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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.

FeatureBY IAN CAMPBELL | July 24, 2024
Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada.
Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem holds a press conference on July 24, after the central bank interest rate announcement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY IAN CAMPBELL | July 24, 2024
FeatureBY IAN CAMPBELL | July 24, 2024
Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada.
Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem holds a press conference on July 24, after the central bank interest rate announcement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | July 4, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has committed to launching a tax reform task force within 60 days of a Conservative government coming to power. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | July 4, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | July 4, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has committed to launching a tax reform task force within 60 days of a Conservative government coming to power. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | July 3, 2024
Upcoming byelections in Quebec, Manitoba, B.C., and Nova Scotia could further test voter and caucus support for Justin Trudeau as Liberal leader, as well as the durability of his supply-and-confidence agreement with the NDP. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | July 3, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | July 3, 2024
Upcoming byelections in Quebec, Manitoba, B.C., and Nova Scotia could further test voter and caucus support for Justin Trudeau as Liberal leader, as well as the durability of his supply-and-confidence agreement with the NDP. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 28, 2024
Reporters scrum Liberal MP David McGuinty, chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, before the Liberal caucus meeting in West Block on June 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 28, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 28, 2024
Reporters scrum Liberal MP David McGuinty, chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, before the Liberal caucus meeting in West Block on June 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Following an upset loss in the June 24 Toronto-St. Paul's byelection, there's nothing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photograph earlier this year, can do to change his party's fate, says pollster David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Following an upset loss in the June 24 Toronto-St. Paul's byelection, there's nothing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photograph earlier this year, can do to change his party's fate, says pollster David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 25, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on May 7, can expect more open questions about his leadership following the Liberal upset loss in a downtown Toronto byelection on June 24. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 25, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 25, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on May 7, can expect more open questions about his leadership following the Liberal upset loss in a downtown Toronto byelection on June 24. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 23, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's parties were asked whether they would support additional changes to nominations, but none of those that replied would commit to bringing such races under the Canada Elections Act. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 23, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 23, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's parties were asked whether they would support additional changes to nominations, but none of those that replied would commit to bringing such races under the Canada Elections Act. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 17, 2024
The parties of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have all filed notices of appeal in a B.C. court case about how their parties use voters' data. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 17, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 17, 2024
The parties of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have all filed notices of appeal in a B.C. court case about how their parties use voters' data. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 14, 2024
Liberal MP David McGuinty, chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, told reporters on June 12 that the report was 'a major clarion call for action.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 14, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 14, 2024
Liberal MP David McGuinty, chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, told reporters on June 12 that the report was 'a major clarion call for action.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 13, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government forced the Conservatives to take a position on the capital gains tax by keeping the policy out of the budget implementation bill, and putting it to a vote in the House. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 13, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 13, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government forced the Conservatives to take a position on the capital gains tax by keeping the policy out of the budget implementation bill, and putting it to a vote in the House. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
On June 9, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced she would table a ways and means motion in Parliament on June 10, beginning the legislative process to make changes to the capital gains tax that were first outlined in Budget 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
On June 9, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced she would table a ways and means motion in Parliament on June 10, beginning the legislative process to make changes to the capital gains tax that were first outlined in Budget 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 10, 2024
Despite trailing badly in the polls, Britain's Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called an election for July 4. Simon Dawson photograph courtesy of Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 10, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 10, 2024
Despite trailing badly in the polls, Britain's Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called an election for July 4. Simon Dawson photograph courtesy of Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 5, 2024
On June 5, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem announced the central bank would lower its key overnight rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 5, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | June 5, 2024
On June 5, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem announced the central bank would lower its key overnight rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 31, 2024
On May 21, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said her government would introduce the legislation to make changes to the capital gains tax 'certainly before the House rises.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 31, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 31, 2024
On May 21, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said her government would introduce the legislation to make changes to the capital gains tax 'certainly before the House rises.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 29, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand tabled the government's latest spending estimates in Parliament on May 23. The $12.7-billion in new spending includes $1.9-billion that will go towards servicing the public debt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 29, 2024
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | May 29, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand tabled the government's latest spending estimates in Parliament on May 23. The $12.7-billion in new spending includes $1.9-billion that will go towards servicing the public debt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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