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Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | October 30, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters at the National Press Theatre on Oct. 23. Mr. Trudeau’s announced plans to start with a tax cut looks like an attempt to placate Conservatives, who pose the greatest threat to the Liberals in West, writes Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | October 30, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | October 30, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters at the National Press Theatre on Oct. 23. Mr. Trudeau’s announced plans to start with a tax cut looks like an attempt to placate Conservatives, who pose the greatest threat to the Liberals in West, writes Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 16, 2019
Both Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, left, spent the Thanksgiving weekend stumping on the dangers of not electing their respective parties to a majority government. But strategic voting isn’t an actual strategy for political change, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photographs courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 16, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 16, 2019
Both Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, left, spent the Thanksgiving weekend stumping on the dangers of not electing their respective parties to a majority government. But strategic voting isn’t an actual strategy for political change, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photographs courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 9, 2019
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh boards his campaign bus in Ottawa on Oct. 6. There is an undue expectation imposed on people of colour to show grace and forgiveness without being asked, and to be polite when faced with racism, big and small, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 9, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 9, 2019
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh boards his campaign bus in Ottawa on Oct. 6. There is an undue expectation imposed on people of colour to show grace and forgiveness without being asked, and to be polite when faced with racism, big and small, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 2, 2019
Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Leader Elizabeth May. Only one candidate is currently talking about the future of work; unfortunately, that candidate is running in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 2, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | October 2, 2019
Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Leader Elizabeth May. Only one candidate is currently talking about the future of work; unfortunately, that candidate is running in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 25, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a press conference in Winnipeg, Man., on Sept. 19, 2019, at which he apologized for a second time and took questions from media about having donned blackface and brownface. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 25, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 25, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a press conference in Winnipeg, Man., on Sept. 19, 2019, at which he apologized for a second time and took questions from media about having donned blackface and brownface. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 18, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s response to questions on Bill 21 during the Sept. 12 Maclean's/CityTV debate was akin to the ubiquitous corporate employment equity statement that every job hunter is bombarded with, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 18, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 18, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s response to questions on Bill 21 during the Sept. 12 Maclean's/CityTV debate was akin to the ubiquitous corporate employment equity statement that every job hunter is bombarded with, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 11, 2019
Comedian Hasan Minhaj sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Aug. 12 for a recent episode of his Netflix show Patriot Act, and in the process, not only dunked on the prime minister’s record, but also the Canadian media establishment, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 11, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | September 11, 2019
Comedian Hasan Minhaj sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Aug. 12 for a recent episode of his Netflix show Patriot Act, and in the process, not only dunked on the prime minister’s record, but also the Canadian media establishment, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 28, 2019
Members of the Union of Taxation Employees march to the Prime Minister’s Office to deliver thousands of petitions from workers at the Canada Revenue Agency urging the government to replace the Phoenix pay system with the Corporate Administrative System on Sept. 28, 2018. The agonizing toll a disastrous pay system has had on public service workers, writes Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 28, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 28, 2019
Members of the Union of Taxation Employees march to the Prime Minister’s Office to deliver thousands of petitions from workers at the Canada Revenue Agency urging the government to replace the Phoenix pay system with the Corporate Administrative System on Sept. 28, 2018. The agonizing toll a disastrous pay system has had on public service workers, writes Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 21, 2019
In the wake of the ethics commissioner’s report on the SNC-Lavalin affair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured speaking to reporters in West Block on June 19, 2019, has lost the trust of Canadians when he says he is running on a platform of ‘real change’ and ‘fair and open government,’ writes Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 21, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 21, 2019
In the wake of the ethics commissioner’s report on the SNC-Lavalin affair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured speaking to reporters in West Block on June 19, 2019, has lost the trust of Canadians when he says he is running on a platform of ‘real change’ and ‘fair and open government,’ writes Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 14, 2019
Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was arrested in connection with an Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22 people. His online manifesto includes themes familiar to the growing eco-fascist movement that could be creeping into Canada, writes Amy Kishek. Screenshot courtesy of ABC News
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 14, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | August 14, 2019
Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was arrested in connection with an Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22 people. His online manifesto includes themes familiar to the growing eco-fascist movement that could be creeping into Canada, writes Amy Kishek. Screenshot courtesy of ABC News
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | August 7, 2019
Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi, left, Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele, centre, and Cherie Wong say they were abruptly dismissed by Equal Voice for allegedly harassing the group's executive director. Their dismissal points to larger, systemic problems within the organization, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photographs courtesy of Cherie Wong, Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele, and Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | August 7, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | August 7, 2019
Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi, left, Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele, centre, and Cherie Wong say they were abruptly dismissed by Equal Voice for allegedly harassing the group's executive director. Their dismissal points to larger, systemic problems within the organization, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photographs courtesy of Cherie Wong, Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele, and Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 24, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, could take a lesson in how to respond to racism from U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, and Flickr photograph by Paris Malone
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 24, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 24, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, could take a lesson in how to respond to racism from U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, and Flickr photograph by Paris Malone
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 17, 2019
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Warren Kinsella isn’t running their campaign and committed to keeping to the party’s values of respect. That sounds like a Herculean task, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 17, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 17, 2019
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Warren Kinsella isn’t running their campaign and committed to keeping to the party’s values of respect. That sounds like a Herculean task, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 10, 2019
The image that launched a thousand tweets, even if it didn’t tell the whole story. That video of a seeming snub of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went wild online before it was debunked, shows the media isn’t ready for the fake-news fight, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 10, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | July 10, 2019
The image that launched a thousand tweets, even if it didn’t tell the whole story. That video of a seeming snub of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went wild online before it was debunked, shows the media isn’t ready for the fake-news fight, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | July 3, 2019
Protesters gather on Parliament Hill for the Women’s March in January 2017. For public servants, showing up at rallies, attended by partisan political leaders, holding a sign with a political slogan, shouldn’t be cause for investigation or discipline, Amy Kishek writes. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | July 3, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK | July 3, 2019
Protesters gather on Parliament Hill for the Women’s March in January 2017. For public servants, showing up at rallies, attended by partisan political leaders, holding a sign with a political slogan, shouldn’t be cause for investigation or discipline, Amy Kishek writes. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 26, 2019
Despite rhetoric from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, concrete reconcilation with Indigenous people is stalled after the Trans Mountain pipeline approval and inaction on removing sex discrimination in the Indian Act, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 26, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 26, 2019
Despite rhetoric from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, concrete reconcilation with Indigenous people is stalled after the Trans Mountain pipeline approval and inaction on removing sex discrimination in the Indian Act, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 19, 2019
The Parliamentary Protective Service apologized after a group of young people attending a Black Voices on the Hill lobby day were racially profiled in Confederation Building in February. These encounters are not minor, and they’re not isolated. Instead, they rob you of your value, write Amy Kishek and Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 19, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 19, 2019
The Parliamentary Protective Service apologized after a group of young people attending a Black Voices on the Hill lobby day were racially profiled in Confederation Building in February. These encounters are not minor, and they’re not isolated. Instead, they rob you of your value, write Amy Kishek and Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 12, 2019
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer might not be ready to take on the task of standing up for all Canadians, write Amy Kishek and Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 12, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 12, 2019
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer might not be ready to take on the task of standing up for all Canadians, write Amy Kishek and Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 5, 2019
Former Liberal, turned-Independent MPs Jane Philpott, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Celina Caesar-Chavannes were promptly set aside when they actively exercised a modicum of independence in carrying out their duties, say Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Now, shadowy Liberal insiders are looking to king a new member of the Old Boys’ Club as the new party leader. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 5, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | June 5, 2019
Former Liberal, turned-Independent MPs Jane Philpott, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Celina Caesar-Chavannes were promptly set aside when they actively exercised a modicum of independence in carrying out their duties, say Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Now, shadowy Liberal insiders are looking to king a new member of the Old Boys’ Club as the new party leader. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | May 29, 2019
U.S. House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has demonstrated the power of social media as a campaign tool—if used correctly. But young voters won't be swayed by insincere attempts to engage online, and Canadian politicians still have plenty to learn, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | May 29, 2019
Opinion | BY AMY KISHEK, ERICA IFILL | May 29, 2019
U.S. House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has demonstrated the power of social media as a campaign tool—if used correctly. But young voters won't be swayed by insincere attempts to engage online, and Canadian politicians still have plenty to learn, write Erica Ifill and Amy Kishek. Photograph courtesy of Flickr