Heard On The Hill

FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 25, 2023
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, left, is joining the leadership team of the Progressive Senate Group, taking over the role of liaison from the soon-to-retire Senator Patricia Bovey. Photograph courtesy of Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard's office, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 25, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 25, 2023
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, left, is joining the leadership team of the Progressive Senate Group, taking over the role of liaison from the soon-to-retire Senator Patricia Bovey. Photograph courtesy of Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard's office, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Libs will hold national convention in Ottawa in May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Libs will hold national convention in Ottawa in May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 18, 2023
Conservative strategist Yaroslav Baran, left, journalist Heather Bakken, and creative director Benjamin Purkiss have launched a new political communications firm, Pendulum Group. Photographs courtesy of Pendulum Group
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 18, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 18, 2023
Conservative strategist Yaroslav Baran, left, journalist Heather Bakken, and creative director Benjamin Purkiss have launched a new political communications firm, Pendulum Group. Photographs courtesy of Pendulum Group
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 16, 2023
Politico reporter Zi-Ann Lum, left, and Globe and Mail reporter Marsha McLeod will study coverage of political discourse and democracy for a week in March as part of the Kiplinger Fellowship at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Ohio. Photographs courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 16, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 16, 2023
Politico reporter Zi-Ann Lum, left, and Globe and Mail reporter Marsha McLeod will study coverage of political discourse and democracy for a week in March as part of the Kiplinger Fellowship at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Ohio. Photographs courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 11, 2023
Alan Fleming, who most recently served as Independent Senator Dan Christmas’ director of parliamentary affairs, died suddenly on Jan. 7, at the age of 63. Photograph courtesy of Facebook, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 11, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 11, 2023
Alan Fleming, who most recently served as Independent Senator Dan Christmas’ director of parliamentary affairs, died suddenly on Jan. 7, at the age of 63. Photograph courtesy of Facebook, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHELSEA NASH | January 9, 2023
The group Canadians United Against Hate graded each of the federal party leaders on their efforts to fight hate and defend human rights in 2022: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (D), Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre (F), Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet (F), and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (C-). The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
FeatureBY CHELSEA NASH | January 9, 2023
FeatureBY CHELSEA NASH | January 9, 2023
The group Canadians United Against Hate graded each of the federal party leaders on their efforts to fight hate and defend human rights in 2022: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (D), Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre (F), Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet (F), and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (C-). The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 19, 2022
Abacus Data's David Coletto, left, and Bruce Anderson. Coletto, the organization's chief executive officer, will take on the role of chairman starting on Jan. 1, 2023. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 19, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 19, 2022
Abacus Data's David Coletto, left, and Bruce Anderson. Coletto, the organization's chief executive officer, will take on the role of chairman starting on Jan. 1, 2023. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 14, 2022
Jim Carr speaks with reporters on the way to his office in 2019. Carr died at home at the age of 71 surrounded by family on Dec. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 14, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 14, 2022
Jim Carr speaks with reporters on the way to his office in 2019. Carr died at home at the age of 71 surrounded by family on Dec. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 12, 2022
Claudette Commanda, pictured at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Ceremony in Gatineau, Que., in 2018, has been picked by Ottawa Magazine as one of the city’s top leaders. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 12, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 12, 2022
Claudette Commanda, pictured at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Ceremony in Gatineau, Que., in 2018, has been picked by Ottawa Magazine as one of the city’s top leaders. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 7, 2022
Longtime CPAC journalist Martin Stringer has retired, after roughly 27 years with the Ottawa-based broadcaster. Photograph courtesy of CPAC
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 7, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 7, 2022
Longtime CPAC journalist Martin Stringer has retired, after roughly 27 years with the Ottawa-based broadcaster. Photograph courtesy of CPAC
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
And the winner is: The 2022 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy winner John Lorinc, left, his book cover, and award founder Jim Balsillie. Handout photographs and The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
And the winner is: The 2022 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy winner John Lorinc, left, his book cover, and award founder Jim Balsillie. Handout photographs and The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 30, 2022
Sonia Verma, editor-in-chief of Global News, left, and CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Catherine Tait will open the Dec. 1 event discussing the upsurge in targeted online abuse facing journalists in recent months. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 30, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 30, 2022
Sonia Verma, editor-in-chief of Global News, left, and CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Catherine Tait will open the Dec. 1 event discussing the upsurge in targeted online abuse facing journalists in recent months. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 28, 2022
Terry Fox, pictured running on his tour, had one leg amputated due to cancer. He tried to run across Canada, but after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, he had to end his run. His efforts cost him his life, but his worldwide legacy lives on. He was 22 when he died. The annual Terry Fox Run, first started in 1981. Photograph courtesy Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 28, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 28, 2022
