William J. Stairs
|William J. Stairs|
|Director of Communications, Prime Minister's Office|
|Prime Minister||Stephen Harper|
|Succeeded by||Sandra Buckler|
|Political party||Conservative Party of Canada|
Stairs has a doctorate in political science, and is fluently bilingual.
A former special assistant to The Honourable Senator Lowell Murray, William Stairs was the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the 2000 federal election in the Timiskaming—Cochrane riding, finishing third to the Liberal candidate Benoit Serré. In 2003, Stairs became a spokesman for Progressive Conservative Party of Canada leader, Peter MacKay. In 2005, he was made a Conservative Party of Canada spokesman and communications director for party leader Stephen Harper during the Canadian federal election, 2006.
- "Harper replaces communications director". CTV News. February 21, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- "Elections Canada Online | Complete list of confirmed candidates by province and territory". elections.ca. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- Patrick, Jim (November 24, 2000). "Voters wonder what is on the horizon". Kirkland Lake Gazette.
- Jane Taber (March 31, 2010). "Stephen Harper loses another communications chief". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- David Akin (March 31, 2010). "Harper looks for new communications director". Post Media News. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- Patrick, Jim (November 24, 2000). "Voters wonder what’s on horizon". Kirkland Lake Gazette.
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