UPDATED April 4 at 10:50 a.m.
A woman who acted as the senior adviser to former Progressive Conservative Ontario Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves has been hired as Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk's new chief of staff.
Christine Hogarth has also acted as policy adviser to Chris Hodgson when he was Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Natural Resources under the previous Progressive Conservative government.
She is leaving a position as the government relations manager for the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) to take on the job in the mayor's office. Hogarth will begin her new duties April 4.
“Christine is a strategic thinker and a performance-driven manager who will be invaluable in implementing the policies that were the corner stone of my Real Change Now campaign,” says Matichuk.
“Her ability at assessing needs, mobilizing resources and building alliances with key stakeholders will help me, city council and the city in achieving our goals. She knows government, she knows public policy, and she knows many of the people walking the halls of power at Queen’s Park. That level of experience will be invaluable to the entire community.”
“Christine has a wealth of experience in public relations, communications, issues management and human resources,” adds Matichuk. “We are very fortunate to have recruited Christine to join us.”