principal Secretary in the Leader’s Office. We need experienced and skilled people leading our team toward the election in 2011 and these appointments reflect the important work ahead of us.
Lynette joins us from Ottawa where
she held senior management roles including Director of Strategy and the Director
of Policy to the Prime Minister of Canada, and Chief of Staff to the Federal
Ministers of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She holds an M.A. in Political
Science and an L.L.B. from the University of Western
As Chief of Staff, Lynette will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Leader’s Office, in addition to overseeing PC Research and Services. Lynette will also work closely with Caucus Members and their staff.