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News | BY IREM KOCA | February 23, 2024
Antonio Utano, left, and Cameron MacDonald at the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee meeting in the West Block on Feb. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 23, 2024
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 23, 2024
Antonio Utano, left, and Cameron MacDonald at the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee meeting in the West Block on Feb. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez will meet his provincial and territorial peers in Montreal today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez will meet his provincial and territorial peers in Montreal today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EMILIA BELLIVEAU | February 22, 2024
Big Oil lobbyists have frequent access to high ranking staff in the public service in addition to elected representatives, including Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, writes Emilia Belliveau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EMILIA BELLIVEAU | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY EMILIA BELLIVEAU | February 22, 2024
Big Oil lobbyists have frequent access to high ranking staff in the public service in addition to elected representatives, including Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, writes Emilia Belliveau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEFF MCGUIRE | February 22, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEFF MCGUIRE | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY JEFF MCGUIRE | February 22, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The proposed bills would require Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured, to maintain an update the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking and address the harms caused by human trafficking, write the bills' sponsors Conservative Sen. Salma Ataullahjan and Conservative MP Arnold Viersen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The proposed bills would require Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, pictured, to maintain an update the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking and address the harms caused by human trafficking, write the bills' sponsors Conservative Sen. Salma Ataullahjan and Conservative MP Arnold Viersen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, pictured in Ottawa on May 4, 2023, is an unlikely future prime minister, writes David Crane, but has the disciplined mind and broad experience needed to set a far-reaching research agenda and impose high standards for analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, pictured in Ottawa on May 4, 2023, is an unlikely future prime minister, writes David Crane, but has the disciplined mind and broad experience needed to set a far-reaching research agenda and impose high standards for analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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
Conservative MP Kelly McCauley chairs the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP Kelly McCauley chairs the House Government Operations and Estimates Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 21, 2024
Even if Donald Trump is convicted of a criminal charge or becomes visibly incapacitated, Republicans won't move against him unless a viable alternative presidential candidate is available, and Nikki Haley, pictured, is that candidate, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | February 21, 2024
Even if Donald Trump is convicted of a criminal charge or becomes visibly incapacitated, Republicans won't move against him unless a viable alternative presidential candidate is available, and Nikki Haley, pictured, is that candidate, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Opinion | BY CAROLYNE EAGAN | February 21, 2024
Rather than a complete overhaul of the current system that already provides millions of Canadians with comprehensive coverage, Canada can create a safety net that would extend essential coverage to those who are uninsured or underinsured, and those ineligible for other public insurance programs, ensuring that no Canadian falls through the cracks. Photograph courtesy of jarmoluk/Pixabay
Opinion | BY CAROLYNE EAGAN | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY CAROLYNE EAGAN | February 21, 2024
Rather than a complete overhaul of the current system that already provides millions of Canadians with comprehensive coverage, Canada can create a safety net that would extend essential coverage to those who are uninsured or underinsured, and those ineligible for other public insurance programs, ensuring that no Canadian falls through the cracks. Photograph courtesy of jarmoluk/Pixabay
Opposition MPs on the House Transport Committee will argue today that it should summon Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured, to explain his remarks about roadway funding. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opposition MPs on the House Transport Committee will argue today that it should summon Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured, to explain his remarks about roadway funding. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 21, 2024
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault and his Liberal colleagues announced a change to the name of the quarterly carbon price rebates Canadians receive in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Feb. 14. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 21, 2024
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault and his Liberal colleagues announced a change to the name of the quarterly carbon price rebates Canadians receive in the House of Commons foyer before Question Period on Feb. 14. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 21, 2024
Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne says he takes the Assembly of First Nations' concerns 'very seriously,' and his office will be reaching out to ensure proper consultation on Bill C-27 with First Nations communities. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 21, 2024
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 21, 2024
Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne says he takes the Assembly of First Nations' concerns 'very seriously,' and his office will be reaching out to ensure proper consultation on Bill C-27 with First Nations communities. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 21, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s approach is typical of what one political scientist called ‘the empty heart of populism,’ writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | February 21, 2024
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s approach is typical of what one political scientist called ‘the empty heart of populism,’ writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 21, 2024
International Trade Minister Mary Ng, right, has heavy lifting ahead of her to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to complete a free-trade pact with Indonesia by the end of the year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 21, 2024
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 21, 2024
International Trade Minister Mary Ng, right, has heavy lifting ahead of her to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to complete a free-trade pact with Indonesia by the end of the year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MPs Adam Chambers, left, Melissa Lantsman, and Shuvaloy Majumdar will take part in a panel discussion on the future of Canadian conservatism, hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto on Feb. 22. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of Facebook
Conservative MPs Adam Chambers, left, Melissa Lantsman, and Shuvaloy Majumdar will take part in a panel discussion on the future of Canadian conservatism, hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto on Feb. 22. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of Facebook
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY RICHARD NORMAN | February 19, 2024
Sport and Physical Activity Minister Carla Qualtrough and the federal government should solidify a partnership with national sports organizations for the capacity and resources needed to make improvements to the foundation of sport in Canada, writes Richard Norman. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RICHARD NORMAN | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY RICHARD NORMAN | February 19, 2024
Sport and Physical Activity Minister Carla Qualtrough and the federal government should solidify a partnership with national sports organizations for the capacity and resources needed to make improvements to the foundation of sport in Canada, writes Richard Norman. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ÉRIC BLAIS | February 19, 2024
In the coming federal election, we’re likely to see two dominant memes arise in the race for prime minister: ‘he was never ready,’ for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and ‘he’s too angry,’ for Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, writes Éric Blais. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photo illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY ÉRIC BLAIS | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY ÉRIC BLAIS | February 19, 2024
In the coming federal election, we’re likely to see two dominant memes arise in the race for prime minister: ‘he was never ready,’ for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and ‘he’s too angry,’ for Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, writes Éric Blais. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photo illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 19, 2024
Defence Minister Bill Blair’s Feb. 15 announcement week was simply the result of a months’-long competition for a low-level air-defence system that began in January 2023, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 19, 2024
Defence Minister Bill Blair’s Feb. 15 announcement week was simply the result of a months’-long competition for a low-level air-defence system that began in January 2023, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 19, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill on Jan. 31, 2024. Thanking the Auditor Geneal for writing what could be your political epitaph isn’t fooling anyone, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 19, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill on Jan. 31, 2024. Thanking the Auditor Geneal for writing what could be your political epitaph isn’t fooling anyone, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 19, 2024
Former Ontario MPP Parm Gill, left, and former Toronto city councillor Karen Stintz have been named as Conservative candidates in the ridings of Milton and Eglinton-Lawrence, respectively. Potential candidates in both ridings are questioning why the party denied them a fair nomination process, and decided to name hand-picked candidates. Photographs courtesy of X and Wikipedia
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 19, 2024
News | BY ABBAS RANA | February 19, 2024
Former Ontario MPP Parm Gill, left, and former Toronto city councillor Karen Stintz have been named as Conservative candidates in the ridings of Milton and Eglinton-Lawrence, respectively. Potential candidates in both ridings are questioning why the party denied them a fair nomination process, and decided to name hand-picked candidates. Photographs courtesy of X and Wikipedia
Opinion | BY ROSE LEMAY | February 19, 2024
Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, pictured with his family and supporters after winning the province's election on Oct. 3, 2023, is expected to visit Churchill, Man., writes Rose LeMay. Photograph courtesy of X/Twitter
Opinion | BY ROSE LEMAY | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY ROSE LEMAY | February 19, 2024
Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, pictured with his family and supporters after winning the province's election on Oct. 3, 2023, is expected to visit Churchill, Man., writes Rose LeMay. Photograph courtesy of X/Twitter
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump recently said that, if he were to return to the White House, he would not defend NATO members that don’t meet defence spending targets. Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump recently said that, if he were to return to the White House, he would not defend NATO members that don’t meet defence spending targets. Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Carpe diem: In his report, MIT economist David Autor argues that AI could be a boon for many workers with basic or foundational skills. This is not a forecast, he says—it depends on what we do to make this possibility a reality. Our challenge is to help make this happen. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Carpe diem: In his report, MIT economist David Autor argues that AI could be a boon for many workers with basic or foundational skills. This is not a forecast, he says—it depends on what we do to make this possibility a reality. Our challenge is to help make this happen. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 19, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's audit found that financial records were not well-maintained by the Canada Border Services Agency, and she was unable to determine the exact cost for the ArriveCan application because of CBSA's "poor documentation and weak controls." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 19, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's audit found that financial records were not well-maintained by the Canada Border Services Agency, and she was unable to determine the exact cost for the ArriveCan application because of CBSA's "poor documentation and weak controls." The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault in a Hill scrum on Jan. 31, 2024. 'We propose an alternative to the existing federal carbon tax policy that can also deliver a low-carbon future consistent with our international obligations,' write Jatin Nathwani and Ann Fitz-Gerald. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault in a Hill scrum on Jan. 31, 2024. 'We propose an alternative to the existing federal carbon tax policy that can also deliver a low-carbon future consistent with our international obligations,' write Jatin Nathwani and Ann Fitz-Gerald. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, centre, flanked by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand at the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft. Champagne said about 300 devices used to hack wireless key signals for vehicles are already banned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, centre, flanked by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand at the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft. Champagne said about 300 devices used to hack wireless key signals for vehicles are already banned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Bloc Québécois MP Denis Trudel, left, and Quebec poet David Goudreault. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 19, 2024
Bloc Québécois MP Denis Trudel, left, and Quebec poet David Goudreault. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | February 19, 2024
Opinion | February 19, 2024
Opinion | February 19, 2024
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux will deliver remarks at a lunch event hosted by the C.D. Howe Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. in Toronto. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux will deliver remarks at a lunch event hosted by the C.D. Howe Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. in Toronto. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 16, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's Feb. 12 report found 'glaring disregard for basic management and contracting practices' throughout the ArriveCan application's development and implementation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 16, 2024
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 16, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's Feb. 12 report found 'glaring disregard for basic management and contracting practices' throughout the ArriveCan application's development and implementation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade