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Ben Chin, Morneau s chief of staff, to join PMO on Friday as senior adviser

Ben Chin, Morneau s chief of staff, to join PMO on Friday as senior adviser
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OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau s former chief of staff Ben Chin will start a new job as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week.

Before joining Morneau s office in fall 2017, the veteran political aide worked for former British Columbia premier Christy Clark and former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty.

Chin, a former TV journalist, will be reporting to Trudeau s chief of staff Katie Telford starting Friday.

He has spent much of his political career out of the headlines -- but over the winter his name came up during testimony by former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould about the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Wilson-Raybould asserted that Chin warned her staff about the political impact of potential job losses during a Quebec provincial election if the embattled Montreal-based engineering firm was unable to secure a plea-bargain-type deal with prosecutors over alleged corruption in Libya.

Morneau has insisted Chin didn t do anything inappropriate in discussing the SNC-Lavalin case with Wilson-Raybould s staff.
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