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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