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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 TIM POWERS | November 23, 2022
Listening to some of the critiques of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to stand up to Chinese President Xi Jinping made me think those critics would have opted for a Don Cherry's Rock 'em Sock 'em Hockey approach, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 23, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 23, 2022
Listening to some of the critiques of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to stand up to Chinese President Xi Jinping made me think those critics would have opted for a Don Cherry's Rock 'em Sock 'em Hockey approach, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 9, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland gets marks for her post-Disney Plus apology, but it’s not the first time her attempts to connect with average Canadians have gone amuck, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 9, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 9, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland gets marks for her post-Disney Plus apology, but it’s not the first time her attempts to connect with average Canadians have gone amuck, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 2, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Tory caucus on Sept. 12. While the Conservatives have certainly advertised in the province before, the sheer volume, specific issue targeting, and length of time from the election suggests they might be taking a new approach to winning in Newfoundland and Labrador, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 2, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 2, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Tory caucus on Sept. 12. While the Conservatives have certainly advertised in the province before, the sheer volume, specific issue targeting, and length of time from the election suggests they might be taking a new approach to winning in Newfoundland and Labrador, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 19, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, with wife Anaida Poilievre on Sept. 19, has tasked most of his 118 members with a role, clearly living by the adage that ‘idle hands are the devil’s workshop,’ writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 19, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 19, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, with wife Anaida Poilievre on Sept. 19, has tasked most of his 118 members with a role, clearly living by the adage that ‘idle hands are the devil’s workshop,’ writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 12, 2022
Hockey Canada announced the departure of president Scott Smith, right, on Oct. 11. For too long, Hockey Canada looked like the only people in the country who just didn’t get it, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 12, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 12, 2022
Hockey Canada announced the departure of president Scott Smith, right, on Oct. 11. For too long, Hockey Canada looked like the only people in the country who just didn’t get it, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre are going to have to do some deft stickhandling to manage the challenges coming from Quebec and Alberta, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 5, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | October 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre are going to have to do some deft stickhandling to manage the challenges coming from Quebec and Alberta, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 28, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has made some smart moves in his early weeks, including bringing in a respected chief of staff, breaking bread with Brian Mulroney, and meeting with caucus members, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 28, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 28, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has made some smart moves in his early weeks, including bringing in a respected chief of staff, breaking bread with Brian Mulroney, and meeting with caucus members, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 21, 2022
Regrettably, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre meet during Question Period this week, polite, constructive debate isn’t going to happen, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 21, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 21, 2022
Regrettably, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre meet during Question Period this week, polite, constructive debate isn’t going to happen, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 14, 2022
While Pierre Poilievre can be accused of offering a lot of empty rhetoric, it would be a fool’s errand to discount the connection he has made with different swaths of Canadians, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 14, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 14, 2022
While Pierre Poilievre can be accused of offering a lot of empty rhetoric, it would be a fool’s errand to discount the connection he has made with different swaths of Canadians, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 7, 2022
What the new leader says and how he or she recognizes those they battled with over the last half year will matter to the audience that’s watching them make their first remarks on Saturday, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 7, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | September 7, 2022
What the new leader says and how he or she recognizes those they battled with over the last half year will matter to the audience that’s watching them make their first remarks on Saturday, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 31, 2022
For Tim Powers and his family, who you know mattered in terms of access to care, and it shouldn’t. That is not legitimate universal health care for others, he writes. Unsplash photograph by Olga Kononenko
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 31, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 31, 2022
For Tim Powers and his family, who you know mattered in terms of access to care, and it shouldn’t. That is not legitimate universal health care for others, he writes. Unsplash photograph by Olga Kononenko
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 17, 2022
Both Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his Health Minister Sylvia Jones have said all options need to be on the table when it comes to addressing the broken health-care system, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 17, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 17, 2022
Both Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his Health Minister Sylvia Jones have said all options need to be on the table when it comes to addressing the broken health-care system, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 10, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, left, Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, former Ontario MPP Roman Baber, and Conservative MP Scott Aitchison are running for Conservative leadership. The skills and abilities of the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, along with how they are deployed, will determine whether the CPC remains united, divided, or fragments, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and handouts
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 10, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 10, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, left, Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, former Ontario MPP Roman Baber, and Conservative MP Scott Aitchison are running for Conservative leadership. The skills and abilities of the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, along with how they are deployed, will determine whether the CPC remains united, divided, or fragments, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and handouts
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 3, 2022
It’s easy politics to call for Hockey Canada president Scott Smith, pictured right speaking to reporters in Ottawa on July 27, to resign, but it’s not clear blowing up the organization solves the cultural problems that exist in hockey and in other sports, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 3, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | August 3, 2022
It’s easy politics to call for Hockey Canada president Scott Smith, pictured right speaking to reporters in Ottawa on July 27, to resign, but it’s not clear blowing up the organization solves the cultural problems that exist in hockey and in other sports, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | July 6, 2022
Ironically, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre, left, may have just received an assist from former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall among Conservative voters and others initially uncertain of how to react to the federal MP’s footsie with freedom convoyers, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photograph
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | July 6, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | July 6, 2022
Ironically, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre, left, may have just received an assist from former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall among Conservative voters and others initially uncertain of how to react to the federal MP’s footsie with freedom convoyers, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photograph
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 29, 2022
Pedestrians walk past a stack of metal fencing on Parliament Hill on June 27, ahead of Canada Day and the anticipated return of Freedom Convoy supporters. While maybe joy should be found just by the fact we can have mass Canada Day celebrations, stories still circulate about new disease variants and fall waves of the illness, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 29, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 29, 2022
Pedestrians walk past a stack of metal fencing on Parliament Hill on June 27, ahead of Canada Day and the anticipated return of Freedom Convoy supporters. While maybe joy should be found just by the fact we can have mass Canada Day celebrations, stories still circulate about new disease variants and fall waves of the illness, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 22, 2022
From late responses to things like inflation support packages or the relaxing of travel mandates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government seems adrift, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 22, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 22, 2022
From late responses to things like inflation support packages or the relaxing of travel mandates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government seems adrift, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 8, 2022
Without releasing any numbers, Jean Charest’s team says it has a path to victory. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 8, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 8, 2022
Without releasing any numbers, Jean Charest’s team says it has a path to victory. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 1, 2022
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino gestures to his Liberal cabinet colleagues, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Justice Minister David Lametti, during a press conference announce new government gun control measures on May 30. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 1, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | June 1, 2022
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino gestures to his Liberal cabinet colleagues, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Justice Minister David Lametti, during a press conference announce new government gun control measures on May 30. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 25, 2022
Like competitive sports, if you run the same play repeatedly in politics, its effectiveness declines over time. For Jason Kenney, being the hard-working bulldozer plowing obstacles down worked until it didn’t, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 25, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 25, 2022
Like competitive sports, if you run the same play repeatedly in politics, its effectiveness declines over time. For Jason Kenney, being the hard-working bulldozer plowing obstacles down worked until it didn’t, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 18, 2022
During the May 11 Conservative leadership debate, perceived frontrunner Pierre Poilievre, left, said he would fire Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem. Tim Powers asks: why aren’t his caucus supporters asking him to reconsider his position? The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 18, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 18, 2022
During the May 11 Conservative leadership debate, perceived frontrunner Pierre Poilievre, left, said he would fire Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem. Tim Powers asks: why aren’t his caucus supporters asking him to reconsider his position? The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 11, 2022
Uber-partisan fanboys and girls or anger-infused Liberal haters might love it when the apparent leading contender Pierre Poilievre repetitively and rudely went after Jean Charest, but most reasonable people are left scratching their heads about the ability of the Conservative Party to govern, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 11, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 11, 2022
Uber-partisan fanboys and girls or anger-infused Liberal haters might love it when the apparent leading contender Pierre Poilievre repetitively and rudely went after Jean Charest, but most reasonable people are left scratching their heads about the ability of the Conservative Party to govern, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 4, 2022
Mistakes or missteps this month could be paralyzing to top candidates like Pierre Poilievre, left, Patrick Brown, Jean Charest, and Leslyn Lewis. Similarly for Roman Baber and Scott Aitchison, this is their time of opportunity, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, file photographs, and photographs courtesy of Twitter and Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 4, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | May 4, 2022
Mistakes or missteps this month could be paralyzing to top candidates like Pierre Poilievre, left, Patrick Brown, Jean Charest, and Leslyn Lewis. Similarly for Roman Baber and Scott Aitchison, this is their time of opportunity, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, file photographs, and photographs courtesy of Twitter and Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 27, 2022
Boston Marathon runners, pictured in 2014. For four-and-a-half hours—despite those miles underfoot—it was a blessed escape to see thousands of different people from a multitude of backgrounds working to achieve the same goal: conquering the Boston Marathon, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/JD
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 27, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 27, 2022
Boston Marathon runners, pictured in 2014. For four-and-a-half hours—despite those miles underfoot—it was a blessed escape to see thousands of different people from a multitude of backgrounds working to achieve the same goal: conquering the Boston Marathon, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/JD
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 13, 2022
Pierre Poilievre’s Conservative leadership campaign team is smart and experienced and they know crowd size is a tool to portray enthusiasm and momentum for candidates or causes, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 13, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 13, 2022
Pierre Poilievre’s Conservative leadership campaign team is smart and experienced and they know crowd size is a tool to portray enthusiasm and momentum for candidates or causes, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 6, 2022
After the government’s decision delay was announced, senior N.L. federal cabinet minister Seamus O’Regan, right, appealed for calm and asked that Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault be given some time to reflect, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 6, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 6, 2022
After the government’s decision delay was announced, senior N.L. federal cabinet minister Seamus O’Regan, right, appealed for calm and asked that Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault be given some time to reflect, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 30, 2022
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will have some form of reckoning coming after April 9, the day eligible members of the United Conservative Party grade him on his leadership, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 30, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 30, 2022
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will have some form of reckoning coming after April 9, the day eligible members of the United Conservative Party grade him on his leadership, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 23, 2022
The history of the deal brokered by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in its early stage of being written, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 23, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 23, 2022
The history of the deal brokered by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in its early stage of being written, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 9, 2022
Former Progressive Conservative leader and Quebec premier Jean Charest, left, and Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre are pictured. At this point in the history of the Conservative Party, it is impossible to see the long-term organizational benefit of one leading contender for the leadership calling out the political purity of the other soon-to-be top competitor, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 9, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 9, 2022
Former Progressive Conservative leader and Quebec premier Jean Charest, left, and Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre are pictured. At this point in the history of the Conservative Party, it is impossible to see the long-term organizational benefit of one leading contender for the leadership calling out the political purity of the other soon-to-be top competitor, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 2, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland arrive at a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 24. With this natural transition to the opposition of Putin’s imperialist adventures, the mute button has been pushed on more public debate on the Trudeau government’s invocation and revocation of the Emergencies Act less than two weeks ago. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 2, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | March 2, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland arrive at a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 24. With this natural transition to the opposition of Putin’s imperialist adventures, the mute button has been pushed on more public debate on the Trudeau government’s invocation and revocation of the Emergencies Act less than two weeks ago. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 16, 2022
By donating to this Ottawa occupation, Tim Powers writes that his cousin Ches Crosbie has helped fund the ‘neighbourly’ behaviour—including people who break the law, harass people, are subject to two court injunctions for noise disturbances—and legitimize it. Photograph courtesy of Flicker/Andrew Scheer
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 16, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 16, 2022
By donating to this Ottawa occupation, Tim Powers writes that his cousin Ches Crosbie has helped fund the ‘neighbourly’ behaviour—including people who break the law, harass people, are subject to two court injunctions for noise disturbances—and legitimize it. Photograph courtesy of Flicker/Andrew Scheer
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 9, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, pictured speaking to media in the West Block on Dec. 1, 2021. As the first to announce his intentions for leadership of the CPC, in what clearly was a calculated effort to 'big foot' others, time will tell if he has grown-up, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 9, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 9, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, pictured speaking to media in the West Block on Dec. 1, 2021. As the first to announce his intentions for leadership of the CPC, in what clearly was a calculated effort to 'big foot' others, time will tell if he has grown-up, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 2, 2022
Without a doubt leadership matters, but whether it is Erin O’Toole or somebody else leading the party in the next election, that alone will not determine the party’s fate, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 2, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 2, 2022
Without a doubt leadership matters, but whether it is Erin O’Toole or somebody else leading the party in the next election, that alone will not determine the party’s fate, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 26, 2022
Fascinating subplots will also be in Justin Trudeau’s flourishing 'will he or won’t he stay or go' dance and Erin O’Toole’s ongoing game of Survivor, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 26, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 26, 2022
Fascinating subplots will also be in Justin Trudeau’s flourishing 'will he or won’t he stay or go' dance and Erin O’Toole’s ongoing game of Survivor, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 19, 2022
While there clearly was some showcasing for political benefit in Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Jan. 17 Good Samaritan gig, there was also some authenticity in it, too, writes Tim Powers. Screenshot courtesy of CityNews
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 19, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 19, 2022
While there clearly was some showcasing for political benefit in Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Jan. 17 Good Samaritan gig, there was also some authenticity in it, too, writes Tim Powers. Screenshot courtesy of CityNews
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 12, 2022
After nearly two years of ever-changing conditions and rules, all citizens seek is one key outcome—the endemic. No politician—whether governing like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or opposing like Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole—can realistically promise and deliver on that, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 12, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | January 12, 2022
After nearly two years of ever-changing conditions and rules, all citizens seek is one key outcome—the endemic. No politician—whether governing like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or opposing like Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole—can realistically promise and deliver on that, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 15, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, left, Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge, and Liberal MP Adam van Koeverden in the West Block on Dec. 8. The greatest immediate threat to Beijing is not the posturing of other nations, it is the prevalence of the Omicron variant, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 15, 2021
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 15, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, left, Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge, and Liberal MP Adam van Koeverden in the West Block on Dec. 8. The greatest immediate threat to Beijing is not the posturing of other nations, it is the prevalence of the Omicron variant, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 8, 2021
People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier is pictured leaving the West Block on April 15. It would be foolhardy to entirely dismiss PPC supporters as knuckle-dragging moon-howlers. The sense of dislocation that Bernier thrives on, preys on, generates fear about, needs to be responsibly addressed or it could grow, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 8, 2021
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 8, 2021
People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier is pictured leaving the West Block on April 15. It would be foolhardy to entirely dismiss PPC supporters as knuckle-dragging moon-howlers. The sense of dislocation that Bernier thrives on, preys on, generates fear about, needs to be responsibly addressed or it could grow, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 1, 2021
According to medical experts, it is likely going to be weeks until we know what the omicron variant of COVID-19 will mean in terms of impact on our national and global health systems, writes Tim Powers. Unsplash photograph by Parastoo Maleki
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 1, 2021
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | December 1, 2021
According to medical experts, it is likely going to be weeks until we know what the omicron variant of COVID-19 will mean in terms of impact on our national and global health systems, writes Tim Powers. Unsplash photograph by Parastoo Maleki
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 24, 2021
Some of the issues to watch during this parliamentary session are how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, co-operates with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and dodges attacks from Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s party. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 24, 2021
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 24, 2021
Some of the issues to watch during this parliamentary session are how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, co-operates with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and dodges attacks from Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s party. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 17, 2021
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured at a post-election Conservative caucus meeting at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Oct. 5. Given the current pace at which things are happening in Conservative circles, both the leader and the party could be a withered, weakened body crippled by their own hands when next a writ is dropped, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 17, 2021
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 17, 2021
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured at a post-election Conservative caucus meeting at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Oct. 5. Given the current pace at which things are happening in Conservative circles, both the leader and the party could be a withered, weakened body crippled by their own hands when next a writ is dropped, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 10, 2021
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, left, and MPs Marilyn Gladu and Leslyn Lewis, right. At some point, if the Conservative Party brand continues to burn because of the weird science caucus, O’Toole will have to abandon his strategy of accommodation and remove them, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 10, 2021
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 10, 2021
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, left, and MPs Marilyn Gladu and Leslyn Lewis, right. At some point, if the Conservative Party brand continues to burn because of the weird science caucus, O’Toole will have to abandon his strategy of accommodation and remove them, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia