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News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 17, 2022
Stéphane Perrault, the chief electoral officer for Elections Canada, says the agency did 'all we could' to increase the number of polling stations during in the last election. Screengrab courtesy of ParlVu
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 17, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 17, 2022
Stéphane Perrault, the chief electoral officer for Elections Canada, says the agency did 'all we could' to increase the number of polling stations during in the last election. Screengrab courtesy of ParlVu
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 15, 2022
A freedom rally protester, pictured Feb. 6, 2022, waving a Canadian flag on top of a truck in front of the Parliament Buildings. 'I don't like the discourse about Canada being divided, but you have a critical minority of the Canadian populace that feels disconnected and disempowered from the country's institutions and are angry about that,' said Eric Miller, president of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group and a former Canadian diplomat. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 15, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 15, 2022
A freedom rally protester, pictured Feb. 6, 2022, waving a Canadian flag on top of a truck in front of the Parliament Buildings. 'I don't like the discourse about Canada being divided, but you have a critical minority of the Canadian populace that feels disconnected and disempowered from the country's institutions and are angry about that,' said Eric Miller, president of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group and a former Canadian diplomat. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 10, 2022
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the convoy blockade has reached a 'crisis point' and the federal government needs to show leadership, urge de-escalation, and work together to find a solution. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 10, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 10, 2022
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the convoy blockade has reached a 'crisis point' and the federal government needs to show leadership, urge de-escalation, and work together to find a solution. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 9, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has referred to the trucker convoy as a 'fringe minority' with 'unacceptable views,' is facing criticism from inside his caucus for failing to address what one MP calls 'legitimate concerns' about the government's COVID-19 policies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 9, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 9, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has referred to the trucker convoy as a 'fringe minority' with 'unacceptable views,' is facing criticism from inside his caucus for failing to address what one MP calls 'legitimate concerns' about the government's COVID-19 policies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 4, 2022
Freedom Convoy supporters, pictured Jan. 31, 2022, in front of the Prime Minister’s Office on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa . The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 4, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 4, 2022
Freedom Convoy supporters, pictured Jan. 31, 2022, in front of the Prime Minister’s Office on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa . The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Erin O'Toole is out as leader of the Conservatives, with 73 MPs voting in favour of replacing him, compared to 45 who voted to keep him on. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Erin O'Toole is out as leader of the Conservatives, with 73 MPs voting in favour of replacing him, compared to 45 who voted to keep him on. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 2, 2022
In a parting message posted online after being voted out as leader of the Conservative Party by his caucus, Erin O'Toole says Canada 'needs a Conservative Party that is both an intellectual force and a governing force.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 2, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 2, 2022
In a parting message posted online after being voted out as leader of the Conservative Party by his caucus, Erin O'Toole says Canada 'needs a Conservative Party that is both an intellectual force and a governing force.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 2, 2022
A Freedom Convoy organizer, pictured on Feb. 1, 2022, speaking to supporters from a stage set up on a crane truck parked along Wellington Street right in front of the Parliament Buildings. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 2, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | February 2, 2022
A Freedom Convoy organizer, pictured on Feb. 1, 2022, speaking to supporters from a stage set up on a crane truck parked along Wellington Street right in front of the Parliament Buildings. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 28, 2022
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on Jan. 27, says the trucker convoy is a symbol of the 'fatigue and division we are seeing in this country.' Trucker convoy supporters, right, gather along Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa on Jan. 28. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 28, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 28, 2022
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on Jan. 27, says the trucker convoy is a symbol of the 'fatigue and division we are seeing in this country.' Trucker convoy supporters, right, gather along Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa on Jan. 28. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference in West Block on Jan. 24, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference in West Block on Jan. 24, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 24, 2022
NDP MPs Alexandre Boulerice and Rachel Blaney say the federal government needs to provide more funding for a health system exhausted by the nearly two-year pandemic. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 24, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 24, 2022
NDP MPs Alexandre Boulerice and Rachel Blaney say the federal government needs to provide more funding for a health system exhausted by the nearly two-year pandemic. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 21, 2022
Romy Bowers, CMHC’s president and chief executive officer, left, was questioned by MPs on the House Finance Committee during a Jan. 21 meeting, including Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, centre, and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie. Screengrab courtesy of Parlvu, The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 21, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 21, 2022
Romy Bowers, CMHC’s president and chief executive officer, left, was questioned by MPs on the House Finance Committee during a Jan. 21 meeting, including Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, centre, and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie. Screengrab courtesy of Parlvu, The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP Ed Fast was one of five MPs who sent a letter to the chair of the House Industry and Technology Committee, urging an emergency meeting to discuss a Chinese business takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP Ed Fast was one of five MPs who sent a letter to the chair of the House Industry and Technology Committee, urging an emergency meeting to discuss a Chinese business takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 18, 2022
Liberal MP Hedy Fry, Conservative MP Luc Berthold, and NDP MP Don Davies all acknowledge there are inadequacies in Canada's health-care system that the federal government can play a role in resolving. The Hill Times photographs by Cynthia Münster and Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of Twitter
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 18, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 18, 2022
Liberal MP Hedy Fry, Conservative MP Luc Berthold, and NDP MP Don Davies all acknowledge there are inadequacies in Canada's health-care system that the federal government can play a role in resolving. The Hill Times photographs by Cynthia Münster and Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of Twitter
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 18, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre says Statistics Canada appears to be 'vastly underestimating the share of that inflation in the overall CPI calculation.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 18, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 18, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre says Statistics Canada appears to be 'vastly underestimating the share of that inflation in the overall CPI calculation.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 14, 2022
Four MPs on the finance committee, Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz, Conservative MPs Adam Chambers and Jake Stewart, and Bloc Québécois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie, were among members giving unanimous support for a Conservative push to hold hearings into the causes of high inflation in Canada. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 14, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 14, 2022
Four MPs on the finance committee, Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz, Conservative MPs Adam Chambers and Jake Stewart, and Bloc Québécois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie, were among members giving unanimous support for a Conservative push to hold hearings into the causes of high inflation in Canada. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
Health minister Jean Duclos released a statement yesterday clarifying that truckers entering the country will need to be vaccinated. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Health minister Jean Duclos released a statement yesterday clarifying that truckers entering the country will need to be vaccinated. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 12, 2022
Conservative MPs John Brassard, Damien Kurek, Lianne Rood, and Bloc Québécois MP René Villemure urged an emergency House Ethics Committee meeting, set for Jan. 13, to discuss PHAC's collection of the mobile data of 33 million Canadians. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 12, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 12, 2022
Conservative MPs John Brassard, Damien Kurek, Lianne Rood, and Bloc Québécois MP René Villemure urged an emergency House Ethics Committee meeting, set for Jan. 13, to discuss PHAC's collection of the mobile data of 33 million Canadians. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 7, 2022
Finance Minister Chyrstia Freeland’s December fiscal update forecast Canada’s deficit in 2021-22 would fall to $144.5-billion, down from $154.7-billion estimated in the spring budget. In the 2022-23 fiscal year, the deficit is projected to plummet even further to $58.4-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 7, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 7, 2022
Finance Minister Chyrstia Freeland’s December fiscal update forecast Canada’s deficit in 2021-22 would fall to $144.5-billion, down from $154.7-billion estimated in the spring budget. In the 2022-23 fiscal year, the deficit is projected to plummet even further to $58.4-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds at a media availability at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Jan. 5 to update Canadians on the government’s response to latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 5, 2022
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | January 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds at a media availability at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Jan. 5 to update Canadians on the government’s response to latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 27, 2021
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference to announce the Bank of Canada’s inflation mandate at the Sir John A. Macdonald building on Dec. 13, 2021. Her ministry was the second biggest spender in 2021 according to Public Accounts, at $118-billion. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 27, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 27, 2021
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference to announce the Bank of Canada’s inflation mandate at the Sir John A. Macdonald building on Dec. 13, 2021. Her ministry was the second biggest spender in 2021 according to Public Accounts, at $118-billion. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 23, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during an interview with CTV’s Evan Solomon, which aired on Dec. 19. In his year-end interviews, Trudeau discussed the fight against Omicron, sexual misconduct in the military, his trip to Tofino, BC., rising inflation, Quebec's secularism law, and more during wide-ranging conversations with reporters. Screengrab courtesy of CTV
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 23, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 23, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during an interview with CTV’s Evan Solomon, which aired on Dec. 19. In his year-end interviews, Trudeau discussed the fight against Omicron, sexual misconduct in the military, his trip to Tofino, BC., rising inflation, Quebec's secularism law, and more during wide-ranging conversations with reporters. Screengrab courtesy of CTV
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 6, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 6, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 6, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 6, 2021
Conservative MP Brad Vis speaks during an emergency debate held in Parliament on Nov. 24, 2021, where he asked Ottawa to support British Columbia in the aftermath of flooding and mudslides that have severed transportation networks and flooded homes. Photograph courtesy of Brad Vis
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 6, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | December 6, 2021
Conservative MP Brad Vis speaks during an emergency debate held in Parliament on Nov. 24, 2021, where he asked Ottawa to support British Columbia in the aftermath of flooding and mudslides that have severed transportation networks and flooded homes. Photograph courtesy of Brad Vis
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 29, 2021
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne said in February 2021 that 'every Canadian is affected by Canada’s copyright laws,' and that the government expects copyright to be 'fair and balanced, and to keep pace with technological and social change.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 29, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 29, 2021
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne said in February 2021 that 'every Canadian is affected by Canada’s copyright laws,' and that the government expects copyright to be 'fair and balanced, and to keep pace with technological and social change.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 25, 2021
Conservative MP Gerard Deltell, who released a statement yesterday opposing plans for a virtual Parliament, speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 24. Screengrab courtesy of CPAC
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 25, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 25, 2021
Conservative MP Gerard Deltell, who released a statement yesterday opposing plans for a virtual Parliament, speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 24. Screengrab courtesy of CPAC
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 23, 2021
During his speech, House Speaker Anthony Rota, pictured in 2019, said he was 'very honoured' to be elected again, and joked that 'one of the good things about being the Speaker is I probably upset both sides equally.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 23, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 23, 2021
During his speech, House Speaker Anthony Rota, pictured in 2019, said he was 'very honoured' to be elected again, and joked that 'one of the good things about being the Speaker is I probably upset both sides equally.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 19, 2021
A photograph of flooded Highway 5 on the Coquihalla at Juliet, pictured Nov. 16. From top left, Liberal MPs Taleeb Noormohamed, Hedy Fry, Conservative MPs Brad Vis and Dan Albas and NDP Richard Cannings all say their B.C. ridings have been impacted by the disaster. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure; The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, Jake Wright, Samantha Wright Allen
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 19, 2021
News | BY MATTHEW HORWOOD | November 19, 2021
A photograph of flooded Highway 5 on the Coquihalla at Juliet, pictured Nov. 16. From top left, Liberal MPs Taleeb Noormohamed, Hedy Fry, Conservative MPs Brad Vis and Dan Albas and NDP Richard Cannings all say their B.C. ridings have been impacted by the disaster. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure; The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, Jake Wright, Samantha Wright Allen