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Angelo Persichilli

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Angelo Persichilli
Director of Communications
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Dimitri Soudas
Succeeded by Andrew MacDougall
Personal details
Born 1948
Campobasso, Italy[1]
Political party Conservative Party of Canada
Profession Communications Executive

Angelo Persichilli (born 1948) is an Italian born Canadian journalist and newspaper editor who emigrated from Italy to Canada in 1975.

Director of Communications

He was announced in August 2011 as the new director of communications in the Prime Minister's Office,[2] but resigned in March 2012 after less than a year in the job.[3]

He was the first director of communications to not speak both French and English, Canada's official languages, which prompted an official complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.[4]

Prior to joining the PMO, Persichilli worked as a columnist for the Toronto Star, and as an editor of the Italian language newspaper Corriere Canadese.[2] He was previously also a producer of multilingual newscasts on OMNI Television.[2]

On March 8, 2013, Persichilli was appointed as a citizenship judge for the Greater Toronto Area.[5]