Financial executive set to take over from Guy Giorno - Macleans.ca
 

Financial executive set to take over from Guy Giorno

Nigel Wright will be named Stephen Harper’s newest chief of staff in the coming months


 

With Guy Giorno on his way out of the PMO, Stephen Harper has settled on a Bay street executive to replace Giorno as his chief of staff. Harper’s new top aide is Nigel Wright, a Harvard-educated senior executive at Onex Corp, a Toronto-based investment firm. This won’t be Wright’s first tour of duty through Ottawa: he previously served as a speechwriter and policy adviser to former PM Brian Mulroney. Wright’s business background is expected to help the Conservative government reset its focus on the economy after a summer that’s seen the party’s popularity slide in the polls.

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Financial executive set to take over from Guy Giorno

  1. This is not a comment on either of Guy Giorno or Nigel Wright, but unless they are moving Nigel in to work alongside Guy while he learns how things are currently done, would it not be better at this point to change over relatively right away? Will anyone care what the current Chief has to say, I mean, since they know he's on the way out the door?

  2. That he previously served as a speechwriter and policy adviser to former PM Brian Mulroney should raise some eyebrows.

  3. That he is most definitely a member of "the elite" and a Harvard alumnus could raise more eyebrows :)