Jenni Byrne's redemption story in Doug Ford's government comes to a disconcerting end - 2019-01-11

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F132.png Jenni Byrne's redemption story in Doug Ford's government comes to a disconcerting end January 11, 2019, Adam Radwanski, Globe and Mail

Before she began to work for Ontario Premier Doug Ford last year, Jenni Byrne's reputation among many fellow Conservatives was in tatters.

Once the most feared staffer in Stephen Harper's Ottawa, she was blamed for her management of the 2015 campaign in which the former prime minister lost power. More than that, she was resented for how she had treated people along the way, asserting her will from the top of government down to the riding level as she served as Mr. Harper's enforcer and settled scores of her own.

In little more than a half-year as Mr. Ford's principal secretary, Ms. Byrne reinvented herself as a source of calm professionalism within a chaotic new government – so much so that Friday's announcement of her exit, apparently in favour of an appointment to the Ontario Energy Board, is eliciting cringes from some of the same people who so recently had no time for her.

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