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News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 26, 2023
Ahead of the start of the winter sitting of Parliament, the Liberal caucus is meeting in Ottawa on Friday and Saturday for its caucus retreat. Liberal MPs told The Hill Times that Doug Ford’s recently introduced changes to the provincial health-care system will be one of the key topics of discussion at this retreat. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 26, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 26, 2023
Ahead of the start of the winter sitting of Parliament, the Liberal caucus is meeting in Ottawa on Friday and Saturday for its caucus retreat. Liberal MPs told The Hill Times that Doug Ford’s recently introduced changes to the provincial health-care system will be one of the key topics of discussion at this retreat. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY JENNA COCULLO | January 26, 2023
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne is the last hurdle Rogers Communications Inc. will have to face in what has been a two-year journey to close its acquisition deal with Shaw Communications Inc. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JENNA COCULLO | January 26, 2023
News | BY JENNA COCULLO | January 26, 2023
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne is the last hurdle Rogers Communications Inc. will have to face in what has been a two-year journey to close its acquisition deal with Shaw Communications Inc. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 26, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Liberal caucus members at the party's winter caucus meeting in Ottawa on Jan. 23, 2020, before the pandemic was declared. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 26, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 26, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Liberal caucus members at the party's winter caucus meeting in Ottawa on Jan. 23, 2020, before the pandemic was declared. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
On Jan. 18, 2023, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered his latest distillation of threats. He called it a 'perfect storm' of galloping crises—war, pandemic, climate break down and identified the climate emergency as the threat to our survival, writes Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
On Jan. 18, 2023, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered his latest distillation of threats. He called it a 'perfect storm' of galloping crises—war, pandemic, climate break down and identified the climate emergency as the threat to our survival, writes Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault co-hosted the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal last year, culminating in a Biodiversity Agreement. The commitments in that agreement are threatened by proposed amendments to Bill S-5, currently under study by the House Environment Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault co-hosted the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal last year, culminating in a Biodiversity Agreement. The commitments in that agreement are threatened by proposed amendments to Bill S-5, currently under study by the House Environment Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RABIA KHEDR | January 25, 2023
Recent increases to provincial disability support programs has put very little real money into the hands of people with disabilities to pay for their basic needs like hygiene products and over the counter pain medications. Most increases don’t even match inflation, writes Rabia Khedr. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY RABIA KHEDR | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY RABIA KHEDR | January 25, 2023
Recent increases to provincial disability support programs has put very little real money into the hands of people with disabilities to pay for their basic needs like hygiene products and over the counter pain medications. Most increases don’t even match inflation, writes Rabia Khedr. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | January 25, 2023
There’s a lot of money to be made in private health services and Premier Doug Ford, as with his other projects, seems determined to make sure Ontario’s wealthy business class gets a big chunk of it, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | January 25, 2023
There’s a lot of money to be made in private health services and Premier Doug Ford, as with his other projects, seems determined to make sure Ontario’s wealthy business class gets a big chunk of it, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 25, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to questions about Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen's communications expenses at a press conference yesterday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 25, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 25, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to questions about Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen's communications expenses at a press conference yesterday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 25, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s thinking about submitting a reference question to the Supreme Court of Canada about the use of the notwithstanding clause. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 25, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s thinking about submitting a reference question to the Supreme Court of Canada about the use of the notwithstanding clause. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Local residents form a counter-protest blocking a group of Freedom Convoy supporters on Riverside Drive at Bank Street on Feb. 13, 2022, the third week of the convoy's occupation of the city. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Local residents form a counter-protest blocking a group of Freedom Convoy supporters on Riverside Drive at Bank Street on Feb. 13, 2022, the third week of the convoy's occupation of the city. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | January 25, 2023
The evolution of the ozone depletion problem and its resolution through the Montreal protocol, showed that industry must be involved in any solution to large-scale environmental problems, writes Tom McElroy. Photograph courtesy of PxHere
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | January 25, 2023
The evolution of the ozone depletion problem and its resolution through the Montreal protocol, showed that industry must be involved in any solution to large-scale environmental problems, writes Tom McElroy. Photograph courtesy of PxHere
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier makes an announcement outside of the House of Commons on Nov. 29, 2022. Now is the time for reformulating, revitalizing, and reinvigorating the federal public service delivery model for the next decade and beyond, writes Don Head. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier makes an announcement outside of the House of Commons on Nov. 29, 2022. Now is the time for reformulating, revitalizing, and reinvigorating the federal public service delivery model for the next decade and beyond, writes Don Head. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Yulia Kovaliv, Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, will take part in a webinar hosted by the Victoria branch of the Canada International Council on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Yulia Kovaliv, Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, will take part in a webinar hosted by the Victoria branch of the Canada International Council on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 24, 2023
The 12 MPs and five Senators assigned to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament have not gotten together since 2019, for reasons no one can explain. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 24, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 24, 2023
The 12 MPs and five Senators assigned to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament have not gotten together since 2019, for reasons no one can explain. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY MARK KENNEY | January 23, 2023
Sean Fraser
As Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recognized on Nov. 1 when announcing Canada’s new expanded immigration targets, Canada needs a lot more people to address the labour shortage, writes Mark Kenney. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK KENNEY | January 23, 2023
Opinion | BY MARK KENNEY | January 23, 2023
Sean Fraser
As Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recognized on Nov. 1 when announcing Canada’s new expanded immigration targets, Canada needs a lot more people to address the labour shortage, writes Mark Kenney. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 23, 2023
Michelle Rempel Garner
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, who is one of several MPs writing on Substack, says the newsletter-focused platform shows there is 'an appetite for longform content written by legislators.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 23, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 23, 2023
Michelle Rempel Garner
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, who is one of several MPs writing on Substack, says the newsletter-focused platform shows there is 'an appetite for longform content written by legislators.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY RAFFI SARKISSIAN | January 23, 2023
Demonstrators participate in the Artsakh Freedom Protest on George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey in October 2020. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/ Hrag Vartanian
Opinion | BY RAFFI SARKISSIAN | January 23, 2023
Opinion | BY RAFFI SARKISSIAN | January 23, 2023
Demonstrators participate in the Artsakh Freedom Protest on George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey in October 2020. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/ Hrag Vartanian
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 23, 2023
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, Quebec Premier François Legault, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Smith looks to face off against Trudeau in the upcoming Alberta election, say political observers. Meanwhile, federal-provincial relations are quickly deteriorating. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Jake Wright
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 23, 2023
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 23, 2023
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, Quebec Premier François Legault, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Smith looks to face off against Trudeau in the upcoming Alberta election, say political observers. Meanwhile, federal-provincial relations are quickly deteriorating. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Jake Wright
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 23, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Jan. 12, 2023, has faced ignorant and abusive mobs while campaigning, including ones who hurled stones in his direction. And during the debacle of the Freedom Convoy, the Canadian Border Services Agency received death threats against the prime minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 23, 2023
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 23, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Jan. 12, 2023, has faced ignorant and abusive mobs while campaigning, including ones who hurled stones in his direction. And during the debacle of the Freedom Convoy, the Canadian Border Services Agency received death threats against the prime minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 23, 2023
Wayne Easter, former veteran Liberal cabinet minister and MP, says cabinet ministers should stop taking orders from the Centre, or the PMO. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 23, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 23, 2023
Wayne Easter, former veteran Liberal cabinet minister and MP, says cabinet ministers should stop taking orders from the Centre, or the PMO. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | January 23, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Liberals intend to underscore their work in reducing child-care costs, hiking the minimum wage and introducing national dental benefits. It sounds like a campaign rollout, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | January 23, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | January 23, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Liberals intend to underscore their work in reducing child-care costs, hiking the minimum wage and introducing national dental benefits. It sounds like a campaign rollout, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SUSAN RILEY | January 23, 2023
The group of MPs who have been working behind the scenes, includes Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, left, the Green Party's Elizabeth May, the NDP's Heather McPherson, the Conservatives' Alex Ruff and the Liberals' Marcus Powlowski and Leah Taylor Roy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SUSAN RILEY | January 23, 2023
Opinion | BY SUSAN RILEY | January 23, 2023
The group of MPs who have been working behind the scenes, includes Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, left, the Green Party's Elizabeth May, the NDP's Heather McPherson, the Conservatives' Alex Ruff and the Liberals' Marcus Powlowski and Leah Taylor Roy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | January 23, 2023
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen said 'there is more work to be done to ensure that all Canadians have access to quality, affordable housing,' in a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation press release from Nov. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | January 23, 2023
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | January 23, 2023
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen said 'there is more work to be done to ensure that all Canadians have access to quality, affordable housing,' in a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation press release from Nov. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 23, 2023
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien, who turned 89 on Jan. 11, was prime minister from 1993 to 2003. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 23, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 23, 2023
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien, who turned 89 on Jan. 11, was prime minister from 1993 to 2003. 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
Opinion | January 23, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured Oct. 18, 2022, on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | January 23, 2023
Opinion | January 23, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured Oct. 18, 2022, on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 20, 2023
In announcements on Jan. 11 and Jan. 16, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province was open to a deal on health transfers that would place federal strings on funding, and that Ontario plans to invest more in private health care delivery. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 20, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 20, 2023
In announcements on Jan. 11 and Jan. 16, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province was open to a deal on health transfers that would place federal strings on funding, and that Ontario plans to invest more in private health care delivery. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 20, 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand will get a front-row seat to a debate over supplying tanks to Ukraine at a summit in Germany today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 20, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 20, 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand will get a front-row seat to a debate over supplying tanks to Ukraine at a summit in Germany today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 19, 2023
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne speaks with media before a Liberal caucus meeting in the West Block on Oct. 26, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 19, 2023
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 19, 2023
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne speaks with media before a Liberal caucus meeting in the West Block on Oct. 26, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK SWARTZ | January 19, 2023
Extending the term of copyright 'pauses' the public domain for 20 years, impacting works created both in Canada and abroad. As a result, millions of copyrighted works will not enter the public domain for many years, including those created by prominent Canadians such as Glenn Gould, left, Lester Pearson, Marshall McLuhan, and Gabrielle Roy. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MARK SWARTZ | January 19, 2023
Opinion | BY MARK SWARTZ | January 19, 2023
Extending the term of copyright 'pauses' the public domain for 20 years, impacting works created both in Canada and abroad. As a result, millions of copyrighted works will not enter the public domain for many years, including those created by prominent Canadians such as Glenn Gould, left, Lester Pearson, Marshall McLuhan, and Gabrielle Roy. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 19, 2023
A construction site in Ottawa at the site of a mixed use rental building. Collectively, Canada's pension plans make up the largest pool of investment capital in the country, owning airports, pipelines, electrical utilities, and other infrastructure projects around the world. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 19, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 19, 2023
A construction site in Ottawa at the site of a mixed use rental building. Collectively, Canada's pension plans make up the largest pool of investment capital in the country, owning airports, pipelines, electrical utilities, and other infrastructure projects around the world. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 19, 2023
Jagmeet Singh
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a media availability in West Block on Jan. 19, 2023, after meeting with his caucus to discuss priorities for the upcoming session. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 19, 2023
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 19, 2023
Jagmeet Singh
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a media availability in West Block on Jan. 19, 2023, after meeting with his caucus to discuss priorities for the upcoming session. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEVIN LYNCH AND PAUL DEEGAN | January 19, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos. The WEF's 2023 pegs Canada’s top five risks over the next two years as the cost-of-living crisis, a debt crisis, rapid and/or sustained inflation, the failure of climate change adaptation, and an asset bubble burst, write Kevin Lynch and Paul Deegan. Valeriano Di Domenico photograph courtesy of the World Economic Forum
Opinion | BY KEVIN LYNCH AND PAUL DEEGAN | January 19, 2023
Opinion | BY KEVIN LYNCH AND PAUL DEEGAN | January 19, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos. The WEF's 2023 pegs Canada’s top five risks over the next two years as the cost-of-living crisis, a debt crisis, rapid and/or sustained inflation, the failure of climate change adaptation, and an asset bubble burst, write Kevin Lynch and Paul Deegan. Valeriano Di Domenico photograph courtesy of the World Economic Forum
Opinion | BY ALISTAIR VIGIER | January 19, 2023
Does artificial intelligence think that humans and artificial intelligence will ever be at war? If war happened, how would it play out? ChatGPT just told me it is difficult to predict the future but gave some examples of how war could play out. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY ALISTAIR VIGIER | January 19, 2023
Opinion | BY ALISTAIR VIGIER | January 19, 2023
Does artificial intelligence think that humans and artificial intelligence will ever be at war? If war happened, how would it play out? ChatGPT just told me it is difficult to predict the future but gave some examples of how war could play out. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | January 19, 2023
China's more belligerent style under Xi Jinping, left, accounts for the speed at which a counter-balancing alliance took shape in the region, writes Gwynne Dyer, but the equal and opposite reaction to this enterprise was the 2022 announcement of a ‘no limits’ partnership by Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | January 19, 2023
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | January 19, 2023
China's more belligerent style under Xi Jinping, left, accounts for the speed at which a counter-balancing alliance took shape in the region, writes Gwynne Dyer, but the equal and opposite reaction to this enterprise was the 2022 announcement of a ‘no limits’ partnership by Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 19, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will meet with members of his caucus again on Parliament Hill today to plot strategy for the return of Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 19, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 19, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will meet with members of his caucus again on Parliament Hill today to plot strategy for the return of Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left; NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and Green Co-Leader Elizabeth May. The next federal election will be won by whichever political party puts together a campaign which best reflects that famous slogan, 'It’s the economy, stupid.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 18, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left; NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and Green Co-Leader Elizabeth May. The next federal election will be won by whichever political party puts together a campaign which best reflects that famous slogan, 'It’s the economy, stupid.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | January 18, 2023
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly is getting a new chief of staff and with that fresh start comes a golden opportunity to turn the page on our ineffective and ultimately costly foreign policy framework, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | January 18, 2023
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | January 18, 2023
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly is getting a new chief of staff and with that fresh start comes a golden opportunity to turn the page on our ineffective and ultimately costly foreign policy framework, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade