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Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 17, 2018
In the event that the New Democrats do find a way to climb out of their current hole, the Liberal prospects of a second majority mandate could diminish greatly, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 17, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 17, 2018
In the event that the New Democrats do find a way to climb out of their current hole, the Liberal prospects of a second majority mandate could diminish greatly, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 17, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 17, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 17, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 6, 2018
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling on Ottawa to address the 'crisis' facing the energy industry as the country's oil prices plunge. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 6, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 6, 2018
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling on Ottawa to address the 'crisis' facing the energy industry as the country's oil prices plunge. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 3, 2018
Little drama attended the delivery by Quebec Premier François Legault of his Coalition Avenir Québec government’s opening speech on Nov. 28. The next Quebec/Canada chapter is to be written by federalists at both the provincial and federal levels. Photograph courtesy of Instagram
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 3, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | December 3, 2018
Little drama attended the delivery by Quebec Premier François Legault of his Coalition Avenir Québec government’s opening speech on Nov. 28. The next Quebec/Canada chapter is to be written by federalists at both the provincial and federal levels. Photograph courtesy of Instagram
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 19, 2018
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer can stick with his Ontario ally and try to take cover under the rationale that it is not his place to question provincial choices. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 19, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 19, 2018
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer can stick with his Ontario ally and try to take cover under the rationale that it is not his place to question provincial choices. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 19, 2018
Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Oct. 21, 2018, at a rally in Ottawa. Some of the activism and the passion that for so many decades attended the debate over the province’s political future has shifted to the environmental front. That shift is not happening in a vacuum, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 19, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 19, 2018
Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Oct. 21, 2018, at a rally in Ottawa. Some of the activism and the passion that for so many decades attended the debate over the province’s political future has shifted to the environmental front. That shift is not happening in a vacuum, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 15, 2018
Claims that Maxime Bernier’s party will split the conservative vote may be exaggerated, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 15, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 15, 2018
Claims that Maxime Bernier’s party will split the conservative vote may be exaggerated, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 5, 2018
It is not necessary to doubt the independence of former governor-general David Johnston to find that the optics of his nomination as Canada’s first debates commissioner were less than optimal, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 5, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | November 5, 2018
It is not necessary to doubt the independence of former governor-general David Johnston to find that the optics of his nomination as Canada’s first debates commissioner were less than optimal, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 30, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is merely using his prerogative to wait up to six months after a vacancy occurs to set a date to fill the seat that NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, right, is eyeing, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 30, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 30, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is merely using his prerogative to wait up to six months after a vacancy occurs to set a date to fill the seat that NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, right, is eyeing, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 29, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured, won't be retreating from the climate-change framework he negotiated with provinces in the early days of taking office, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, also pictured, has seized on the carbon-tax plan as an opportunity to cut into Trudeau's base. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 29, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 29, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured, won't be retreating from the climate-change framework he negotiated with provinces in the early days of taking office, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, also pictured, has seized on the carbon-tax plan as an opportunity to cut into Trudeau's base. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 22, 2018
In Quebec Premier François Legault, the Liberals see a pro-carbon pricing cat about to be set loose among the conservative provincial pigeons, writes Chantal Hébert. Photograph courtesy of François Legault's Instagram
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 22, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 22, 2018
In Quebec Premier François Legault, the Liberals see a pro-carbon pricing cat about to be set loose among the conservative provincial pigeons, writes Chantal Hébert. Photograph courtesy of François Legault's Instagram
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 22, 2018
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, pictured in a Hill scrum, is the government's point person on the legalization of recreational cannabis. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 22, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 22, 2018
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, pictured in a Hill scrum, is the government's point person on the legalization of recreational cannabis. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 8, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Oct. 1, 2018, walking up to Parliament Hill after holding a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 8, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 8, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Oct. 1, 2018, walking up to Parliament Hill after holding a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 3, 2018
Notwithstanding Francois Legault’s past sovereigntist credentials, he is beholden for his majority mandate to federalist supporters, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. Photograph courtesy of Instagram
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 3, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 3, 2018
Notwithstanding Francois Legault’s past sovereigntist credentials, he is beholden for his majority mandate to federalist supporters, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. Photograph courtesy of Instagram
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 2, 2018
It's unlikely that any of them really expected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, to choose the integrity of the supply management system over the continuance of a trilateral trade arrangement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 2, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 2, 2018
It's unlikely that any of them really expected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, to choose the integrity of the supply management system over the continuance of a trilateral trade arrangement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 1, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2017, at the First Ministers' meeting. Quebecers go to the polls on Monday, Oct. 1. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 1, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | October 1, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2017, at the First Ministers' meeting. Quebecers go to the polls on Monday, Oct. 1. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 25, 2018
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard led the Liberals back to power by tapping into the reluctance of a majority of Quebecers to revisit the issue of their political future, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 25, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 25, 2018
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard led the Liberals back to power by tapping into the reluctance of a majority of Quebecers to revisit the issue of their political future, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 24, 2018
Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives may want to push pause on plans to make immigration a signature federal campaign theme next fall long enough to take stock of the turn in the Quebec election conversation, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 24, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 24, 2018
Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives may want to push pause on plans to make immigration a signature federal campaign theme next fall long enough to take stock of the turn in the Quebec election conversation, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 17, 2018
If CAQ Leader FrançoisLegault does become premier this fall, he might want to question the wisdom of shining a spotlight on the Quebec/Canada immigration accord, especially in a federal election year, writes Chantal Hébert. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 17, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 17, 2018
If CAQ Leader FrançoisLegault does become premier this fall, he might want to question the wisdom of shining a spotlight on the Quebec/Canada immigration accord, especially in a federal election year, writes Chantal Hébert. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 13, 2018
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has become persona non grata in party circles in Saskatchewan, the provincial cradle of the NDP, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photo by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 13, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 13, 2018
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has become persona non grata in party circles in Saskatchewan, the provincial cradle of the NDP, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times file photo by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 10, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo in the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The latest polls suggest Mr. Trudeau still very much enjoys the benefit of the doubt in his dealings with U.S. President Donald Trump. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 10, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 10, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo in the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The latest polls suggest Mr. Trudeau still very much enjoys the benefit of the doubt in his dealings with U.S. President Donald Trump. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 3, 2018
Andrew Scheer, centre, and his Conservative caucus are hoping to add seats in Quebec in the next election, but campaigning against a carbon tax and in favour of pipelines won't help them in that province, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 3, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | September 3, 2018
Andrew Scheer, centre, and his Conservative caucus are hoping to add seats in Quebec in the next election, but campaigning against a carbon tax and in favour of pipelines won't help them in that province, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | August 27, 2018
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has consistently trailed in the polls to CAQ leader François Legault. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | August 27, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | August 27, 2018
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has consistently trailed in the polls to CAQ leader François Legault. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | August 20, 2018
Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, left, lost to party Leader Andrew Scheer, right, by a slim margin in the 2017 leadership contest. Since then he has publicly contradicted the party's stance under Mr. Scheer on supply management and multiculturalism. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | August 20, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | August 20, 2018
Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, left, lost to party Leader Andrew Scheer, right, by a slim margin in the 2017 leadership contest. Since then he has publicly contradicted the party's stance under Mr. Scheer on supply management and multiculturalism. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | July 2, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 20, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Over his first years in office, he has revealed himself to be a risk-taker, a prime minister willing to pursue what he believes to be sound policy even when it is not obvious that it makes for good politics, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | July 2, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | July 2, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 20, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Over his first years in office, he has revealed himself to be a risk-taker, a prime minister willing to pursue what he believes to be sound policy even when it is not obvious that it makes for good politics, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 25, 2018
Conservatives welcomed newly-elected Conservative MP Richard Martel at last week's caucus meeting on the Hill. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Scheer's Twitter
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 25, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 25, 2018
Conservatives welcomed newly-elected Conservative MP Richard Martel at last week's caucus meeting on the Hill. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Scheer's Twitter
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 19, 2018
Former Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, pictured at Ottawa's Pride parade in 2017. Photo courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 19, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 19, 2018
Former Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, pictured at Ottawa's Pride parade in 2017. Photo courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 18, 2018
Absent Monday’s federal byelection in the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, right, might not have so expeditiously booted his former rival Maxime Bernier, left, from his shadow cabinet. Still it was probably only a matter of time before last year’s leadership runner-up found himself out in the cold. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 18, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 18, 2018
Absent Monday’s federal byelection in the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, right, might not have so expeditiously booted his former rival Maxime Bernier, left, from his shadow cabinet. Still it was probably only a matter of time before last year’s leadership runner-up found himself out in the cold. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 12, 2018
The post-G7 climate in Canada is not conducive to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau giving even an inch, let alone a mile, to patch things up with the U.S. president, says columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 12, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 12, 2018
The post-G7 climate in Canada is not conducive to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau giving even an inch, let alone a mile, to patch things up with the U.S. president, says columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 11, 2018
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford may have made inroads in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, but don't expect the same fervour over Ford Mania to grip Quebec, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 11, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 11, 2018
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford may have made inroads in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, but don't expect the same fervour over Ford Mania to grip Quebec, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 5, 2018
Martine Ouellet was forced to step down as leader of Bloc Québécois after two-thirds of her party voted against her over the weekend. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 5, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 5, 2018
Martine Ouellet was forced to step down as leader of Bloc Québécois after two-thirds of her party voted against her over the weekend. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 1, 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday said the government would buy the existing Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5-billion as a way to ensure the expansion project moves forward. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 1, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | June 1, 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday said the government would buy the existing Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5-billion as a way to ensure the expansion project moves forward. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 28, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and daughter, Ella-Grace, cast his ballot in the Ontario election last Friday ahead of the June 7 vote. Recent polls suggest the Ontario Liberals will be lucky to avoid a rout of historic proportions, says columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 28, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 28, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and daughter, Ella-Grace, cast his ballot in the Ontario election last Friday ahead of the June 7 vote. Recent polls suggest the Ontario Liberals will be lucky to avoid a rout of historic proportions, says columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 24, 2018
Premiers Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard are both facing an election this year, but Couillard's prospects for re-election are a little brighter than Wynne's. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 24, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 24, 2018
Premiers Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard are both facing an election this year, but Couillard's prospects for re-election are a little brighter than Wynne's. The Hill Times file photo
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 21, 2018
At a Parliament Hill press conference held mere hours before the shareholders’ Calgary meeting and presumably designed to put pressure on Kinder Morgan’s board, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said if it decided to take a pass on the federal offer and walk away from the pipeline expansion he would look for another taker. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 21, 2018
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 21, 2018
At a Parliament Hill press conference held mere hours before the shareholders’ Calgary meeting and presumably designed to put pressure on Kinder Morgan’s board, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said if it decided to take a pass on the federal offer and walk away from the pipeline expansion he would look for another taker. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 14, 2018
As with Quebec, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer cannot realistically expect to turn union foes into converts overnight. At best, he can hope to reopen some channels of communication. The Hill Times photographs Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY CHANTAL HÉBERT | May 14, 2018