Chief of Staff (Canada)

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The Chief of Staff of Canada's Prime Minister's Office is the top official of the office. The position of Chief of Staff was created in 1987 to head the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Prior to the creation of the Chief of Staff position, the office was headed by the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary, a position which is now secondary to the Chief of Staff. People who held the position of principal secretary prior to 1987 were essentially de facto chiefs of staff, and may sometimes be informally referred to as chiefs of staff in some sources, but did not hold the formal title Chief of Staff. Bernard Roy, Brian Mulroney's principal secretary from 1984 to 1988, was the last principal secretary to act as head of the PMO before the creation of the Chief of Staff position.

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