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News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 10, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Foreign Interference Commission that he relies primarily on in-person briefings from his advisers for critical issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 10, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 10, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Foreign Interference Commission that he relies primarily on in-person briefings from his advisers for critical issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | April 10, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference on April 3. The inquiry will finish its Stage 1 hearings on April 10, hearing from top members of cabinet, such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, National Defence Minister Bill Blair, and Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | April 10, 2024
News | BY STUART BENSON | April 10, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference on April 3. The inquiry will finish its Stage 1 hearings on April 10, hearing from top members of cabinet, such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, National Defence Minister Bill Blair, and Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 9, 2024
The Pierre Poilievre Conservatives could stand to benefit in the new electoral boundaries if everyone were to vote in the next election the way they did in 2021, according to the newly released analysis by Elections Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 9, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 9, 2024
The Pierre Poilievre Conservatives could stand to benefit in the new electoral boundaries if everyone were to vote in the next election the way they did in 2021, according to the newly released analysis by Elections Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA, PETER MAZEREEUW | April 8, 2024
The ridings represented by Conservative MPs Scott Reid, top left, Ed Fast, Chris Warkentin, John Barlow, centre row left, and by Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland, above left, Mark Gerretsen, Marie-France Lalonde, Taleeb Noormohamed and Randy Boissonnault had the largest amount of money in the bank at the end of 2022. The Hill Times file photographs and courtesy of PMO, and Taleeb Noormohamed
News | BY ABBAS RANA, PETER MAZEREEUW | April 8, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA, PETER MAZEREEUW | April 8, 2024
The ridings represented by Conservative MPs Scott Reid, top left, Ed Fast, Chris Warkentin, John Barlow, centre row left, and by Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland, above left, Mark Gerretsen, Marie-France Lalonde, Taleeb Noormohamed and Randy Boissonnault had the largest amount of money in the bank at the end of 2022. The Hill Times file photographs and courtesy of PMO, and Taleeb Noormohamed
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in elections earlier this year that Global Affairs Canada condemned as neither free nor fair. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in elections earlier this year that Global Affairs Canada condemned as neither free nor fair. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY STUART BENSON | April 3, 2024
Justice Marie-Josée Hogue will hear from nearly 50 witnesses and examine thousands of pages of documents before the first stage of hearings for the public inquiry into foreign election interference in the last two federal elections is complete on April 10, with her initial report due May 3. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | April 3, 2024
News | BY STUART BENSON | April 3, 2024
Justice Marie-Josée Hogue will hear from nearly 50 witnesses and examine thousands of pages of documents before the first stage of hearings for the public inquiry into foreign election interference in the last two federal elections is complete on April 10, with her initial report due May 3. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 1, 2024
Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, Electoral Participation Act, on March 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 1, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 1, 2024
Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, Electoral Participation Act, on March 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 28, 2024
On March 20, Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, an Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, which includes a section regarding privacy policies for federal political parties. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 28, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 28, 2024
On March 20, Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, an Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, which includes a section regarding privacy policies for federal political parties. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 6, 2024
Documents obtained by The Hill Times offer the first window into what the office of Attorney General Arif Virani will argue in a B.C. court case about how federal political parties use voters' personal information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 6, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 6, 2024
Documents obtained by The Hill Times offer the first window into what the office of Attorney General Arif Virani will argue in a B.C. court case about how federal political parties use voters' personal information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | March 5, 2024
Newly elected Conservative MP Jamil Jivani won the Durham, Ont. byelection by a whopping 35 per cent margin Monday evening. He will succeed outgoing Conservative MP Erin O'Toole. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | March 5, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | March 5, 2024
Newly elected Conservative MP Jamil Jivani won the Durham, Ont. byelection by a whopping 35 per cent margin Monday evening. He will succeed outgoing Conservative MP Erin O'Toole. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron, centre, pictured with NDP MP Daniel Blaikie, left, and Green MP Mike Morrice, said she had mixed feelings about the defeat of her motion on a citizens' assembly for electoral reform, noting that 'we have Members of Parliament across party lines who are agreeing that this is an issue that needs to be prioritized.' Photograph courtesy of X
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron, centre, pictured with NDP MP Daniel Blaikie, left, and Green MP Mike Morrice, said she had mixed feelings about the defeat of her motion on a citizens' assembly for electoral reform, noting that 'we have Members of Parliament across party lines who are agreeing that this is an issue that needs to be prioritized.' Photograph courtesy of X
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | February 12, 2024
Any electoral reform must be designed to benefit voters without regard to partisanship, writes B. Thomas Hall. Pexels photograph by Edmond Dantès
