Michael Ignatieff names a new chief of staff

Ian Davey, son of the Rainmaker, now in charge

Michael Ignatieff has settled on a right-hand man and he was already at the Liberal leader’s side. Ian Davey, one of the Liberals who famously visited Ignatieff at Harvard in 2004 to woo him back to Canadian politics, was officially announced as Ignatieff’s chief of staff today, replacing former Liberal MP Paul Zed, who assumed the position on an interim basis when Ignatieff became Liberal leader late last year. Davey is the son of legendary Liberal strategist Keith Davey, the so-called Rainmaker credited with helping Pierre Trudeau sweep back in to office in 1974. Ian Davey has been a senior advisor to Ignatieff ever since their meeting in 2004.

Toronto Star