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News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | December 6, 2022
On Dec. 6, Auditor General Karen Hogan released two reports on the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement and benefit programs, finding their implementation riddled with problems. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | December 6, 2022
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | December 6, 2022
On Dec. 6, Auditor General Karen Hogan released two reports on the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement and benefit programs, finding their implementation riddled with problems. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | December 6, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan will brief MPs and the press today about her new reports on the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement and benefit programs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | December 6, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | December 6, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan will brief MPs and the press today about her new reports on the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement and benefit programs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
Nova Scotia Liberal MP Jaime Battiste says he's already got the 10 MP signatures needed to raise an objection over the final proposed boundaries at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
Nova Scotia Liberal MP Jaime Battiste says he's already got the 10 MP signatures needed to raise an objection over the final proposed boundaries at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | December 5, 2022
After his controversial Nov. 9 speech and the subsequent fallout, it is high time that retired Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve throw in the towel, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | December 5, 2022
After his controversial Nov. 9 speech and the subsequent fallout, it is high time that retired Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve throw in the towel, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
Opinion | BY CHAD THIESSEN | December 5, 2022
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks with reporters in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 15. The 2022 budget included a 10-year $72-billion commitment to housing, including $1.5-billion over two years to expand the successful Rapid Housing Initiative, writes Chad Thiessen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHAD THIESSEN | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY CHAD THIESSEN | December 5, 2022
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks with reporters in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 15. The 2022 budget included a 10-year $72-billion commitment to housing, including $1.5-billion over two years to expand the successful Rapid Housing Initiative, writes Chad Thiessen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | December 5, 2022
Outgoing Alberta premier Jason Kenney, left, took an indirect hit at Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s first piece of legislation by way of his retirement statement: 'I am concerned that our democratic life is veering away from ordinary prudential debate towards a polarization that undermines our bedrock institutions and principles.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | December 5, 2022
Outgoing Alberta premier Jason Kenney, left, took an indirect hit at Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s first piece of legislation by way of his retirement statement: 'I am concerned that our democratic life is veering away from ordinary prudential debate towards a polarization that undermines our bedrock institutions and principles.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Flickr
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are seen here speaking at the Nokia Canada campus in Kanata, Ont. on Oct. 17. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 5, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are seen here speaking at the Nokia Canada campus in Kanata, Ont. on Oct. 17. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward. Aylward says 'the buck ultimately stops with Minister Fortier in negotiations.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward. Aylward says 'the buck ultimately stops with Minister Fortier in negotiations.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, JESSE CNOCKAERT | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2022, to provide testimony about the Freedom Convoy occupation and the government's invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, JESSE CNOCKAERT | December 5, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, JESSE CNOCKAERT | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2022, to provide testimony about the Freedom Convoy occupation and the government's invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | December 5, 2022
The Senate's Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committee, pictured at a meeting on May 9, 2019, in the Senate Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | December 5, 2022
The Senate's Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committee, pictured at a meeting on May 9, 2019, in the Senate Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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
A burrowing owl, pictured in Tswsassen, B.C., in 2014. Birds of grassland landscapes, such as burrowing owls, chestnut-collared longspurs and Baird’s sparrows, are declining faster than any other group of birds across North America, and grassland birds have declined nearly 57 per cent since 1970, write Patrick Nadeau, Ian Cook, and Ryan Beierbach. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Michael Klotz
A burrowing owl, pictured in Tswsassen, B.C., in 2014. Birds of grassland landscapes, such as burrowing owls, chestnut-collared longspurs and Baird’s sparrows, are declining faster than any other group of birds across North America, and grassland birds have declined nearly 57 per cent since 1970, write Patrick Nadeau, Ian Cook, and Ryan Beierbach. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Michael Klotz
RoseAnne Archibald, Assembly of First Nations as national chief, pictured. Photograph courtesy of Laura Barrios
RoseAnne Archibald, Assembly of First Nations as national chief, pictured. Photograph courtesy of Laura Barrios
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured in Vancouver in his YouTube video titled, 'Everything feels broken,' posted on Nov. 20, has been criticized for his simplistic take on the city's opioid and tent city problem. Screen capture image courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured in Vancouver in his YouTube video titled, 'Everything feels broken,' posted on Nov. 20, has been criticized for his simplistic take on the city's opioid and tent city problem. Screen capture image courtesy of Twitter
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 2, 2022
On Nov. 29, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her much-anticipated Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 2, 2022
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 2, 2022
On Nov. 29, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her much-anticipated Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 2, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here flanked by cabinet and caucus colleagues on Nov. 22, will play host in Montreal this month for a major UN conference on biodiversity. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 2, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 2, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here flanked by cabinet and caucus colleagues on Nov. 22, will play host in Montreal this month for a major UN conference on biodiversity. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 1, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus takes questions from reporters in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Dec. 1, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 1, 2022
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 1, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus takes questions from reporters in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Dec. 1, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Kelemen Quartet—consisting of Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Vashti Hunter (cello), Katalin Kokas (viola), and Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin)—headlined the event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The Kelemen Quartet—consisting of Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Vashti Hunter (cello), Katalin Kokas (viola), and Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin)—headlined the event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
IRPP president and CEO Jennifer Ditchburn and Cardus co-founder Ray Pennings. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
IRPP president and CEO Jennifer Ditchburn and Cardus co-founder Ray Pennings. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY STEPHEN J. TOOPE, ALAN BERNSTEIN | December 1, 2022
Canadian scientists were at the centre of the global effort to develop vaccines against COVID-19. What other areas can Canada lead in research and innovation? Photograph courtesy of PMO/Adam Scotti
Opinion | BY STEPHEN J. TOOPE, ALAN BERNSTEIN | December 1, 2022
Opinion | BY STEPHEN J. TOOPE, ALAN BERNSTEIN | December 1, 2022
Canadian scientists were at the centre of the global effort to develop vaccines against COVID-19. What other areas can Canada lead in research and innovation? Photograph courtesy of PMO/Adam Scotti
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 1, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 30, will visit London, Ont., today for an announcement about dental care for children. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 1, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 1, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 30, will visit London, Ont., today for an announcement about dental care for children. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMIR ATTARAN, GIB VAN ERT | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Nov. 29. The Government of Canada should introduce, and Parliament enact, the Notwithstanding Act, designed to end wanton abuses of the notwithstanding clause, write Amir Attaran and Gib van Ert.
Opinion | BY AMIR ATTARAN, GIB VAN ERT | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY AMIR ATTARAN, GIB VAN ERT | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Nov. 29. The Government of Canada should introduce, and Parliament enact, the Notwithstanding Act, designed to end wanton abuses of the notwithstanding clause, write Amir Attaran and Gib van Ert.
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | November 30, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured Feb. 23, 2021, delivering a joint press statement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House. Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy is about the Trudeau’s Liberals propping up the U.S. Democrats on the one hand, and fighting off the Conservatives on the other, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | November 30, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured Feb. 23, 2021, delivering a joint press statement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House. Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy is about the Trudeau’s Liberals propping up the U.S. Democrats on the one hand, and fighting off the Conservatives on the other, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY MICHAEL FENN | November 30, 2022
Infrastructure Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured on Nov. 22. The federal government has historically been reluctant to pledge long-term federal revenues to the municipal sector, whether through programs or directly, writes Michael Fenn. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL FENN | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL FENN | November 30, 2022
Infrastructure Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured on Nov. 22. The federal government has historically been reluctant to pledge long-term federal revenues to the municipal sector, whether through programs or directly, writes Michael Fenn. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 15 to discuss her office's fall 2022 reports. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 15 to discuss her office's fall 2022 reports. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 30, 2022
Statistics Canada will release Census data today on changes to Canada's labour force. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 30, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 30, 2022
Statistics Canada will release Census data today on changes to Canada's labour force. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | November 30, 2022
The Government Relations Institute of Canada hosted a panel on diversity in government relations on Nov. 25. Among the participants were Liberal MP Greg Fergus, left, Tiéoulé Traoré of IBM Canada, and Bunmi Adeoye, senior vice-president of Proof Strategies. The Hill Times photograph by Jesse Cnockaert
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | November 30, 2022
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | November 30, 2022
The Government Relations Institute of Canada hosted a panel on diversity in government relations on Nov. 25. Among the participants were Liberal MP Greg Fergus, left, Tiéoulé Traoré of IBM Canada, and Bunmi Adeoye, senior vice-president of Proof Strategies. The Hill Times photograph by Jesse Cnockaert
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 30, 2022
Those who tuned in to the six-week Public Order Emergency Commission’s public hearings were treated to an unprecedented level of government transparency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 30, 2022
Those who tuned in to the six-week Public Order Emergency Commission’s public hearings were treated to an unprecedented level of government transparency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 30, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan meets with Canada Soccer players in Qatar. Those Canadian government officials who have gone to Qatar to support our team have spoken out on human rights issues there, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Canada Soccer's Twitter
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 30, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan meets with Canada Soccer players in Qatar. Those Canadian government officials who have gone to Qatar to support our team have spoken out on human rights issues there, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Canada Soccer's Twitter
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin's, right, sabre rattling on nuclear threats has brought little focus on nuclear disarmament from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, say experts. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin's, right, sabre rattling on nuclear threats has brought little focus on nuclear disarmament from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, say experts. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy on Nov. 27, which includes a pledge to bolster diplomatic capacity in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy on Nov. 27, which includes a pledge to bolster diplomatic capacity in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 30, 2022
Government House Leader Mark Holland says starting government bills in the Senate allows the Liberals 'to maximize our efficiency of moving the most legislation forward.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 30, 2022
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 30, 2022
Government House Leader Mark Holland says starting government bills in the Senate allows the Liberals 'to maximize our efficiency of moving the most legislation forward.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | November 30, 2022
A recent Hill Times article allows space for questioning of the Canadian Construction Association’s data on labour shortages, says CCA president Mary Van Buren. Pexels photograph by Rodolfo Quirós
Opinion | November 30, 2022
Opinion | November 30, 2022
A recent Hill Times article allows space for questioning of the Canadian Construction Association’s data on labour shortages, says CCA president Mary Van Buren. Pexels photograph by Rodolfo Quirós
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Bombadier Marie Robert guides the Sperwer UAV as it is hoisted onto the catapult ramp prior to launch in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003. The current scourges of the battlefield are the unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Doug Farmer
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Bombadier Marie Robert guides the Sperwer UAV as it is hoisted onto the catapult ramp prior to launch in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003. The current scourges of the battlefield are the unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Doug Farmer
María Verónica Elías will present preliminary findings of border management policy narratives in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a University of Ottawa event on Thursday, Dec. 1. Unsplash photograph by Hermes Rivera
María Verónica Elías will present preliminary findings of border management policy narratives in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a University of Ottawa event on Thursday, Dec. 1. Unsplash photograph by Hermes Rivera
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will host delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal from Dec. 7-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will host delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal from Dec. 7-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade