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Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 12, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken plenty of flak for saying that ISIS fighters returning to Canada could be de-programmed and de-radicalized. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 12, 2018
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 12, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken plenty of flak for saying that ISIS fighters returning to Canada could be de-programmed and de-radicalized. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 29, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured in Washington last year, are both struggling with lagging domestic popularity because of 'social issues promoted by religious groups,' according to Angelo Persichilli. Photo courtesy of Donald Trump's Twitter account
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 29, 2018
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 29, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured in Washington last year, are both struggling with lagging domestic popularity because of 'social issues promoted by religious groups,' according to Angelo Persichilli. Photo courtesy of Donald Trump's Twitter account
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 15, 2018
Cheque, please: The question is how the minimum wage legislation will impact this legalized abuse by some restaurateurs of waitresses, waiters, and the customers, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 15, 2018
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 15, 2018
Cheque, please: The question is how the minimum wage legislation will impact this legalized abuse by some restaurateurs of waitresses, waiters, and the customers, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 11, 2017
Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey, pictured in this file photo, told the Financial Post last week that more Canadian newspapers will close in the next few years, but said print news will still exist 10 years from now. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 11, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 11, 2017
Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey, pictured in this file photo, told the Financial Post last week that more Canadian newspapers will close in the next few years, but said print news will still exist 10 years from now. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 4, 2017
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured in this file photo on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 4, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 4, 2017
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured in this file photo on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 27, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 27, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 27, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 20, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the perfect salesman for his government, particularly in contrast to Donald Trump. But whether his government lives up to its rhetoric around policy and principles is questionable, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 20, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 20, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the perfect salesman for his government, particularly in contrast to Donald Trump. But whether his government lives up to its rhetoric around policy and principles is questionable, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 13, 2017
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier is the minister responsible for overseeing the Canada Revenue Agency. Despite renewed cries for tougher rules to thwart tax evasion in light of the publication of the Paradise Papers, Angelo Persichilli writes he doesn't anticipate much of an appetitive in Ottawa to make undertake reforms. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 13, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 13, 2017
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier is the minister responsible for overseeing the Canada Revenue Agency. Despite renewed cries for tougher rules to thwart tax evasion in light of the publication of the Paradise Papers, Angelo Persichilli writes he doesn't anticipate much of an appetitive in Ottawa to make undertake reforms. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 6, 2017
Angelo Persichilli writes that letting in more immigrants 'requires more money' to pay for things like hiring more people in the federal Immigration Ministry, currently headed by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 6, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | November 6, 2017
Angelo Persichilli writes that letting in more immigrants 'requires more money' to pay for things like hiring more people in the federal Immigration Ministry, currently headed by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 30, 2017
Angelo Persichilli writes that the mounting sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein exposes the 'hypocrisy' of the entertainment industry's major figures, who largely remained silent despite knowing of many allegations of wrongdoing against the Hollywood super-producer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 30, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 30, 2017
Angelo Persichilli writes that the mounting sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein exposes the 'hypocrisy' of the entertainment industry's major figures, who largely remained silent despite knowing of many allegations of wrongdoing against the Hollywood super-producer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 20, 2017
Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. Questions continue to emerge on why Canadian Joshua Boyle travelled deep into Afghanistan territory controlled by the Taliban along with his very pregnant wife, American Caitlan Coleman, some five years ago, after the couple and their three children were freed from their Taliban-linked kidnappers earlier this month. Carl Montgomery/Wikimedia photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 20, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 20, 2017
Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. Questions continue to emerge on why Canadian Joshua Boyle travelled deep into Afghanistan territory controlled by the Taliban along with his very pregnant wife, American Caitlan Coleman, some five years ago, after the couple and their three children were freed from their Taliban-linked kidnappers earlier this month. Carl Montgomery/Wikimedia photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 16, 2017
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer give a joint statement on Sept. 27, 2017 at the end of the third round of negotiations to rework the NAFTA. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 16, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 16, 2017
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer give a joint statement on Sept. 27, 2017 at the end of the third round of negotiations to rework the NAFTA. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 9, 2017
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured in this file photograph on the Hill. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 9, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 9, 2017
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured in this file photograph on the Hill. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 2, 2017
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured in the Commons foyer Sept. 25, 2017, met with members of the Italian anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission and the RCMP commissioner, and officials from the Justice Department in Ottawa last year, in an effort to fight organized crime in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 2, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | October 2, 2017
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured in the Commons foyer Sept. 25, 2017, met with members of the Italian anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission and the RCMP commissioner, and officials from the Justice Department in Ottawa last year, in an effort to fight organized crime in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | September 25, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | September 25, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | September 25, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | September 18, 2017
Carolyn Bennett, pictured, has seen her ministerial responsibilities halved, and will now handle Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs, while Jane Philpott takes over the management of Indigenous services. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | September 18, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | September 18, 2017
Carolyn Bennett, pictured, has seen her ministerial responsibilities halved, and will now handle Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs, while Jane Philpott takes over the management of Indigenous services. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 26, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's recent speech in the House has been heralded as the “new blueprint” for Canadian foreign policy, but actually lacked a coherent vision, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 26, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 26, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's recent speech in the House has been heralded as the “new blueprint” for Canadian foreign policy, but actually lacked a coherent vision, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 19, 2017
Angelo Perichilli writes that he hopes Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will move quickly to create the Office of the Community Engagement and Counter-Radicalization Coordinator. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel AIello
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 19, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 19, 2017
Angelo Perichilli writes that he hopes Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will move quickly to create the Office of the Community Engagement and Counter-Radicalization Coordinator. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel AIello
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 5, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 5, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | June 5, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 29, 2017
Who can lead the Conservatives to a victory over Justin Trudeau? Someone who knows how to communicate, writes Angelo Persichilli. PMO photograph by Adam Scotti
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 29, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 29, 2017
Who can lead the Conservatives to a victory over Justin Trudeau? Someone who knows how to communicate, writes Angelo Persichilli. PMO photograph by Adam Scotti
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 22, 2017
There is growing criticism among Venezuelans about Pope Francis' seemingly cozy relationship with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, writes Angelo Persichilli. UN photograph by Eskinder Debebe
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 22, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 22, 2017
There is growing criticism among Venezuelans about Pope Francis' seemingly cozy relationship with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, writes Angelo Persichilli. UN photograph by Eskinder Debebe
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 15, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has fired James Comey, seen here, as director of the FBI. Angelo Persichilli writes that this will not turn into a Watergate-type situation. Photograph courtesy of FBI
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 15, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 15, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has fired James Comey, seen here, as director of the FBI. Angelo Persichilli writes that this will not turn into a Watergate-type situation. Photograph courtesy of FBI
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 8, 2017
Immigrants, often when visiting their homelands, have a tendency to exaggerate their accomplishments in their new countries, writes Angelo Persichilli, who adds that Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's accomplishments did not need to be amplified to be impressive. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 8, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 8, 2017
Immigrants, often when visiting their homelands, have a tendency to exaggerate their accomplishments in their new countries, writes Angelo Persichilli, who adds that Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's accomplishments did not need to be amplified to be impressive. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 1, 2017
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's popularity has taken a hit, but don't count her out yet for the next election, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 1, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | May 1, 2017
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's popularity has taken a hit, but don't count her out yet for the next election, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 24, 2017
You might not like Donald Trump's approach to North Korea, but it's not like any of his predecessors had it figured out either, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 24, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 24, 2017
You might not like Donald Trump's approach to North Korea, but it's not like any of his predecessors had it figured out either, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 17, 2017
Passengers walk through Toronto's Pearson Airport. Angelo Persichilli writes that airlines and passengers must compromise in the situation that sees cheaper fares charged in exchange for the risk that overbooking will sometimes occur. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 17, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 17, 2017
Passengers walk through Toronto's Pearson Airport. Angelo Persichilli writes that airlines and passengers must compromise in the situation that sees cheaper fares charged in exchange for the risk that overbooking will sometimes occur. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 10, 2017
Liberal Mona Fortier won the recent byelection in Ottawa-Vanier, Ont., as all five byelections held on April 3 returned members from the same party as before. Courtesy of Mona Fortier campaign
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 10, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 10, 2017
Liberal Mona Fortier won the recent byelection in Ottawa-Vanier, Ont., as all five byelections held on April 3 returned members from the same party as before. Courtesy of Mona Fortier campaign
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 3, 2017
Angelo Persichilli writes that he's tired of polls saying Canadians support tough action to defend the environment, given what happened when former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion tried to introduce a carbon tax. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 3, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | April 3, 2017
Angelo Persichilli writes that he's tired of polls saying Canadians support tough action to defend the environment, given what happened when former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion tried to introduce a carbon tax. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 27, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Aga Khan meet in Ottawa May 17, 2016. Angelo Persichilli asks why we're still talking about Mr. Trudeau's vacation to the Aga Khan's island at Christmas. Photograph courtesy of the PMO
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 27, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 27, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Aga Khan meet in Ottawa May 17, 2016. Angelo Persichilli asks why we're still talking about Mr. Trudeau's vacation to the Aga Khan's island at Christmas. Photograph courtesy of the PMO
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 20, 2017
Why does Donald Trump lie? Because he can, and get away with it, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 20, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 20, 2017
Why does Donald Trump lie? Because he can, and get away with it, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 13, 2017
Justin Trudeau openly supported former Conservative-turned-Liberal Eve Adams in her unsuccessful bid for a Liberal nomination before the last election, and he was within his right to do so, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 13, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 13, 2017
Justin Trudeau openly supported former Conservative-turned-Liberal Eve Adams in her unsuccessful bid for a Liberal nomination before the last election, and he was within his right to do so, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 6, 2017
Donald Trump was looking 'almost' normal as he addressed Congress last week, much to the disappointment of media in Canada, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 6, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | March 6, 2017
Donald Trump was looking 'almost' normal as he addressed Congress last week, much to the disappointment of media in Canada, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 27, 2017
Donald Trump has made fake news a hot topic, but it's not a new thing and not so easy to define, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 27, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 27, 2017
Donald Trump has made fake news a hot topic, but it's not a new thing and not so easy to define, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 20, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump, and various officials from both sides meet in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13. Photograph courtesy of Kate Purchase's Twitter
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 20, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 20, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump, and various officials from both sides meet in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13. Photograph courtesy of Kate Purchase's Twitter
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 13, 2017
Here's hoping Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has his priorities straight. Angelo Persichilli writes that Canada doesn't plan its immigration properly to meet its economic needs. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 13, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 13, 2017
Here's hoping Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has his priorities straight. Angelo Persichilli writes that Canada doesn't plan its immigration properly to meet its economic needs. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 6, 2017
Western countries are not using countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE enough in international diplomacy, allowing figures like Russia's Vladmir Putin too much influence on the world stage, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph courtesy of United Nations
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 6, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | February 6, 2017
Western countries are not using countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE enough in international diplomacy, allowing figures like Russia's Vladmir Putin too much influence on the world stage, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph courtesy of United Nations
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 30, 2017
Conservatives today should not disavow the Harper legacy like Progressive Conservative did 20 years ago with achievements of Brian Mulroney, write Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 30, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 30, 2017
Conservatives today should not disavow the Harper legacy like Progressive Conservative did 20 years ago with achievements of Brian Mulroney, write Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 23, 2017
Maxime Bernier is one of Conservative leadership candidates who has the right idea of not trying to be another Trump but is focused on what his presidency means for Canada, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 23, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 23, 2017
Maxime Bernier is one of Conservative leadership candidates who has the right idea of not trying to be another Trump but is focused on what his presidency means for Canada, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 16, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Ella Grace, and Xavier. Should we be concerned about what the Trudeau family did for a winter vacation? Angelo Persichilli thinks not. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 16, 2017
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | January 16, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Ella Grace, and Xavier. Should we be concerned about what the Trudeau family did for a winter vacation? Angelo Persichilli thinks not. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 15, 2016
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown faced some controversy recently when a backbench MPP spoke out of turn on the party's position on social issues. Photograph by Tavis Nembhard
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 15, 2016
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 15, 2016
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown faced some controversy recently when a backbench MPP spoke out of turn on the party's position on social issues. Photograph by Tavis Nembhard
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 12, 2016
There's a case to be made for calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a populist, writes Angelo Perischilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ANGELO PERSICHILLI | December 12, 2016