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Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 20, 2022
The Kennedy White House Executive Committee during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Millions of lives would depend on the president’s decision. Photograph courtesy of the White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 20, 2022
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 20, 2022
The Kennedy White House Executive Committee during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Millions of lives would depend on the president’s decision. Photograph courtesy of the White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | June 13, 2022
Charlie Angus' eighth book, the very readable Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower, belongs in the category of Canadian history that isn't taught in school but should be, writes Jim Creskey. Image courtesy of House of Anansi Press and The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | June 13, 2022
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | June 13, 2022
Charlie Angus' eighth book, the very readable Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower, belongs in the category of Canadian history that isn't taught in school but should be, writes Jim Creskey. Image courtesy of House of Anansi Press and The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 22, 2021
Dozens gathered in Chelsea, Que., outside the office of Gatineau’s CAQ MNA, Robert Bussière, to protest Quebec's secularism law after a teacher was removed from her position for wearing a hijab. The Hill Times photograph
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 22, 2021
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 22, 2021
Dozens gathered in Chelsea, Que., outside the office of Gatineau’s CAQ MNA, Robert Bussière, to protest Quebec's secularism law after a teacher was removed from her position for wearing a hijab. The Hill Times photograph
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 2, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Dec. 1, talking to reporters before the Liberal national caucus meeting in the West Block. The prime minister spoke with António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, on Nov. 30. They spoke, said the PMO, about Ethiopia, COVID, climate change, pollution, and sustainable development, but it did not say if Guterres spoke with the PM about nuclear weapons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 2, 2021
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 2, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Dec. 1, talking to reporters before the Liberal national caucus meeting in the West Block. The prime minister spoke with António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, on Nov. 30. They spoke, said the PMO, about Ethiopia, COVID, climate change, pollution, and sustainable development, but it did not say if Guterres spoke with the PM about nuclear weapons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | June 9, 2021
The basic income amounts delivered in the Ontario pilot clearly are not a silver-bullet solution, but as in other test programs, the results were clear. Instead of having to hock their possessions to stave off eviction or pay an overdue utility bill, families were investing in their children, writes Jim Creskey. Unsplash photograph by Alexander Dummer
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | June 9, 2021
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | June 9, 2021
The basic income amounts delivered in the Ontario pilot clearly are not a silver-bullet solution, but as in other test programs, the results were clear. Instead of having to hock their possessions to stave off eviction or pay an overdue utility bill, families were investing in their children, writes Jim Creskey. Unsplash photograph by Alexander Dummer
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | November 19, 2020
Doug Roche, 91, one of Canada's leading advocates for peace, just self-published another book, Recover: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, which offers hope 'in the urgent agenda for human security.' The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | November 19, 2020
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | November 19, 2020
Doug Roche, 91, one of Canada's leading advocates for peace, just self-published another book, Recover: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, which offers hope 'in the urgent agenda for human security.' The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | July 29, 2020
The July 22 Federal Court ruling, should the government choose not to fight it, does away with the sketchy and dangerous way of dealing with asylum seekers who are coming from the United States and sent back and detained, writes Jim Creskey. Flickr photograph by Chris Connelly
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | July 29, 2020
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | July 29, 2020
The July 22 Federal Court ruling, should the government choose not to fight it, does away with the sketchy and dangerous way of dealing with asylum seekers who are coming from the United States and sent back and detained, writes Jim Creskey. Flickr photograph by Chris Connelly
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 10, 2020
Anti-Black racism protesters, pictured June 5, 2020, on Parliament Hill. Taking money away from a problem is sometimes no better than throwing money at it, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 10, 2020
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 10, 2020
Anti-Black racism protesters, pictured June 5, 2020, on Parliament Hill. Taking money away from a problem is sometimes no better than throwing money at it, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 16, 2019
Former journalist Catherine McKercher's Shut Away: When Down Syndrome Was a Life Sentence so elegantly blends the personal and the authoritative, and it asks readers to enter its world with their hearts and their minds, writes Jim Creskey.
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 16, 2019
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | December 16, 2019
Former journalist Catherine McKercher's Shut Away: When Down Syndrome Was a Life Sentence so elegantly blends the personal and the authoritative, and it asks readers to enter its world with their hearts and their minds, writes Jim Creskey.
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | May 8, 2019
After training to fight in the Second World War, Murray Thomson took his responsibilities as a pacifist seriously, writes Jim Cresky. The Hill Times archive photograph
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | May 8, 2019
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | May 8, 2019
After training to fight in the Second World War, Murray Thomson took his responsibilities as a pacifist seriously, writes Jim Cresky. The Hill Times archive photograph
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 4, 2019
There is no political agenda here; no partisan program but there is, says Mary Jo Leddy, a starting point. 'This would mean, for starters, saying at least this: We are not here just to make a living. We are not here just to go shopping. We are not here just to look out for ourselves—and our own barbeques. We are meant for more than this.'
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 4, 2019
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 4, 2019
There is no political agenda here; no partisan program but there is, says Mary Jo Leddy, a starting point. 'This would mean, for starters, saying at least this: We are not here just to make a living. We are not here just to go shopping. We are not here just to look out for ourselves—and our own barbeques. We are meant for more than this.'
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 31, 2018
Dorothy Day’s youngest granddaughter, Kate Hennessy, author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty, will be in Ottawa Nov. 6. Photograph courtesy of Scribners
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 31, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 31, 2018
Dorothy Day’s youngest granddaughter, Kate Hennessy, author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty, will be in Ottawa Nov. 6. Photograph courtesy of Scribners
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 24, 2018
Alex Paterson, right, policy and research manager with the think tank Upstream, offers visitors to Parliament Hill an apple and a message about child poverty in Canada on Oct. 17, the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Citizens for Public Justice photograph by Jim McIntyre
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 24, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 24, 2018
Alex Paterson, right, policy and research manager with the think tank Upstream, offers visitors to Parliament Hill an apple and a message about child poverty in Canada on Oct. 17, the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Citizens for Public Justice photograph by Jim McIntyre
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | October 15, 2018
It was July 4, 1990, and a Fourth of July party that a young Jim Watson didn't want to miss. Mr. Watson, who was working as the illustrious director of communications for then House Speaker John Fraser, is pictured here shaking the hand of then-U.S. ambassador Ed Ney who was ambassador to Canada from 1989 to 1992. Ney had injured his right hand which is why he was wearing a glove. With his wife, Judy, the former CEO of New York ad firm Young and Rubicam, turned the American embassy’s Independence Day party at his official residence in Ottawa's Rockcliffe neighbourhood into the city’s most celebrated social event of the summer. Ney died in 2014 at the age of 88. Mr. Watson, who publicly boycotted the U.S. Embassy's 2018 Fourth of July party, went on to serve as an Ontario Liberal provincial cabinet minister and today is mayor of Ottawa where he just happens to be running for re-election next Monday, Oct. 22.—by Jim Creskey The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | October 15, 2018
FeatureBY JIM CRESKEY | October 15, 2018
It was July 4, 1990, and a Fourth of July party that a young Jim Watson didn't want to miss. Mr. Watson, who was working as the illustrious director of communications for then House Speaker John Fraser, is pictured here shaking the hand of then-U.S. ambassador Ed Ney who was ambassador to Canada from 1989 to 1992. Ney had injured his right hand which is why he was wearing a glove. With his wife, Judy, the former CEO of New York ad firm Young and Rubicam, turned the American embassy’s Independence Day party at his official residence in Ottawa's Rockcliffe neighbourhood into the city’s most celebrated social event of the summer. Ney died in 2014 at the age of 88. Mr. Watson, who publicly boycotted the U.S. Embassy's 2018 Fourth of July party, went on to serve as an Ontario Liberal provincial cabinet minister and today is mayor of Ottawa where he just happens to be running for re-election next Monday, Oct. 22.—by Jim Creskey The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
News | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 10, 2018
Joe Cirincione is an expert on nuclear disarmament and president of the U.S.-based Ploughshares Fund. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
News | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 10, 2018
News | BY JIM CRESKEY | October 10, 2018
Joe Cirincione is an expert on nuclear disarmament and president of the U.S.-based Ploughshares Fund. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | August 18, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should heed the lesson that David Peterson learned: calling unnecessary early elections can have disastrous results, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | August 18, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | August 18, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should heed the lesson that David Peterson learned: calling unnecessary early elections can have disastrous results, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 13, 2018
Karen Spring's husband, Edwin Espinal, was arrested in Honduras in January after protesting the outcome of the country's recent elections. His case should remind us how bad things really are in our own hemisphere, writes Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 13, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 13, 2018
Karen Spring's husband, Edwin Espinal, was arrested in Honduras in January after protesting the outcome of the country's recent elections. His case should remind us how bad things really are in our own hemisphere, writes Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 25, 2018
The story, which has now gone international, started with the motion of NDP MP Charlie Angus to invite Pope Francis to come to Canada and meet with Indigenous people in a gesture of sorrow and apology for the church’s dominant role in the government’s residential schools. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 25, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 25, 2018
The story, which has now gone international, started with the motion of NDP MP Charlie Angus to invite Pope Francis to come to Canada and meet with Indigenous people in a gesture of sorrow and apology for the church’s dominant role in the government’s residential schools. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 16, 2018
He had a dream: Martin Luther King Jr., pictured at the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikipedia
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 16, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 16, 2018
He had a dream: Martin Luther King Jr., pictured at the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikipedia
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | January 17, 2018
Columnist Jim Creskey says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could follow in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Trudeau, and take more action to further nuclear disarmament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, Rob Mieremet/Dutch national archives photograph
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | January 17, 2018
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | January 17, 2018
Columnist Jim Creskey says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could follow in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Trudeau, and take more action to further nuclear disarmament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, Rob Mieremet/Dutch national archives photograph
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | May 1, 2017
If he wants to protect the U.S. dairy industry, Donald Trump might want to have a look at how Canada handles this sector, writes Jim Creskey. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | May 1, 2017
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | May 1, 2017
If he wants to protect the U.S. dairy industry, Donald Trump might want to have a look at how Canada handles this sector, writes Jim Creskey. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 31, 2017
For What? by the Group of Seven’s Fred Varley, who was an eyewitness to the First World War, can be seen at the Canadian War Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 31, 2017
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 31, 2017
For What? by the Group of Seven’s Fred Varley, who was an eyewitness to the First World War, can be seen at the Canadian War Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 8, 2017
Having defected from the Iraqi Baathist regime in 1978 while he was on a student trip to Montreal, Khalid Mohamed studied in India and then settled with his family in Syria before immigrating to Canada. But the problems and the politics of the Middle East never left his mind. Photograph courtesy of the family of Khalid Mohamed
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 8, 2017
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | March 8, 2017
Having defected from the Iraqi Baathist regime in 1978 while he was on a student trip to Montreal, Khalid Mohamed studied in India and then settled with his family in Syria before immigrating to Canada. But the problems and the politics of the Middle East never left his mind. Photograph courtesy of the family of Khalid Mohamed
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | February 24, 2017
Demonstrators in Ottawa in January protest U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | February 24, 2017
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | February 24, 2017
Demonstrators in Ottawa in January protest U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | November 9, 2016
Buttons emblazoned with the Republican Party's iconic elephant symbol at an election night party in Ottawa, hosted by U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | November 9, 2016
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | November 9, 2016
Buttons emblazoned with the Republican Party's iconic elephant symbol at an election night party in Ottawa, hosted by U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | July 27, 2016
Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine, pictured in June. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | July 27, 2016
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | July 27, 2016
Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine, pictured in June. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 1, 2016
During his visit to Hiroshima on May 27, U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor who was eight when the bomb exploded on Aug. 6, 1945. Photograph courtesy of the White House
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 1, 2016
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | June 1, 2016
During his visit to Hiroshima on May 27, U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor who was eight when the bomb exploded on Aug. 6, 1945. Photograph courtesy of the White House
The Hill Times publishers Ross Dickson, Anne Marie Creskey, and Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Hill Times publishers Ross Dickson, Anne Marie Creskey, and Jim Creskey. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 6, 2016
Donald Trump, pictured in Mesa, Arizona last December. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 6, 2016
Opinion | BY JIM CRESKEY | April 6, 2016
Donald Trump, pictured in Mesa, Arizona last December. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore