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Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 23, 2022
Apparently, Elon Musk isn’t the genius weird nerds purported him to be, and now he’s single-handedly destroying one of the most connective platforms on the internet, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NVIDIA Corporation
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 23, 2022
Apparently, Elon Musk isn’t the genius weird nerds purported him to be, and now he’s single-handedly destroying one of the most connective platforms on the internet, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NVIDIA Corporation
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 16, 2022
Elon Musk, pictured at the Kennedy Space Centre's vehicle assembly building on May 30, 2020. There is no such thing as a free-speech warrior; instead these are people who don’t like your speech, and Musk is no different, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 16, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 16, 2022
Elon Musk, pictured at the Kennedy Space Centre's vehicle assembly building on May 30, 2020. There is no such thing as a free-speech warrior; instead these are people who don’t like your speech, and Musk is no different, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 9, 2022
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government has introduced the notwithstanding clause three times since 2018, which previously had never been used by an Ontario government, notes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 9, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 9, 2022
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government has introduced the notwithstanding clause three times since 2018, which previously had never been used by an Ontario government, notes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 19, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's response to a young Black man who worked for the African Development Bank at a Brookings Institution’s event in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10 was a display of anti-Blackness, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 19, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 19, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's response to a young Black man who worked for the African Development Bank at a Brookings Institution’s event in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10 was a display of anti-Blackness, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 12, 2022
The Edmonton Police Service issued an apology after circulating an AI-generated sketch of a potential suspect in an assault case last week created via DNA phenotyping technology. The unregulated and unverified tech has the potential to put a target on the back of every young Black male in Alberta, writes Erica Ifill. Image courtesy of the Edmonton Police Service
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 12, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 12, 2022
The Edmonton Police Service issued an apology after circulating an AI-generated sketch of a potential suspect in an assault case last week created via DNA phenotyping technology. The unregulated and unverified tech has the potential to put a target on the back of every young Black male in Alberta, writes Erica Ifill. Image courtesy of the Edmonton Police Service
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 28, 2022
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, which received the most votes of any party in Italy's Sept. 25 election. Photograph courtesy of Giorgia Meloni's Facebook
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 28, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 28, 2022
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, which received the most votes of any party in Italy's Sept. 25 election. Photograph courtesy of Giorgia Meloni's Facebook
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 21, 2022
Pallbearers bring Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin into Westminster Abbey in London, U.K., on Sept. 19 while members of her family look on. With great power comes great responsibility, and in this, the Queen failed. In fact, her tenure was a failure of human rights and of reconciliation, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/BBC
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 21, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 21, 2022
Pallbearers bring Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin into Westminster Abbey in London, U.K., on Sept. 19 while members of her family look on. With great power comes great responsibility, and in this, the Queen failed. In fact, her tenure was a failure of human rights and of reconciliation, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/BBC
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 31, 2022
Unlike the outpouring for Chrystia Freeland, BIPOC women and our white allies have received little-to-no support amid a co-ordinated hate campaign from white people of the upper class, especially white women, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 31, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 31, 2022
Unlike the outpouring for Chrystia Freeland, BIPOC women and our white allies have received little-to-no support amid a co-ordinated hate campaign from white people of the upper class, especially white women, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 17, 2022
When a group of far-right white men develop a list of female journalists and female journalists of colour to target, that’s fascism, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Sergey Zolkin
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 17, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 17, 2022
When a group of far-right white men develop a list of female journalists and female journalists of colour to target, that’s fascism, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Sergey Zolkin
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 27, 2022
Caribana is usually celebrated on the August long weekend, which this year coincides with Aug. 1, or Emancipation Day, a celebration of the end of slavery in the West Indies. Flickr photograph by Roberto Baca
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 27, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 27, 2022
Caribana is usually celebrated on the August long weekend, which this year coincides with Aug. 1, or Emancipation Day, a celebration of the end of slavery in the West Indies. Flickr photograph by Roberto Baca
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 20, 2022
If the Liberals want universal broadband in Canada by 2030, they don’t have the policies to ensure success. Firstly, most of Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s digital policies around equitable broadband over-rely on funds, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 20, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 20, 2022
If the Liberals want universal broadband in Canada by 2030, they don’t have the policies to ensure success. Firstly, most of Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s digital policies around equitable broadband over-rely on funds, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 29, 2022
The Canadian flag is not a symbol of unity when the rest of the country didn’t care that the capital city was cut off and under siege, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 29, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 29, 2022
The Canadian flag is not a symbol of unity when the rest of the country didn’t care that the capital city was cut off and under siege, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 22, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, and Innovation Minster François-Philippe Champagne head departments pumping out work with discriminatory implications that could reverberate throughout every part of society for generations, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 22, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 22, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, and Innovation Minster François-Philippe Champagne head departments pumping out work with discriminatory implications that could reverberate throughout every part of society for generations, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 15, 2022
Bill C-11, the new broadcasting bill introduced by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, still does not address core problems of the digital experience. In fact, it reveals further issues with trying to control the internet, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 15, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 15, 2022
Bill C-11, the new broadcasting bill introduced by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, still does not address core problems of the digital experience. In fact, it reveals further issues with trying to control the internet, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 8, 2022
Conservative MP and leadership contender Pierre Poilievre, pictured on stage during an 'Axe the Tax' campaign rally aimed at the federal carbon tax in Ottawa on March 31. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 8, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 8, 2022
Conservative MP and leadership contender Pierre Poilievre, pictured on stage during an 'Axe the Tax' campaign rally aimed at the federal carbon tax in Ottawa on March 31. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 1, 2022
What has not been talked about enough was that the victims of the Uvalde shooting were Hispanic, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of NBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 1, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 1, 2022
What has not been talked about enough was that the victims of the Uvalde shooting were Hispanic, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of NBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 18, 2022
Police outside the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., where 10 people were killed in a racist attack by a white gunman on May 14. As this plays out in the coming weeks, we can be sure to see the handwringing and finger-pointing amongst white people who can’t seem to grasp that they’re more racist than they think they are and are happy to tolerate racism when it aids their comfort, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 18, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 18, 2022
Police outside the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., where 10 people were killed in a racist attack by a white gunman on May 14. As this plays out in the coming weeks, we can be sure to see the handwringing and finger-pointing amongst white people who can’t seem to grasp that they’re more racist than they think they are and are happy to tolerate racism when it aids their comfort, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 11, 2022
Protestors gathered outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house on May 9. Screenshot courtesy of Politico
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 11, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 11, 2022
Protestors gathered outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house on May 9. Screenshot courtesy of Politico
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 4, 2022
The potential overturn of Roe v. Wade is a white-supremacist attack on women’s health, body autonomy, agency, and rights to a full suite of health-care options, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Manny Becerra
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 4, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 4, 2022
The potential overturn of Roe v. Wade is a white-supremacist attack on women’s health, body autonomy, agency, and rights to a full suite of health-care options, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Manny Becerra
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 27, 2022
Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis, left, former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, and former Conservative MP Derek Sloan. Face it, the Conservative Party is turning into a party of grifters, and these political pranks are all game, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 27, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 27, 2022
Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis, left, former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, and former Conservative MP Derek Sloan. Face it, the Conservative Party is turning into a party of grifters, and these political pranks are all game, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 20, 2022
Welcome to Thunderdome: Maclean’s veteran Paul Wells has a name and connections, which will give him a leg up with his new newsletter, but he still must hustle. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 20, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 20, 2022
Welcome to Thunderdome: Maclean’s veteran Paul Wells has a name and connections, which will give him a leg up with his new newsletter, but he still must hustle. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 13, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and the Liberals have apparently single-handedly fixed patriarchy—and its concomitant structures of discrimination—with childcare, since ‘feminist’ is only mentioned twice in the budget tabled on April 7, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 13, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 13, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and the Liberals have apparently single-handedly fixed patriarchy—and its concomitant structures of discrimination—with childcare, since ‘feminist’ is only mentioned twice in the budget tabled on April 7, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 30, 2022
Some headlines following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s March 23 address to the European Parliament focused on remarks from far-right detractors. The heightened attention given to otherwise fringe actors allows for far-right groups to convert the attention and funnel the public into their media ecosystem, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 30, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 30, 2022
Some headlines following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s March 23 address to the European Parliament focused on remarks from far-right detractors. The heightened attention given to otherwise fringe actors allows for far-right groups to convert the attention and funnel the public into their media ecosystem, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 23, 2022
In addition to avoiding snap elections, the agreement also allows two leaders—NDP’s Jagmeet Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—who are looking a little long in the tooth to gracefully exit politics, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 23, 2022
In addition to avoiding snap elections, the agreement also allows two leaders—NDP’s Jagmeet Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—who are looking a little long in the tooth to gracefully exit politics, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 16, 2022
Following criticism for posting a photo from a Feb. 27 Stand with Ukraine rally in Toronto where she was holding a black and red scarf (colours which have historical ties to radical right-wing ideology in Ukraine), Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted out a replacement where the item didn’t appear. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/cafreeland
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 16, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 16, 2022
Following criticism for posting a photo from a Feb. 27 Stand with Ukraine rally in Toronto where she was holding a black and red scarf (colours which have historical ties to radical right-wing ideology in Ukraine), Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted out a replacement where the item didn’t appear. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/cafreeland
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 9, 2022
Corporate 'feminism' is a women’s rights Birkin bag knock-off to real intersectional feminism that challenges the patriarchy and its squad of oppressions, writes Erica Ifill. Pexels photograph by Anastasia Shuraeva
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 9, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 9, 2022
Corporate 'feminism' is a women’s rights Birkin bag knock-off to real intersectional feminism that challenges the patriarchy and its squad of oppressions, writes Erica Ifill. Pexels photograph by Anastasia Shuraeva
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 2, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured with Defence Minister Anita Anand, left, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly at a press conference on Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. It's hypocritical that the Trudeau government lambasts the Conservative Party (rightly so) for supporting the convoy that included Nazi and Confederate flag-bearers and occupied Ottawa for three weeks, yet uses public funds to support a government whose defence forces have knowingly incorporated them into their institutional defence structure, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 2, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 2, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured with Defence Minister Anita Anand, left, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly at a press conference on Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. It's hypocritical that the Trudeau government lambasts the Conservative Party (rightly so) for supporting the convoy that included Nazi and Confederate flag-bearers and occupied Ottawa for three weeks, yet uses public funds to support a government whose defence forces have knowingly incorporated them into their institutional defence structure, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 23, 2022
Canada First supporter Tyler Russell is pictured recording police on Metcalfe Street shortly after a 'Freedom Convoy' participant was arrested on Feb. 17. The mental health of a city has been irreparably changed, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 23, 2022
Canada First supporter Tyler Russell is pictured recording police on Metcalfe Street shortly after a 'Freedom Convoy' participant was arrested on Feb. 17. The mental health of a city has been irreparably changed, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 16, 2022
Ottawa residents part of a counter-protest that blocked a group of 'Freedom Convoy' supporters heading downtown at Bank Street and Riverside Drive are pictured on Feb. 13. The community has not yet been given enough time for their organizing to make inroads before the government invoked the Emergencies Act, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 16, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 16, 2022
Ottawa residents part of a counter-protest that blocked a group of 'Freedom Convoy' supporters heading downtown at Bank Street and Riverside Drive are pictured on Feb. 13. The community has not yet been given enough time for their organizing to make inroads before the government invoked the Emergencies Act, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 9, 2022
'Freedom Convoy' supporters gather along Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa on Jan. 28. We did this to ourselves because y’all weren’t vigilant about the dangers of white supremacy, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 9, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 9, 2022
'Freedom Convoy' supporters gather along Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa on Jan. 28. We did this to ourselves because y’all weren’t vigilant about the dangers of white supremacy, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 2, 2022
A Freedom Convoy supporter holding a Confederate flag walks past Centre Block on Jan. 29. This country is tearing at the seams and it’s the threat of right-wing violence that’s dividing us, not people bringing up the racism/misogyny/discrimination they experience, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 2, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 2, 2022
A Freedom Convoy supporter holding a Confederate flag walks past Centre Block on Jan. 29. This country is tearing at the seams and it’s the threat of right-wing violence that’s dividing us, not people bringing up the racism/misogyny/discrimination they experience, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 26, 2022
It’s understandable that the Conservatives, like finance critic Pierre Poilievre, want to jump on the inflation bandwagon, but the stage where we are now was a long time coming. We are still using the economic policies of the 1980s, née supply-side economics as delivered by Reagan and Thatcher, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 26, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 26, 2022
It’s understandable that the Conservatives, like finance critic Pierre Poilievre, want to jump on the inflation bandwagon, but the stage where we are now was a long time coming. We are still using the economic policies of the 1980s, née supply-side economics as delivered by Reagan and Thatcher, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 19, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault announced a tax on the unvaccinated last week, while counterparts Doug Ford and Jason Kenney have made their provincial health-care systems more brittle since taking office, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 19, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 19, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault announced a tax on the unvaccinated last week, while counterparts Doug Ford and Jason Kenney have made their provincial health-care systems more brittle since taking office, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 15, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a press conference on Dec. 13. The prime minister trotted out National Defence Minister Anita Anand like a show pony to give an apology for something in which he is implicated, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 15, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 15, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a press conference on Dec. 13. The prime minister trotted out National Defence Minister Anita Anand like a show pony to give an apology for something in which he is implicated, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 8, 2021
A closing ceremony marks the conclusion of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2019. The final report has a whole section on the effects of resource extraction projects and their connection to violence against women, had anyone read past the word ‘genocide,’ writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 8, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 8, 2021
A closing ceremony marks the conclusion of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2019. The final report has a whole section on the effects of resource extraction projects and their connection to violence against women, had anyone read past the word ‘genocide,’ writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 1, 2021
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is pictured during a Nov. 26 press conference to announce new measures in the wake of the discovery of the omicron variant. The political response to the detection of omicron was as expected from the Liberal government: swift and anti-Black. By imposing a travel ban on African countries that will do little to stop the spread of the variant, it left out the rich countries (read: white) that have also detected the variant, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 1, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 1, 2021
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is pictured during a Nov. 26 press conference to announce new measures in the wake of the discovery of the omicron variant. The political response to the detection of omicron was as expected from the Liberal government: swift and anti-Black. By imposing a travel ban on African countries that will do little to stop the spread of the variant, it left out the rich countries (read: white) that have also detected the variant, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 24, 2021
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has led the party through two elections and hasn’t delivered, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 24, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 24, 2021
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has led the party through two elections and hasn’t delivered, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 17, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured arriving at the COP26 World Leaders Summit on Nov. 1. The climate emergency is an economic and security threat that requires immediate and decisive systemic and structural action; it is existential. But that change takes a decisive government that doesn’t just close their eyes and rely on ‘the market’ solution in the form of a carbon tax, writes Erica Ifill. U.K. Government photograph by Doug Peters
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 17, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 17, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured arriving at the COP26 World Leaders Summit on Nov. 1. The climate emergency is an economic and security threat that requires immediate and decisive systemic and structural action; it is existential. But that change takes a decisive government that doesn’t just close their eyes and rely on ‘the market’ solution in the form of a carbon tax, writes Erica Ifill. U.K. Government photograph by Doug Peters
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 10, 2021
Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez will be shepherding the Liberals’ online harms bill, first introduced at the end of the previous Parliament. In its first form, the bill offered a Canadian-style paternalistic approach to harm reduction that doesn’t increase online safety for marginalized communities. Instead, it does the opposite, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 10, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 10, 2021
Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez will be shepherding the Liberals’ online harms bill, first introduced at the end of the previous Parliament. In its first form, the bill offered a Canadian-style paternalistic approach to harm reduction that doesn’t increase online safety for marginalized communities. Instead, it does the opposite, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 27, 2021
Liberal Greg Fergus works hard, keeps his head down and delivers without complaint—and for many racialized Canadians, we are told that this is the way to success. Fergus’ exclusion from cabinet, however, tells a different story: it doesn’t matter how hard you work or consistently you deliver, as Black labour, your contributions will never be valued, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 27, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 27, 2021
Liberal Greg Fergus works hard, keeps his head down and delivers without complaint—and for many racialized Canadians, we are told that this is the way to success. Fergus’ exclusion from cabinet, however, tells a different story: it doesn’t matter how hard you work or consistently you deliver, as Black labour, your contributions will never be valued, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 6, 2021
Can anyone really silence Elizabeth May? Is that even possible when her husband was vice-president of the federal council until a couple of months ago, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 6, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 6, 2021
Can anyone really silence Elizabeth May? Is that even possible when her husband was vice-president of the federal council until a couple of months ago, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 15, 2021
We are in a 2016 U.S. election loop and that’s why I hate Election 44 so much. Justin Trudeau is Hillary Clinton, Maxime Bernier is Trump, and Jody Wilson-Raybould is Clinton’s emails, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 15, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 15, 2021
We are in a 2016 U.S. election loop and that’s why I hate Election 44 so much. Justin Trudeau is Hillary Clinton, Maxime Bernier is Trump, and Jody Wilson-Raybould is Clinton’s emails, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 8, 2021
Herein lies the problem for the Liberals: even if they promise us exactly what we want, can we trust them to deliver? The greatest predicter of future behaviour is past behaviour and the Liberals’ past behaviour indicates that we can’t, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/JustinTrudeau
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 8, 2021
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 8, 2021