Heard On The Hill

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
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 17, 2022
Lisa LaFlamme addressed her departure from CTV News in a video posted to Twitter Aug. 15. Screenshot courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 17, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 17, 2022
Lisa LaFlamme addressed her departure from CTV News in a video posted to Twitter Aug. 15. Screenshot courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 15, 2022
Edited by political science professors Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson, a new book from UBC Press, Inside the Local Campaign: Constituency Elections in Canada, sheds light on how things have evolved in the age of digital media, where 'local-level campaigning is more fashionable—and critical for gathering data that can be used post-election,' according to the publisher. Photographs courtesy of UBC Press, Alex Marland, and Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 15, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 15, 2022
Edited by political science professors Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson, a new book from UBC Press, Inside the Local Campaign: Constituency Elections in Canada, sheds light on how things have evolved in the age of digital media, where 'local-level campaigning is more fashionable—and critical for gathering data that can be used post-election,' according to the publisher. Photographs courtesy of UBC Press, Alex Marland, and Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 10, 2022
Quebec Senator Larry Smith has left the Conservative caucus to join the Canadian Senators Group, which first formed in November 2019. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 10, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 10, 2022
Quebec Senator Larry Smith has left the Conservative caucus to join the Canadian Senators Group, which first formed in November 2019. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 8, 2022
Love is in the air: Conservative Party leadership candidate Jean Charest and his wife, Michèle Dionne. They have been married since 1980 and first met when they were teenagers in Sherbrooke, Que. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 8, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 8, 2022
Love is in the air: Conservative Party leadership candidate Jean Charest and his wife, Michèle Dionne. They have been married since 1980 and first met when they were teenagers in Sherbrooke, Que. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 3, 2022
Former Conservative MP Peter Kent, pictured on his way to a caucus meeting in West Block in November 2019, has joined the advisory council of Centre Ice Conservatives, a platform intended as a 'strong, bold and proud voice for the centre-right of Canada’s political spectrum.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 3, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 3, 2022
Former Conservative MP Peter Kent, pictured on his way to a caucus meeting in West Block in November 2019, has joined the advisory council of Centre Ice Conservatives, a platform intended as a 'strong, bold and proud voice for the centre-right of Canada’s political spectrum.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 1, 2022
CTV's Glen McGregor, pictured in these screen shots, gets into a scuffle with 'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich's supporters outside the downtown Ottawa courthouse following her release on bail on July 26. Screenshots courtesy of @613_Me Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 1, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 1, 2022
CTV's Glen McGregor, pictured in these screen shots, gets into a scuffle with 'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich's supporters outside the downtown Ottawa courthouse following her release on bail on July 26. Screenshots courtesy of @613_Me Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 27, 2022
End of an era: The Conservative Party has moved out of its 25-year home in the Varette Building in downtown Ottawa. Ian Brodie, current chair of the CPC's Leadership Election Organizing Committee, is pictured in those halcyon days in 2004, decorating the CIMS server for Christmas. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 27, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 27, 2022
End of an era: The Conservative Party has moved out of its 25-year home in the Varette Building in downtown Ottawa. Ian Brodie, current chair of the CPC's Leadership Election Organizing Committee, is pictured in those halcyon days in 2004, decorating the CIMS server for Christmas. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 25, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged with his really short new haircut earlier this month, something which garnered quite a bit of attention both in traditional media and on social media. Screenshot courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 25, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 25, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged with his really short new haircut earlier this month, something which garnered quite a bit of attention both in traditional media and on social media. Screenshot courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 20, 2022
NDP MP Charlie Angus' book Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower, made the shortlist for the 2022 Speaker’s Book Award. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, image courtesy of House of Anansi Press
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 20, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 20, 2022
NDP MP Charlie Angus' book Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower, made the shortlist for the 2022 Speaker’s Book Award. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, image courtesy of House of Anansi Press
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, top left, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre alongside Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, Conservative MP Pat Kelly, and interim Conservative Party leader Candice Bergen. The Calgary Stampede returned in full force in 2022. Photographs courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 18, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, top left, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre alongside Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, Conservative MP Pat Kelly, and interim Conservative Party leader Candice Bergen. The Calgary Stampede returned in full force in 2022. Photographs courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 13, 2022
Paul Wells, right, pictured alongside the CBC's Rosemary Barton during an event at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa on May 10, 2019. Wells left Maclean’s magazine after 19 years in March. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 13, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 13, 2022
Paul Wells, right, pictured alongside the CBC's Rosemary Barton during an event at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa on May 10, 2019. Wells left Maclean’s magazine after 19 years in March. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 11, 2022
In a new video, Conservative MP and party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre says the 'statist big government, the so-called liberals of today, don’t want to restore the timeless ideas, they want to sweep away our history so that they can invent a new utopia from scratch.' Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 11, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 11, 2022
In a new video, Conservative MP and party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre says the 'statist big government, the so-called liberals of today, don’t want to restore the timeless ideas, they want to sweep away our history so that they can invent a new utopia from scratch.' Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 6, 2022
Author and journalist Michael Harris, left, Governor General Mary Simon, and author Donald Savoie. Harris was appointed to the Order of Canada by Simon, with Savoie receiving a promotion to 'companion status.' More than 7,600 people from all sectors of society across Canada have been invested into the Order of Canada, according to Rideau Hall. The Hill Times file photographs, photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 6, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 6, 2022
Author and journalist Michael Harris, left, Governor General Mary Simon, and author Donald Savoie. Harris was appointed to the Order of Canada by Simon, with Savoie receiving a promotion to 'companion status.' More than 7,600 people from all sectors of society across Canada have been invested into the Order of Canada, according to Rideau Hall. The Hill Times file photographs, photograph by Andrew Meade