Ignatieff's office begins to take shape
, with a lot of familiar names, from Aggarwal
[Ignatieff] has yet to hire a chief of staff to run his office. But insiders say former New Brunswick MP Paul Zed will effectively take on that role – without the title – until a permanent top aide can be found.
Ian Davey, who was instrumental in wooing Mr. Ignatieff back to Canada from Harvard and who ran his 2006 leadership campaign, has been named principal secretary.
Sachin Aggarwal, operations director during the leadership campaigns, will take on the job of deputy chief of staff.
Jill Fairbrother and Leslie Church, both of whom handled media relations for Mr. Ignatieff's leadership bids, will share communications responsibilities in the Opposition leader's office as well.
Rocco Rossi, CEO of Ontario's Heart and Stroke Foundation, is expected to assume the party's top administrative job, replacing Greg Fergus.
Don Guy, a former chief of staff to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, is expected to be named campaign director while Warren Kinsella will manage the war room, as he's done in the past for Mr. McGuinty and former prime minister Jean Chrétien.
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