The new Chief of Staff for Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a Bay Street executive named Nigel Wright. The spin according to Jane Taber, which ironically I agree with, is that the government needs to shift its focus to the economy. Canada's economic performance in this recession is the Conservative Party's greatest strength, and this is intended to shine a light on their strong point. Given that I am now predicting the government to fall on its next budget (or possibly its next economic update), the economy is going to be front and center in the next campaign. It is absolutely the smart move to appoint a Chief of Staff who has detailed knowledge of market machinations.
This is a fantastic appointment, and I applaud Mr. Harper for appointing the ideal candidate given the current political climate. Bravo!