Terry Fox, pictured running on his tour, had one leg amputated due to cancer. He tried to run across Canada, but after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, he had to end his run. His efforts cost him his life, but his worldwide legacy lives on. He was 22 when he died. The annual Terry Fox Run, first started in 1981. Photograph courtesy Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 23, 2022
Three new Senators for Ontario have been appointed to the Red Chamber, as announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 23, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 23, 2022
Three new Senators for Ontario have been appointed to the Red Chamber, as announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 21, 2022
Toronto Life’s top influential people 2022: Tiff Macklem, top left, Doug Ford, Chrystia Freeland, Anita Anand, Jagmeet Singh, and Jenni Byrne all ranked in the top half of Toronto Life magazine's 50 most influential list for 2022. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 21, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 21, 2022
Toronto Life’s top influential people 2022: Tiff Macklem, top left, Doug Ford, Chrystia Freeland, Anita Anand, Jagmeet Singh, and Jenni Byrne all ranked in the top half of Toronto Life magazine's 50 most influential list for 2022. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 16, 2022
Dr. Margo Greenwood's recent appointment to the Senate brings the Red Chamber up to 90 members, with 15 seat vacancies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 16, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 16, 2022
Dr. Margo Greenwood's recent appointment to the Senate brings the Red Chamber up to 90 members, with 15 seat vacancies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 14, 2022
New Conservative Party communications director Sarah Fischer pictured honking a truck horn during the Freedom Convoy occupation on Jan. 30. 'There’s no other place in the world I would rather be right now than in downtown Ottawa. The energy is electric, people are hopeful and you can see smiling faces everywhere you look,' she wrote. Screenshot courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 14, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 14, 2022
New Conservative Party communications director Sarah Fischer pictured honking a truck horn during the Freedom Convoy occupation on Jan. 30. 'There’s no other place in the world I would rather be right now than in downtown Ottawa. The energy is electric, people are hopeful and you can see smiling faces everywhere you look,' she wrote. Screenshot courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 9, 2022
Veteran political journalist Vassy Kapelos is heading to CTV News as their chief political correspondent, where she will host Power Play as well as Question Period. Photograph courtesy of CTV News
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 9, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 9, 2022
Veteran political journalist Vassy Kapelos is heading to CTV News as their chief political correspondent, where she will host Power Play as well as Question Period. Photograph courtesy of CTV News
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 7, 2022
Newly elected Conservative party leader Pierre Poilievre holds a scrum in the House of Commons foyer on Sept. 13, 2022, to speak about inflation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 7, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 7, 2022
Newly elected Conservative party leader Pierre Poilievre holds a scrum in the House of Commons foyer on Sept. 13, 2022, to speak about inflation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 2, 2022
Canadian Senators Group Leader Scott Tannas, centre, was made one of three deputy chairs of the Senate Internal Economy Committee on Oct. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 2, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 2, 2022
Canadian Senators Group Leader Scott Tannas, centre, was made one of three deputy chairs of the Senate Internal Economy Committee on Oct. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 26, 2022
Mark Sutcliffe, left, and Ariel Troster will represent the city of Ottawa and Parliament Hill as mayor and Somerset ward councillor, respectively, after winning their races for city hall on Oct. 24. Photographs courtesy of Ulle Baum and LinkedIn
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 26, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 26, 2022
Mark Sutcliffe, left, and Ariel Troster will represent the city of Ottawa and Parliament Hill as mayor and Somerset ward councillor, respectively, after winning their races for city hall on Oct. 24. Photographs courtesy of Ulle Baum and LinkedIn
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 19, 2022
Ottawa mayoral candidates Mark Sutcliffe, left, and Catherine McKenney. Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, who also headed the Bank of England, has endorsed McKenney, while Liberal MPs Yasir Naqvi, David McGuinty, and Jenna Sudds have endorsed Sutcliffe. Screenshots courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 19, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 19, 2022
Ottawa mayoral candidates Mark Sutcliffe, left, and Catherine McKenney. Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, who also headed the Bank of England, has endorsed McKenney, while Liberal MPs Yasir Naqvi, David McGuinty, and Jenna Sudds have endorsed Sutcliffe. Screenshots courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 12, 2022
Alberta Premier and United Conservative Party Leader Danielle Smith, left, former Alberta premier Jason Kenney, and Conservative MP and former party leader Erin O'Toole have all caused grief for their American counterparts who share names and similar Twitter handles with the three prominent Canadian politicians. The Hill Times file photograph, photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 12, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 12, 2022
Alberta Premier and United Conservative Party Leader Danielle Smith, left, former Alberta premier Jason Kenney, and Conservative MP and former party leader Erin O'Toole have all caused grief for their American counterparts who share names and similar Twitter handles with the three prominent Canadian politicians. The Hill Times file photograph, photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 10, 2022
Canadian artist and political cartoonist Michael de Adder, left, and his Oct. 3 cartoon for The Hill Times depicting Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre as the lead in the 1976 horror film, "The Omen," directed by Richard Donner and written by David Seltzer. Photograph, image courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 10, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 10, 2022
Canadian artist and political cartoonist Michael de Adder, left, and his Oct. 3 cartoon for The Hill Times depicting Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre as the lead in the 1976 horror film, "The Omen," directed by Richard Donner and written by David Seltzer. Photograph, image courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 5, 2022
Veteran political journalist Evan Solomon, pictured during his coverage of the 'Freedom Convoy' in downtown Ottawa in February 2022, will be heading to New York City to assume to the role of publisher of the Eurasia Group's GZERO Media. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 5, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 5, 2022
Veteran political journalist Evan Solomon, pictured during his coverage of the 'Freedom Convoy' in downtown Ottawa in February 2022, will be heading to New York City to assume to the role of publisher of the Eurasia Group's GZERO Media. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 3, 2022
Former Conservative MP for Thornhill Peter Kent pictured outside of West Block on July 22, 2020. Kent has been named president of First Phosphate Corp., a company focused on integrating its phosphate material directly into the supply chain of major battery and electric vehicle producers in North America. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 3, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | October 3, 2022
Former Conservative MP for Thornhill Peter Kent pictured outside of West Block on July 22, 2020. Kent has been named president of First Phosphate Corp., a company focused on integrating its phosphate material directly into the supply chain of major battery and electric vehicle producers in North America. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 28, 2022
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, right, and his wife Anaida Poilievre, pictured on stage at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on Sept. 10, 2022, after the long-time Conservative MP won the party leadership. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 28, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 28, 2022
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, right, and his wife Anaida Poilievre, pictured on stage at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on Sept. 10, 2022, after the long-time Conservative MP won the party leadership. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 26, 2022
Marci Ien, the minister for women and gender equality and youth, is one member of Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet, which the prime minister has maintained since 2015. But the rest of Parliament isn't so balanced when it comes to gender parity. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 26, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 26, 2022
Marci Ien, the minister for women and gender equality and youth, is one member of Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet, which the prime minister has maintained since 2015. But the rest of Parliament isn't so balanced when it comes to gender parity. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 21, 2022
Former prime ministers Paul Martin, left, Kim Campbell, Stephen Harper, second right, and Jean Chrétien, right, joined current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London, U.K. The gathering provided an opportunity for Harper’s long-awaited investment into the Order of Canada. PMO photograph by Adam Scotti
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 21, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 21, 2022
Former prime ministers Paul Martin, left, Kim Campbell, Stephen Harper, second right, and Jean Chrétien, right, joined current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London, U.K. The gathering provided an opportunity for Harper’s long-awaited investment into the Order of Canada. PMO photograph by Adam Scotti
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 19, 2022
Paul Wells, right, pictured on May 10, 2017, with PSG Senator Peter Harder, at the Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa. Wells just launched his own podcast. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wrightt
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 19, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 19, 2022
Paul Wells, right, pictured on May 10, 2017, with PSG Senator Peter Harder, at the Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa. Wells just launched his own podcast. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wrightt
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 14, 2022
Bob Rae, Canada’s UN ambassador, will take home the inaugural Because Democracy Matters award from the Parliamentary Centre on Sept. 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 14, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 14, 2022
Bob Rae, Canada’s UN ambassador, will take home the inaugural Because Democracy Matters award from the Parliamentary Centre on Sept. 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 12, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Aug. 31, 2022, says 'the ongoing online hate and harassment campaigns targeting journalists—and the profession of journalism as a whole—are unacceptable.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 12, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 12, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Aug. 31, 2022, says 'the ongoing online hate and harassment campaigns targeting journalists—and the profession of journalism as a whole—are unacceptable.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 7, 2022
Speaking from the Ottawa Airport on Sept. 5, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the events in Saskatchewan were 'shocking and heartbreaking.' Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 7, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 7, 2022
Speaking from the Ottawa Airport on Sept. 5, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the events in Saskatchewan were 'shocking and heartbreaking.' Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 5, 2022
Peter MacKay takes to the stage alongside then-Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and his wife, Jill Scheer, at the 2018 Conservative Party convention. A former leadership contender himself, MacKay will be the guest speaker at the announcement of the new Conservative leader on Sept. 10. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 5, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 5, 2022
Peter MacKay takes to the stage alongside then-Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and his wife, Jill Scheer, at the 2018 Conservative Party convention. A former leadership contender himself, MacKay will be the guest speaker at the announcement of the new Conservative leader on Sept. 10. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 31, 2022
Former Maclean's Ottawa bureau chief Shannon Proudfoot will be starting a new chapter as a member of The Globe and Mail's Ottawa office on Sept. 26. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 31, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 31, 2022
Former Maclean's Ottawa bureau chief Shannon Proudfoot will be starting a new chapter as a member of The Globe and Mail's Ottawa office on Sept. 26. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 24, 2022
Former seniors minister Deborah Schulte has withdrawn from the Vaughan, Ont., mayor’s race amid a resurgence of cancer that requires further treatment. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 24, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 24, 2022
Former seniors minister Deborah Schulte has withdrawn from the Vaughan, Ont., mayor’s race amid a resurgence of cancer that requires further treatment. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 22, 2022
CBC reporter Catherine Cullen, pictured during a press conference following the release of the 2018 budget in Ottawa. Cullen will be taking over as host of CBC Radio's The House. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 22, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 22, 2022
CBC reporter Catherine Cullen, pictured during a press conference following the release of the 2018 budget in Ottawa. Cullen will be taking over as host of CBC Radio's The House. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade