Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Anne McGrath Set to Become Rachel Notley's Deputy Chief of Staff

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Anne McGrath Set to Become Rachel Notley's Deputy Chief of Staff

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NDP national director off to Alberta

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OTTAWA - The national director of the federal NDP is set to become deputy chief of staff to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in January.

Anne McGrath has told NDP Leader Tom Mulcair she will remain in her current position until the end of the year.

"It's an incredible opportunity to work with such a progressive, principled, provincial leader," McGrath said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

McGrath's job change means she will join forces again with Brian Topp, Notley's current chief of staff.

Topp ran for the leadership of the federal NDP in 2012, but finished second to Mulcair.

Topp and McGrath were also members of the late Jack Layton's inner circle.

McGrath says she is looking forward to working with Notley, whom she has known for two decades.

"I think she is actually doing remarkable work and I think she is a leader in the country," McGrath said. …

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