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Katie Telford      

Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada

Katie Telford, a well-established figure in Canadian politics, serves as the 15th Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Born and raised in Toronto, Telford pursued her interest in political science at the prestigious University of Ottawa. Her career commenced with significant roles such as the chief of staff to Ontario Education Minister Gerard Kennedy and deputy chief of staff for Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, which laid a solid foundation for her future endeavors.

Telford's political acumen was further highlighted during her tenure as Trudeau's chief campaign advisor in the 2015 general election, ultimately leading to his victory. Her leadership and strategic prowess continued to shine in the subsequent 2019 and 2021 Liberal election campaigns, where she held critical roles. In addition to her campaign contributions, Telford played a crucial role in Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, showcasing her ability to navigate complex and challenging situations.

Notably, Telford was instrumental in the negotiations of the March 2022 Liberal-NDP supply and confidence agreement, demonstrating her negotiation skills and political insight. Beyond her political roles, Telford has been summoned to testify about alleged Chinese interference in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections, reflecting her importance and credibility in the political sphere. In her personal life, Telford is married to Rob Silver, a consultant for a public affairs agency, and they share one son.

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