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News | BY ABBAS RANA, DEREK ABMA | September 18, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to start delivering results, say political players. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA, DEREK ABMA | September 18, 2017
News | BY ABBAS RANA, DEREK ABMA | September 18, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to start delivering results, say political players. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | September 18, 2017
A few cabinet ministers expected to be much sought after by lobbyists this fall include Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY DEREK ABMA | September 18, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | September 18, 2017
A few cabinet ministers expected to be much sought after by lobbyists this fall include Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY DEREK ABMA | September 11, 2017
William Eggers, director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights in Washington, D.C., is a believer in technology's potential to improve government, but says there are better ways of doing major technological transformations than what's been seen with governments around the world. Photograph courtesy of Deloitte
News | BY DEREK ABMA | September 11, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | September 11, 2017
William Eggers, director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights in Washington, D.C., is a believer in technology's potential to improve government, but says there are better ways of doing major technological transformations than what's been seen with governments around the world. Photograph courtesy of Deloitte
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | September 4, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enjoys a Labatt 50 while being interviewed by U.S. website theSkimm. Screenshot from theSkimm's Facebook
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | September 4, 2017
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | September 4, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enjoys a Labatt 50 while being interviewed by U.S. website theSkimm. Screenshot from theSkimm's Facebook
News | BY DEREK ABMA | August 14, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured in a scrum on the Hill, is expected to join a Canadian delegation in Washington, D.C., for a portion of the first round of NAFTA renegotiations happening Aug. 16-20. Ms. Freeland will also be speaking at the University of Ottawa Monday morning and will testify at the House International Trade Committee on the Hill on Monday. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | August 14, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | August 14, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured in a scrum on the Hill, is expected to join a Canadian delegation in Washington, D.C., for a portion of the first round of NAFTA renegotiations happening Aug. 16-20. Ms. Freeland will also be speaking at the University of Ottawa Monday morning and will testify at the House International Trade Committee on the Hill on Monday. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | August 14, 2017
Polytechnics Canada, whose CEO is is Nobina Robinson, seen here, has been among the busiest federal lobbying groups so far this summer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | August 14, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | August 14, 2017
Polytechnics Canada, whose CEO is is Nobina Robinson, seen here, has been among the busiest federal lobbying groups so far this summer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 24, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, left, and Justin Trudeau on Budget Day on March 22, 2017. Economists say the government has had some effect in improving the economy. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 24, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 24, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, left, and Justin Trudeau on Budget Day on March 22, 2017. Economists say the government has had some effect in improving the economy. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 19, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced some initiatives yesterday to deal with tax loopholes exploited by businesspeople. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 19, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 19, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced some initiatives yesterday to deal with tax loopholes exploited by businesspeople. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 18, 2017
Omar Khadr, pictured interviewed by CBC News' Rosemary Barton on July 7, 2017. A recent survey shows Canadians disapprove of the $10.5-million the federal government gave Mr. Khadr, but this issue has not hurt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's popularity. Screenshot CBC News
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 18, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 18, 2017
Omar Khadr, pictured interviewed by CBC News' Rosemary Barton on July 7, 2017. A recent survey shows Canadians disapprove of the $10.5-million the federal government gave Mr. Khadr, but this issue has not hurt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's popularity. Screenshot CBC News
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
Liberal MP Steven MacKinnon, parliamentary secretary to the Public Services minister, says of Phoenix, 'We inherited this mess, but we are committed to fixing it.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
Liberal MP Steven MacKinnon, parliamentary secretary to the Public Services minister, says of Phoenix, 'We inherited this mess, but we are committed to fixing it.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
A man smokes marijuana on Parliament Hill during 4/20 festivities on April 20 this year. The House Health Committee is getting to work early in September on legislation that legalizes cannabis. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
A man smokes marijuana on Parliament Hill during 4/20 festivities on April 20 this year. The House Health Committee is getting to work early in September on legislation that legalizes cannabis. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
Public Service Commission president Patrick Borbey says hiring more millennials and ensuring diversity in the public service are among his priorities in his new job. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 17, 2017
Public Service Commission president Patrick Borbey says hiring more millennials and ensuring diversity in the public service are among his priorities in his new job. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 12, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still popular, but certainly not because of the settlement with Omar Khadr. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 12, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 12, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still popular, but certainly not because of the settlement with Omar Khadr. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 11, 2017
Jagmeet Singh, shown here, and other candidates for the NDP leadership will be debating in Sasktoon tonight. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 11, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 11, 2017
Jagmeet Singh, shown here, and other candidates for the NDP leadership will be debating in Sasktoon tonight. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
Ontario Regional Chief Day, left, and Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Pat Madahbee outside a tepee erected on Parliament Hill just ahead of Canada Day celebrations. Photograph courtesy of the Chiefs of Ontario
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
Ontario Regional Chief Day, left, and Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Pat Madahbee outside a tepee erected on Parliament Hill just ahead of Canada Day celebrations. Photograph courtesy of the Chiefs of Ontario
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, has his work cut out if he wants to get a pipeline expansion through in British Columbia, where the new government, which will be led by NDP leader John Horgan, and is opposed to the project. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, has his work cut out if he wants to get a pipeline expansion through in British Columbia, where the new government, which will be led by NDP leader John Horgan, and is opposed to the project. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
Gov. Gen. David Johnston and several other Canadian officials are in China today. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 10, 2017
Gov. Gen. David Johnston and several other Canadian officials are in China today. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is not yet ready to commit to $1.3-billion in more funding for scientific research, but says she agrees with most of the Naylor report. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is not yet ready to commit to $1.3-billion in more funding for scientific research, but says she agrees with most of the Naylor report. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's office isn't tipping its hand on how friendly it is to the idea of raising the limit at which imports are assessed for duties and sales taxes. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's office isn't tipping its hand on how friendly it is to the idea of raising the limit at which imports are assessed for duties and sales taxes. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
Liberal MP Darren Fisher gears up for a hockey game earlier this year against Conservative MPs at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | July 3, 2017
Liberal MP Darren Fisher gears up for a hockey game earlier this year against Conservative MPs at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
A scene from the 2015 Fourth of July party at Lornado, hosted by former U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman. The party will go on this year, but likely without an ambassador. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
A scene from the 2015 Fourth of July party at Lornado, hosted by former U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman. The party will go on this year, but likely without an ambassador. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
This week, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is expected to address a panel report that called for the government to increase its spending on scientific research by $1.3-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
This week, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is expected to address a panel report that called for the government to increase its spending on scientific research by $1.3-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
Treasury Board President Scott Brison, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, is Canada's federal minister responsible for lobbying. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 26, 2017
Treasury Board President Scott Brison, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, is Canada's federal minister responsible for lobbying. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 19, 2017
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should cancel the government's plan to make an interim purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing, according to experts polled by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 19, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 19, 2017
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should cancel the government's plan to make an interim purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing, according to experts polled by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 19, 2017
The office of Treasury Board President Scott Brison says he is taking the 'challenge' of Canada's aging workforce seriously, and committed to 'the need for less rigid hierarchies' in government. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 19, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 19, 2017
The office of Treasury Board President Scott Brison says he is taking the 'challenge' of Canada's aging workforce seriously, and committed to 'the need for less rigid hierarchies' in government. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 14, 2017
PCO deputy secretary Matthew Mendelsohn addresses attendees at a workshop at the NAC put on by Facebook to explore how the federal government can use data better. Photograph courtesy of Facebook
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 14, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 14, 2017
PCO deputy secretary Matthew Mendelsohn addresses attendees at a workshop at the NAC put on by Facebook to explore how the federal government can use data better. Photograph courtesy of Facebook
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 13, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. The Conservatives have not gained any ground with Canadian voters since Andrew Scheer became leader, according to a new poll from Forum Research, while Liberal support has increased. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 13, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 13, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. The Conservatives have not gained any ground with Canadian voters since Andrew Scheer became leader, according to a new poll from Forum Research, while Liberal support has increased. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, seen here on budget day this March, does not appear open to suggestions that automatic annual increases in excise taxes on alcohol be dropped from the budget bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, seen here on budget day this March, does not appear open to suggestions that automatic annual increases in excise taxes on alcohol be dropped from the budget bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
Liberal MP Bill Blair says July 1, 2018 is a 'good target' for having the new marijuana legislation in effect, but he's more concerned about getting it right than meeting a deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
Liberal MP Bill Blair says July 1, 2018 is a 'good target' for having the new marijuana legislation in effect, but he's more concerned about getting it right than meeting a deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will talk about Canada's relationship with the United States on the morning of Friday, June 16, during Canada 2020's annual conference at the Shaw Centre. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 12, 2017
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will talk about Canada's relationship with the United States on the morning of Friday, June 16, during Canada 2020's annual conference at the Shaw Centre. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
There were three registrations for Uber under consultant lobbyists working for National Public Relations—Christopher Froggatt, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, Andrew Richardson, and Marc Desmarais. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
There were three registrations for Uber under consultant lobbyists working for National Public Relations—Christopher Froggatt, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, Andrew Richardson, and Marc Desmarais. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
Sen. Mike Duffy, left, and his lawyer Donald Bayne. Mr. Bain has written a chapter in a new book about legal cases. His chapter goes into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Duffy being charged with fraud and eventually acquitted. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
FeatureBY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
Sen. Mike Duffy, left, and his lawyer Donald Bayne. Mr. Bain has written a chapter in a new book about legal cases. His chapter goes into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Duffy being charged with fraud and eventually acquitted. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
Likeability factor: It remains to be seen what approach Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government take to defending themselves against new Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured May 27 after winning the party's leadership in Toronto. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | June 5, 2017
Likeability factor: It remains to be seen what approach Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government take to defending themselves against new Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured May 27 after winning the party's leadership in Toronto. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 29, 2017
Official intelligence agencies in both Canada and the United States are likely concerned with what they've seen from the Trump administration, say experts. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 29, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 29, 2017
Official intelligence agencies in both Canada and the United States are likely concerned with what they've seen from the Trump administration, say experts. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 29, 2017
Marc Serré lifting his parents Gaeten and Jeanine as part of a new campaign to support ALS research. Photographs courtesy of Marc Serré
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 29, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 29, 2017
Marc Serré lifting his parents Gaeten and Jeanine as part of a new campaign to support ALS research. Photographs courtesy of Marc Serré
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump pictured at the White House on Feb. 13, 2017. Photograph courtesy of Donald Trump's Twitter
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump pictured at the White House on Feb. 13, 2017. Photograph courtesy of Donald Trump's Twitter
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
Former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy is the chair of the new World Refugee Council, created by the Waterloo, Ont.-based Centre for International Governance Innovation. The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
Former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy is the chair of the new World Refugee Council, created by the Waterloo, Ont.-based Centre for International Governance Innovation. The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
A shot of this year's Politics and the Pen gala, which tends to attract scores of lobbyists. There are signs that MPs and ministers are being more choosy about meeting with lobbyists in recent months. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 22, 2017
A shot of this year's Politics and the Pen gala, which tends to attract scores of lobbyists. There are signs that MPs and ministers are being more choosy about meeting with lobbyists in recent months. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 15, 2017
Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski had a mini-stroke last month and has not been cleared to return to work yet. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 15, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 15, 2017
Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski had a mini-stroke last month and has not been cleared to return to work yet. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 15, 2017
Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick says in his latest report on the public service to the prime minister that progress is being made on recruitment efforts, but 'we still face a skills gap as the experienced baby boomers leave.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 15, 2017
News | BY DEREK ABMA | May 15, 2017
Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick says in his latest report on the public service to the prime minister that progress is being made on recruitment efforts, but 'we still face a skills gap as the experienced baby boomers leave.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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