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Political parties shouldn’t get to set all of their own rules

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
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 15, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared at the Foreign Interference Commission on April 10. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 15, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 15, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared at the Foreign Interference Commission on April 10. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 10, 2024
Veterans Affairs Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, left, Defence Minister Bill Blair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the defence policy update at CFB Trenton on April 8. Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 10, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 10, 2024
Veterans Affairs Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, left, Defence Minister Bill Blair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the defence policy update at CFB Trenton on April 8. Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 8, 2024
MPs can either continue to finger-point and mindlessly recite annoying partisan talking points, or they can choose to engage in healthy and important debates about the top issues facing the country and maybe even find solutions, especially right now. They can be leaders. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 8, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 8, 2024
MPs can either continue to finger-point and mindlessly recite annoying partisan talking points, or they can choose to engage in healthy and important debates about the top issues facing the country and maybe even find solutions, especially right now. They can be leaders. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 3, 2024
Apartments are advertised for rent on Somerset Street in Ottawa on Sept. 15, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 3, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 3, 2024
Apartments are advertised for rent on Somerset Street in Ottawa on Sept. 15, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 1, 2024
A report from the RCMP released following an access-to-information request shows the national force has a bleak outlook for the next few years in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 1, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | April 1, 2024
A report from the RCMP released following an access-to-information request shows the national force has a bleak outlook for the next few years in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 27, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre addresses his caucus at a meeting in the West Block on March 20. His party's non-confidence motion to bring down the government on the back of the increase to the carbon price failed the following day. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 27, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 27, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre addresses his caucus at a meeting in the West Block on March 20. His party's non-confidence motion to bring down the government on the back of the increase to the carbon price failed the following day. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 20, 2024
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, left, sought and achieved changes to NDP MP Heather McPherson’s Gaza ceasefire motion to make it more palatable to the Liberal government. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 20, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 20, 2024
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, left, sought and achieved changes to NDP MP Heather McPherson’s Gaza ceasefire motion to make it more palatable to the Liberal government. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 18, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to hammer home at every opportunity, on every platform, that he gets it, and he’s up to the job. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 18, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 18, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to hammer home at every opportunity, on every platform, that he gets it, and he’s up to the job. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 13, 2024
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has escaped being called to testify before a House committee about high-profile prisoner transfers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 13, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 13, 2024
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has escaped being called to testify before a House committee about high-profile prisoner transfers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 11, 2024
A wildfire burns in the Northwest Territories in 2023. Photograph courtesy of N.W.T. Fire
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 11, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 11, 2024
A wildfire burns in the Northwest Territories in 2023. Photograph courtesy of N.W.T. Fire
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 6, 2024
Brian Mulroney, pictured with some fans on March 5, 2019, at the Prime Ministers Series, a partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 6, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 6, 2024
Brian Mulroney, pictured with some fans on March 5, 2019, at the Prime Ministers Series, a partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 4, 2024
If the ArriveCan situation is 'obviously unacceptable,' as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put it, the government should be as upfront as possible in getting to the bottom of how it happened. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 4, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | March 4, 2024
If the ArriveCan situation is 'obviously unacceptable,' as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put it, the government should be as upfront as possible in getting to the bottom of how it happened. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 28, 2024
Government House Leader Steven MacKinnon holds a press conference in the House of Commons foyer on Feb. 26 to discuss his motion to temporarily change House sitting rules. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 28, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 28, 2024
Government House Leader Steven MacKinnon holds a press conference in the House of Commons foyer on Feb. 26 to discuss his motion to temporarily change House sitting rules. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 26, 2024
The prime minister and other parliamentarians have received dozens of death threats. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 26, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 26, 2024
The prime minister and other parliamentarians have received dozens of death threats. 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 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
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 14, 2024
Justice Minister Arif Virani announced two appointments to the Federal Court on Feb. 12, but a Federal Court judge ruled on Feb. 13 that he must move much faster to fill judicial vacancies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 14, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 14, 2024
Justice Minister Arif Virani announced two appointments to the Federal Court on Feb. 12, but a Federal Court judge ruled on Feb. 13 that he must move much faster to fill judicial vacancies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 12, 2024
The prospect of ex-president Donald Trump appearing on the 2024 ballot is near-inevitable. Wikimedia Commons photograph
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 12, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 12, 2024
The prospect of ex-president Donald Trump appearing on the 2024 ballot is near-inevitable. Wikimedia Commons photograph
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 7, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says his plan of 'jail, not bail' will lead to a reduction in surging auto thefts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 7, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 7, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says his plan of 'jail, not bail' will lead to a reduction in surging auto thefts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 5, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 5, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 5, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue presides over the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 31, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, meets with then-U.S. president Donald Trump in London, U.K., on Dec. 3, 2019. U.S. State Department photograph by Ron Przysucha
