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Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez will meet his provincial and territorial peers in Montreal today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez will meet his provincial and territorial peers in Montreal today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EMILIA BELLIVEAU | February 22, 2024
Big Oil lobbyists have frequent access to high ranking staff in the public service in addition to elected representatives, including Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, writes Emilia Belliveau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EMILIA BELLIVEAU | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY EMILIA BELLIVEAU | February 22, 2024
Big Oil lobbyists have frequent access to high ranking staff in the public service in addition to elected representatives, including Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, writes Emilia Belliveau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH DOUVILLE | February 22, 2024
We’ve seen what Canada has achieved in the fields of aerospace and electric vehicles because we nurtured innovation in those fields. Health innovation would be just as lucrative, writes Dr. Elizabeth Douville. Pexels photograph courtesy of Artem Podrez
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH DOUVILLE | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH DOUVILLE | February 22, 2024
We’ve seen what Canada has achieved in the fields of aerospace and electric vehicles because we nurtured innovation in those fields. Health innovation would be just as lucrative, writes Dr. Elizabeth Douville. Pexels photograph courtesy of Artem Podrez
The proposed bills would require Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured, to maintain an update the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking and address the harms caused by human trafficking, write the bills' sponsors Conservative Sen. Salma Ataullahjan and Conservative MP Arnold Viersen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The proposed bills would require Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured, to maintain an update the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking and address the harms caused by human trafficking, write the bills' sponsors Conservative Sen. Salma Ataullahjan and Conservative MP Arnold Viersen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, pictured in Ottawa on May 4, 2023, is an unlikely future prime minister, writes David Crane, but has the disciplined mind and broad experience needed to set a far-reaching research agenda and impose high standards for analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, pictured in Ottawa on May 4, 2023, is an unlikely future prime minister, writes David Crane, but has the disciplined mind and broad experience needed to set a far-reaching research agenda and impose high standards for analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 22, 2024
International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks with reporters in the House of Commons foyer in the West Block on Feb. 15. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 22, 2024
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 22, 2024
International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks with reporters in the House of Commons foyer in the West Block on Feb. 15. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP Kelly McCauley chairs the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP Kelly McCauley chairs the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 21, 2024
Even if Donald Trump is convicted of a criminal charge or becomes visibly incapacitated, Republicans won't move against him unless a viable alternative presidential candidate is available, and Nikki Haley, pictured, is that candidate, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 21, 2024
Even if Donald Trump is convicted of a criminal charge or becomes visibly incapacitated, Republicans won't move against him unless a viable alternative presidential candidate is available, and Nikki Haley, pictured, is that candidate, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Opinion | BY ISABEL GRANT, TRUDO LEMMENS | February 21, 2024
Before we even contemplate providing MAID for mental illness, people must be provided access to the services they need to thrive in a society that has thus far woefully failed to provide funding and proper mental health care and social supports for people, write Isabel Grant and Trudo Lemmens. Pexels photograph by Luis Dalvan
Opinion | BY ISABEL GRANT, TRUDO LEMMENS | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY ISABEL GRANT, TRUDO LEMMENS | February 21, 2024
Before we even contemplate providing MAID for mental illness, people must be provided access to the services they need to thrive in a society that has thus far woefully failed to provide funding and proper mental health care and social supports for people, write Isabel Grant and Trudo Lemmens. Pexels photograph by Luis Dalvan
Opposition MPs on the House Transport Committee will argue today that it should summon Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured, to explain his remarks about roadway funding. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opposition MPs on the House Transport Committee will argue today that it should summon Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured, to explain his remarks about roadway funding. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 21, 2024
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault and his Liberal colleagues announced a change to the name of the quarterly carbon price rebates Canadians receive in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Feb. 14. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 21, 2024
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault and his Liberal colleagues announced a change to the name of the quarterly carbon price rebates Canadians receive in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Feb. 14. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 21, 2024
The reaction to Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s road-building comments demonstrates that the government’s main climate messenger is either dismissed as a messianic nut or politically naive, neither of which help advance a sensible, solution-oriented climate-change discourse, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY TIM POWERS | February 21, 2024
The reaction to Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s road-building comments demonstrates that the government’s main climate messenger is either dismissed as a messianic nut or politically naive, neither of which help advance a sensible, solution-oriented climate-change discourse, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 21, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s approach is typical of what one political scientist called ‘the empty heart of populism,’ writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 21, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s approach is typical of what one political scientist called ‘the empty heart of populism,’ writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 21, 2024
International Trade Minister Mary Ng, right, has heavy lifting ahead of her to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to complete a free-trade pact with Indonesia by the end of the year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 21, 2024
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 21, 2024
International Trade Minister Mary Ng, right, has heavy lifting ahead of her to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to complete a free-trade pact with Indonesia by the end of the year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 21, 2024
Soldiers, like Philip Caddell and his fellow Royal Canadian Artillery members, were not exceptional people, but they volunteered for war in the first wave to go to the United Kingdom because their allies needed them, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 21, 2024
Soldiers, like Philip Caddell and his fellow Royal Canadian Artillery members, were not exceptional people, but they volunteered for war in the first wave to go to the United Kingdom because their allies needed them, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 20, 2024
A parliamentary interpreter works during a press conference in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa on Feb. 16, 2021. Interpreting remote participants puts an added strain on interpreters, and has led to increased reports of injuries. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 20, 2024
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 20, 2024
A parliamentary interpreter works during a press conference in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa on Feb. 16, 2021. Interpreting remote participants puts an added strain on interpreters, and has led to increased reports of injuries. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ÉRIC BLAIS | February 19, 2024
In the coming federal election, we’re likely to see two dominant memes arise in the race for prime minister: ‘he was never ready,’ for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and ‘he’s too angry,’ for Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, writes Éric Blais. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photo illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY ÉRIC BLAIS | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY ÉRIC BLAIS | February 19, 2024
In the coming federal election, we’re likely to see two dominant memes arise in the race for prime minister: ‘he was never ready,’ for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and ‘he’s too angry,’ for Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, writes Éric Blais. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photo illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 19, 2024
Defence Minister Bill Blair’s Feb. 15 announcement week was simply the result of a months’-long competition for a low-level air-defence system that began in January 2023, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 19, 2024
Defence Minister Bill Blair’s Feb. 15 announcement week was simply the result of a months’-long competition for a low-level air-defence system that began in January 2023, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 19, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters on his way into a Liberal caucus meeting in the West Block on Feb. 14, followed by now-lead press secretary Mohammad Hussain. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 19, 2024
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | February 19, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters on his way into a Liberal caucus meeting in the West Block on Feb. 14, followed by now-lead press secretary Mohammad Hussain. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 19, 2024
Former Ontario MPP Parm Gill, left, and former Toronto city councillor Karen Stintz have been named as Conservative candidates in the ridings of Milton and Eglinton-Lawrence, respectively. Potential candidates in both ridings are questioning why the party denied them a fair nomination process, and decided to name hand-picked candidates. Photographs courtesy of X and Wikipedia
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 19, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 19, 2024
Former Ontario MPP Parm Gill, left, and former Toronto city councillor Karen Stintz have been named as Conservative candidates in the ridings of Milton and Eglinton-Lawrence, respectively. Potential candidates in both ridings are questioning why the party denied them a fair nomination process, and decided to name hand-picked candidates. Photographs courtesy of X and Wikipedia
Opinion | BY ROSE LEMAY | February 19, 2024
Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, pictured with his family and supporters after winning the province's election on Oct. 3, 2023, is expected to visit Churchill, Man., writes Rose LeMay. Photograph courtesy of X/Twitter
Opinion | BY ROSE LEMAY | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY ROSE LEMAY | February 19, 2024
Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, pictured with his family and supporters after winning the province's election on Oct. 3, 2023, is expected to visit Churchill, Man., writes Rose LeMay. Photograph courtesy of X/Twitter
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | February 19, 2024
In a telephone call recorded without his consent or knowledge, Liberal MP Rob Oliphant was critical of the government’s decision to defund the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees after it was alleged that 12 of its employees participated in the massacre of Jewish civilians on Oct. 7, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | February 19, 2024
In a telephone call recorded without his consent or knowledge, Liberal MP Rob Oliphant was critical of the government’s decision to defund the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees after it was alleged that 12 of its employees participated in the massacre of Jewish civilians on Oct. 7, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Carpe diem: In his report, MIT economist David Autor argues that AI could be a boon for many workers with basic or foundational skills. This is not a forecast, he says—it depends on what we do to make this possibility a reality. Our challenge is to help make this happen. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Carpe diem: In his report, MIT economist David Autor argues that AI could be a boon for many workers with basic or foundational skills. This is not a forecast, he says—it depends on what we do to make this possibility a reality. Our challenge is to help make this happen. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 19, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's audit found that financial records were not well-maintained by the Canada Border Services Agency, and she was unable to determine the exact cost for the ArriveCan application because of CBSA's "poor documentation and weak controls." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 19, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's audit found that financial records were not well-maintained by the Canada Border Services Agency, and she was unable to determine the exact cost for the ArriveCan application because of CBSA's "poor documentation and weak controls." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre likes to go after individual reporters on the Hill which plays well to his base. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre likes to go after individual reporters on the Hill which plays well to his base. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, centre, flanked by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand at the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft. Champagne said about 300 devices used to hack wireless key signals for vehicles are already banned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, centre, flanked by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand at the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft. Champagne said about 300 devices used to hack wireless key signals for vehicles are already banned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Bloc Québécois MP Denis Trudel, left, and Quebec poet David Goudreault. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Bloc Québécois MP Denis Trudel, left, and Quebec poet David Goudreault. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | February 19, 2024
Opinion | February 19, 2024
Opinion | February 19, 2024
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux will deliver remarks at a lunch event hosted by the C.D. Howe Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. in Toronto. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux will deliver remarks at a lunch event hosted by the C.D. Howe Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. in Toronto. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 16, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's Feb. 12 report found 'glaring disregard for basic management and contracting practices' throughout the ArriveCan application's development and implementation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 16, 2024
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 16, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's Feb. 12 report found 'glaring disregard for basic management and contracting practices' throughout the ArriveCan application's development and implementation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | February 16, 2024
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's new relationship has recently become fodder for foreign tabloids, with the Daily Mail recently going so far as to hire out-of-town paparazzi to photograph her, her new partner, and her children as they left a restaurant in Ottawa last weekend. The Hill Times photograph Cynthia Münster
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | February 16, 2024
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | February 16, 2024