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Demonstrators march along Wellington Street on April 21, 2024, before Earth Day to call for the end of plastic pollution. The March to End the Plastic Era comes the week a United Nations negotiating committee on plastic pollution meets in Ottawa for its fourth session. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Demonstrators march along Wellington Street on April 21, 2024, before Earth Day to call for the end of plastic pollution. The March to End the Plastic Era comes the week a United Nations negotiating committee on plastic pollution meets in Ottawa for its fourth session. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
An aerial view of the Donnie Creek Complex fire in northern British Columbia on May 27, 2023. We recently learned that more than 150 of last year’s blazes continue to burn in Alberta, B.C., and the Northwest Territories, write Independent Senator Rosa Galvez and Dr. Kathleen Ross. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Wildfire Service
An aerial view of the Donnie Creek Complex fire in northern British Columbia on May 27, 2023. We recently learned that more than 150 of last year’s blazes continue to burn in Alberta, B.C., and the Northwest Territories, write Independent Senator Rosa Galvez and Dr. Kathleen Ross. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Wildfire Service
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a shout-out to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland at the Liberal caucus on April 17. Freeland tabled the government's penultimate budget on April 16. The budget includes $53-billion in new spending over the next five years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 22, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a shout-out to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland at the Liberal caucus on April 17. Freeland tabled the government's penultimate budget on April 16. The budget includes $53-billion in new spending over the next five years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 22, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election is an example of the ideological division and political dysfunction in the country 'rightly regarded as the motherlode of democracy,' said former Indian high commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup. Wikimedia Commons photograph
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 22, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 22, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election is an example of the ideological division and political dysfunction in the country 'rightly regarded as the motherlode of democracy,' said former Indian high commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup. Wikimedia Commons photograph
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 22, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland inside the budget lockup in Ottawa on April 16, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 22, 2024
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 22, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland inside the budget lockup in Ottawa on April 16, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 22, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre was rated more favourably than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in recent polling by Abacus Data. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre was rated more favourably than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in recent polling by Abacus Data. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
This is a historic opportunity for the Global Plastics Treaty to reduce plastic pollution by addressing everything from fossil fuel extraction to disposal, write Nicky Davies and Ame Trandem. Image courtesy of Pixabay
This is a historic opportunity for the Global Plastics Treaty to reduce plastic pollution by addressing everything from fossil fuel extraction to disposal, write Nicky Davies and Ame Trandem. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | April 22, 2024
Opinion | April 22, 2024
Opinion | April 22, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 22, 2024
Crosses in the Sky, by Mark Bourrie; The Peace, by Romeo Dallaire, with Jessica Dee Humphreys; Prison Born, by Robin F. Hansen; and The Notwithstanding Clause and the Canadian Charter: Rights, Reforms, and Controversies, edited by Peter L. Biro. Book covers courtesy of Biblioasis, McGill-Queen's University Press, the University of Regina Press, and Penguin Random House Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 22, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 22, 2024
Crosses in the Sky, by Mark Bourrie; The Peace, by Romeo Dallaire, with Jessica Dee Humphreys; Prison Born, by Robin F. Hansen; and The Notwithstanding Clause and the Canadian Charter: Rights, Reforms, and Controversies, edited by Peter L. Biro. Book covers courtesy of Biblioasis, McGill-Queen's University Press, the University of Regina Press, and Penguin Random House Canada
The Legal Singularity is important and timely book that will generate a meaningful conversation about AI and its role in the pursuit of justice, writes the Donner Prize Foundation. University of Toronto Press
The Legal Singularity is important and timely book that will generate a meaningful conversation about AI and its role in the pursuit of justice, writes the Donner Prize Foundation. University of Toronto Press
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 19, 2024
Lisa Hepfner, second from left, pictured with Conservative MP Glen Motz, Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings, and NDP MP Alastair MacGregor. Hepfner could face off against four-term Ontario NDP MPP Monique Taylor in the next federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 19, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | April 19, 2024
Lisa Hepfner, second from left, pictured with Conservative MP Glen Motz, Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings, and NDP MP Alastair MacGregor. Hepfner could face off against four-term Ontario NDP MPP Monique Taylor in the next federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LINDSAY KISLOCK | April 18, 2024
Infrastructure Minister Sean Fraser speaks in the House of Commons foyer in December 2023. Significant allocations towards upgrading our trade infrastructure are not only desirable, but also imperative, writes Lindsay Kislock. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LINDSAY KISLOCK | April 18, 2024
Opinion | BY LINDSAY KISLOCK | April 18, 2024
Infrastructure Minister Sean Fraser speaks in the House of Commons foyer in December 2023. Significant allocations towards upgrading our trade infrastructure are not only desirable, but also imperative, writes Lindsay Kislock. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Hill. The Trudeau government has habitually turned a deaf ear to 'yes' from First Nations when it comes to resource development, writes Conservative Senator David Wells. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Hill. The Trudeau government has habitually turned a deaf ear to 'yes' from First Nations when it comes to resource development, writes Conservative Senator David Wells. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | April 18, 2024
India’s 200 million Muslims—about one-seventh of the population—are now deliberately targeted by Narendra Modi’s militantly Hindu Indian People’s Party, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | April 18, 2024
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | April 18, 2024
India’s 200 million Muslims—about one-seventh of the population—are now deliberately targeted by Narendra Modi’s militantly Hindu Indian People’s Party, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Women health workers—like this dedicated polio team in Karachi, Pakistan—are vital to stopping polio worldwide. Khaula Jamil photograph courtesy of Rotary International
Women health workers—like this dedicated polio team in Karachi, Pakistan—are vital to stopping polio worldwide. Khaula Jamil photograph courtesy of Rotary International
Opinion | BY KEVIN LYNCH AND PAUL DEEGAN | April 17, 2024
When it comes to corporate Canada, the sad fact is too many of our CEOs don't spend enough time in Washington. Most either delegate the responsibility to lobbyists or, when they do go to D.C., they tend to do so as part of a delegation, write Paul Deegan and Kevin Lynch. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY KEVIN LYNCH AND PAUL DEEGAN | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY KEVIN LYNCH AND PAUL DEEGAN | April 17, 2024
When it comes to corporate Canada, the sad fact is too many of our CEOs don't spend enough time in Washington. Most either delegate the responsibility to lobbyists or, when they do go to D.C., they tend to do so as part of a delegation, write Paul Deegan and Kevin Lynch. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | April 17, 2024
City News’ Glen McGregor, left, freelance journalist Teresa Wright, and Marco Vigliotti, editor-in-chief for iPolitics Canada, at the post-budget reception hosted by iPolitics and Earnscliffe Strategies at the Métropolitain Brasserie on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | April 17, 2024
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | April 17, 2024
City News’ Glen McGregor, left, freelance journalist Teresa Wright, and Marco Vigliotti, editor-in-chief for iPolitics Canada, at the post-budget reception hosted by iPolitics and Earnscliffe Strategies at the Métropolitain Brasserie on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 17, 2024
Liberal MPs Kody Blois, top left, Valerie Bradford, and George Chahal, and Conservative MPs Scott Aitchison, top right, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, and Jasraj Singh Hallan are among those who received sponsored travel from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs last year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 17, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 17, 2024
Liberal MPs Kody Blois, top left, Valerie Bradford, and George Chahal, and Conservative MPs Scott Aitchison, top right, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, and Jasraj Singh Hallan are among those who received sponsored travel from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs last year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
The view of the House of Commons Chamber from the bar. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The view of the House of Commons Chamber from the bar. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 17, 2024
Parties may think it makes sense that they only have to be held to privacy rules they set for themselves, but it’s reasonable that non-political actors see that as suspect. Unsplash photograph by Towfiqu barbhuiya
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 17, 2024
Parties may think it makes sense that they only have to be held to privacy rules they set for themselves, but it’s reasonable that non-political actors see that as suspect. Unsplash photograph by Towfiqu barbhuiya
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | April 17, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez and the federal government should recognize that air travel in Canada shouldn't be seen as a 'cash cow,' says National Airlines Council of Canada CEO Jeff Morrison. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | April 17, 2024
News | BY JESSE CNOCKAERT | April 17, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez and the federal government should recognize that air travel in Canada shouldn't be seen as a 'cash cow,' says National Airlines Council of Canada CEO Jeff Morrison. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 17, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done a lot of good for the Liberal Party, but it feels like he has reached his best-before date, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | April 17, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done a lot of good for the Liberal Party, but it feels like he has reached his best-before date, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 17, 2024
Antoine Dionne Charest says Quebecers will come back to the provincial Liberal Party when ‘we reclaim our brand,’ and is worth watching, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 17, 2024
Antoine Dionne Charest says Quebecers will come back to the provincial Liberal Party when ‘we reclaim our brand,’ and is worth watching, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | April 17, 2024
Opinion | April 17, 2024
Opinion | April 17, 2024
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | April 17, 2024
An electric vehicle is plugged in to a charging station west of the West Block on May 1, 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | April 17, 2024
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | April 17, 2024
An electric vehicle is plugged in to a charging station west of the West Block on May 1, 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NEIL PAKEY | April 17, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez makes an announcement at the Canadian North airlines hanger in Ottawa on Aug. 9, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NEIL PAKEY | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY NEIL PAKEY | April 17, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez makes an announcement at the Canadian North airlines hanger in Ottawa on Aug. 9, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SUZANNE KEARNS | April 17, 2024
Aviation’s commitment to sustainability reflects the larger global imperative to fight climate change and prioritize sustainable development, writes Suzanne Kearns. Unsplash photograph by David Kovalenko
Opinion | BY SUZANNE KEARNS | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY SUZANNE KEARNS | April 17, 2024
Aviation’s commitment to sustainability reflects the larger global imperative to fight climate change and prioritize sustainable development, writes Suzanne Kearns. Unsplash photograph by David Kovalenko
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | April 17, 2024
Trompe l'oeil tarps cover scaffolding along the west façade of the Centre Block building where exterior masonry restoration work is now roughly 16 per cent complete. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | April 17, 2024
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | April 17, 2024
Trompe l'oeil tarps cover scaffolding along the west façade of the Centre Block building where exterior masonry restoration work is now roughly 16 per cent complete. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MIKE MUELLER | April 17, 2024
Canada’s aerospace industry can be our ticket to greater economic stability, but we need a strategy to better align policies, investments, and opportunities, writes Mike Mueller. Unsplash photograph by John McArthur
Opinion | BY MIKE MUELLER | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY MIKE MUELLER | April 17, 2024
Canada’s aerospace industry can be our ticket to greater economic stability, but we need a strategy to better align policies, investments, and opportunities, writes Mike Mueller. Unsplash photograph by John McArthur
Opinion | BY JOHN GRADEK | April 17, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez speaks with reporters before the cabinet meeting in West Block on Feb. 13. Aviation seems to have a human resource sizing issue as well as a competitive behaviour paradigm that need to be addressed with government support, writes John Gradek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JOHN GRADEK | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY JOHN GRADEK | April 17, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez speaks with reporters before the cabinet meeting in West Block on Feb. 13. Aviation seems to have a human resource sizing issue as well as a competitive behaviour paradigm that need to be addressed with government support, writes John Gradek. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LANA PAYNE | April 17, 2024
Working conditions and travel conditions are intricately linked. Given the current state of job quality in the industry, it should be no surprise that travellers are facing subpar conditions, writes Lana Payne. Unsplash photograph by Marco López
Opinion | BY LANA PAYNE | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY LANA PAYNE | April 17, 2024
Working conditions and travel conditions are intricately linked. Given the current state of job quality in the industry, it should be no surprise that travellers are facing subpar conditions, writes Lana Payne. Unsplash photograph by Marco López