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Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell is a reporter and the deputy digital editor for The Hill Times, covering party politics, finance, health policy, federal-provincial relations, and the impact of new digital technologies on democracy. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University, and has previously worked as an online reporter with CBC Newfoundland & Labrador. Campbell has also worked as a theatre producer, director, and educator. You can reach him at icampbell@hilltimes.com.

News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 23, 2024
The parties of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have not yet said if they will appeal a May 15 court ruling that found federal political parties are subject to B.C.'s privacy laws. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 23, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 23, 2024
The parties of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have not yet said if they will appeal a May 15 court ruling that found federal political parties are subject to B.C.'s privacy laws. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 22, 2024
Bloc Québecois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, left, is leading in the polls in Quebec, with Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a tight race for second place. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 22, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 22, 2024
Bloc Québecois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, left, is leading in the polls in Quebec, with Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a tight race for second place. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 16, 2024
The parties of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are now subject to B.C.’s privacy laws, following a May 15 court ruling. The parties have 30 days to appeal. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 16, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 16, 2024
The parties of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are now subject to B.C.’s privacy laws, following a May 15 court ruling. The parties have 30 days to appeal. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 15, 2024
Then-Conservative nomination candidate Sabrina Maddeaux, second from right, canvasses with members of her team in the riding of Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, Ont., while seeking her party’s nomination there. Photograph courtesy of X
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 15, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 15, 2024
Then-Conservative nomination candidate Sabrina Maddeaux, second from right, canvasses with members of her team in the riding of Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, Ont., while seeking her party’s nomination there. Photograph courtesy of X
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 9, 2024
Finance Minister Chystia Freeland presented Budget 2024 which proposed changes to the capital gain tax inclusion rate. Some business leaders are challenging claims made by the government about the policy’s potential impacts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 9, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 9, 2024
Finance Minister Chystia Freeland presented Budget 2024 which proposed changes to the capital gain tax inclusion rate. Some business leaders are challenging claims made by the government about the policy’s potential impacts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 8, 2024
Liberal MP Ben Carr says it's hard to keep voters informed about his work as an MP, while Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner says she can circumvent traditional media and use her own channels to reach supporters. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 8, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 8, 2024
Liberal MP Ben Carr says it's hard to keep voters informed about his work as an MP, while Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner says she can circumvent traditional media and use her own channels to reach supporters. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 30, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appear for photographs with a group of cabinet ministers before the tabling of Budget 2024 on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 30, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 30, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appear for photographs with a group of cabinet ministers before the tabling of Budget 2024 on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 25, 2024
Health Minister Mark Holland unveiled the government’s new Pharmacare Act at Ottawa's Centretown Community Health Centre on Feb. 29, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 25, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 25, 2024
Health Minister Mark Holland unveiled the government’s new Pharmacare Act at Ottawa's Centretown Community Health Centre on Feb. 29, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 22, 2024
The parties led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, are fighting side-by-side in court this week in a judicial review over how their parties use Canadian voters' personal data. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 22, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 22, 2024
The parties led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, are fighting side-by-side in court this week in a judicial review over how their parties use Canadian voters' personal data. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 18, 2024
On April 16, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her fourth budget, which proposed $52.9-billion in new spending. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 18, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 18, 2024
On April 16, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her fourth budget, which proposed $52.9-billion in new spending. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 15, 2024
The parties led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh lost in a court application on April 10 to delay a judicial review over how their parties use Canadian voters' personal data. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 15, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 15, 2024
The parties led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh lost in a court application on April 10 to delay a judicial review over how their parties use Canadian voters' personal data. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 15, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand, left, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, who will present the 2024 budget on April 16. Public finance experts say there's room to better organize that data and integrate it with the estimates, which are Anand's responsibility. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 15, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 15, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand, left, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, who will present the 2024 budget on April 16. Public finance experts say there's room to better organize that data and integrate it with the estimates, which are Anand's responsibility. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 10, 2024
The parties led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are seeking another delay in a years-long battle over how their parties use the personal information of Canadian voters. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 10, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | April 10, 2024
The parties led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are seeking another delay in a years-long battle over how their parties use the personal information of Canadian voters. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 28, 2024
On March 20, Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, an Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, which includes a section regarding privacy policies for federal political parties. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 28, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 28, 2024
On March 20, Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, an Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, which includes a section regarding privacy policies for federal political parties. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 27, 2024
Former Treasury Board president Scott Brison, who served in the role from 2015-2018, attempted to reform Canada's budget and estimates process during his time in office. Ultimately, the reform package did not live beyond its two-year trial phase. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 27, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 27, 2024
Former Treasury Board president Scott Brison, who served in the role from 2015-2018, attempted to reform Canada's budget and estimates process during his time in office. Ultimately, the reform package did not live beyond its two-year trial phase. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 21, 2024
Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge is responsible for programs like the Online News Act and Local Journalism Initiative. Some MPs and media experts in Atlantic Canada are not convinced these are the solutions for a changing media landscape in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 21, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 21, 2024
Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge is responsible for programs like the Online News Act and Local Journalism Initiative. Some MPs and media experts in Atlantic Canada are not convinced these are the solutions for a changing media landscape in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 18, 2024
The Liberals are struggling 'across the board' and there is 'no evidence' right now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, pictured on Jan. 26, 2024, with Japan's Ambassador to Canada Kanji Yamanouchi at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, can be the one to turn it around, said pollster David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 18, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 18, 2024
The Liberals are struggling 'across the board' and there is 'no evidence' right now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, pictured on Jan. 26, 2024, with Japan's Ambassador to Canada Kanji Yamanouchi at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, can be the one to turn it around, said pollster David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 14, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand. One of the fundamental roles of Parliament is to scrutinize government spending. However, the current budget and spending estimates cycle makes it difficult for MPs to closely study and influence the way funds are being spent, say current and former officials. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 14, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 14, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand. One of the fundamental roles of Parliament is to scrutinize government spending. However, the current budget and spending estimates cycle makes it difficult for MPs to closely study and influence the way funds are being spent, say current and former officials. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 6, 2024
Documents obtained by The Hill Times offer the first window into what the office of Attorney General Arif Virani will argue in a B.C. court case about how federal political parties use voters' personal information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 6, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 6, 2024
Documents obtained by The Hill Times offer the first window into what the office of Attorney General Arif Virani will argue in a B.C. court case about how federal political parties use voters' personal information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 1, 2024
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who served as Canada’s 18th prime minister from 1984 to 1993, died Feb. 29 at age 84. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 1, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 1, 2024
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who served as Canada’s 18th prime minister from 1984 to 1993, died Feb. 29 at age 84. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 1, 2024
Health Minister Mark Holland announced the Liberals and NDP have reached an agreement on pharmacare legislation at Ottawa’s Centretown Community Health Centre on Feb. 29, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 1, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | March 1, 2024
Health Minister Mark Holland announced the Liberals and NDP have reached an agreement on pharmacare legislation at Ottawa’s Centretown Community Health Centre on Feb. 29, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 28, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and his Liberal government have been 'allowing' NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to 'take some of the credit' so far when it comes to communicating about their agreement on pharmacare, but the Liberals may take a more assertive role after the expected legislation is tabled, said former staffer Muhammad Ali. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 28, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 28, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and his Liberal government have been 'allowing' NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to 'take some of the credit' so far when it comes to communicating about their agreement on pharmacare, but the Liberals may take a more assertive role after the expected legislation is tabled, said former staffer Muhammad Ali. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 26, 2024
Then-Northwest Territoires Premier Caroline Cochrane, left, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, British Columbia Premier David Eby, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and then-Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson met in Ottawa on Feb. 7, 2023, to reach a new health accord with Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 26, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 26, 2024
Then-Northwest Territoires Premier Caroline Cochrane, left, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, British Columbia Premier David Eby, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and then-Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson met in Ottawa on Feb. 7, 2023, to reach a new health accord with Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 22, 2024
On Feb. 16, members of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee, including Liberal MP Kody Blois, left, NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, and Bloc Québécois MP Yves Perron, sent an open letter to the CEOs of Walmart and Loblaws calling on those companies to adopt a grocery code of conduct. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Aidan Chamandy
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 22, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 22, 2024
On Feb. 16, members of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee, including Liberal MP Kody Blois, left, NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, and Bloc Québécois MP Yves Perron, sent an open letter to the CEOs of Walmart and Loblaws calling on those companies to adopt a grocery code of conduct. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Aidan Chamandy
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 14, 2024
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, right, says he has 'directly' told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that his party will be 'very firm' about the March 1 deadline to table pharmacare legislation, but pollsters say pulling out of the supply-and-confidence agreement could backfire for Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 14, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 14, 2024
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, right, says he has 'directly' told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that his party will be 'very firm' about the March 1 deadline to table pharmacare legislation, but pollsters say pulling out of the supply-and-confidence agreement could backfire for Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 12, 2024
In 2021, a Senate amendment to Bill C-7 set Canada on the path to legalizing MAID for mental illness. Now, as the Senate prepares to receive legislation that would delay the expansion by another three years, some advocates are calling on it to block the will of the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 12, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 12, 2024
In 2021, a Senate amendment to Bill C-7 set Canada on the path to legalizing MAID for mental illness. Now, as the Senate prepares to receive legislation that would delay the expansion by another three years, some advocates are calling on it to block the will of the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 7, 2024
In the past year, six lobbyists employed by Jenni Byrne + Associates have lobbied the Ontario government on behalf of Loblaw Companies. Jenni Byrne, the CEO of the firm, and a key adviser to Pierre Poilievre, was not one of the lobbyists listed as having done this work. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 7, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 7, 2024
In the past year, six lobbyists employed by Jenni Byrne + Associates have lobbied the Ontario government on behalf of Loblaw Companies. Jenni Byrne, the CEO of the firm, and a key adviser to Pierre Poilievre, was not one of the lobbyists listed as having done this work. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 5, 2024
A Jan. 22 poll from Abacus Data suggested that learning about civics is not only linked to voting, but also impacts how Canadians engage in public discourse more broadly. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 5, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | February 5, 2024
A Jan. 22 poll from Abacus Data suggested that learning about civics is not only linked to voting, but also impacts how Canadians engage in public discourse more broadly. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2024
Health Minister Mark Holland, left, has introduced legislation to delay an expansion of MAID until 2027 in response to a report from a joint Parliamentary Committee. One Senator, in a dissenting opinion on the report, said Justice Minister Arif Virani, right, should seek a Supreme Court reference on the matter. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 31, 2024
Health Minister Mark Holland, left, has introduced legislation to delay an expansion of MAID until 2027 in response to a report from a joint Parliamentary Committee. One Senator, in a dissenting opinion on the report, said Justice Minister Arif Virani, right, should seek a Supreme Court reference on the matter. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 29, 2024
The federal NDP, led by Jagmeet Singh, has been stuck in the high teens or low twenties in most public opinion polls for much of the last two years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 29, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 29, 2024
The federal NDP, led by Jagmeet Singh, has been stuck in the high teens or low twenties in most public opinion polls for much of the last two years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The power players: Chrystia Freeland, top left, Justin Trudeau, Anita Anand, Pierre Poilievre, Seamus O'Regan, Mélanie Joly, Danielle Smith, Dominic LeBlanc, Sean Fraser, Andrew Scheer, Katie Telford, Charlie Angus, Yves-François Blanchet, Jagmeet Singh, Marc Miller, Melissa Lantsman, Tim Uppal, Don Davies, Jenni Byrne, and Doug Ford. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, Stuart Benson, and Jake Wright
The power players: Chrystia Freeland, top left, Justin Trudeau, Anita Anand, Pierre Poilievre, Seamus O'Regan, Mélanie Joly, Danielle Smith, Dominic LeBlanc, Sean Fraser, Andrew Scheer, Katie Telford, Charlie Angus, Yves-François Blanchet, Jagmeet Singh, Marc Miller, Melissa Lantsman, Tim Uppal, Don Davies, Jenni Byrne, and Doug Ford. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, Stuart Benson, and Jake Wright
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 25, 2024
On Jan. 23, 2024, a Federal Court ruling issued by Justice Richard Mosley concluded that Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act in February 2022 in response to the 'Freedom Convoy' was 'not justified.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 25, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 25, 2024
On Jan. 23, 2024, a Federal Court ruling issued by Justice Richard Mosley concluded that Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act in February 2022 in response to the 'Freedom Convoy' was 'not justified.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 22, 2024
The office of Health Minister Mark Holland confirmed that, in addition to four health care action plans announced to date, several other provinces and territories have submitted plans to Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 22, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 22, 2024
The office of Health Minister Mark Holland confirmed that, in addition to four health care action plans announced to date, several other provinces and territories have submitted plans to Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 19, 2024
Mark Holland became health minister in last summer's cabinet shuffle. Observers say his negotiating skills are a key reason he received the post, and may determine his success in the role. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 19, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 19, 2024
Mark Holland became health minister in last summer's cabinet shuffle. Observers say his negotiating skills are a key reason he received the post, and may determine his success in the role. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade