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Chief spokeswoman for Canada's Trudeau to join Microsoft

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Kate Purchase, the chief spokeswoman for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said on Tuesday she was leaving her job to work for Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella.

Purchase is the latest in a string of senior officials to leave Trudeau's office following an October election where the ruling Liberals lost their parliamentary majority.

In an email, she said she would be working as a senior director in Nadella's office to boost Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft "through communications and other vehicles." She did not give further details.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Peter Cooney)