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | February 12, 2024
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | February 12, 2024
Any electoral reform must be designed to benefit voters without regard to partisanship, writes B. Thomas Hall. Pexels photograph by Edmond Dantès
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | February 12, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has been clear about four priorities in advance of the federal election, which are building more homes, axing the carbon tax, fighting crime and fixing the budget, according to lobbyists. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | February 12, 2024
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | February 12, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has been clear about four priorities in advance of the federal election, which are building more homes, axing the carbon tax, fighting crime and fixing the budget, according to lobbyists. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron’s M-86 provides an opportunity for Canada to demonstrate pro-democracy leadership on the world stage while building a more accountable democratic culture in Canada, write Beatrice Wayne, Sabreena Delhon, and Anita Nickerson. Unsplash photograph by Glen Carrie
NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron’s M-86 provides an opportunity for Canada to demonstrate pro-democracy leadership on the world stage while building a more accountable democratic culture in Canada, write Beatrice Wayne, Sabreena Delhon, and Anita Nickerson. Unsplash photograph by Glen Carrie
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 5, 2024
B.C. Liberal MP John Aldag is in 'very preliminary' conversations with provincial New Democrats to run in the fall general election. Photograph courtesy of JohnAldagMP.ca
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 5, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 5, 2024
B.C. Liberal MP John Aldag is in 'very preliminary' conversations with provincial New Democrats to run in the fall general election. Photograph courtesy of JohnAldagMP.ca
News | BY ABBAS RANA, STUART BENSON | February 5, 2024
The Conservative caucus, pictured in November 2023. Any incumbent Conservative MP whose riding has changed by 25 per cent or more will have to go through the nomination contest, say Conservative sources. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA, STUART BENSON | February 5, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA, STUART BENSON | February 5, 2024
The Conservative caucus, pictured in November 2023. Any incumbent Conservative MP whose riding has changed by 25 per cent or more will have to go through the nomination contest, say Conservative sources. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 5, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 5, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 5, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 31, 2024
Commissioner Justice Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the public inquiry into foreign interference at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Jan. 29, where she says her goal is to uncover the truth, 'whatever it may be,' and reveal 'as much as possible' of that truth to the public. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 31, 2024
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 31, 2024
Commissioner Justice Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the public inquiry into foreign interference at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Jan. 29, where she says her goal is to uncover the truth, 'whatever it may be,' and reveal 'as much as possible' of that truth to the public. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW GRIFFITH | January 22, 2024
Immigration Minister Marc Miller, pictured on the Hill on Oct. 16, 2023. The federal government recently announced that after increasing its annual immigration targets, it will now hold it at an estimated 500,000 new permanent residents in 2026. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW GRIFFITH | January 22, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW GRIFFITH | January 22, 2024
Immigration Minister Marc Miller, pictured on the Hill on Oct. 16, 2023. The federal government recently announced that after increasing its annual immigration targets, it will now hold it at an estimated 500,000 new permanent residents in 2026. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 17, 2024
Sen. Yuen Pau Woo says attempts to revoke his status as an intervenor over unsubstantiated allegations only prove the ‘hysteria’ over foreign interference fuelled by irresponsible media reports. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of X
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 17, 2024
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 17, 2024
Sen. Yuen Pau Woo says attempts to revoke his status as an intervenor over unsubstantiated allegations only prove the ‘hysteria’ over foreign interference fuelled by irresponsible media reports. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of X
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 8, 2024
So far, 14 MPs have decided not to run again: Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett, top left, Helena Jaczek, Joyce Murray, Omar Alghabra, Anthony Rota, Wayne Long, Lloyd Longfield, Emmanuel Dubourg, above left, Ken Hardie and Churence Rogers; Conservative MP Ron Liepert, Ind. MP Alain Rayes, NDP MP Richard Cannings, and NDP MP Randall Garrison. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade; photos courtesy of the House of Commons
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 8, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 8, 2024
So far, 14 MPs have decided not to run again: Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett, top left, Helena Jaczek, Joyce Murray, Omar Alghabra, Anthony Rota, Wayne Long, Lloyd Longfield, Emmanuel Dubourg, above left, Ken Hardie and Churence Rogers; Conservative MP Ron Liepert, Ind. MP Alain Rayes, NDP MP Richard Cannings, and NDP MP Randall Garrison. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade; photos courtesy of the House of Commons
News | BY ABBAS RANA, STEPHEN JEFFERY | December 18, 2023
The riding of Toronto-St. Paul's has opened up after the resignation of Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett. She resigned from her seat last week after representing the riding for 26 years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA, STEPHEN JEFFERY | December 18, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA, STEPHEN JEFFERY | December 18, 2023
The riding of Toronto-St. Paul's has opened up after the resignation of Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett. She resigned from her seat last week after representing the riding for 26 years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 11, 2023
