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News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 21, 2017
From the top left, Conservative MP Tony Clement, Liberal MP John Aldag, NDP MP Richard Cannings, NDP MP Sheri Benson, Conservative MP Guy Lauzon, Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan, and NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson are among the next 15 MPs to get a chance to pass a piece of private members' business when Parliament returns in September. The Hill Times file photographs
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 21, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 21, 2017
From the top left, Conservative MP Tony Clement, Liberal MP John Aldag, NDP MP Richard Cannings, NDP MP Sheri Benson, Conservative MP Guy Lauzon, Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan, and NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson are among the next 15 MPs to get a chance to pass a piece of private members' business when Parliament returns in September. The Hill Times file photographs
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 16, 2017
A Hill Times analysis of new committee spending figures shows increased travel spending, along with the number of witnesses being heard. But it's been coupled with a decline in the number of meetings tackling legislation, giving way to more meetings dedicated to committee business. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 16, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 16, 2017
A Hill Times analysis of new committee spending figures shows increased travel spending, along with the number of witnesses being heard. But it's been coupled with a decline in the number of meetings tackling legislation, giving way to more meetings dedicated to committee business. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 14, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland addresses reporters Monday in Centre Block following an appearance before the House International Trade Committee, where she laid out the Canadian government's major objectives in upcoming renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 14, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 14, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland addresses reporters Monday in Centre Block following an appearance before the House International Trade Committee, where she laid out the Canadian government's major objectives in upcoming renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 14, 2017
Senators Raynell Andreychuk, Lillian Dyck, Jane Cordy, Diane Griffin, and Grant Mitchell. Senators say they’ve found over time that bills that are straightforward and uncontroversial have a better rate of success, as are bills where Senators are open to working with the governments on amendments that would make it agreeable. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright & courtesy of the Senate of Canada
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 14, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 14, 2017
Senators Raynell Andreychuk, Lillian Dyck, Jane Cordy, Diane Griffin, and Grant Mitchell. Senators say they’ve found over time that bills that are straightforward and uncontroversial have a better rate of success, as are bills where Senators are open to working with the governments on amendments that would make it agreeable. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright & courtesy of the Senate of Canada
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 8, 2017
Then Quebec Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and Quebec Sen. Patrick Brazeau in the boxing ring in 2012. Mr. Trudeau won the boxing match, but talked about the strategy in picking Sen. Brazeau in his recent Rolling Stone magazine interview. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 8, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 8, 2017
Then Quebec Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and Quebec Sen. Patrick Brazeau in the boxing ring in 2012. Mr. Trudeau won the boxing match, but talked about the strategy in picking Sen. Brazeau in his recent Rolling Stone magazine interview. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 7, 2017
Conservative MP Todd Doherty tweeted this pic on July 19 in Williams Lake, B.C. There are more than 150 wildfires still burning in British Columbia, and some 45,000 people had been evacuated. Today, some 6,000 are still on evacuation order and more than 300 buildings have been destroyed. Photograph courtesy Conservative MP Todd Doherty's Twitter
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 7, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 7, 2017
Conservative MP Todd Doherty tweeted this pic on July 19 in Williams Lake, B.C. There are more than 150 wildfires still burning in British Columbia, and some 45,000 people had been evacuated. Today, some 6,000 are still on evacuation order and more than 300 buildings have been destroyed. Photograph courtesy Conservative MP Todd Doherty's Twitter
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 2, 2017
Rosemary Barton was one of four CBC journalists named on Aug. 1 to host its nightly flagship broadcast, The National. The CBC says it will have more to say about who the next host of CBC's Power & Politics will be following Ms. Barton's departure. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 2, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | August 2, 2017
Rosemary Barton was one of four CBC journalists named on Aug. 1 to host its nightly flagship broadcast, The National. The CBC says it will have more to say about who the next host of CBC's Power & Politics will be following Ms. Barton's departure. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 17, 2017
There are eight MPs' private members' bills in the Senate. Five of them are Liberal bills, and the other three are from Conservatives. Conservative MP Todd Doherty, left, and Liberal MPs Chandra Arya, Colin Fraser, and Mark Gerretsen are among the MPs hoping to see their bills pass the Senate. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, and courtesy of Chandra Arya and Mark Gerretsen.
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 17, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 17, 2017
There are eight MPs' private members' bills in the Senate. Five of them are Liberal bills, and the other three are from Conservatives. Conservative MP Todd Doherty, left, and Liberal MPs Chandra Arya, Colin Fraser, and Mark Gerretsen are among the MPs hoping to see their bills pass the Senate. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, and courtesy of Chandra Arya and Mark Gerretsen.
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 12, 2017
Conservative MPs Todd Doherty, top, and Cathy McLeod, bottom, are among those whose constituents are affected by wildfires ravaging parts of British Columbia's interior. They represent neighbouring ridings in the Cariboo region. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, photograph courtesy of the B.C. Wildfire Service
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 12, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 12, 2017
Conservative MPs Todd Doherty, top, and Cathy McLeod, bottom, are among those whose constituents are affected by wildfires ravaging parts of British Columbia's interior. They represent neighbouring ridings in the Cariboo region. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, photograph courtesy of the B.C. Wildfire Service
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 11, 2017
Even a prorogation couldn’t boost NDP MP Don Davies' chances. The list for consideration of private members’ business established at the start of every Parliament doesn’t change in a new session. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 11, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | July 11, 2017
Even a prorogation couldn’t boost NDP MP Don Davies' chances. The list for consideration of private members’ business established at the start of every Parliament doesn’t change in a new session. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY RACHEL AIELLO | July 10, 2017
Conservative MP John Nater, who represents Perth-Wellington, Ont., has been able to use his procedural chops to challenge the government’s usage of and changes to the Commons rulebook, and to raise numerous points of order or questions of privilege with the House Speaker. The Hill Times photograph courtesy John Nater
FeatureBY RACHEL AIELLO | July 10, 2017
FeatureBY RACHEL AIELLO | July 10, 2017
Conservative MP John Nater, who represents Perth-Wellington, Ont., has been able to use his procedural chops to challenge the government’s usage of and changes to the Commons rulebook, and to raise numerous points of order or questions of privilege with the House Speaker. The Hill Times photograph courtesy John Nater
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 29, 2017
'I need you to know that I did not watch the vote. There was a royal assent ceremony that took place that day, so I had been over for the royal assent ceremony,' Ms. Chagger told The Hill Times on June 22, despite the vote and the royal assent ceremony happening on two different days. Her office says the minister misspoke, blending the days together. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 29, 2017
'I need you to know that I did not watch the vote. There was a royal assent ceremony that took place that day, so I had been over for the royal assent ceremony,' Ms. Chagger told The Hill Times on June 22, despite the vote and the royal assent ceremony happening on two different days. Her office says the minister misspoke, blending the days together. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 28, 2017
For Canada’s 150th year, P&I spoke with Liberal insiders, politicos, and policy experts to consider how Canada could look markedly different in 2167 as a result of some policy changes the current prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is undertaking. Photograph courtesy of Adam Scotti
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 28, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 28, 2017
For Canada’s 150th year, P&I spoke with Liberal insiders, politicos, and policy experts to consider how Canada could look markedly different in 2167 as a result of some policy changes the current prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is undertaking. Photograph courtesy of Adam Scotti
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 27, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking with reporters at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 27. Mr. Trudeau took about 20 questions from members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery on a variety of topics, including Senate reform. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 27, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 27, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking with reporters at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 27. Mr. Trudeau took about 20 questions from members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery on a variety of topics, including Senate reform. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger says she thinks the government is 'doing very well when it comes to delivering on our commitments.' The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger says she thinks the government is 'doing very well when it comes to delivering on our commitments.' The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer break. The House is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18 and the Senate is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer break. The House is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18 and the Senate is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, Conservative House leader Candice Bergen, and NDP House leader Murray Rankin unanimously agreed to rise early on Wednesday, June 21. The House will resume sitting on Monday, Sept. 18. The Hill Times Photographs by Jake Wright and Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 26, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, Conservative House leader Candice Bergen, and NDP House leader Murray Rankin unanimously agreed to rise early on Wednesday, June 21. The House will resume sitting on Monday, Sept. 18. The Hill Times Photographs by Jake Wright and Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 22, 2017
The House of Commons adjourned for the summer on Wednesday, June 21. It will remain adjourned until Sept. 18, 2017. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 22, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 22, 2017
The House of Commons adjourned for the summer on Wednesday, June 21. It will remain adjourned until Sept. 18, 2017. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 20, 2017
The changes to the rules of the House of Commons will be in place when MPs return for the fall sitting of Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 20, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 20, 2017
The changes to the rules of the House of Commons will be in place when MPs return for the fall sitting of Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 19, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, left, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, and NDP Deputy House Leader Matthew Dubé. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 19, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 19, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, left, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, and NDP Deputy House Leader Matthew Dubé. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 15, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger has shared her motion to change the Standing Orders with the other parties and will put it on the notice paper on the evening of June 15. The motion is expected to be debated on Monday. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 15, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 15, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger has shared her motion to change the Standing Orders with the other parties and will put it on the notice paper on the evening of June 15. The motion is expected to be debated on Monday. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 13, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, left, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, and NDP House Leader Murray Rankin. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 13, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 13, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, left, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, and NDP House Leader Murray Rankin. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
Liberal MP Arnold Chan, pictured Monday, June 12, 2107, in the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
Liberal MP Arnold Chan, pictured Monday, June 12, 2107, in the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
NDP staffer Anthony Salloum and his lobby coordinator counterparts, Conservative staffer Sean Murphy and Liberal Patrick Durocher, haven’t been able to venture far from their posts much in the last two weeks since government’s call to have the House sit until midnight Mondays through Thursdays from May 29 to June 22, with the House scheduled to rise on June 23. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
NDP staffer Anthony Salloum and his lobby coordinator counterparts, Conservative staffer Sean Murphy and Liberal Patrick Durocher, haven’t been able to venture far from their posts much in the last two weeks since government’s call to have the House sit until midnight Mondays through Thursdays from May 29 to June 22, with the House scheduled to rise on June 23. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT, RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
Government House Leader and Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger, far left, says the government is focused on advancing its agenda. It's rumoured Mary Ng, centre, could be shuffled into cabinet soon. Health Minister Jane Philpott is seen as among cabinet's strongest performers. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and courtesy of Facebook
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT, RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT, RACHEL AIELLO | June 12, 2017
Government House Leader and Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger, far left, says the government is focused on advancing its agenda. It's rumoured Mary Ng, centre, could be shuffled into cabinet soon. Health Minister Jane Philpott is seen as among cabinet's strongest performers. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and courtesy of Facebook
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 6, 2017
Bill C-51 is the ninth piece of legislation that Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has introduced this Parliament, and the second attempt to cull multiple zombie laws within the Criminal Code. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 6, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 6, 2017
Bill C-51 is the ninth piece of legislation that Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has introduced this Parliament, and the second attempt to cull multiple zombie laws within the Criminal Code. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, pictured here in a file photo, testified Monday at the Senate National Security and Defence Committee on Bill C-22. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, pictured here in a file photo, testified Monday at the Senate National Security and Defence Committee on Bill C-22. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger is still in for a fight with the opposition over House rule changes under new Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | June 5, 2017
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger is still in for a fight with the opposition over House rule changes under new Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 31, 2017
'The Conservative caucus has taken a position that they’re going to do everything they can to prevent a vote on O Canada,' says Independent Senator Frances Lankin, left, sponsor of the bill to make the national anthem gender neutral. An amendment by Conservative Senator Don Plett, right, would, if passed, need to go back to the House, in which the bill now no longer has a sponsor. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Cynthia Münster
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 31, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 31, 2017
'The Conservative caucus has taken a position that they’re going to do everything they can to prevent a vote on O Canada,' says Independent Senator Frances Lankin, left, sponsor of the bill to make the national anthem gender neutral. An amendment by Conservative Senator Don Plett, right, would, if passed, need to go back to the House, in which the bill now no longer has a sponsor. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Cynthia Münster
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 30, 2017
The bill is expected to be centered around Karina Gould’s mandated responsibility to 'significantly enhance transparency for the public at large and media in the political fundraising system.' It will also be the first piece of legislation Ms. Gould has sponsored as a minister. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 30, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 30, 2017
The bill is expected to be centered around Karina Gould’s mandated responsibility to 'significantly enhance transparency for the public at large and media in the political fundraising system.' It will also be the first piece of legislation Ms. Gould has sponsored as a minister. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
New leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer told his caucus Monday morning the party will focus on being the voices of 'everyday Canadians,' staking his early claim on defining himself as party leader and setting his strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
New leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer told his caucus Monday morning the party will focus on being the voices of 'everyday Canadians,' staking his early claim on defining himself as party leader and setting his strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
NDP House leader Murray Rankin, parliamentary secretary to the government House leader Kevin Lamoureux, and Conservative House leader Candice Bergen say they are expecting a busy four weeks of late-night sittings, as the government endeavours to have a productive end to an otherwise slow-moving legislative session. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 29, 2017
NDP House leader Murray Rankin, parliamentary secretary to the government House leader Kevin Lamoureux, and Conservative House leader Candice Bergen say they are expecting a busy four weeks of late-night sittings, as the government endeavours to have a productive end to an otherwise slow-moving legislative session. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 24, 2017
Steven MacKinnon, parliamentary secretary to the minister of Public Services and Procurement and MP for Gatineau, Que., said that as the MP for a region with a high concentration of federal employees, he knows 'firsthand' the 'difficult and stressful situations' people are facing as the result of getting underpaid, overpaid, or not paid at all due to the problem-plagued pay system. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 24, 2017
News | BY RACHEL AIELLO | May 24, 2017