The Hill Times, Canada's politics and government newsweekly, first rolled off the presses on Oct. 5, 1989, changing the coverage of Canadian federal politics and government forever. We've been on a roll ever since.
The Hill Times is an independently-owned newspaper based in Ottawa. Breaking exclusive stories and blazing trails every week, we're an influential must-read for the savvy political and government insider.
Ottawa City Magazine calls us "influential." The Globe and Mail calls us as "feisty" and "hot." CTV's Ottawa bureau says we're a "must-read for anybody or anyone who cares about the democratic process." Some have called us "the inside-the-beltway bible" or the "political insiders' bible." And The Toronto Star's Susan Delacourt says The Hill Times "delves into political and policy matters that we in the daily, national press can only scratch on the surface."
Our readers include Cabinet ministers, MPs, Senators, political staffers, lobbyists, 'backroomers,' political junkies, and some of the top decision-makers in the country, including influential players in Parliament, Cabinet, the Prime Minister's Office, the Privy Council, the Finance Department, Treasury Board, the Department of National Defence, the Justice Department, and more.
We have been giving political players and decision-makers a key platform to communicate with each other within government since 1989.
On top of our weekly news, The Hill Times conducts and publishes exclusive surveys and lists every year, including the highly-anticipated "The 100 Most Influential List," "The Top Lobbyists List," "The Terrific Twenty-Five Staffers List," "The Annual Best and Worst in Federal Politics List," and the tongue-in-cheek "Annual Sexy and Politically Savvy Survey," as well as the "Top 100 Best Books" list.
We also publish regular and substantive "Public Policy Briefings." Each policy briefing includes an in-depth Q&A interview with the key Cabinet minister and guest columns from the relevant government and political players involved, along with our own exclusive stories. We look at Health, Transportation, Environment, Innovation, the Economy, Defence and Security, Agriculture, Energy, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Aerospace, Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Natural Resources.
The Hill Times breaks exclusive stories every week.
Editorially, the newspaper is led by editor Kate Malloy. She is assisted by deputy editor Bea Vongdouangchanh and Hill journalists Jessica Bruno, Tim Naumetz, Chris Plecash, and Laura Ryckewaert.
Read Jessica Bruno's substantive 'Civil Circles' column to learn more about the federal bureaucracy. Read Bea Vongdouangchanh's 'Legislative Process' column to get the inside track on the bills and legislative initiatives coming down the pipeline. Read the wildly popular 'Hill Climbers' column to track political staffers in Ottawa and across the country. Do not miss the Heard on the Hill column, or the laugh-out-loud 'Party Central.' Read the probing 'The Q&A' interviews with news-making authors, or Tom Korski's cutting 'Political Reporting' column. Follow 'The Spin Doctors,' 'The Wiseguys,' 'Lobbying,' and soak up Jake Wright's insider and exclusive pictures.
Our columnists also include: Andrew Cardozo, David Crane, Sheila Copps, Fred DeLorey, J.L. Granatstein, Éric Grenier, Tim Harper, Chantal Hébert, Greg Elmer, David T. Jones, Joe Jordan, Warren Kinsella, Tom Korski, Brad Lavigne, Greg MacEachern, Camille Labchuck, Gerry Nicholls, Tim Powers, Ken Rubin, Rick Smith, W.T. Stanbury, and Nelson Wiseman.
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In 2004, The Hill Times launched our second edition, Embassy, newseekly. In Embassy, we delve more deeply into the international side of Canadian politics. Embassy quickly won over our established readers, who include politicians, top bureaucrats and political staffers and broke new ground by adding policy-focused public servants, Canadian staffers at international forums, and diplomats to our already impressive roster of readers. After only four years, Embassy's readership is now up to the same level as our Monday issue of The Hill Times.
Published twice a week, Embassy and The Hill Times are thorough, influential, news-breaking, and thought-provoking.
Unique to our newsweeklies, our political and public servant readers turn to Embassy and The Hill Times for the information they need to make informed decisions in their jobs. In our 2007 Pollara readership survey, some 80 per cent of readers said they must read every issue of Embassy and The Hill Times to stay up to date.
Hill Times Publishing’s daily Parliament Now delivers timely Hill events, news, legislation, regulation, and committee information right to subscriber’s inboxes every day. Parliament Now’s special Weekly Edition also includes a complete calendar of upcoming events and committee meetings, recaps of all past committee meetings, and lobbyist information.
The Wire Report’s executive-level newsletters have topped the reading lists of thousands of senior industry representatives and government decision-makers for more than 20 years.
Each day our specialist editorial team works to bring The Wire Report’s subscribers breaking news and in-depth analysis on important business and regulatory developments affecting the competitive landscape of Canada’s communications industry. Interviews with industry leaders, policy makers and other key decision-makers provide subscribers with a balanced and informed perspective on the hot-button issues of the day.
The Wire Report's exclusive news service represents the only centralized and online resource of editorial coverage and industry analysis within Canada’s rapidly evolving broadcasting, telecommunications, wireless, and new media sectors.
The Lobby Monitor
Ottawa, ON (November 28, 2011)- Hill Times Publishing announced today the purchase of The Lobby Monitor, a specialty subscriber news service, from ARC Publications.
“The Lobby Monitor is an excellent fit for our company,” said publisher Anne Marie Creskey. “We can provide subscribers with a perspective and depth of analysis on lobbying unmatched in Canada while at the same time ensuring the independence and exceptional customer service that Hill Times Publishing readers and clients are accustomed to.”
The new website, lobbymonitor.ca, will have daily news and analysis about the strategies and people behind public policy advocacy, issues management, policy and government relations campaigns, and procurement in Canada. Subscribers will receive regular email alerts and a weekly PDF edition delivered directly to their inboxes.
“We're going to deliver essential lobbying news for readers across the country whose organizations and research interests depend on solid and intelligent reporting,” said Simon Doyle, executive editor of The Lobby Monitor, editor of The Wire Report and former deputy editor of The Hill Times. “The Lobby Monitorjoins an independent company with no other agenda than to provide fair, accurate and timely news for influential, niche audiences.”
Mr. Doyle will work alongside Rita Devlin Marier, editor of The Lobby Monitor, who has joined Hill Times Publishing after covering international news with AFP in Europe, as well as new staff reporter Yael Berger.
The Lobby Monitor was launched in 1989, the same year as the federal lobby registry, by John Chenier and Sean Moore. Dr. Chenier will remain on the masthead as editor emeritus and will continue to play an advisory role with his depth of industry knowledge. Dr. Chenier said that while he will miss writing about lobbying issues, he still retains his interest in government policy and politics and will continue writing on these subjects for ARC's other newsletter, Inside Ottawa.
About Hill Times Publishing
Hill Times Publishing is the premier source for Canadian political news, information and analysis. With an influential readership of over 200,000 including Canada’s top opinion leaders and policy makers, Hill Times Publishing is the most complete source of news and information for people who need to work with, speak to and understand the Canadian federal government. Hill Times Publishing’s award winning publications and news services include The Hill Times, Embassy Magazine, The Wire Report and Parliament Now and the annual glossy magazines, Embassy Newcomer and Hill Times Power and Influence.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.