Heard On The Hill

FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 20, 2023
Sabreena Delhon, executive director of the Samara Centre of Democracy, Humans of the House, the centre's new podcast, is set to launch on March 21. Photograph, image courtesy of Samara Centre for Democracy
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 20, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 20, 2023
Sabreena Delhon, executive director of the Samara Centre of Democracy, Humans of the House, the centre's new podcast, is set to launch on March 21. Photograph, image courtesy of Samara Centre for Democracy
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 15, 2023
Veteran journalist Laura Dhillon Kane, left, is set to start at Bloomberg as their Ottawa bureau chief on May 1, and CTV News Channel's Mike Le Couteur is now heading up a new hour-long show debating the top three most talked about stories of the day. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, Facebook
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 15, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 15, 2023
Veteran journalist Laura Dhillon Kane, left, is set to start at Bloomberg as their Ottawa bureau chief on May 1, and CTV News Channel's Mike Le Couteur is now heading up a new hour-long show debating the top three most talked about stories of the day. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, Facebook
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 13, 2023
Torstar Corporation owner Jordan Bitove will deliver the 2023 Wilfred Kesterton Lecture on March 28 at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. Photograph courtesy of NordStar
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 13, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 13, 2023
Torstar Corporation owner Jordan Bitove will deliver the 2023 Wilfred Kesterton Lecture on March 28 at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. Photograph courtesy of NordStar
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 8, 2023
NDP MP Heather McPherson says the recommendation against the House Foreign Affairs Committee's requested travel to Ukraine 'didn't make any sense.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 8, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 8, 2023
NDP MP Heather McPherson says the recommendation against the House Foreign Affairs Committee's requested travel to Ukraine 'didn't make any sense.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 6, 2023
Play it again, Charlie: NDP MP, author and musician Charlie Angus will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style when he takes the stage at Whiskeyjack Beer Company in Haileybury, Ont., on March 17. Photograph courtesy of Raul Rincon
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 6, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 6, 2023
Play it again, Charlie: NDP MP, author and musician Charlie Angus will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style when he takes the stage at Whiskeyjack Beer Company in Haileybury, Ont., on March 17. Photograph courtesy of Raul Rincon
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 1, 2023
Journalist Tonda MacCharles has been announced as the Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau chief. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 1, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | March 1, 2023
Journalist Tonda MacCharles has been announced as the Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau chief. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 27, 2023
This just in: Investigative reporter with the CBC's weekly investigative program The Fifth Estate Harvey Cashore, left, and former CBC Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos have both been nominated for Canadian Screen Awards. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, CTV News
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 27, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 27, 2023
This just in: Investigative reporter with the CBC's weekly investigative program The Fifth Estate Harvey Cashore, left, and former CBC Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos have both been nominated for Canadian Screen Awards. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, CTV News
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 22, 2023
Kathleen Harris, left, and Tina Romito, who both spent many years covering Parliament Hill, are heading to public affairs firm Compass Rose. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, LinkedIn
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 22, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 22, 2023
Kathleen Harris, left, and Tina Romito, who both spent many years covering Parliament Hill, are heading to public affairs firm Compass Rose. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, LinkedIn
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 20, 2023
Newfoundland's got talent: Newfoundlanders actor Greg Malone, left, comedian Rick Mercer, journalist David Cochrane, and his date, comedian Mark Critch, at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2017. Photograph courtesy of Mark Critch's Twitter account
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 20, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 20, 2023
Newfoundland's got talent: Newfoundlanders actor Greg Malone, left, comedian Rick Mercer, journalist David Cochrane, and his date, comedian Mark Critch, at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2017. Photograph courtesy of Mark Critch's Twitter account
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 15, 2023
Shalene Curtis-Micallef, left, Chris Forbes, and Arun Thangaraj. Curtis-Micallef is the first Black woman to lead the Justice Department following her appointment as deputy minister. Forbes has been appointed as deputy minister of environment and climate change, while Thangaraj has been named the new deputy minister of transport. Photographs courtesy of LinkedIn, Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 15, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 15, 2023
Shalene Curtis-Micallef, left, Chris Forbes, and Arun Thangaraj. Curtis-Micallef is the first Black woman to lead the Justice Department following her appointment as deputy minister. Forbes has been appointed as deputy minister of environment and climate change, while Thangaraj has been named the new deputy minister of transport. Photographs courtesy of LinkedIn, Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 13, 2023
Pierre Trudeau, left, Jack Austin and Queen Elizabeth. 'Austin has played a unique role in Canada's public life,' says Bob Rae in one of the book's jacket blurbs. Image courtesy of McGill-Queen's University Press
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 13, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 13, 2023
Pierre Trudeau, left, Jack Austin and Queen Elizabeth. 'Austin has played a unique role in Canada's public life,' says Bob Rae in one of the book's jacket blurbs. Image courtesy of McGill-Queen's University Press
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 8, 2023
Veteran journalist Julie Van Dusen, left, with Catherine Cullen and Hélène Buzzetti, right, who spent a quarter of a century at the CBC, is now hosting CPAC's Today in Politics podcast. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 8, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 8, 2023
Veteran journalist Julie Van Dusen, left, with Catherine Cullen and Hélène Buzzetti, right, who spent a quarter of a century at the CBC, is now hosting CPAC's Today in Politics podcast. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 6, 2023
Fox News' Tucker Carlson, left, and NDP MP Matthew Green. Carlson recently asked 'why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau' while on air. Green tried to get the House to unanimously condemn Carlson's remarks last week, but the House did not give its unanimous consent. Photograph courtesy of Twitter, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 6, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 6, 2023
Fox News' Tucker Carlson, left, and NDP MP Matthew Green. Carlson recently asked 'why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau' while on air. Green tried to get the House to unanimously condemn Carlson's remarks last week, but the House did not give its unanimous consent. Photograph courtesy of Twitter, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 1, 2023
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is highlighting party renewal in his bid for leadership of the Ontario Liberals. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 1, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 1, 2023
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is highlighting party renewal in his bid for leadership of the Ontario Liberals. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
Heather Scoffield, pictured in The Canadian Press' Ottawa office in 2018, has joined the Business Council of Canada’s executive team as senior vice president of strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
Heather Scoffield, pictured in The Canadian Press' Ottawa office in 2018, has joined the Business Council of Canada’s executive team as senior vice president of strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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 | 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