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Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during her Sept. 18 visit to Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during her Sept. 18 visit to Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Photo of the Week

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and then-Senator Allan MacEachen, who passed away last week, in 1986, preparing to visit Senator Jacques Hébert, who is on a hunger strike. Photograph courtesy of Jean-Marc Carisse

Former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and then-Senator Allan MacEachen, who passed away last week, in 1986, preparing to visit Senator Jacques Hébert, who is on a hunger strike. Photograph courtesy of Jean-Marc Carisse

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Rosemary Barton tweeted a selfie of herself before she hosted her final episode of Power & Politics Sept. 8. CBC has posted the job for internal and external candidates. Photograph courtesy of Rosemary Barton's Twitter

Photo of the Week

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Conservative MP Erin O'Toole's daughter Mollie headed to Grade 6 and his son Jack to Grade 1, both pictured on the left dog Wexford, while Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains made sure daughters Kirpan Kaur, left, and Nanki Kaur both made it to school. Photographs courtesy of Erin O'Toole's and Navdeep Bains' Twitter

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

With 43 straight years in Parliament, Newfoundland Senator George Baker was until his retirement this week the Parliamentarian with the most years of continuous service, according to Library of Parliament statistics. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the Week

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Charlie Angus, right, shrugs after Jagmeet Singh refuses to consider the possibility of losing this NDP leadership race. Screenshot from the NDP’s Facebook

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau orchestrated his second major cabinet shuffle on Monday, appointing, from left to right, Carolyn Bennett as Indigenous-Crown relations minister, Jane Philpott as Indigenous services minister, Kent Hehr as minister of sport and persons with disabilities, Carla Qualtrough as minister of public services and procurement, Ginette Petitpas Taylor as health minister, and Seamus O’Regan as veterans minister. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the Week

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stopped by the Deadpool set in Vancouver to hang out with the movie’s star Ryan Reynolds. Photograph courtesy of Harjit Sajjan’s Twitter

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Liberal MP Francis Drouin wears protective glasses to look at the solar eclipse on the Hill on Aug. 21. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Photo of the Week

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, right, embraces Aparna Swarup, wife of High Commissioner of India Vikas Swarup, during the Indian Independence Day celebration at the Delta Hotel in downtown Ottawa on Aug. 15.The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland was on the Hill on Aug. 14 to brief MPs on the House Trade Committee about Canada’s goals in NAFTA renegotiations, the first round of which is set to start in Washington Aug. 16 to 20. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Photo of the Week

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced last week he would resign from the province's top post once his successor is chosen. Mr. Wall is currently the longest serving premier in Canada, having first assumed office in 2007. After his announcement, Mr. Wall was granted the honour of being turned into a Lego. Photograph courtesy of Poli Lego's Twitter account.

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry, centre, with her team, dressed as Amazon warriors, their costumes for the Vancouver Pride Parade, on Aug. 6. Photograph courtesy of Hedy Fry's Twitter page

Photo of the Week: great socks, eh?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

British Columbia's new premier John Horgan dropped in to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Mr. Trudeau's Centre Block office on Parliament Hill for the first time July 25. They may not see eye to eye on the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion (Trudeau approved it, Horgan campaigned against it), but when it comes to wardrobe choices, these two are simpatico. They both wore summer blue suits, polka-dotted ties, striped socks, and brown shoes. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Photo of the Week

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Former astronaut Julie Payette walks to a press conference July 13 in the Senate foyer when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced she would be the next governor general of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the Week

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thousands of people braved the downpours and long security lines on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia.

Photo of the Week

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laughing at the end-of-sitting press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on June 27. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright.

Photo of the Week

Monday, June 19, 2017

The sun sets on the East Block courtyard on June 14, as The Hill Times hosts an end-of-sitting All Politics Party for parliamentarians, Hill staffers, academics, lobbyists, media, and more. The Hill Times photograph by Paul Lauzon.

Photo of the Week

Monday, May 29, 2017

Conservative Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer won the Conservative leadership on Saturday, narrowly beating-out the expected front-runner, Quebec Conservative MP Maxime Bernier. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright.

Photo of the Week

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose announced on the morning of May 16 that she will resign her seat in the House when it breaks in June for summer recess. Ms. Ambrose will be joining Washington-based think tank the Wilson Centre as a visiting fellow. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the Week

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Residents of communities in both Ontario and Quebec were evacuated from their homes this week, as persistent rainfall caused flooding that saw water levels rise more than three metres above the average for this time of year, wreaking havoc on homes and businesses. In this photo, a man in Gatineau, Que. uses a rowboat to travel along a flooded residential street. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the Week

Friday, May 5, 2017

Four basketball teams comprised of Hill-dwellers (Liberal, NDP, Conservative and media members) hit the courts at Ottawa's Adult High School this week to raise money for Christie Lake Kids charity. The Liberal team, captained by rookie MP Sean Fraser, was victorious. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Photo of the Week

Friday, April 28, 2017

There was a noticeable haze over Parliament Hill on '4-20'—April 20—the annual celebration of cannabis. This year's event had a more cheerful tone than usual, coming just days after the Liberal government announced new legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in time for Canada Day 2018. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the week

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A line of young women smile and take photos of Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they pass in Centre Block's Hall of Honour before her April 12 speech to a joint session Parliament.

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mounties bow their heads in front of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France during an April 9 ceremony to mark the centenary of the WWI battle in which nearly 3,600 Canadians died. (The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade)

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Hill Times' Chelsea Nash interviews China's new ambassador to Canada, Lu Shaye, who said he does not believe that factors like human rights should be considered when negotiating a free trade deal. “I think it’s an insult to democracy and human rights to take them into negotiations. If so, people will ask how much democracy and human rights cost,” he said, speaking through a translator on April 3. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia.

Photo of the Week

Monday, March 27, 2017

Behind the scenes of budget day 2017: A sound technician prepares Finance Minister Bill Morneau to speak about the release of the 2017 federal budget on March 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.

Photo of the Week

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NDP MP Charlie Angus, who represents the riding of Timmins—James Bay, Ont., gestures passionately during the first NDP leadership debate on Sunday, March 12 in Ottawa. Fellow MP and leadership contender, Niki Ashton, looks on. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia.

Photo of the week

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

The Manning Centre Conference hosted a Conservative leadership debate on Friday, Feb. 24 in Ottawa. The 14 candidates were split into four groups to debate four separate topics. Here, Andrew Scheer (right), the MP for Regina-Qu’Appelle, Sask., speaks while his debate opponents—(from right) businessman Kevin O’Leary; MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, Ont. Michael Chong; and MP for Calgary Forest Lawn, Alta., Deepak Obhrai—listen and prepare to respond.

Photo of the Week

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins tries to get the puck around Liberal net minder Marc Miller during a charity hockey match in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The fundraiser took place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Conservatives won 9-3, and the event raised almost $6,000 for the charity.

Photo of the Week

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be losing some of his edge in public opinion polls at home, but in Pakistan he’s so popular that some freight truckers have painted his picture on their vehicles, an honour usually reserved for Pakistani or Muslim war heroes, respected politicians, religious figures, poets, athletes, some royalty, and movie stars. To read more: http://bit.ly/2lGC6Jc (Photographs courtesy of Twitter)

Photo of the Week

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

Demonstrators gather outside of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Photo of the Week

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) panel discussion on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day. January 25, 2017 at the National Defence Headquarters.

Photo of the Week

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Governor General David Johnston, new Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Rideau Hall on January 10 during the swearing-in ceremonies for the ministers involved in a significant cabinet shuffle.

Photo of the Week

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Photo of the Week

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

A group of protestors rally against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline in front of the Parliament Buildings and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office in Ottawa on November 21.

Photo of the week

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Bruce Carson, an aide in former prime minister Stephen Harper's office, leaves court after he was fined $50,000 for illegal lobbying on Nov. 4, with his lawyer Patrick McCann, right.

Photo of the week

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Former Alberta premier, Jim Prentice, 60, was killed in a plane crash on Oct. 13 shortly after it took off from Kelowna airport in B.C.
Mr. Prentice was a father and grandfather, and was a federal cabinet minister in various portfolios while serving as a Conservative MP for for Calgary Centre-North. A state memorial is planned for Oct. 28 in Calgary at 11 a.m. (local time). Three others were killed in the crash: Jim Kruk, the pilot; former Calgary businessman, Sheldon Reid; and Dr. Ken Gellatly, who worked as an optometrist. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Photo of the week

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was the first Chinese leader to visit Canada in six years. He met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill on Sept. 22., where the two leaders announced a pledge to double bilateral trade by 2025, and confirmed that the two countries are in 'exploratory' free trade agreement talks. The premier also addressed concerns around human rights in China, and announced that China would lift its ban on importing Canadian bone-in beef under the age of 30 months. (The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright)

Photo of the week

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

The funeral for longtime Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was held on Saturday, August 27 in the packed-out Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. Mr. Bélanger served as an MP for more than 20 years, but his life was cut short after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a little more than nine months ago. He was perhaps best known for his work to change the lyrics of Canada's national anthem to make it gender-neutral. (The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia)

Photo of the week

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, left, embraces Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before last Saturday night’s concert in Kingston, Ont., which was broadcasted live on CBC to 11.7 million viewers. The show closed the Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour, possibly its last given Mr. Downie’s terminal cancer diagnosis. (Tragically Hip photograph by David Bastedo)

Photo of the week

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

The morning of Wednesday, Aug. 3 was an emotional one. The families of murdered or missing indigenous women sat shoulder-to-shoulder in the audience next to politicians, public servants, and advocates while the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett; the Minister of Status of Women, Patty Hajdu; and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould laid out the details for the long-awaited national inquiry into the disproportionate number of indigenous women who experience violence.

Among other elements of the plan, the ministers named the five commissioners who will now take the lead on the two-year inquest.

(The Hill Times Photograph by Andrew Meade.)

Photo of the week

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What's been the most common sight this past week in Ottawa, aside from Pokémon Go-ers? Mangoes. The Pakistani High Commission has been spreading the golden fruit across the city, boasting that they grow the best around the world. The High Commission even hosted a mango-tasting reception on July 22 in Ottawa. (The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia)

Photo of the week

Monday, July 18, 2016

Carla Qualtrough, minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and former paralympian and now Senator, Chantal Petitclerc were both present when the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Swimming Canada announced the para-swimming team that will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Paralympic Games. (The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright)

Photo of the week

Monday, June 27, 2016

Governor General David Johnston, pictured here sharing a laugh with Power & Influence reporter Chris Guly at Rideau Hall, is welcoming Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to Canada today.
Also, look for a sit-down interview feature with GG Johnston in the next edition of P&I magazine, hitting shelves on July 11. (P&I Photograph by of Jake Wright)

Photo of the week

Monday, June 20, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau sign a book of condolences for the victims of the Orlando shooting tragedy at the United States Embassy in Ottawa. US Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki were present, and the group shared several rounds of embraces, according to media present at the signing. Forty-nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire and took hostages in a LGBTQ dance club in the early hours of June 12. It was the worst mass shooting in American history. (Photograph courtesy of the PMO by Adam Scotti)

Photo of the week

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 17. Mr. Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) and the wealthy philanthropist spoke in English and French, and chatted about ways to further co-operate on global peace and security. The Aga Khan, also known as the Imam of the Nizari Ismailis, was made an honorary Canadian in 2010. (Photograph courtesy of Jean-Marc Carisse)

Photo of the week

Monday, May 16, 2016

Former liberal prime minister Paul Martin sits in between House Speaker Geoff Regan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the official unveiling of his portrait on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, May 11. The Hill Times Photograph by Dave Chan.

Photo of the week

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Youth marching for hope in Attawapiskat on April 24, 2016. Photograph courtesy of NDP MP Charlie Angus, Facebook

Throwback Thursday: Ed Broadbent & Stephen Harper

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, pictured with former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper in 2007, will speak at the annual Progress Summit hosted by the Broadbent Institute which kicks off today at the Delta City Centre Hotel in downtown Ottawa. There will be a reception hosted by the Government Relations Institute of Canada and Music Canada from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. Mr. Broadbent will deliver remarks tomorrow. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Equal Voice welcome reception

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Equal Voice held a welcome reception for female MPs on Feb. 17 at the Rideau Club in downtown Ottawa. More than 200 people showed up from all parties, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP MP Christine Moore who attended the party with her daughter Daphnee. Photograph by Cynthia Münster

Record snowfall

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

This was the scene on Parliament Hill yesterday following 49 centimetres of snow. It broke the all-time single-day record of 40.6 centimetres in March 1947. Ottawa Police noted that between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., there were 120 accidents on city streets. The storm also shut down some federal government departments early with people being sent home in the afternoon. The Hill Times photograph by Tim Naumetz

GG’s Bravery Medals

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Governor General David Johnston presented bravery medals to several people involved in the Oct. 22 shooting on Parliament Hill. “On Oct. 22, 2014, members of the House of Commons protection services and the RCMP were instrumental in stopping an armed who had stormed the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ont. Constable Samearn Son (pictured left) was stationed at the front entrance when he spotted the man entering with a concealed rifle. The constable lunged to gain control of the firearm but it discharged and struck him in the leg,” the GG’s office wrote in a photo caption after Mr. Son received his medal on Monday. Photograph by MCpl Vincent Carbonneau

B.C. politicos come to Ottawa

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark was in Ottawa last week along with a delegation of 65 British Columbians who were in town to talk about what their province has to offer. Read about it in Rachel Aiello's Party Central column.

Throwback Thursday to the Conservative Party’s 2004 leadership race

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

The Conservative Party announced recently that the next leadership convention will be held in May 2017 to elect its second leader since the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties merged in 2003. At the last leadership convention in 2004, former Magna CEO Belinda Stronach, then-leader of the Canadian Alliance Stephen Harper, and then-Ontario PC Minister Tony Clement were the candidates. Mr. Harper won, eventually becoming prime minister for almost a decade, Mr. Clement later became an MP and subsequent minister in Mr. Harper's Cabinet and Ms. Stronach later became an MP but crossed the floor to the Liberal Party and served as Democratic Renewal minister in then-prime minister Paul Martin's Cabinet. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Rona Ambrose hosts media Christmas party at Stornoway

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose held a Christmas party with the Press Gallery at Stornoway last night which included some karaoke and local Ottawa beer from Dominion City Brewery. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP MP Christine Moore and Daphnee

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Well, hello there cutie: NDP MP Christine Moore is pictured on the Hill with her three-month old daughter Daphnee, who was born during the election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A little Tang, anyone?

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted this photo yesterday, saying, “A peace offering @MarcGarneau because I know all astronauts like Tang.” Mr. Sajjan copied This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ Mark Critch. Transport Minister Marc Garneau replied: “Thanks Harjit. Enough Tang to see me out.”

MP orientation session

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

MPs were in a procedural orientation session yesterday hosted by the House of Commons in preparation for the return of Parliament tomorrow. Liberal MPs Raj Saini tweeted this photo, saying, “Enjoyed lunch with colleagues @MarwanTabbaraMP and @AndyFillmoreHFX in the Parliamentary Dining Room.”