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Kevin Philipupillai

Kevin Philipupillai has been an online reporter with The Hill Times since January 2022. He covers climate change, natural resources, federal benefit programs, and the Senate. He was previously a broadcast producer in Toronto with Accessible Media.

News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | May 1, 2024
When defending the Liberals' benefit plan, Disabilities Minister Kamal Khera has repeated the budget's language, calling on provinces and territories not to claw it back from recipients." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | May 1, 2024
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | May 1, 2024
When defending the Liberals' benefit plan, Disabilities Minister Kamal Khera has repeated the budget's language, calling on provinces and territories not to claw it back from recipients." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 29, 2023
Minister Kamal Khera speaks to reporters outside Rideau Hall on July 26, after taking over the disability file from Minister Carla Qualtrough in the cabinet shuffle. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 29, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 29, 2023
Minister Kamal Khera speaks to reporters outside Rideau Hall on July 26, after taking over the disability file from Minister Carla Qualtrough in the cabinet shuffle. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 21, 2023
Up to 100 tenants in a 944-unit rental complex in Toronto are now facing eviction proceedings because of their ongoing eight-month rent strike against proposed above-guideline rent increases of approximately 10 per cent over two years. According to an ATIP from 2020, the building is owned by a public servants' pension fund. Photograph courtesy of Allan Vega/Unsplash
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 21, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 21, 2023
Up to 100 tenants in a 944-unit rental complex in Toronto are now facing eviction proceedings because of their ongoing eight-month rent strike against proposed above-guideline rent increases of approximately 10 per cent over two years. According to an ATIP from 2020, the building is owned by a public servants' pension fund. Photograph courtesy of Allan Vega/Unsplash
Government House Leader Karina Gould, seen here speaking with reporters on Dec. 14, is set to begin her maternity leave in the new year. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Government House Leader Karina Gould, seen here speaking with reporters on Dec. 14, is set to begin her maternity leave in the new year. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 14, 2023
Conservative MP Ben Lobb, pictured on Oct. 5, 2021, talking to reporters outside the Conservative caucus meeting at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on the Hill, is the sponsor of Bill C-234. Lobb represents Huron-Bruce, Ont. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 14, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 14, 2023
Conservative MP Ben Lobb, pictured on Oct. 5, 2021, talking to reporters outside the Conservative caucus meeting at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on the Hill, is the sponsor of Bill C-234. Lobb represents Huron-Bruce, Ont. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 13, 2023
Newly elected AFN National Chief Cindy Woodhouse, seen here in Ottawa on Dec. 7, was the AFN's chief negotiator for the historic First Nations child welfare settlement. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 13, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 13, 2023
Newly elected AFN National Chief Cindy Woodhouse, seen here in Ottawa on Dec. 7, was the AFN's chief negotiator for the historic First Nations child welfare settlement. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, seen here on Nov. 20, says he will keep fighting against the carbon tax all this week. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, seen here on Nov. 20, says he will keep fighting against the carbon tax all this week. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 7, 2023
Cindy Woodhouse, the Assembly of First Nations' new national chief, speaks to a crowd after being sworn into the position at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on Dec. 7. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 7, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 7, 2023
Cindy Woodhouse, the Assembly of First Nations' new national chief, speaks to a crowd after being sworn into the position at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on Dec. 7. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 4, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has hinted that he will release a framework for a domestic oil and gas emissions cap while attending the COP28 conference in Dubai. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 4, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 4, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has hinted that he will release a framework for a domestic oil and gas emissions cap while attending the COP28 conference in Dubai. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, seen here in March, arrived at COP28 this weekend after launching her government's tax credits for carbon capture and storage. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, seen here in March, arrived at COP28 this weekend after launching her government's tax credits for carbon capture and storage. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, and Housing Minister Sean Fraser speak to reporters on Nov. 28 about the rollout of new measures announced in the government’s fall economic statement. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 30, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, and Housing Minister Sean Fraser speak to reporters on Nov. 28 about the rollout of new measures announced in the government’s fall economic statement. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, seen here on Nov. 24, has met with building trades unions about reports that EV battery manufacturers will rely on hundreds of foreign workers to set up federally-subsidized plants in Canada. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, seen here on Nov. 24, has met with building trades unions about reports that EV battery manufacturers will rely on hundreds of foreign workers to set up federally-subsidized plants in Canada. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 24, 2023
Conservative Senator Don Plett, right, says it is 'very unusual' for a private member's bill to generate so much attention as it makes its way through the Senate. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 24, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 24, 2023
Conservative Senator Don Plett, right, says it is 'very unusual' for a private member's bill to generate so much attention as it makes its way through the Senate. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 21, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference before tabling the fall economic statement on Nov. 21. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 21, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 21, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference before tabling the fall economic statement on Nov. 21. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, seen here on Nov. 9 with members of his caucus, has looked to amend the Liberals' Affordable Housing and Groceries Act to give regulators more teeth. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, seen here on Nov. 9 with members of his caucus, has looked to amend the Liberals' Affordable Housing and Groceries Act to give regulators more teeth. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 16, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here on Nov. 9, will lead Canada's delegation to COP28 in Dubai at the end of November. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 16, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 16, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here on Nov. 9, will lead Canada's delegation to COP28 in Dubai at the end of November. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 13, 2023
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, seen here on Oct. 5, both worked on setting up a beneficial ownership registry for federally-regulated corporations. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 13, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 13, 2023
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, seen here on Oct. 5, both worked on setting up a beneficial ownership registry for federally-regulated corporations. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, seen here during a press conference on Nov. 7, is meeting with other Asia-Pacific region finance ministers ahead of a global trade summit. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, seen here during a press conference on Nov. 7, is meeting with other Asia-Pacific region finance ministers ahead of a global trade summit. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on Oct. 26 with the Liberal Atlantic Caucus to announce measures intended to soften the effect of the carbon tax on Atlantic and rural Canadians. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 9, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on Oct. 26 with the Liberal Atlantic Caucus to announce measures intended to soften the effect of the carbon tax on Atlantic and rural Canadians. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 7, 2023
Experts say Housing Minister Sean Fraser, seen here on Sept. 26, has shown some willingness to question housing policy decisions made by the current government and its predecessors. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 7, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 7, 2023
Experts say Housing Minister Sean Fraser, seen here on Sept. 26, has shown some willingness to question housing policy decisions made by the current government and its predecessors. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, seen here addressing his caucus on Nov. 1, will have the NDP's support today for a motion to pause the carbon tax on all kinds of home heating. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, seen here addressing his caucus on Nov. 1, will have the NDP's support today for a motion to pause the carbon tax on all kinds of home heating. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 2, 2023
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has told Senators the government will engage with hunters, sport shooters, and other groups "who have very legitimate concerns" about how Bill C-21 and accompanying regulations will be implemented. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 2, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 2, 2023
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has told Senators the government will engage with hunters, sport shooters, and other groups "who have very legitimate concerns" about how Bill C-21 and accompanying regulations will be implemented. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 1, 2023
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, left, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand hold a press conference on Parliament Hill on Oct. 24 to preview this year’s fall economic statement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 1, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | November 1, 2023
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, left, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand hold a press conference on Parliament Hill on Oct. 24 to preview this year’s fall economic statement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, seen here on Oct. 19, will deliver a speech in Toronto today about Canada's approach to diplomacy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, seen here on Oct. 19, will deliver a speech in Toronto today about Canada's approach to diplomacy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 26, 2023
Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, seen here attending a summit on Indigenous mental health on Oct. 25, says the $23-billion settlement is the largest in Canadian history. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 26, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 26, 2023
Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, seen here attending a summit on Indigenous mental health on Oct. 25, says the $23-billion settlement is the largest in Canadian history. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 25, 2023
The Senate generally sits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting at 2 p.m., with a 4 p.m. cutoff on Wednesdays and a midnight cutoff on the other two days. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 25, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 25, 2023
The Senate generally sits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting at 2 p.m., with a 4 p.m. cutoff on Wednesdays and a midnight cutoff on the other two days. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, seen here on Sept. 18 alongside Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. LeBlanc will appear before the Senate Defence Committee today to make the case for the Liberals' revamped firearms bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, seen here on Sept. 18 alongside Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. LeBlanc will appear before the Senate Defence Committee today to make the case for the Liberals' revamped firearms bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Yesterday’s 72-hour strike notice from Unifor overshadowed Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan’s announcement about a review into the strike that shut down the Port of Vancouver for much of July. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Yesterday’s 72-hour strike notice from Unifor overshadowed Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan’s announcement about a review into the strike that shut down the Port of Vancouver for much of July. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Auditor General Karen Hogan will appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts this morning after releasing five new performance audits. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Auditor General Karen Hogan will appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts this morning after releasing five new performance audits. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP John Brassard chairs the House Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee. Executives from TikTok will appear before the committee today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP John Brassard chairs the House Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee. Executives from TikTok will appear before the committee today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who spoke yesterday with the leaders of Egypt and Qatar about the crisis in Israel and Palestine, will host Caribbean leaders in Ottawa for the next three days. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who spoke yesterday with the leaders of Egypt and Qatar about the crisis in Israel and Palestine, will host Caribbean leaders in Ottawa for the next three days. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, seen here in Canada on Sept. 18, flew to Israel on Friday to meet with regional counterparts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, seen here in Canada on Sept. 18, flew to Israel on Friday to meet with regional counterparts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 12, 2023
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, right, speaks with reporters in the West Block alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. In an Oct. 12 statement, LeBlanc said the RCMP is exercising 'heightened vigilance around places of significance to the Jewish community.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 12, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | October 12, 2023
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, right, speaks with reporters in the West Block alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. In an Oct. 12 statement, LeBlanc said the RCMP is exercising 'heightened vigilance around places of significance to the Jewish community.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI, CHELSEA NASH | October 11, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here hosting the president of Israel in 2019, has emphasized Israel's 'right to defend itself.' Most major Canadian political parties have made statements to that effect. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI, CHELSEA NASH | October 11, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI, CHELSEA NASH | October 11, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here hosting the president of Israel in 2019, has emphasized Israel's 'right to defend itself.' Most major Canadian political parties have made statements to that effect. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here after a caucus meeting on Oct. 3, spoke with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade