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News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2023
On Jan. 27, Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan renewed her calls for a national inquiry into abuse in sport, and said she faced resistance from within government on this file during her time as sport minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2023
On Jan. 27, Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan renewed her calls for a national inquiry into abuse in sport, and said she faced resistance from within government on this file during her time as sport minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 31, 2023
Jonathan Pedneault
Green Party deputy leader Jonathan Pedneault, flanked by Green MP Mike Morrice, left, and Green Leader Elizabeth May, speaks during a press conference in West Block on Jan. 31, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 31, 2023
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 31, 2023
Jonathan Pedneault
Green Party deputy leader Jonathan Pedneault, flanked by Green MP Mike Morrice, left, and Green Leader Elizabeth May, speaks during a press conference in West Block on Jan. 31, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 31, 2023
Immigration Minister and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser will testify before a committee studying electoral boundary changes today. The Hill Times photograph Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 31, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 31, 2023
Immigration Minister and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser will testify before a committee studying electoral boundary changes today. The Hill Times photograph Sam Garcia
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Then-clerk Charles Robert, far right, takes part in the Speaker's Parade, which marks the beginning of each House sitting, in the West Block on March 24, 2020, alongside then-deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton, centre, and Sergeant-at-Arms Pat McDonnell, who carries the mace. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Then-clerk Charles Robert, far right, takes part in the Speaker's Parade, which marks the beginning of each House sitting, in the West Block on March 24, 2020, alongside then-deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton, centre, and Sergeant-at-Arms Pat McDonnell, who carries the mace. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters on his way into the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block on Dec. 13, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters on his way into the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block on Dec. 13, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOLKUN ISA | January 30, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, with Defence Minister Anita Anand, left, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. As one of the fundamental forces behind the international Responsibility to Protect norm, one would expect Canada to lead the international response to the Uyghur genocide, writes Dolkun Isa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOLKUN ISA | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DOLKUN ISA | January 30, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, with Defence Minister Anita Anand, left, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. As one of the fundamental forces behind the international Responsibility to Protect norm, one would expect Canada to lead the international response to the Uyghur genocide, writes Dolkun Isa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 30, 2023
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is one of seven ministers expected to be called for testimony by the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee as it examines the McKinsey contracts. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 30, 2023
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 30, 2023
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is one of seven ministers expected to be called for testimony by the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee as it examines the McKinsey contracts. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 30, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on the Hill. Prime Minister Singh? At a time when establishment parties of both stripes might be bartering away public and universal health care, don’t laugh, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 30, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on the Hill. Prime Minister Singh? At a time when establishment parties of both stripes might be bartering away public and universal health care, don’t laugh, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured, is facing some displeasure in his caucus after he called Ontario Premier Doug Ford's move to allow more private clinics 'innovation,' as long as the province abides by the Canada Health Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 30, 2023
News | BY ABBAS RANA | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured, is facing some displeasure in his caucus after he called Ontario Premier Doug Ford's move to allow more private clinics 'innovation,' as long as the province abides by the Canada Health Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in June 2022. A Global Affairs response to the extreme warning Doomsday Clock tightening to 90 seconds to midnight is just business-as-usual for Canada, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in June 2022. A Global Affairs response to the extreme warning Doomsday Clock tightening to 90 seconds to midnight is just business-as-usual for Canada, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and then-finance minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 22, 2017, on budget day. In his new book, Morneau’s harsh assessment is that Trudeau and key figures in the PMO have been preoccupied with opportunistic and short-term thinking. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and then-finance minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 22, 2017, on budget day. In his new book, Morneau’s harsh assessment is that Trudeau and key figures in the PMO have been preoccupied with opportunistic and short-term thinking. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
This year’s most influential list is peppered with the politicians, political staffers and strategists, public servants, and media who help shape policy, hold the government to account, and wield influence behind the scenes. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, handouts, and photo illustration by Serena Masonde
This year’s most influential list is peppered with the politicians, political staffers and strategists, public servants, and media who help shape policy, hold the government to account, and wield influence behind the scenes. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, handouts, and photo illustration by Serena Masonde
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
Heather Scoffield, pictured in The Canadian Press' Ottawa office in 2018, has joined the Business Council of Canada’s executive team as senior vice president of strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 30, 2023
Heather Scoffield, pictured in The Canadian Press' Ottawa office in 2018, has joined the Business Council of Canada’s executive team as senior vice president of strategy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHRISTOPHER GULY | January 30, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s federal budget will be the first post-pandemic budget. 'The ironic twist is that during the pandemic, which was the biggest disruption to the world in a century, Canadians felt more financially secure about the federation and personally in 2020, compared to before the pandemic,' says Nik Nanos. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY CHRISTOPHER GULY | January 30, 2023
FeatureBY CHRISTOPHER GULY | January 30, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s federal budget will be the first post-pandemic budget. 'The ironic twist is that during the pandemic, which was the biggest disruption to the world in a century, Canadians felt more financially secure about the federation and personally in 2020, compared to before the pandemic,' says Nik Nanos. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ROBERT SOPUCK | January 30, 2023
COP15 stressed the importance of conserving wild species, which is well and good, but what constitutes a species is still not settled. Hybridization is common in nature whereby two closely related species can cross breed. Mallard duck, left, and black duck hybrids are fairly common yet both are considered separate species, writes Robert Sopuck. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ROBERT SOPUCK | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY ROBERT SOPUCK | January 30, 2023
COP15 stressed the importance of conserving wild species, which is well and good, but what constitutes a species is still not settled. Hybridization is common in nature whereby two closely related species can cross breed. Mallard duck, left, and black duck hybrids are fairly common yet both are considered separate species, writes Robert Sopuck. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 29, 2023
Senator Scott Tannas, centre, says Senators 'have to be very careful to make sure that we are not taking orders from the House of Commons and the government on timelines that aren’t of an emergency nature.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 29, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 29, 2023
Senator Scott Tannas, centre, says Senators 'have to be very careful to make sure that we are not taking orders from the House of Commons and the government on timelines that aren’t of an emergency nature.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 27, 2023
Organizer George Wamala, director of regulatory and government affairs at RBC, left; Brooklyn Mattison, senior adviser at RBC; Anthony Koch, strategist; and Anaida Poilievre, wife of Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, at 'The Dance for Her' Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser at Métropolitain Brasserie on January 16, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 27, 2023
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 27, 2023
Organizer George Wamala, director of regulatory and government affairs at RBC, left; Brooklyn Mattison, senior adviser at RBC; Anthony Koch, strategist; and Anaida Poilievre, wife of Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, at 'The Dance for Her' Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser at Métropolitain Brasserie on January 16, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 27, 2023
On Jan. 26, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem announced the central bank was hiking its trend-setting interest rate by a quarter point to 4.5 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 27, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 27, 2023
On Jan. 26, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem announced the central bank was hiking its trend-setting interest rate by a quarter point to 4.5 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY WAHEED KHAN | January 26, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Leaders across the political spectrum need to recognize the negative impact of hate speech and they need to make their position on it public, including with discriminatory legislation such as Quebec's Bill-21, writes Waheed Khan. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY WAHEED KHAN | January 26, 2023
Opinion | BY WAHEED KHAN | January 26, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Leaders across the political spectrum need to recognize the negative impact of hate speech and they need to make their position on it public, including with discriminatory legislation such as Quebec's Bill-21, writes Waheed Khan. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 26, 2023
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault have both had a recent change in status for their chiefs of staff. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 26, 2023
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 26, 2023
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault have both had a recent change in status for their chiefs of staff. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 26, 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand and Chief of Defence Staff Wayne Eyre announce on Jan. 26, 2023, the government’s plan to send four Leopard 2 tanks and training staff to the allied effort aiding Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 26, 2023
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 26, 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand and Chief of Defence Staff Wayne Eyre announce on Jan. 26, 2023, the government’s plan to send four Leopard 2 tanks and training staff to the allied effort aiding Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 26, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Liberal caucus members at the party's winter caucus meeting in Ottawa on Jan. 23, 2020, before the pandemic was declared. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 26, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | January 26, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Liberal caucus members at the party's winter caucus meeting in Ottawa on Jan. 23, 2020, before the pandemic was declared. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 26, 2023
Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Photograph by Gawain, courtesy of Flickr
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 26, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 26, 2023
Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Photograph by Gawain, courtesy of Flickr
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 25, 2023
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem announces on Jan. 25, 2023, an interest rate hike of 25 basis points, bringing it to 4.5 per cent from 4.25 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 25, 2023
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | January 25, 2023
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem announces on Jan. 25, 2023, an interest rate hike of 25 basis points, bringing it to 4.5 per cent from 4.25 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault co-hosted the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal last year, culminating in a Biodiversity Agreement. The commitments in that agreement are threatened by proposed amendments to Bill S-5, currently under study by the House Environment Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault co-hosted the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal last year, culminating in a Biodiversity Agreement. The commitments in that agreement are threatened by proposed amendments to Bill S-5, currently under study by the House Environment Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RABIA KHEDR | January 25, 2023
Recent increases to provincial disability support programs has put very little real money into the hands of people with disabilities to pay for their basic needs like hygiene products and over the counter pain medications. Most increases don’t even match inflation, writes Rabia Khedr. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY RABIA KHEDR | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY RABIA KHEDR | January 25, 2023
Recent increases to provincial disability support programs has put very little real money into the hands of people with disabilities to pay for their basic needs like hygiene products and over the counter pain medications. Most increases don’t even match inflation, writes Rabia Khedr. Image courtesy of Pixabay
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 25, 2023
Vicky Eatrides, who worked for over a decade at the Competition Bureau of Canada, began her five-year term as the chair and CEO of the CRTC on Jan. 5. Photograph courtesy of CRTC
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 25, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 25, 2023
Vicky Eatrides, who worked for over a decade at the Competition Bureau of Canada, began her five-year term as the chair and CEO of the CRTC on Jan. 5. Photograph courtesy of CRTC
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 25, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to questions about Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen's communications expenses at a press conference yesterday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 25, 2023
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | January 25, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to questions about Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen's communications expenses at a press conference yesterday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 25, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s thinking about submitting a reference question to the Supreme Court of Canada about the use of the notwithstanding clause. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 25, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s thinking about submitting a reference question to the Supreme Court of Canada about the use of the notwithstanding clause. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 25, 2023
Ecuadorian Ambassador Carlos Játiva says he wants to see a trade deal completed with Canada as 'soon as possible.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 25, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 25, 2023
Ecuadorian Ambassador Carlos Játiva says he wants to see a trade deal completed with Canada as 'soon as possible.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 25, 2023
This might be an opportunity for Canadians to have a serious conversation about alcohol and its impact on our health, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by Kelsey Chance
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 25, 2023
This might be an opportunity for Canadians to have a serious conversation about alcohol and its impact on our health, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by Kelsey Chance
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Rather than freeing up space in hospital surgeries and emergency rooms, NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, argues that directing public funds toward private, for-profit health-care providers will only further drain resources and increase wait times. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Rather than freeing up space in hospital surgeries and emergency rooms, NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, argues that directing public funds toward private, for-profit health-care providers will only further drain resources and increase wait times. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Local residents form a counter-protest blocking a group of Freedom Convoy supporters on Riverside Drive at Bank Street on Feb. 13, 2022, the third week of the convoy's occupation of the city. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Local residents form a counter-protest blocking a group of Freedom Convoy supporters on Riverside Drive at Bank Street on Feb. 13, 2022, the third week of the convoy's occupation of the city. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | January 25, 2023
The evolution of the ozone depletion problem and its resolution through the Montreal protocol, showed that industry must be involved in any solution to large-scale environmental problems, writes Tom McElroy. Photograph courtesy of PxHere
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | January 25, 2023
The evolution of the ozone depletion problem and its resolution through the Montreal protocol, showed that industry must be involved in any solution to large-scale environmental problems, writes Tom McElroy. Photograph courtesy of PxHere
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | January 25, 2023
Opinion | January 25, 2023
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 25, 2023
MPs from across party lines, including Liberal Jenna Sudds, left, Conservative Melissa Lantsman, and New Democrat Alexandre Boulerice have announced political sponsorships of Iranians. The individual sponsored by Boulerice—Dariush Mirshahi—has since been released on parole. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 25, 2023
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | January 25, 2023
MPs from across party lines, including Liberal Jenna Sudds, left, Conservative Melissa Lantsman, and New Democrat Alexandre Boulerice have announced political sponsorships of Iranians. The individual sponsored by Boulerice—Dariush Mirshahi—has since been released on parole. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | January 25, 2023
Canada is one of the few major jurisdictions that has not moved to end the harm of forced silencing in sexual misconduct settlements, writes Kathleen Finlay. Pexels photograph by Kat Smith
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | January 25, 2023
Canada is one of the few major jurisdictions that has not moved to end the harm of forced silencing in sexual misconduct settlements, writes Kathleen Finlay. Pexels photograph by Kat Smith
Opinion | BY ALIENOR ROUGEOT | January 25, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathon Wilkinson and his government must cut through the bombast and posturing of the past weeks and carry forward on its promise to deliver a plan that serves workers and communities affected by the major economic shifts coming our way, writes Aliénor Rougeot. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ALIENOR ROUGEOT | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY ALIENOR ROUGEOT | January 25, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathon Wilkinson and his government must cut through the bombast and posturing of the past weeks and carry forward on its promise to deliver a plan that serves workers and communities affected by the major economic shifts coming our way, writes Aliénor Rougeot. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier makes an announcement outside of the House of Commons on Nov. 29, 2022. Now is the time for reformulating, revitalizing, and reinvigorating the federal public service delivery model for the next decade and beyond, writes Don Head. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier makes an announcement outside of the House of Commons on Nov. 29, 2022. Now is the time for reformulating, revitalizing, and reinvigorating the federal public service delivery model for the next decade and beyond, writes Don Head. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Yulia Kovaliv, Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, will take part in a webinar hosted by the Victoria branch of the Canada International Council on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade