Ian Davey

The outsiders behind Jagmeet Singh and the new NDP

Singh’s inner circle brings uneven federal experience to Ottawa, and new tactics. Can they survive their leader’s early stumbles?


Newsmakers ’09: Breakups

Kate and Jon Gosselin, and Paul Haggis and Scientology


Peter Donolo comments (cautiously) on his return to Ottawa

Chretien’s former director of communications is now Ignatieff’s chief of staff


Still waiting on that hockey book

A very important detail in John Geddes’ 2006 profile of Ian Davey, Michael Ignatieff’s new chief of staff.


Somehow, DaveyWatch just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

But I guess ITQ will just have to make do, now that Susan Delacourt has posted the official announcement of what the Globe’s Jane Taber reported in her weekend notebook: the much-speculated-over job of Chief of Staff to Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff goes to … Ian Davey. Who was, of course, already on staff at OLO, serving as Ignatieff’s principal secretary, a post that will, as far as ITQ knows, now disappear into the ether.  It’s hard to see how this is going to change all that much, although it probably means that outgoing acting CoS Paul Zed can now not reply to emailed queries from ITQ with even more enthusiasm.


The making of a politician

How an unlikely team of newcomers and old Hill hands got behind Michael Ignatieff


Michael Ignatieff, as explained by Maclean’s

My firsthand experience with Mr. Ignatieff is admittedly limited. Aside from watching him in the House over the past year, I spent a couple days on the campaign trail with him this fall. The resulting magazine piece is here.


Is Ian Davey the new Rainmaker?

His dad made Trudeau a winner. Davey wants the same for Michael Ignatieff.