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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