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About The Hill Times

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 Reporting

The Hill Times breaks exclusive, insider political news stories every week.

The newspaper is led by editor Kate Malloy, who is assisted by deputy editor Bea Vongdouangchanh, acting deputy editor Mark Burgess, and reporters Abbas Rana, Tim Naumetz, Laura Ryckewaert, and Rachel Aiello. Jake Wright is our photographer.

Our columnists also include: Tisha Ashton, Keith Brooks, Karl Bélanger, Andrew Cardozo, John Chenier, David Crane, Sheila Copps, Murray Dobbin, Alice Funke, J.L. Granatstein, Éric Grenier, Dennis Gruending, Cory Hann, Tim Harper, Chantal Hébert, Greg Elmer, David T. Jones, Joe Jordan, Warren Kinsella, Brad Lavigne, Greg MacEachern, Camille Labchuk, Gerry Nicholls, Tim Powers, Susan Riley, Ken Rubin, Evan Sotiropoulos, Rick Smith, Ian Wayne, Nelson Wiseman, and Armine Yalnizyan.

Be informed. Stay inside the loop. Enjoy.

 

 

Embassy newsweekly

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

News Release

 

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.

 

www.lobbymonitor.ca

 

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
2014 in photos Dec. 19, 2014

Mark Burgess
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, and Patrick Brown at the Canadian Tire Canal Classic, a charity shinny game between parliamentarians and the press on the Rideau Canal in January. The MPs prevailed.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, Chris Frogatt of National Public Relations and Blue Sky’s Sandra Buckler at the Manning Centre party in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MP Peter Stoffer in his Parliament Hill office in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre prepares to testify before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at the party’s policy convention in Montreal in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner and Conservative MP James Rajotte at the Fuelling the dream Canadian Olympic team luncheon on the Hill in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer showing off his stickhandling skills at the February Fuelling the dream Canadian Olympic team luncheon on the Hill.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Liberal MP Wayne Easter and Conservative MP John Duncan at the Fuelling the dream Canadian Olympic team luncheon on the Hill in February.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Minister of Sport Bal Gosal at a Nature Canada event on the Hill on Feb. 3 alongside an owl.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The late Jim Flaherty pictured on Feb. 11 2014, the day he delivered his last federal budget.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The post-budget day party at Hy’s Steakhouse.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper heading out to greet Shi Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader Aga Khan on Feb. 27.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Laureen Harper, the Governor General’s wife Sharon Johnston, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper pictured Canadian as soldiers came home from Afghanistan on March 18, 2014. Also pictured, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, and Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MP Andrew Cash and Canadian songstress Serena Ryder at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards in March, in Toronto.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MPs Pierre Nantel, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Peggy Nash and Laurin Liu on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle star Alexandre Landry at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Actor Viggo Mortensen shows his true colours with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Michael Chong, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth attend the launch of the iVote-jeVote campaign at the University of Ottawa in March to encourage young voters to engage in the political process.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Michael Chong and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair talk democratic engagement at the University of Ottawa in March.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured on April 2, 2014, at the Politics & the Pen gala, which raised $350,000 for the Writers Trust. The two hosted the evening, cracked a lot of jokes and sang Gloria Gaynor's song, I Will Survive.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivering remarks to his caucus upon hearing of Jim Flaherty’s passing on April 10, while an emotion Laureen Harper looks on.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Susan Truppe comforts Labour Minister Kellie Leitch upon hearing of Jim Flaherty’s passing on April 10.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP John Weston comes up for air while swimming laps at the Chateau Laurier’s pool in May. Mr. Weston is one of “The Chief Fun and Fitness Officers,” a group of MPs that take part in physical activities together.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
A pro-choice protestor holds a sign reading “my body, my choice” during the annual National March for Life demonstration on the Hill, on May 8.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs John Williamson and Rob Moore.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP MP Megan Leslie.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Another lawn summer night at the Elmdale Lawn Bowling Club.
The Hill Times photo by Steve Gerecke
First Nations protesters on Parliament Hill as part of the Peoples’ Social Forum gathering in Ottawa in August.
The Hill Times photo by Steve Gerecke
Peoples’ social forum in August.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada’s board members took on the Ice Bucket Challenge outside of the Chambers building on Aug. 29.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch interviewing NDP MP Pierre Nantel, his party's culture critic at the September edition of Movie Night on the Hill, the Canadian premier of Elephant Song.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Postmedia’s Stephen Maher dressed in his cowboy best, with Camille Labchuk, for the Jaimie Anderson Fundraiser at the Black Sheep Inn, in Wakefield on Sept. 26.
The Hill Times photo by Mark Burgess
At 9:52 a.m. Oct. 22, the first calls come in of shots fired at the National War Memorial. People try to save Cpl. Nathan Cirilo’s life.
The Hill Times photo by Mark Burgess
Mid-afternoon on Oct. 22, police head down Metcalfe Street to secure buildings that had been on lockdown for fear of a gunman on the loose. Reports later confirmed the lone gunman had been killed inside Centre Block.
The Hill Times photo by Steve Gerecke
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, NDP MP, had come to the Hill on Oct. 22 with her baby and was breastfeeding in the lobby when the gunman entered. She hid in a phone booth until Hill security brought them to a safer place
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers carries the mace during the first Speakers Parade into the House of Commons following the shooting, on Oct. 23.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Flowers at the National War Memorial to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
A soldier stands guard at the National War Memorial on Nov. 11.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
The Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Canadian rock icon Burton Cummings backstage with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire at the Hope Live gala at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on Oct. 27.
The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Competing culinary team from the Lowertown Brewery at the 10th annual Gold Medal Plates on Nov. 17 at the Shaw Centre.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE