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Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | August 9, 2022
Hockey Canada President Scott Smith speaks with reporters after appearing before the House Heritage Committee on July 27. Hockey Canada’s newly unearthed stunts are just the latest example in a long chain of seismic revelations involving one aspect or another of federal jurisdiction that highlight the need for a strong voice in advancing Canada’s #MeToo agenda, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | August 9, 2022
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | August 9, 2022
Hockey Canada President Scott Smith speaks with reporters after appearing before the House Heritage Committee on July 27. Hockey Canada’s newly unearthed stunts are just the latest example in a long chain of seismic revelations involving one aspect or another of federal jurisdiction that highlight the need for a strong voice in advancing Canada’s #MeToo agenda, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 1, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera told a Senate committee in late February that seniors experiencing dire financial hardship would see a lump-sum repayment of their lost GIS benefits in March—but there was no communication that affected seniors would have to contact their MPs’ offices before Feb. 28 to get it, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 1, 2022
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 1, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera told a Senate committee in late February that seniors experiencing dire financial hardship would see a lump-sum repayment of their lost GIS benefits in March—but there was no communication that affected seniors would have to contact their MPs’ offices before Feb. 28 to get it, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 2, 2022
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan is pictured in Ottawa in February 2020. The annual report federally regulated entities are required to make to the minister of labour tracking the number of incidents of sexual harassment, gender violence, and bullying in their workplaces won’t be available until next year, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 2, 2022
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 2, 2022
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan is pictured in Ottawa in February 2020. The annual report federally regulated entities are required to make to the minister of labour tracking the number of incidents of sexual harassment, gender violence, and bullying in their workplaces won’t be available until next year, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 16, 2021
In her economic and fiscal update on Dec. 14, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced $742-million in one-time payments for seniors who saw their guaranteed income supplement payments clawed back this year after receiving pandemic supports. That sudden reversal is one more indication that compassion is becoming the new normal, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 16, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 16, 2021
In her economic and fiscal update on Dec. 14, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced $742-million in one-time payments for seniors who saw their guaranteed income supplement payments clawed back this year after receiving pandemic supports. That sudden reversal is one more indication that compassion is becoming the new normal, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | November 17, 2021
Kamal Khera, pictured June 17, 2021, joined cabinet in October when she was named seniors minister. The new Liberal government seems tone deaf to the human calamity it has created by cutting the guaranteed income supplement for seniors who received the Canada emergency response benefit, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | November 17, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | November 17, 2021
Kamal Khera, pictured June 17, 2021, joined cabinet in October when she was named seniors minister. The new Liberal government seems tone deaf to the human calamity it has created by cutting the guaranteed income supplement for seniors who received the Canada emergency response benefit, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | September 15, 2021
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. Reaching out to the email addresses provided on their official websites, we asked the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Bloc, and Green Party leaders where they stand on the ideas and solutions mentioned most by victims and survivors, writes The ZeroNow Campaign's Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | September 15, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | September 15, 2021
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. Reaching out to the email addresses provided on their official websites, we asked the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Bloc, and Green Party leaders where they stand on the ideas and solutions mentioned most by victims and survivors, writes The ZeroNow Campaign's Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 14, 2021
Far from deserving credit because he didn’t know, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be faulted for why he didn’t have the slightest interest in ensuring that the allegations against Gen. Jonathan Vance did not involve sexual misconduct. The fact that he thought a one-word answer would suffice when called out on the subject speaks volumes, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 14, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 14, 2021
Far from deserving credit because he didn’t know, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be faulted for why he didn’t have the slightest interest in ensuring that the allegations against Gen. Jonathan Vance did not involve sexual misconduct. The fact that he thought a one-word answer would suffice when called out on the subject speaks volumes, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 8, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government should create a new commissioner with staff who are experts in sexual violence and investigators with trauma-informed training who could recommend policy and legislative changes designed to protect victims, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 8, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 8, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government should create a new commissioner with staff who are experts in sexual violence and investigators with trauma-informed training who could recommend policy and legislative changes designed to protect victims, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | February 8, 2021
One promising sign that the Trudeau government has learned from this flood of tragic narratives is seen in its reported willingness to rehire victims who fled their jobs because of alleged vice-regal abuse from former governor general Julie Payette, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | February 8, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | February 8, 2021
One promising sign that the Trudeau government has learned from this flood of tragic narratives is seen in its reported willingness to rehire victims who fled their jobs because of alleged vice-regal abuse from former governor general Julie Payette, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | January 13, 2021
What is needed is a more comprehensive education campaign that will reach large numbers of Canadians to help them incorporate mental health awareness and sensitivity into their daily lives, writes Kathleen Finlay. Unsplash photograph by Anthony Tran
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | January 13, 2021
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | January 13, 2021
What is needed is a more comprehensive education campaign that will reach large numbers of Canadians to help them incorporate mental health awareness and sensitivity into their daily lives, writes Kathleen Finlay. Unsplash photograph by Anthony Tran
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 2, 2020
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole is pictured arriving for a caucus meeting in Ottawa on Nov. 18. Kathleen Finlay writes that her involvement with 988 would be hard to miss, but she’s never heard from O’Toole, or anyone in his office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 2, 2020
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 2, 2020
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole is pictured arriving for a caucus meeting in Ottawa on Nov. 18. Kathleen Finlay writes that her involvement with 988 would be hard to miss, but she’s never heard from O’Toole, or anyone in his office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | August 26, 2020
Canada needs a true 21st-century approach to the way we deliver mental health services and protect our most vulnerable. Sadly, too many in Ottawa seem satisfied with the status quo.  Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | August 26, 2020
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | August 26, 2020
Canada needs a true 21st-century approach to the way we deliver mental health services and protect our most vulnerable. Sadly, too many in Ottawa seem satisfied with the status quo.  Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | July 6, 2020
Canada is the only G7 country that does not have a national suicide prevention strategy. Tellingly, the word 'suicide' doesn’t appear anywhere in the mandate letter for the federal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, pictured May 26, 2020, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | July 6, 2020
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | July 6, 2020
Canada is the only G7 country that does not have a national suicide prevention strategy. Tellingly, the word 'suicide' doesn’t appear anywhere in the mandate letter for the federal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, pictured May 26, 2020, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 18, 2020
Suicide prevention was not mentioned in the mandate letter Health Minister Patty Hajdu received from the prime minister in the fall, and Canada needs a national strategy, not just a suicide prevention framework, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 18, 2020
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | March 18, 2020
Suicide prevention was not mentioned in the mandate letter Health Minister Patty Hajdu received from the prime minister in the fall, and Canada needs a national strategy, not just a suicide prevention framework, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 18, 2019
Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef—pictured speaking to reporters in West Block on Dec. 6—has a mandate to address gender-based violence. Among the tools the Liberal government should consider is introducing a federal gender-based anti-violence commissioner, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 18, 2019
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | December 18, 2019
Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef—pictured speaking to reporters in West Block on Dec. 6—has a mandate to address gender-based violence. Among the tools the Liberal government should consider is introducing a federal gender-based anti-violence commissioner, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | October 9, 2019
The Senate Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration committee, pictured during a May 9, 2019 meeting in the Senate of Canada Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | October 9, 2019
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | October 9, 2019
The Senate Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration committee, pictured during a May 9, 2019 meeting in the Senate of Canada Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | July 31, 2019
The Senate rose for the summer without passing Bill C-337, a private member’s bill which had received unanimous support in the House of Commons in May 2017. By not passing the bill, the Senate decided to roll the dice with the lives of women who were depending on it to do the right thing, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | July 31, 2019
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | July 31, 2019
The Senate rose for the summer without passing Bill C-337, a private member’s bill which had received unanimous support in the House of Commons in May 2017. By not passing the bill, the Senate decided to roll the dice with the lives of women who were depending on it to do the right thing, writes Kathleen Finlay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 4, 2019
When Jody Wilson-Raybould, pictured with ex-minister Jane Philpott on April 3, switched roles from being Canada’s attorney general to whistleblower-in-chief over the SNC Lavalin affair, her fate was sealed. The Hill Times fphotograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 4, 2019
Opinion | BY KATHLEEN FINLAY | April 4, 2019
When Jody Wilson-Raybould, pictured with ex-minister Jane Philpott on April 3, switched roles from being Canada’s attorney general to whistleblower-in-chief over the SNC Lavalin affair, her fate was sealed. The Hill Times fphotograph by Andrew Meade