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Welcome (back) to Langevin Block, @Jenni_Byrne!

It's fair to say reports of legendary PMO issues management czarina turned party political director Jenni Byrne's imminent return to the corridors of power have been circulating the precinct for months, but it's not officially official until it shows up in GEDS:
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According to proactive disclosure filings, it's been almost exactly four years since Byrne departed PMO for the comparative hinterland of Conservative Party headquarters, but it likely won't take her too long to get back in the swing of things. 

It's not like she was ever all that far from the Centre, after all. 

UPDATE: It appears that the fall biennialish PMO shuffle is officially underway.

Along with the above-noted heralding of the start of Jenni Byrne's second tour of duty at PMO, the latest GEDS updates confirm that Alykhan Velshi is now commander in chief at issues management, which functions as a sort of hybrid central nervous/early warning system for the PMO rapid (and, for that matter, more leisurely) response team, among other duties.

Meanwhile, Lanny Cardow, one-time right-hand man to former PMO chief of staff Ian Brodie, has also found his way back to Langevin after spending the last five years in the private sector, including a year-long stint as a "senior language strategist" with Frank Luntz's Washington DC-based communications shop.








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