Angelo Persichilli resigns as Stephen Harper’s communications director

National Post | News

  • Persichilli is fifth top media aide to have worked for PM since 2006
  • Appointment was criticised because Persichilli didn’t speak French
  • Job demands thought to have been too much for former journalist

Angelo Persichilli has resigned as Stephen Harper’s communications director just seven months after taking the job, becoming the latest in a long line of communications directors who have come and gone during the Prime Minister’s six years in office.

Persichilli, 63, announced his shock departure Friday in a letter to the parliamentary press gallery.

His resignation immediately sparked questions over why he chose to walk out on Harper less than a year into the job and whether he was fully prepared for the heavy workload associated with working for the prime minister.

“With considerable regret, I have informed Prime Minister Stephen Harper that I am resigning from my position as Director of Communications, effective once my successor is appointed…

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