Hill Climbers

FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stops to speak with media on his way into the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block on Nov. 30. There are three new staff to report in the PM's office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stops to speak with media on his way into the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block on Nov. 30. There are three new staff to report in the PM's office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 1, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera recently hired Alisson Lévesque to join her ministerial staff team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 1, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 1, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera recently hired Alisson Lévesque to join her ministerial staff team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 28, 2022
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal arrives at the West Block on Oct. 20. The minister recently welcomed a new director of policy to his team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 28, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 28, 2022
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal arrives at the West Block on Oct. 20. The minister recently welcomed a new director of policy to his team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 24, 2022
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with reporters after a cabinet meeting in the West Block on Nov. 24. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 24, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 24, 2022
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with reporters after a cabinet meeting in the West Block on Nov. 24. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 21, 2022
Conservative MPs Andrew Scheer, left, and Kerry-Lynne Findlay took charge of the Tory House leader and whip offices, respectively, in September, bringing in new chiefs of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photo
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 21, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 21, 2022
Conservative MPs Andrew Scheer, left, and Kerry-Lynne Findlay took charge of the Tory House leader and whip offices, respectively, in September, bringing in new chiefs of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photo
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 14, 2022
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier, left, and Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne have both recently bade farewell to policy advisers in their ministerial offices. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 14, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 14, 2022
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier, left, and Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne have both recently bade farewell to policy advisers in their ministerial offices. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 10, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan, and Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough have all seen changes to their communications teams this fall. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 10, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 10, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan, and Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough have all seen changes to their communications teams this fall. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 7, 2022
International Trade, Export Promotion, and Small Business Minister Mary Ng, right, attends a joint press conference with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Ottawa on May 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 7, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 7, 2022
International Trade, Export Promotion, and Small Business Minister Mary Ng, right, attends a joint press conference with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Ottawa on May 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 4, 2022
Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Karina Gould has recently promoted three staff to “senior” status. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 4, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 4, 2022
Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Karina Gould has recently promoted three staff to “senior” status. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 31, 2022
Filomena Tassi, minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, recently scooped up Jennifer Kuss to serve as her new chief of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 31, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 31, 2022
Filomena Tassi, minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, recently scooped up Jennifer Kuss to serve as her new chief of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 27, 2022
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured on the Hill, has had some recent changes in his ministerial office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 27, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 27, 2022
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured on the Hill, has had some recent changes in his ministerial office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 24, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera, at a March 22 health care announcement at the University of Ottawa, has a new chief of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 24, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 24, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera, at a March 22 health care announcement at the University of Ottawa, has a new chief of staff. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 20, 2022
Andrée-Lyne Hallé, right, and lead PMO media advance Terry Guillon pause on the stairs leading to the third floor horseshoe that's home to the prime minister's office in Centre Block to look back toward the foyer outside the House of Commons Chamber in 2017. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 20, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 20, 2022
Andrée-Lyne Hallé, right, and lead PMO media advance Terry Guillon pause on the stairs leading to the third floor horseshoe that's home to the prime minister's office in Centre Block to look back toward the foyer outside the House of Commons Chamber in 2017. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 17, 2022
National Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks with reporters outside the West Block in Ottawa on Sept. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 17, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 17, 2022
National Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks with reporters outside the West Block in Ottawa on Sept. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 13, 2022
Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings arrives at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa on Sept. 19 for the memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 13, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 13, 2022
Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings arrives at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa on Sept. 19 for the memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 3, 2022
Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured during a June 3 press conference in Gatineau, Que., on the first anniversary of the release of the National Action Plan for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 3, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | October 3, 2022
Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured during a June 3 press conference in Gatineau, Que., on the first anniversary of the release of the National Action Plan for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 28, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Minister and Privy Council President Bill Blair, who's been busy of late overseeing the federal response to Hurricane Fiona, has seen a number of director-level staff changes in his office recently, with new hands at the till of his communications, policy, and operations shops.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 28, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 28, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Minister and Privy Council President Bill Blair, who's been busy of late overseeing the federal response to Hurricane Fiona, has seen a number of director-level staff changes in his office recently, with new hands at the till of his communications, policy, and operations shops.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 26, 2022
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal speaks with media outside the West Block on June 13. Vandal has a new chief of staff in his office, and should soon have a new director of policy as well. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 26, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 26, 2022
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal speaks with media outside the West Block on June 13. Vandal has a new chief of staff in his office, and should soon have a new director of policy as well. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 22, 2022
Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge, pictured during her appearance before the House Heritage Committee alongside Michel Ruest, a senior director of Sport Canada, on July 26 to answer questions about Hockey Canada's handling of sexual misconduct allegations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 22, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 22, 2022
Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge, pictured during her appearance before the House Heritage Committee alongside Michel Ruest, a senior director of Sport Canada, on July 26 to answer questions about Hockey Canada's handling of sexual misconduct allegations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 5, 2022
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier, left, is down a director of communications, and Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault has a new press secretary on board. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 5, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 5, 2022
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier, left, is down a director of communications, and Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault has a new press secretary on board. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 1, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan, right, speaks with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on their way into the West Block building in Ottawa on June 8. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 1, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | September 1, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan, right, speaks with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on their way into the West Block building in Ottawa on June 8. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 29, 2022
Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured during a press conference about the auditor general's May 2022 reports in the West Block on May 31. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 29, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 29, 2022
Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured during a press conference about the auditor general's May 2022 reports in the West Block on May 31. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 26, 2022
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured during an Aug. 23 press conference in Ottawa to announce Dr. Leigh Chapman's appointment as Canada's Chief Nursing Officer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 26, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 26, 2022
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured during an Aug. 23 press conference in Ottawa to announce Dr. Leigh Chapman's appointment as Canada's Chief Nursing Officer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 22, 2022
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, left, and Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne have both seen some recent tweaks to their office rosters. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 22, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 22, 2022
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, left, and Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne have both seen some recent tweaks to their office rosters. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the Liberal caucus, which is supported by the Liberal research bureau, during a meeting in Ottawa in January 2020. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 18, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the Liberal caucus, which is supported by the Liberal research bureau, during a meeting in Ottawa in January 2020. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 15, 2022
Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien, left, has seen a number of staff moves since Hill Climbers' last update, with a policy adviser soon to depart, and National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier recently added to her policy team. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 15, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 15, 2022
Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien, left, has seen a number of staff moves since Hill Climbers' last update, with a policy adviser soon to depart, and National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier recently added to her policy team. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 10, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured at the U.S. Embassy's June 24 event to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 10, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 10, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured at the U.S. Embassy's June 24 event to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 8, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa on May 31. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 8, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 8, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa on May 31. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 1, 2022
A pedestrian walks past the Queen's Gates, the formal entrance to Parliament Hill, on July 13. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 1, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | August 1, 2022
A pedestrian walks past the Queen's Gates, the formal entrance to Parliament Hill, on July 13. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 28, 2022
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has hired some new staffers since Hill Climbers last checked in at the start of the year, including Olivia Scieur-Aparicio, who started as the minister’s new operations and tour manager in June.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 28, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 28, 2022
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has hired some new staffers since Hill Climbers last checked in at the start of the year, including Olivia Scieur-Aparicio, who started as the minister’s new operations and tour manager in June.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 25, 2022
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is pictured on his way into the West Block building in downtown Ottawa on June 8. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 25, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 25, 2022
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is pictured on his way into the West Block building in downtown Ottawa on June 8. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 21, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during an event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 6. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 21, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 21, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during an event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 6. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 18, 2022
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan is pictured on his way into the West Block building in downtown Ottawa on June 13. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 18, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 18, 2022
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan is pictured on his way into the West Block building in downtown Ottawa on June 13. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 11, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan, right, walks to the West Block with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on June 8. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 11, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 11, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan, right, walks to the West Block with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on June 8. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 4, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves an event to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day at Mādahòkì Farm in Ottawa on June 21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 4, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | July 4, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves an event to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day at Mādahòkì Farm in Ottawa on June 21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | June 27, 2022
National Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks at the podium for her breakfast keynote address during CANSEC's global defence and security trade show at Ottawa's EY Centre on June 1. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | June 27, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | June 27, 2022
National Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks at the podium for her breakfast keynote address during CANSEC's global defence and security trade show at Ottawa's EY Centre on June 1. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | June 23, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, and Official Languages Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor have both added to their ministerial teams in recent months. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | June 23, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | June 23, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, and Official Languages Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor have both added to their ministerial teams in recent months. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade