Katie Telford was born 1978 is a Canadian political strategist who is the Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During Trudeau’s successful 2015 election campaign, she served as his chief campaign advisor. Since Gerald Butts resigned, Telford has held the highest-ranking position within the Prime Minister’s Office and played a crucial role in Liberal election campaigns in 2019 and 2021.
Telford was also influential in Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the negotiations of the March 2022 Liberal-NDP supply and confidence agreement.
Katie Telford Personal Life
Telford was raised in Toronto. Her parents were public servants; her father was Australian and her mother was from Hamilton, Ontario.
When Telford was 12, she worked as a page for several weeks in the Ontario legislature. She studied political science at the University of Ottawa, where she joined the debate club and ultimately became the club’s president. The team was a two-time national semi-finalist and finished high at the world championship event in Glasgow, Scotland.
Katie Telford Career
In 2006, Telford led Gerard Kennedy’s campaign for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership election as his chief of staff.
On September 21, 2016, The Globe and Mail reported that Telford had charged moving expenses to Canadian taxpayers in the amount of $80,382.55 to relocate her residence from Toronto to Ottawa.
A cash payout of $23,373.71 was included in these expenses. Telford agreed to repay a portion of the $80.382.55 after it was revealed publicly.
Telford was accused of a conflict of interest when it was revealed that her husband’s firm received $84 million to manage the rent assistance aid program. This accusation was dismissed by the Lobbying Commissioner.
Telford’s political influence over the government and party significantly increased after Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Justin Trudeau, resigned in February 2019.
Telford testified to a House of Commons committee regarding sexual assault allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces and the WE Charity scandal.
As of March 2023, Telford was also called by members of the media and opposition parties to testify about alleged Chinese interference in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.
Katie Telford’s Family
Katie Telford’s marital status is married, according to the information. Her parents’ names are Mr. Telford (father) and Mrs. Telford (mother). She also has siblings whose names have not known. It is below if you want to see some information or their social media accounts.
Telford is married to Rob Silver, a consultant for a public affairs agency and former regular Power & Politics panelist. They have one son.
Katie Telford Physical Stats
Telford is 45 years old, her height is 5’ 6” and her weight is 56 kg.
Katie Telford Net Worth
Her net worth is $3 million – $4 million (approx).
Latest News About Katie Telford
Trudeau’s top aide says election interference allegations ‘don’t add up’ to her
Katie Telford, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser, said some of the recent allegations regarding what her party knew about the Chinese government’s attempts to interfere in the past two elections “don’t add up” to her.
Telford, who has served as the prime minister’s chief of staff since he won power back in 2015, fielded questions from MPs on a parliamentary committee today about what she knew — or didn’t — about the extent of the Chinese government’s interference in Canada’s past two elections.
The two-hours-plus meeting was punctuated by some testy exchanges between Telford and opposition MPs about the nature of the briefings the prime minister received. Telford, who has a top-secret security clearance, repeatedly said she couldn’t comment on sensitive intelligence matters.
During her opening comments, Telford said she wasn’t entirely sure she should even be appearing before the procedure and House affairs committee to field questions about national security. She said she agreed to appear “because I want Parliament to work.”
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|Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada
|45 years old
|Date of Birth
|Runnymede Collegiate Institute
University of Ottawa
|Father & Mother Name
|Mr. Telford (Father)
Mrs. Telford (Mother)
|Source Of Income
|$3 million – $4 million (approx