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FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 22, 2024
Lithuanian Ambassador Darius Skusevičius, pictured at one of the eight marathons he's run while in Canada, will be joining other diplomats and political types at the Ottawa Race Weekend on May 25-26. Photograph courtesy of Darius Skusevičius
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 22, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 22, 2024
Lithuanian Ambassador Darius Skusevičius, pictured at one of the eight marathons he's run while in Canada, will be joining other diplomats and political types at the Ottawa Race Weekend on May 25-26. Photograph courtesy of Darius Skusevičius
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 20, 2024
This is your 15 minutes, animal folks: Molly, top left, Stella, Gaston, Justin (the cat), Moose Tracks (the cow), and Annie, the horse. Photographs courtesy of the Canadian Animal Health Institute
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 20, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 20, 2024
This is your 15 minutes, animal folks: Molly, top left, Stella, Gaston, Justin (the cat), Moose Tracks (the cow), and Annie, the horse. Photographs courtesy of the Canadian Animal Health Institute
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 15, 2024
Former Liberal cabinet minister Jim Peterson died on May 10, at the age of 82. He is being remembered across party lines and levels of government as a big-hearted 'gentleman.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 15, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 15, 2024
Former Liberal cabinet minister Jim Peterson died on May 10, at the age of 82. He is being remembered across party lines and levels of government as a big-hearted 'gentleman.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 13, 2024
Top job: Shaila Anwar started her new role as clerk of the Senate and clerk of the Parliaments on May 6. Photograph courtesy of the Senate of Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 13, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 13, 2024
Top job: Shaila Anwar started her new role as clerk of the Senate and clerk of the Parliaments on May 6. Photograph courtesy of the Senate of Canada
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 8, 2024
After 30 years with the Canadian Press, James McCarten announced May 3 was his last day. He is relocating in Toronto to work for Manulife. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 8, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 8, 2024
After 30 years with the Canadian Press, James McCarten announced May 3 was his last day. He is relocating in Toronto to work for Manulife. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 6, 2024
Veteran political journalist and writer Paul Wells has a new book coming out this week, which delves into the 'enigmatic leadership of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and explores Trudeau's journey against the backdrop of a tumultuous era marked by polarization, misinformation, and global upheaval.' Book cover image courtesy of Sutherland House, The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 6, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 6, 2024
Veteran political journalist and writer Paul Wells has a new book coming out this week, which delves into the 'enigmatic leadership of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and explores Trudeau's journey against the backdrop of a tumultuous era marked by polarization, misinformation, and global upheaval.' Book cover image courtesy of Sutherland House, The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 1, 2024
Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi, front left, NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen, Liberal MP Terry Beech and NDP MP Peter Julian were among the participants at the 2023 Christie Lake Kids Parliamentary Basketball Tournament. Christie Lake Kids photograph by Amy MacDonald
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 1, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | May 1, 2024
Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi, front left, NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen, Liberal MP Terry Beech and NDP MP Peter Julian were among the participants at the 2023 Christie Lake Kids Parliamentary Basketball Tournament. Christie Lake Kids photograph by Amy MacDonald
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 29, 2024
Abacus Data's CEO Bruce Anderson, left, columnist Chantal Hebert, and former CBC journalist Peter Mansbridge discussed recent revelations that Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has eyes on succeeding the prime minister should he step down. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 29, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 29, 2024
Abacus Data's CEO Bruce Anderson, left, columnist Chantal Hebert, and former CBC journalist Peter Mansbridge discussed recent revelations that Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has eyes on succeeding the prime minister should he step down. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 24, 2024
Louise Blais, top left, Peter Donolo, right, and Jeremy Kinsman co-host The Red Passport, a new podcast produced by the Canadian International Council. Photographs courtesy of the Canadian International Council
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 24, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 24, 2024
Louise Blais, top left, Peter Donolo, right, and Jeremy Kinsman co-host The Red Passport, a new podcast produced by the Canadian International Council. Photographs courtesy of the Canadian International Council
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 22, 2024
Crosses in the Sky, by Mark Bourrie; The Peace, by Romeo Dallaire, with Jessica Dee Humphreys; Prison Born, by Robin F. Hansen; and The Notwithstanding Clause and the Canadian Charter: Rights, Reforms, and Controversies, edited by Peter L. Biro. Book covers courtesy of Biblioasis, McGill-Queen's University Press, the University of Regina Press, and Penguin Random House Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 22, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 22, 2024
Crosses in the Sky, by Mark Bourrie; The Peace, by Romeo Dallaire, with Jessica Dee Humphreys; Prison Born, by Robin F. Hansen; and The Notwithstanding Clause and the Canadian Charter: Rights, Reforms, and Controversies, edited by Peter L. Biro. Book covers courtesy of Biblioasis, McGill-Queen's University Press, the University of Regina Press, and Penguin Random House Canada
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 17, 2024
Recovering reporters Kathleen Harris, left, Theo Argitis, and Bea Vongdouangchanh, all now at Compass Rose Group, have launched an economics and policy news platform, Means and Ways. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson and Hill Times file photographs
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 17, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 17, 2024
Recovering reporters Kathleen Harris, left, Theo Argitis, and Bea Vongdouangchanh, all now at Compass Rose Group, have launched an economics and policy news platform, Means and Ways. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson and Hill Times file photographs
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 15, 2024
French prime minister Gabriel Attal presented Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner with the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest honour. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 15, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 15, 2024
French prime minister Gabriel Attal presented Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner with the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest honour. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 10, 2024
On May 12, the lawn in front of Centre Block will transform into a giant chess board with people representing the game pieces as 'live' chess comes to Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 10, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 10, 2024
On May 12, the lawn in front of Centre Block will transform into a giant chess board with people representing the game pieces as 'live' chess comes to Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 8, 2024
CPAC's on-air presenter Omayra Issa has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2024. Photograph courtesy of CPAC
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 8, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 8, 2024
CPAC's on-air presenter Omayra Issa has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2024. Photograph courtesy of CPAC
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 3, 2024
Bloc MP Denis Trudel plays a band manager in Hey Major's new video for Le Comble. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 3, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | April 3, 2024
Bloc MP Denis Trudel plays a band manager in Hey Major's new video for Le Comble. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 1, 2024
CTV's Vassy Kapelos, left, former NDP MP Matthew Dubé, and CBC's Hannah Thibedeau, pictured Oct. 17, 2022, at a Hill reception. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 1, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 1, 2024
CTV's Vassy Kapelos, left, former NDP MP Matthew Dubé, and CBC's Hannah Thibedeau, pictured Oct. 17, 2022, at a Hill reception. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 27, 2024
Canada's chief statistician Anil Arora is retiring on March 31 after a 36-year career in the public service. Photograph courtesy of Statistics Canada
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 27, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 27, 2024
Canada's chief statistician Anil Arora is retiring on March 31 after a 36-year career in the public service. Photograph courtesy of Statistics Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 25, 2024
Conservative MP Ed Fast, left; Mike Murray, who worked as Fast's executive assistant' and Steve Schafer, vice-preisdent of the Langley-Aldergrove riding association. Fast recently announced he will not run in the next federal election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of Facebook
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 25, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 25, 2024
Conservative MP Ed Fast, left; Mike Murray, who worked as Fast's executive assistant' and Steve Schafer, vice-preisdent of the Langley-Aldergrove riding association. Fast recently announced he will not run in the next federal election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of Facebook
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 20, 2024
The five finalists vying for the Writers' Trust of Canada $25,000 prize are, from left: Rob Goodman, Benjamin Perrin, Donald J. Savoie, Astra Taylor, and John Vaillant. Photographs courtesy of The Writers' Trust of Canada
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 20, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 20, 2024
The five finalists vying for the Writers' Trust of Canada $25,000 prize are, from left: Rob Goodman, Benjamin Perrin, Donald J. Savoie, Astra Taylor, and John Vaillant. Photographs courtesy of The Writers' Trust of Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 18, 2024
The building housing CBC's production centre in downtown Ottawa has been sold to Public Services and Procurement Canada by Moreguard Corporation for $125.3-million. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 18, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 18, 2024
The building housing CBC's production centre in downtown Ottawa has been sold to Public Services and Procurement Canada by Moreguard Corporation for $125.3-million. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 13, 2024
CBC host David Cochrane, left, and CTV host Vassy Kapelos and their respective political programs are both up for Canadian Screen Awards, which will be handed out in May. The Hill Times photographs by Cynthia Münster and Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 13, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 13, 2024
CBC host David Cochrane, left, and CTV host Vassy Kapelos and their respective political programs are both up for Canadian Screen Awards, which will be handed out in May. The Hill Times photographs by Cynthia Münster and Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 11, 2024
Canadian artist and political cartoonist Michael de Adder, left, and his March 4 cartoon 'Justice delayed.' Photograph courtesy of Nicole Lapierre Photography, Image courtesy of X
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 11, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 11, 2024
Canadian artist and political cartoonist Michael de Adder, left, and his March 4 cartoon 'Justice delayed.' Photograph courtesy of Nicole Lapierre Photography, Image courtesy of X
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 6, 2024
Then-Northwest Territories MP Wally Firth, left, and then-NDP leader David Lewis, in an undated photograph. Firth died on March 2, aged 89. Photograph courtesy of Jacqulyn McIntyre
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 6, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | March 6, 2024
Then-Northwest Territories MP Wally Firth, left, and then-NDP leader David Lewis, in an undated photograph. Firth died on March 2, aged 89. Photograph courtesy of Jacqulyn McIntyre
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 4, 2024
Eleanor Wachtel has been announced as jury chair for the International Booker Prize, saying 'the next few weeks will be daunting and exhilarating.' Photograph, image courtesy of X
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 4, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 4, 2024
Eleanor Wachtel has been announced as jury chair for the International Booker Prize, saying 'the next few weeks will be daunting and exhilarating.' Photograph, image courtesy of X
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 28, 2024
U.S. Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar, left, Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie, and the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance's Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat in Miami, Fla., on Feb. 22. Photograph courtesy of Business Wire
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 28, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 28, 2024
U.S. Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar, left, Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie, and the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance's Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat in Miami, Fla., on Feb. 22. Photograph courtesy of Business Wire
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 26, 2024
Ketty Nivyabandi, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada's English-speaking branch, left, and Nicholas Marcus Thompson, one of the representative class members in the class-action lawsuit against the federal government. Dave Chan photograph courtesy of Ketty Nivyabandi, photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 26, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 26, 2024
Ketty Nivyabandi, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada's English-speaking branch, left, and Nicholas Marcus Thompson, one of the representative class members in the class-action lawsuit against the federal government. Dave Chan photograph courtesy of Ketty Nivyabandi, photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 21, 2024
Author and CSG Senator David Adams Richards in a still from the film The Geographies of DAR, directed by Monique LeBlanc. Image courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 21, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 21, 2024
Author and CSG Senator David Adams Richards in a still from the film The Geographies of DAR, directed by Monique LeBlanc. Image courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Bloc Québécois MP Denis Trudel, left, and Quebec poet David Goudreault. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Bloc Québécois MP Denis Trudel, left, and Quebec poet David Goudreault. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 14, 2024
Then-Conservative MP Daryl Kramp, left, his wife Carol Ann Kramp, and then-Conservative MPs Brian Jean and Sylvie Boucher at the party's 2008 convention. Daryl Kramp died on Feb. 8. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 14, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 14, 2024
Then-Conservative MP Daryl Kramp, left, his wife Carol Ann Kramp, and then-Conservative MPs Brian Jean and Sylvie Boucher at the party's 2008 convention. Daryl Kramp died on Feb. 8. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 12, 2024
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said it had connected the complainants, all of whom are federally regulated employees, with Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers' Daniel Lublin and Marc Kitay, who will represent them pro bono, in a press release on Feb. 9. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 12, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 12, 2024
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said it had connected the complainants, all of whom are federally regulated employees, with Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers' Daniel Lublin and Marc Kitay, who will represent them pro bono, in a press release on Feb. 9. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 7, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, the Dominican Republic's ambassador to Canada. Dannenberg died suddenly on Dec. 23 in Montreal. Photograph courtesy of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 7, 2024
FeatureBY CHRISTINA LEADLAY | February 7, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, the Dominican Republic's ambassador to Canada. Dannenberg died suddenly on Dec. 23 in Montreal. Photograph courtesy of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 5, 2024
James McCarten, Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Canadian Press, is now the acting Ottawa bureau chief for the organization in addition to his reporting responsibilities in the United States. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 5, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 5, 2024
James McCarten, Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Canadian Press, is now the acting Ottawa bureau chief for the organization in addition to his reporting responsibilities in the United States. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn