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Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 2, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, launch the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance in Stephenville, N.L., on Aug. 23, 2022. It has great potential. But can Canada deliver? Photograph courtesy of PMO/Adam Scotti
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 2, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, launch the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance in Stephenville, N.L., on Aug. 23, 2022. It has great potential. But can Canada deliver? Photograph courtesy of PMO/Adam Scotti
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 2, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault speaks with media on Parliament Hill about the federal carbon pricing system alongside Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan on Nov. 22, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 2, 2023
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 2, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault speaks with media on Parliament Hill about the federal carbon pricing system alongside Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan on Nov. 22, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 2, 2023
NDP MP Lori Idlout says the federal government's slow pace in fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action is 'frustrating.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 2, 2023
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 2, 2023
NDP MP Lori Idlout says the federal government's slow pace in fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action is 'frustrating.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | February 2, 2023
Nova Scotia Liberal MPs Sean Fraser, Jaime Battiste, and Lena Metlege Diab, and New Brunswick Conservative MP John Williamson appeared before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Jan. 31 to object to proposed changes to their ridings. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, courtesy of Twitter
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | February 2, 2023
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | February 2, 2023
Nova Scotia Liberal MPs Sean Fraser, Jaime Battiste, and Lena Metlege Diab, and New Brunswick Conservative MP John Williamson appeared before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Jan. 31 to object to proposed changes to their ridings. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 2, 2023
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping already has too much on his plate: a huge but rapidly declining population; an economy that has sunk into stagnation and is unlikely to resurface; and the horrible example of how the invasion of Ukraine worked out for the Russians, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 2, 2023
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 2, 2023
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping already has too much on his plate: a huge but rapidly declining population; an economy that has sunk into stagnation and is unlikely to resurface; and the horrible example of how the invasion of Ukraine worked out for the Russians, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY YUNG WU | February 1, 2023
Toronto's MaRS Discovery District is North America's largest urban innovation hub, supporting startups that have contributed over $30-billion to GDP and employing over 32,000 workers, writes CEO Yung Wu. Photograph courtesy of the MaRS Discovery District
Opinion | BY YUNG WU | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY YUNG WU | February 1, 2023
Toronto's MaRS Discovery District is North America's largest urban innovation hub, supporting startups that have contributed over $30-billion to GDP and employing over 32,000 workers, writes CEO Yung Wu. Photograph courtesy of the MaRS Discovery District
Korean Ambassador Woongsoon Lim, left, joined Canada Korea Society president Young-Hae Lee at the organization’s annual meeting and dinner at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club on Nov. 28, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Korean Ambassador Woongsoon Lim, left, joined Canada Korea Society president Young-Hae Lee at the organization’s annual meeting and dinner at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club on Nov. 28, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY JODEY NURSE, BRUCE MUIRHEAD | February 1, 2023
While dairy, poultry, and egg prices have increased in Canada, those same commodity prices have increased much more significantly elsewhere in the world, write Jodey Nurse and Bruce Muirhead. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY JODEY NURSE, BRUCE MUIRHEAD | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY JODEY NURSE, BRUCE MUIRHEAD | February 1, 2023
While dairy, poultry, and egg prices have increased in Canada, those same commodity prices have increased much more significantly elsewhere in the world, write Jodey Nurse and Bruce Muirhead. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
A video provided by the Network of Azerbaijani Canadians purports to show Russian peacekeepers and Red Cross vehicles passing through the blockade of the Lachin corridor where 'environmental activists' have been protesting an alleged illegal gold mine since Dec. 12, 2022. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
A video provided by the Network of Azerbaijani Canadians purports to show Russian peacekeepers and Red Cross vehicles passing through the blockade of the Lachin corridor where 'environmental activists' have been protesting an alleged illegal gold mine since Dec. 12, 2022. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 1, 2023
The 'Freedom Convoy 2.0' anniversary protests held at Parliament Hill on Jan. 28. When it comes to public life, the generally accepted notions about shared realities, the limits of advocacy, establishing the truth, and working toward reasonable solutions have been left behind in much of the western world, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 1, 2023
The 'Freedom Convoy 2.0' anniversary protests held at Parliament Hill on Jan. 28. When it comes to public life, the generally accepted notions about shared realities, the limits of advocacy, establishing the truth, and working toward reasonable solutions have been left behind in much of the western world, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | February 1, 2023
Former Canadian ambassador to China and McKinsey and Company director Dominic Barton will appear before a House of Commons committee today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | February 1, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | February 1, 2023
Former Canadian ambassador to China and McKinsey and Company director Dominic Barton will appear before a House of Commons committee today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 1, 2023
The only one talking about ‘American-style’ medicine is NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who seems to prefer scaring people with another boogeyman as opposed to finding a solution that isn’t a dated status quo approach, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 1, 2023
The only one talking about ‘American-style’ medicine is NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who seems to prefer scaring people with another boogeyman as opposed to finding a solution that isn’t a dated status quo approach, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 1, 2023
The decision to repatriate four Canadian men from detention camps in northeastern Syria will rest on whether Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and the rest of cabinet decide to appeal a recent Federal Court decision. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photograph courtesy of Human Rights Watch
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 1, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 1, 2023
The decision to repatriate four Canadian men from detention camps in northeastern Syria will rest on whether Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and the rest of cabinet decide to appeal a recent Federal Court decision. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photograph courtesy of Human Rights Watch
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 1, 2023
Postmedia is in its death throes, and it is time their papers were put out of their misery and brought back as trusts with community money, support, and strong newsrooms, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by Priscilla Du Preez
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 1, 2023
Postmedia is in its death throes, and it is time their papers were put out of their misery and brought back as trusts with community money, support, and strong newsrooms, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by Priscilla Du Preez
Opinion | February 1, 2023
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, left, meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2019. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | February 1, 2023
Opinion | February 1, 2023
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, left, meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2019. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | February 1, 2023
Opinion | February 1, 2023
Opinion | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY MARTIN CAVE | February 1, 2023
A combination of advances is making 5G a major element in countries’ digitalization strategies, upon which their prosperity increasingly depends, writes Martin Cave. Unsplash photograph by Paul Hanaoka
Opinion | BY MARTIN CAVE | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY MARTIN CAVE | February 1, 2023
A combination of advances is making 5G a major element in countries’ digitalization strategies, upon which their prosperity increasingly depends, writes Martin Cave. Unsplash photograph by Paul Hanaoka
Opinion | BY SARAH LUBIK | February 1, 2023
In November 2022, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced more than $1-billion in funding to support research, including scientists, researchers, and students. But only about 20 per cent (generously) of those students will get tenure track positions, writes Sarah Lubik The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SARAH LUBIK | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY SARAH LUBIK | February 1, 2023
In November 2022, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced more than $1-billion in funding to support research, including scientists, researchers, and students. But only about 20 per cent (generously) of those students will get tenure track positions, writes Sarah Lubik The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LIBERAL MP ANDY FILLMORE | February 1, 2023
The Liberal government fundamentally shifted Canada’s innovation landscape with the launch of the Global Innovation Clusters and Innovative Solutions Canada, two programs that are reshaping how our nation supports—and benefits from—our own good ideas, writes Andy Fillmore. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY LIBERAL MP ANDY FILLMORE | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY LIBERAL MP ANDY FILLMORE | February 1, 2023
The Liberal government fundamentally shifted Canada’s innovation landscape with the launch of the Global Innovation Clusters and Innovative Solutions Canada, two programs that are reshaping how our nation supports—and benefits from—our own good ideas, writes Andy Fillmore. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY NARAYAN KAR, MADELINE MCQUEEN | February 1, 2023
Canada has seen significant investments relating to electric vehicle batteries over the last year, but improvement in electric motor, power electronics, and control supply chains are also required, write Narayan Kar and Madeline McQueen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NARAYAN KAR, MADELINE MCQUEEN | February 1, 2023
Opinion | BY NARAYAN KAR, MADELINE MCQUEEN | February 1, 2023
Canada has seen significant investments relating to electric vehicle batteries over the last year, but improvement in electric motor, power electronics, and control supply chains are also required, write Narayan Kar and Madeline McQueen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2023
On Jan. 27, Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan renewed her calls for a national inquiry into abuse in sport, and said she faced resistance from within government on this file during her time as sport minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2023
On Jan. 27, Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan renewed her calls for a national inquiry into abuse in sport, and said she faced resistance from within government on this file during her time as sport minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 31, 2023
Jonathan Pedneault
Green Party deputy leader Jonathan Pedneault, flanked by Green MP Mike Morrice, left, and Green Leader Elizabeth May, speaks during a press conference in West Block on Jan. 31, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 31, 2023
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 31, 2023
Jonathan Pedneault
Green Party deputy leader Jonathan Pedneault, flanked by Green MP Mike Morrice, left, and Green Leader Elizabeth May, speaks during a press conference in West Block on Jan. 31, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 31, 2023
Immigration Minister and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser will testify before a committee studying electoral boundary changes today. The Hill Times photograph Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 31, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 31, 2023
Immigration Minister and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser will testify before a committee studying electoral boundary changes today. The Hill Times photograph Sam Garcia
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Then-clerk Charles Robert, far right, takes part in the Speaker's Parade, which marks the beginning of each House sitting, in the West Block on March 24, 2020, alongside then-deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton, centre, and Sergeant-at-Arms Pat McDonnell, who carries the mace. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Then-clerk Charles Robert, far right, takes part in the Speaker's Parade, which marks the beginning of each House sitting, in the West Block on March 24, 2020, alongside then-deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton, centre, and Sergeant-at-Arms Pat McDonnell, who carries the mace. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters on his way into the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block on Dec. 13, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters on his way into the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block on Dec. 13, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOLKUN ISA | January 30, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, with Defence Minister Anita Anand, left, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. As one of the fundamental forces behind the international Responsibility to Protect norm, one would expect Canada to lead the international response to the Uyghur genocide, writes Dolkun Isa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOLKUN ISA | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DOLKUN ISA | January 30, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, with Defence Minister Anita Anand, left, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. As one of the fundamental forces behind the international Responsibility to Protect norm, one would expect Canada to lead the international response to the Uyghur genocide, writes Dolkun Isa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 30, 2023
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is one of seven ministers expected to be called for testimony by the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee as it examines the McKinsey contracts. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 30, 2023
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 30, 2023
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is one of seven ministers expected to be called for testimony by the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee as it examines the McKinsey contracts. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 30, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on the Hill. Prime Minister Singh? At a time when establishment parties of both stripes might be bartering away public and universal health care, don’t laugh, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 30, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on the Hill. Prime Minister Singh? At a time when establishment parties of both stripes might be bartering away public and universal health care, don’t laugh, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured, is facing some displeasure in his caucus after he called Ontario Premier Doug Ford's move to allow more private clinics 'innovation,' as long as the province abides by the Canada Health Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 30, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured, is facing some displeasure in his caucus after he called Ontario Premier Doug Ford's move to allow more private clinics 'innovation,' as long as the province abides by the Canada Health Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | January 30, 2023
This agreement could become one of the great legacies of Justin Trudeau’s time in office. But the results will likely take a decade to determine, writes Sheila Copps.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | January 30, 2023
This agreement could become one of the great legacies of Justin Trudeau’s time in office. But the results will likely take a decade to determine, writes Sheila Copps.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
Minister of Public Services and Procurement Helena Jaczek, left, and Treasury Board President Mona Fortier. PSPC's office space services public servants from 103 departments and agencies, according to department spokesperson Jeremy Link. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
Minister of Public Services and Procurement Helena Jaczek, left, and Treasury Board President Mona Fortier. PSPC's office space services public servants from 103 departments and agencies, according to department spokesperson Jeremy Link. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | January 30, 2023
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Ottawa's planned Next Policy Framework will 'help the [agriculture and agri-food] sector go even further,' in a press release from July 22, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | January 30, 2023
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | January 30, 2023
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Ottawa's planned Next Policy Framework will 'help the [agriculture and agri-food] sector go even further,' in a press release from July 22, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in June 2022. A Global Affairs response to the extreme warning Doomsday Clock tightening to 90 seconds to midnight is just business-as-usual for Canada, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in June 2022. A Global Affairs response to the extreme warning Doomsday Clock tightening to 90 seconds to midnight is just business-as-usual for Canada, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and then-finance minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 22, 2017, on budget day. In his new book, Morneau’s harsh assessment is that Trudeau and key figures in the PMO have been preoccupied with opportunistic and short-term thinking. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and then-finance minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 22, 2017, on budget day. In his new book, Morneau’s harsh assessment is that Trudeau and key figures in the PMO have been preoccupied with opportunistic and short-term thinking. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
This year’s most influential list is peppered with the politicians, political staffers and strategists, public servants, and media who help shape policy, hold the government to account, and wield influence behind the scenes. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, handouts, and photo illustration by Serena Masonde
This year’s most influential list is peppered with the politicians, political staffers and strategists, public servants, and media who help shape policy, hold the government to account, and wield influence behind the scenes. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, handouts, and photo illustration by Serena Masonde
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 30, 2023
Former McKinsey executive and former Canadian ambassador Dominic Barton, seen here on Feb. 5, 2020, is expected to appear before a House committee that is looking into the government's contracts with the consulting firm. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 30, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 30, 2023
Former McKinsey executive and former Canadian ambassador Dominic Barton, seen here on Feb. 5, 2020, is expected to appear before a House committee that is looking into the government's contracts with the consulting firm. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. As Perrin Beatty says, 'Tribalism has infected our society at large, where we’re focused much more on 'me' than 'we'—and we treat democracy as if it were a zero-sum game.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. As Perrin Beatty says, 'Tribalism has infected our society at large, where we’re focused much more on 'me' than 'we'—and we treat democracy as if it were a zero-sum game.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia