Home Page News Opinion Foreign Policy Politics Policy Legislation Lobbying Hill Life & People Hill Climbers Heard On The Hill Calendar Archives Classifieds
Hill Times Events Hill Times Books Hill Times Careers The Wire Report The Lobby Monitor Parliament Now
Subscribe Free Trial Reuse & Permissions Advertising
Log In
Stories by Tim Powers

With Liberal Leona Alleslev crossing the floor, Scheer’s smile just got a bit brighter

Opinion|By Tim Powers
A Liberal MP leaving a Liberal government to join the Conservative opposition helps dampen the flames of an apparent Tory implosion after Maxime Bernier’s exit.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s opponents won’t be weak forever; in fact, he could risk accelerating their rebirth if he comes across as the guy who must win every fight.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The buck stops with the PM on NAFTA and Trans Mountain, but fewer bucks will be flowing in the country unless some of this gets unstuck.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Instead, a small-minded resolution that would end birthright citizenship seems unnecessarily malicious in a country with declining birthrates and an economic need for immigrants.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Conservative Party leader needs to emerge from the gathering as the undisputed party chieftain, projecting a sense of confidence and possessing a sensible battle plan for victory.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Maxime Bernier has been around the Canadian political game long enough to know that spawning a debate about ‘diversity’ is going to be a big kick in the groin to Andrew Scheer.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Party leader Jagmeet Singh needs to turn the page on this story before it gets printed because he can't be further written off for dead.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Ontario premier likely welcomes the spectacle of politicians droning on about legal challenges, consultations, and this all being an affront to democracy. He will spin that as elites looking out for themselves.
Author
Opinion|By Tim Powers
He is winning fans in all spheres across Ottawa. If he is an uber partisan and small minded, it isn’t obvious.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Ontario Premier Doug Ford can’t please everyone. A good program should create an environment for students where asking questions and searching for information from a trusted, knowledgeable source is possible.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Trudeau team needs to do some work on itself before it goes back to the people to seek their confidence.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Dig out from under the bullshit and bravado and help those who are struggling by being open about mental health.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Singh should spend the summer shaking off negative fatalism, Scheer must delicately manage kissing up to Quebec, and Trudeau channelling Harper may be a good thing.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Any political party is better with diverse voices in it. Some tension around policy is needed, particularly when you are in opposition, so ideas can be debated before they become platform planks.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
He used his perceived assets to narrowcast to what the audience wanted to hear, especially on pocketbook issues.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The right and bold thing for Wynne to have done would have been to vacate her leadership long before this election.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Tories shouldn’t be popping champagne corks yet, but the fact they’re still bringing in bucks, at a decent spot in the polls, and not carving themselves up, is proof of Scheer’s steady hand.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Only the NDP can appeal to voters who want change and those afraid of Doug Ford at the same time.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
With caucus-conduct controversies and concerns about his chances in the next election, it’s not a great time to be the NDP leader.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
He demonstrated that nice guys can succeed, the importance of friendships even across party lines, and the key to job security is always keeping your community front and centre.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Neither he nor his opponent, Liberal Premier Dwight Ball, are your normal fire-breathing politician. But maybe that’s what Newfoundland and Labrador needs now.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne is trying to bait Doug Ford into acting like Donald Trump. But if he doesn’t, voters may sense her desperation and see through her self-interested motives.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
What major pipeline or trade deal (of his own making) does he have to show during the first half of his government’s mandate? Not one.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Often in politics we write and talk about division, but Humboldt has shown us much about the power of unity and the common goal to go on.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Hopefully the small bump in the polls the Ontario Liberals received after tabling their budget isn’t a sign of the electorate’s collective amnesia.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Stephen Harper’s government muzzled scientists. Justin Trudeau’s government instead wants federal employees to be hand puppets mouthing the sanitized words of the master. They’re more alike than you might think.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is taking a page from Napoleon Bonaparte, who said: ‘never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake.’
Opinion|By Tim Powers
New Ontario PC leader Doug Ford has more discipline than his late brother and American President Donald Trump, to which he is often compared.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The budget’s already an afterthought and the Atwal affair still has legs. It's been a crappy few days for the PM.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
This is an appeal for politicians to not always be held captive by their craft or be so self-obsessed that they lose the ability to recognize they are doing or saying stupid things.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Absolutely no one should be subject to injurious, false allegations made about them, but Patrick Brown is wrong to say he has cleared his name.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The province is up to its ears in fast-growing debt. Residents say they’re ready to listen to new approaches to boost economic sustainability.

Politics This Morning

Get the latest news from The Hill Times

Politics This Morning


Your email has been added. An email has been sent to your address, please click the link inside of it to confirm your subscription.