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 31, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 31, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, meets with then-U.S. president Donald Trump in London, U.K., on Dec. 3, 2019. U.S. State Department photograph by Ron Przysucha
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 29, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, now in his eighth year of governing, is convinced he can achieve an unlikely fourth consecutive election win. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 29, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 29, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, now in his eighth year of governing, is convinced he can achieve an unlikely fourth consecutive election win. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 24, 2024
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Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced on Jan. 22 that the feds are going to start capping the number of international student permit applications. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 24, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 24, 2024
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Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced on Jan. 22 that the feds are going to start capping the number of international student permit applications. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 22, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, left, and his successor, Joe Biden. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 22, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 22, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, left, and his successor, Joe Biden. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 17, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre holds a press conference in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 20, 2023, ahead of the government’s fall economic statement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 17, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 17, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre holds a press conference in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 20, 2023, ahead of the government’s fall economic statement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 15, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seen on the Hill on Dec. 5, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 15, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 15, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seen on the Hill on Dec. 5, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 10, 2024
Newly appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Steven MacKinnon speaks with reporters outside Rideau Hall on Jan. 8, after his shuffle into the role to cover Karina Gould's parental leave. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 10, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 10, 2024
Newly appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Steven MacKinnon speaks with reporters outside Rideau Hall on Jan. 8, after his shuffle into the role to cover Karina Gould's parental leave. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 8, 2024
Charles, then-Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, arrive at the Ottawa International Airport for their Canadian tour on May 17, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 8, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 8, 2024
Charles, then-Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, arrive at the Ottawa International Airport for their Canadian tour on May 17, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 18, 2023
A sigh of relief is doubtless emanating from offices on the Hill, party headquarters, and newsrooms as the holidays arrive. After all, it’s doubtful that many people will look fondly on this time. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 18, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 18, 2023
A sigh of relief is doubtless emanating from offices on the Hill, party headquarters, and newsrooms as the holidays arrive. After all, it’s doubtful that many people will look fondly on this time. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 13, 2023
Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan is chair of the Senate’s Human Rights Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 13, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 13, 2023
Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan is chair of the Senate’s Human Rights Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 11, 2023
Speaker Greg Fergus is facing calls to resign over a video tribute to the Ontario Liberal Party's former interim leader John Fraser. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 11, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 11, 2023
Speaker Greg Fergus is facing calls to resign over a video tribute to the Ontario Liberal Party's former interim leader John Fraser. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 6, 2023
National Defence Minister Bill Blair and the team at the Department of National Defence still have their work cut out for them to ensure the Armed Forces is a place where soldiers don’t have to be wary of their own co-workers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 6, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 6, 2023
National Defence Minister Bill Blair and the team at the Department of National Defence still have their work cut out for them to ensure the Armed Forces is a place where soldiers don’t have to be wary of their own co-workers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 4, 2023
MPs might be comfortable treating debates as a game for which there are no consequences. But what they are saying to their supporters and to voters is downright dangerous. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 4, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | December 4, 2023
MPs might be comfortable treating debates as a game for which there are no consequences. But what they are saying to their supporters and to voters is downright dangerous. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 29, 2023
House Speaker Greg Fergus is trying his best, but reining in MPs' antics in the Chamber is like herding hypocritical cats. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 29, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 29, 2023
House Speaker Greg Fergus is trying his best, but reining in MPs' antics in the Chamber is like herding hypocritical cats. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 27, 2023
Would it not be more prudent, rather than stripping away yet another Canadian institution, to demand that the CBC be better? The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 27, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 27, 2023
Would it not be more prudent, rather than stripping away yet another Canadian institution, to demand that the CBC be better? The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 22, 2023
Defence Minister Bill Blair says he recognizes that there are 'challenges' with the military’s readiness. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 22, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 22, 2023
Defence Minister Bill Blair says he recognizes that there are 'challenges' with the military’s readiness. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 20, 2023
'Canadians are always disillusioned about Parliament because Parliament is very complicated. It plays many different roles and functions and often people look at it through a particular lens or a particular aspect, and Parliament always falls short because it's got many lenses and many aspects,' says Jonathan Malloy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 20, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 20, 2023
'Canadians are always disillusioned about Parliament because Parliament is very complicated. It plays many different roles and functions and often people look at it through a particular lens or a particular aspect, and Parliament always falls short because it's got many lenses and many aspects,' says Jonathan Malloy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 15, 2023
Canadians are eager for something to happen (even if they’re less than eager to pay for it) to save the planet. Unsplash photograph by Guillaume Jaillet
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 15, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | November 15, 2023