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Top Tory staffer says goodbye


 

Jamie Ellerton (below), longtime aide to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney held his goodbye party at The Buzz in Ottawa. Ellerton, one of the Tories’ top staffers, is now the executive assistant to Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.

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Immigration minister Jason Kenney.

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Government House Leader John Baird.

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Ellerton with Minister Rona Ambrose.

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Ellerton with Kenney (second from the left) and Baird (right).

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Tory staffer David Belous.

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Tory staffer Andrew Rankin.

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Liberal staffer Mathieu Gravel.

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Travel agent Scott McCord.

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Tory staffers Chris McCluskey (left) and Alykhan Velshi.

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Political strategist Jaime Watt.

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The food.


 

Top Tory staffer says goodbye

  1. Tory staffers Chris McCluskey (left) and Alykhan Velshi.

    So that;s what Velshi looks like – the guy instrumental in keeping George Galloway out of Canada.

    A senior aide to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney contributed to a premature, politically motivated decision that ultimately kept controversial former British MP George Galloway out of Canada, a Federal Court judge said Monday

    In his ruling, Judge Mosley outlined a chain of events that started on March 16, 2009 with Mr. Velshi doing some online research of open sources about Mr. Galloway's activities. Mr. Velshi “expressed the view that Mr. Galloway was inadmissable” in e-mails that circulated through the Immigration Department in the next few hours.

    “Apart from the open sources cited by Mr. Velshi in his e-mails, it does not appear from the record what, if any, additional research was conducted. When consulted, CSIS advised CBSA that they had no concerns with Mr. Galloway's visit from a security perspective,” Judge Mosley said in the ruling
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cour

    • "When consulted, CSIS advised CBSA that they had no concerns with Mr. Galloway's visit from a security perspective,” Judge Mosley said in the ruling …. "

      Incredible. Galloway is bagman for Hamas and other middle east terrorist organizations and CSIS has no concerns. Maybe Galloway wasn't going to blow himself up here but does CSIS care where the raised money goes after Galloway leaves the country with it?

      • Who knows? Maybe they relied on more than an "online research of open sources about Mr. Galloway's activities."

    • Who's the thin guy in the clip that appears part way through?

  2. Wow. Conservative cabinet ministers being photographed in a gay bar. Wonder if any will get the Diane Ablonczy treatment.

    • The Buzz is located in what qualifies as Ottawa's "Gay Village" but it is not a gay bar.

      • Sorry. You're right – it's not a bar. It's a restaurant. Gay owned. In the Gay Village. Caters to a gay clientele. It's a gay restaurant.

        • I've been in once or twice and the clientele definitely wasn't gay and the waitresses weren't either.

  3. One less gay Tory staffer in Ottawa.

  4. Jamie Ellerton had an affair with Jason Kenney. It's an open secret in Ottawa.