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News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | December 6, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan will brief MPs and the press today about her new reports on the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement and benefit programs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | December 6, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | December 6, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan will brief MPs and the press today about her new reports on the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement and benefit programs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
Nova Scotia Liberal MP Jaime Battiste says he's already got the 10 MP signatures needed to raise an objection over the final proposed boundaries at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 5, 2022
Nova Scotia Liberal MP Jaime Battiste says he's already got the 10 MP signatures needed to raise an objection over the final proposed boundaries at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEMI BADENOCH | December 5, 2022
Prime ministers Rishi Sunak and Justin Trudeau reminded the world of the strength of our countries’ friendship at the G20 in Bali last month, writes Kemi Badenoch. No. 10 Downing Street photograph by Simon Walker
Opinion | BY KEMI BADENOCH | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY KEMI BADENOCH | December 5, 2022
Prime ministers Rishi Sunak and Justin Trudeau reminded the world of the strength of our countries’ friendship at the G20 in Bali last month, writes Kemi Badenoch. No. 10 Downing Street photograph by Simon Walker
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | December 5, 2022
After his controversial Nov. 9 speech and the subsequent fallout, it is high time that retired Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve throw in the towel, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | December 5, 2022
After his controversial Nov. 9 speech and the subsequent fallout, it is high time that retired Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve throw in the towel, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
Opinion | BY CHAD THIESSEN | December 5, 2022
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks with reporters in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 15. The 2022 budget included a 10-year $72-billion commitment to housing, including $1.5-billion over two years to expand the successful Rapid Housing Initiative, writes Chad Thiessen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHAD THIESSEN | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY CHAD THIESSEN | December 5, 2022
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks with reporters in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 15. The 2022 budget included a 10-year $72-billion commitment to housing, including $1.5-billion over two years to expand the successful Rapid Housing Initiative, writes Chad Thiessen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | December 5, 2022
U.S. Gen. Mark Milley has noted that the approach of winter could provide 'a window' for a political solution in the war, writes Gwynne Dyer, as pushing Russia out of Ukraine completely would be 'a very difficult task.' Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | December 5, 2022
U.S. Gen. Mark Milley has noted that the approach of winter could provide 'a window' for a political solution in the war, writes Gwynne Dyer, as pushing Russia out of Ukraine completely would be 'a very difficult task.' Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are seen here speaking at the Nokia Canada campus in Kanata, Ont. on Oct. 17. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 5, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are seen here speaking at the Nokia Canada campus in Kanata, Ont. on Oct. 17. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward. Aylward says 'the buck ultimately stops with Minister Fortier in negotiations.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward. Aylward says 'the buck ultimately stops with Minister Fortier in negotiations.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 5, 2022
Justin Trudeau seemed to be his most authentic self while testifying at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Nov. 25—and it worked. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 5, 2022
Justin Trudeau seemed to be his most authentic self while testifying at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Nov. 25—and it worked. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | December 5, 2022
The Senate's Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committee, pictured at a meeting on May 9, 2019, in the Senate Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY B. THOMAS HALL | December 5, 2022
The Senate's Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committee, pictured at a meeting on May 9, 2019, in the Senate Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
And the winner is: The 2022 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy winner John Lorinc, left, his book cover, and award founder Jim Balsillie. Handout photographs and The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
And the winner is: The 2022 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy winner John Lorinc, left, his book cover, and award founder Jim Balsillie. Handout photographs and The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN MCMULLEN, TINA SARYEDDINE | December 5, 2022
Fire chiefs will be on the Hill for their annual advocacy day: Chiefs on the Hill, from Monday, Dec. 5 through Wednesday, Dec. 7. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN MCMULLEN, TINA SARYEDDINE | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN MCMULLEN, TINA SARYEDDINE | December 5, 2022
Fire chiefs will be on the Hill for their annual advocacy day: Chiefs on the Hill, from Monday, Dec. 5 through Wednesday, Dec. 7. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
RoseAnne Archibald, Assembly of First Nations as national chief, pictured. Photograph courtesy of Laura Barrios
RoseAnne Archibald, Assembly of First Nations as national chief, pictured. Photograph courtesy of Laura Barrios
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured in Vancouver in his YouTube video titled, 'Everything feels broken,' posted on Nov. 20, has been criticized for his simplistic take on the city's opioid and tent city problem. Screen capture image courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured in Vancouver in his YouTube video titled, 'Everything feels broken,' posted on Nov. 20, has been criticized for his simplistic take on the city's opioid and tent city problem. Screen capture image courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Opinion | December 5, 2022
Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 2, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here flanked by cabinet and caucus colleagues on Nov. 22, will play host in Montreal this month for a major UN conference on biodiversity. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 2, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 2, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here flanked by cabinet and caucus colleagues on Nov. 22, will play host in Montreal this month for a major UN conference on biodiversity. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 1, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus takes questions from reporters in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Dec. 1, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 1, 2022
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 1, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus takes questions from reporters in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Dec. 1, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | December 1, 2022
The winning side: At the Nov. 30 Munk Debate, American journalist Matt Taibbi, left, and U.K-based author Douglas Murray argued for the motion 'Be it resolved, don't trust mainstream media.' They won the debate. Screenshot courtesy of Munk Debates
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | December 1, 2022
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | December 1, 2022
The winning side: At the Nov. 30 Munk Debate, American journalist Matt Taibbi, left, and U.K-based author Douglas Murray argued for the motion 'Be it resolved, don't trust mainstream media.' They won the debate. Screenshot courtesy of Munk Debates
IRPP president and CEO Jennifer Ditchburn and Cardus co-founder Ray Pennings. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
IRPP president and CEO Jennifer Ditchburn and Cardus co-founder Ray Pennings. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY STEPHEN J. TOOPE, ALAN BERNSTEIN | December 1, 2022
Canadian scientists were at the centre of the global effort to develop vaccines against COVID-19. What other areas can Canada lead in research and innovation? Photograph courtesy of PMO/Adam Scotti
Opinion | BY STEPHEN J. TOOPE, ALAN BERNSTEIN | December 1, 2022
Opinion | BY STEPHEN J. TOOPE, ALAN BERNSTEIN | December 1, 2022
Canadian scientists were at the centre of the global effort to develop vaccines against COVID-19. What other areas can Canada lead in research and innovation? Photograph courtesy of PMO/Adam Scotti
Canada's federal Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured recently in a scrum on the Hill. We are against the government's support for the nuclear industry's plan to extract plutonium from spent nuclear fuel and export the technology, write M.V. Ramana and Susan O'Donnell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada's federal Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured recently in a scrum on the Hill. We are against the government's support for the nuclear industry's plan to extract plutonium from spent nuclear fuel and export the technology, write M.V. Ramana and Susan O'Donnell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AMIR ATTARAN, GIB VAN ERT | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Nov. 29. The Government of Canada should introduce, and Parliament enact, the Notwithstanding Act, designed to end wanton abuses of the notwithstanding clause, write Amir Attaran and Gib van Ert.
Opinion | BY AMIR ATTARAN, GIB VAN ERT | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY AMIR ATTARAN, GIB VAN ERT | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Nov. 29. The Government of Canada should introduce, and Parliament enact, the Notwithstanding Act, designed to end wanton abuses of the notwithstanding clause, write Amir Attaran and Gib van Ert.
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | November 30, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured Feb. 23, 2021, delivering a joint press statement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House. Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy is about the Trudeau’s Liberals propping up the U.S. Democrats on the one hand, and fighting off the Conservatives on the other, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | November 30, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured Feb. 23, 2021, delivering a joint press statement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House. Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy is about the Trudeau’s Liberals propping up the U.S. Democrats on the one hand, and fighting off the Conservatives on the other, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | November 30, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilieve, left, has been continuing efforts to appeal to working-class voters, leading NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to focus on shoring up his party's support in that area, says Conservative strategist Shakir Chambers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | November 30, 2022
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | November 30, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilieve, left, has been continuing efforts to appeal to working-class voters, leading NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to focus on shoring up his party's support in that area, says Conservative strategist Shakir Chambers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL FENN | November 30, 2022
Infrastructure Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured on Nov. 22. The federal government has historically been reluctant to pledge long-term federal revenues to the municipal sector, whether through programs or directly, writes Michael Fenn. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL FENN | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL FENN | November 30, 2022
Infrastructure Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured on Nov. 22. The federal government has historically been reluctant to pledge long-term federal revenues to the municipal sector, whether through programs or directly, writes Michael Fenn. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 15 to discuss her office's fall 2022 reports. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 15 to discuss her office's fall 2022 reports. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHRISTOPHER GULY | November 30, 2022
For the most part, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers were ‘strong on the performative side’ during their testimonies before the commission, says Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHRISTOPHER GULY | November 30, 2022
News | BY CHRISTOPHER GULY | November 30, 2022
For the most part, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers were ‘strong on the performative side’ during their testimonies before the commission, says Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | November 30, 2022
The Government Relations Institute of Canada hosted a panel on diversity in government relations on Nov. 25. Among the participants were Liberal MP Greg Fergus, left, Tiéoulé Traoré of IBM Canada, and Bunmi Adeoye, senior vice-president of Proof Strategies. The Hill Times photograph by Jesse Cnockaert
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | November 30, 2022
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | November 30, 2022
The Government Relations Institute of Canada hosted a panel on diversity in government relations on Nov. 25. Among the participants were Liberal MP Greg Fergus, left, Tiéoulé Traoré of IBM Canada, and Bunmi Adeoye, senior vice-president of Proof Strategies. The Hill Times photograph by Jesse Cnockaert
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 30, 2022
Those who tuned in to the six-week Public Order Emergency Commission’s public hearings were treated to an unprecedented level of government transparency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 30, 2022
Those who tuned in to the six-week Public Order Emergency Commission’s public hearings were treated to an unprecedented level of government transparency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 30, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan meets with Canada Soccer players in Qatar. Those Canadian government officials who have gone to Qatar to support our team have spoken out on human rights issues there, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Canada Soccer's Twitter
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | November 30, 2022
International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan meets with Canada Soccer players in Qatar. Those Canadian government officials who have gone to Qatar to support our team have spoken out on human rights issues there, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Canada Soccer's Twitter
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin's, right, sabre rattling on nuclear threats has brought little focus on nuclear disarmament from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, say experts. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin's, right, sabre rattling on nuclear threats has brought little focus on nuclear disarmament from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, say experts. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy on Nov. 27, which includes a pledge to bolster diplomatic capacity in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy on Nov. 27, which includes a pledge to bolster diplomatic capacity in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 30, 2022
Government House Leader Mark Holland says starting government bills in the Senate allows the Liberals 'to maximize our efficiency of moving the most legislation forward.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 30, 2022
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 30, 2022
Government House Leader Mark Holland says starting government bills in the Senate allows the Liberals 'to maximize our efficiency of moving the most legislation forward.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | November 30, 2022
A recent Hill Times article allows space for questioning of the Canadian Construction Association’s data on labour shortages, says CCA president Mary Van Buren. Pexels photograph by Rodolfo Quirós
Opinion | November 30, 2022
Opinion | November 30, 2022
A recent Hill Times article allows space for questioning of the Canadian Construction Association’s data on labour shortages, says CCA president Mary Van Buren. Pexels photograph by Rodolfo Quirós
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Bombadier Marie Robert guides the Sperwer UAV as it is hoisted onto the catapult ramp prior to launch in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003. The current scourges of the battlefield are the unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Doug Farmer
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Bombadier Marie Robert guides the Sperwer UAV as it is hoisted onto the catapult ramp prior to launch in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003. The current scourges of the battlefield are the unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Doug Farmer
María Verónica Elías will present preliminary findings of border management policy narratives in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a University of Ottawa event on Thursday, Dec. 1. Unsplash photograph by Hermes Rivera
María Verónica Elías will present preliminary findings of border management policy narratives in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a University of Ottawa event on Thursday, Dec. 1. Unsplash photograph by Hermes Rivera
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will host delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal from Dec. 7-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will host delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal from Dec. 7-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced on Nov. 29, 2022, the Liberals would launch a review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, which governs whistleblower protection in the public service. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | November 29, 2022
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced on Nov. 29, 2022, the Liberals would launch a review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, which governs whistleblower protection in the public service. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier tabled the second supplementary estimates for 2022-23 on Nov. 17, laying out plans to add $25.8-billion in new spending, bringing the total so far this year to $433-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | November 29, 2022