Attorney General Arif Virani, left, has become a party in a case regarding how federal political parties use voters’ data. The Privy Council Office said it’s involved in this decision because the Canada Elections Act falls under the portfolio of Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc, right. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 11, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 11, 2023
Attorney General Arif Virani, left, has become a party in a case regarding how federal political parties use voters’ data. The Privy Council Office said it’s involved in this decision because the Canada Elections Act falls under the portfolio of Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc, right. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 11, 2023
Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault, pictured in this file photo. Elections Canada is currently looking for suitable voting locations just in case one is called in the new year, confirmed Matthew McKenna, a spokesman for Elections Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 11, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 11, 2023
Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault, pictured in this file photo. Elections Canada is currently looking for suitable voting locations just in case one is called in the new year, confirmed Matthew McKenna, a spokesman for Elections Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 15, 2023
Federal leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, have spent the last several months contesting domestic issues, but the Israel-Hamas war has put foreign policy at centre stage. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 15, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 15, 2023
Federal leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, have spent the last several months contesting domestic issues, but the Israel-Hamas war has put foreign policy at centre stage. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on Aug. 23 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., where he touted the federal carbon tax and rebate regime, which has increasingly become a point of vulnerability in the Liberals' polling in the region, creating friction and dissent amongst its Atlantic caucus. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 18, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on Aug. 23 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., where he touted the federal carbon tax and rebate regime, which has increasingly become a point of vulnerability in the Liberals' polling in the region, creating friction and dissent amongst its Atlantic caucus. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert
News | BY ABBAS RANA | October 16, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the national Liberal caucus on Jan. 27, 2023. Incumbent MPs want to know what the nomination rules will be for held ridings if the next election happens after April 1, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | October 16, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | October 16, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the national Liberal caucus on Jan. 27, 2023. Incumbent MPs want to know what the nomination rules will be for held ridings if the next election happens after April 1, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | October 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Oct. 4, 2023, on the Hill. The next election will be a referendum on Trudeau's leadership and governance record, says Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | October 9, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | October 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Oct. 4, 2023, on the Hill. The next election will be a referendum on Trudeau's leadership and governance record, says Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TOM CORMIER | September 15, 2023
Sept. 15 is recognized as the International Day of Democracy. Now more than ever, global democracy needs international support, writes Tom Cormier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TOM CORMIER | September 15, 2023
Opinion | BY TOM CORMIER | September 15, 2023
Sept. 15 is recognized as the International Day of Democracy. Now more than ever, global democracy needs international support, writes Tom Cormier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | September 13, 2023
On Sept. 7, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced that the major federal parties had reached an agreement on the terms and commissioner for a public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian elections. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | September 13, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | September 13, 2023
On Sept. 7, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced that the major federal parties had reached an agreement on the terms and commissioner for a public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian elections. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 13, 2023
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet in July and then gathered them in P.E.I. in mid-August, there were a lot of crocodile tears about listening and recognizing how tough it was for people. But his audience has moved past words and seems to be longing for action, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 13, 2023
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 13, 2023
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet in July and then gathered them in P.E.I. in mid-August, there were a lot of crocodile tears about listening and recognizing how tough it was for people. But his audience has moved past words and seems to be longing for action, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | September 6, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the Young Liberals of Canada at the Liberal Party convention in Ottawa on May 4. Recent polling from Abacus and Nanos shows the Liberals trailing the Conservatives by 10 points among Gen Z and millennial voters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | September 6, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | September 6, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the Young Liberals of Canada at the Liberal Party convention in Ottawa on May 4. Recent polling from Abacus and Nanos shows the Liberals trailing the Conservatives by 10 points among Gen Z and millennial voters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | August 9, 2023
The Conservative Party, led by Pierre Poilievre, left, brought in almost $8-million in donations during the second quarter of 2023, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals trailing with just $3.2-million raised over the same period. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | August 9, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | August 9, 2023
The Conservative Party, led by Pierre Poilievre, left, brought in almost $8-million in donations during the second quarter of 2023, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals trailing with just $3.2-million raised over the same period. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade