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News | BY ABBAS RANA, NINA RUSSELL | August 19, 2019
Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in breach of ethics laws in his damning report issued last week, but Mr. Trudeau—pictured in the House of Commons earlier this year—told reporters he has nothing to apologize for regarding the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA, NINA RUSSELL | August 19, 2019
News | BY ABBAS RANA, NINA RUSSELL | August 19, 2019
Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in breach of ethics laws in his damning report issued last week, but Mr. Trudeau—pictured in the House of Commons earlier this year—told reporters he has nothing to apologize for regarding the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 16, 2019
Children gathered on Parliament Hill in May to protest the government's inaction on climate change, the politicization of which is creating real 'challenges' for reporters, according to journalists. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 16, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 16, 2019
Children gathered on Parliament Hill in May to protest the government's inaction on climate change, the politicization of which is creating real 'challenges' for reporters, according to journalists. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 12, 2019
Protesters, pictured on August 23, 2017, at an anti-racism rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa following the Charlottesville attack. NDP MP Jenny Kwan recounted being personally confronted by white supremacists at anti-racism rallies, and said 'we’re not immune to this notion of white supremacy or nationalism.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 12, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 12, 2019
Protesters, pictured on August 23, 2017, at an anti-racism rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa following the Charlottesville attack. NDP MP Jenny Kwan recounted being personally confronted by white supremacists at anti-racism rallies, and said 'we’re not immune to this notion of white supremacy or nationalism.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 9, 2019
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping to pry some progressive votes away from the Liberals in part by calling for a universal pharmacare program by 2020, a timeline that Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says is unrealistic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 9, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 9, 2019
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping to pry some progressive votes away from the Liberals in part by calling for a universal pharmacare program by 2020, a timeline that Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says is unrealistic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY NINA RUSSELL | August 8, 2019
First elected in 1997 as a member of the Reform Party, Mr. Obhrai became the first Hindu MP in the House of Commons, and was said to have "been able to see the humanity beyond the politics," according to caucus colleague Stephanie Kusie. The Hill Times file photograph
FeatureBY NINA RUSSELL | August 8, 2019
FeatureBY NINA RUSSELL | August 8, 2019
First elected in 1997 as a member of the Reform Party, Mr. Obhrai became the first Hindu MP in the House of Commons, and was said to have "been able to see the humanity beyond the politics," according to caucus colleague Stephanie Kusie. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 6, 2019
The Federal Court ruling will force the Canada Food Inspection Agency to reconsider whether Shiloh and Psagot wineries, which are both located in the West Bank, will be allowed to label their wines as products of Israel. Wikimedia Commons Photo by Tomascastelazo
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 6, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | August 6, 2019
The Federal Court ruling will force the Canada Food Inspection Agency to reconsider whether Shiloh and Psagot wineries, which are both located in the West Bank, will be allowed to label their wines as products of Israel. Wikimedia Commons Photo by Tomascastelazo
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 31, 2019
NDP MP Niki Ashton, whose riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, Man., covers much of the recent search ground, says the past week has been a trying time for many of her constituents. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 31, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 31, 2019
NDP MP Niki Ashton, whose riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, Man., covers much of the recent search ground, says the past week has been a trying time for many of her constituents. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 30, 2019
At a press availability before the meeting, Conservative MP Leona Alleslev, pictured with fellow Conservatives Michael Barrett, right, and Pierre Paul-Hus, said that a Liberal defeat of the motion would constitute a 'coverup.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 30, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 30, 2019
At a press availability before the meeting, Conservative MP Leona Alleslev, pictured with fellow Conservatives Michael Barrett, right, and Pierre Paul-Hus, said that a Liberal defeat of the motion would constitute a 'coverup.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 26, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, in one of his first of five policy speeches, says he would push for a 'total reset' of Canada's relations with China amid tensions over the detention of two Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 26, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 26, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, in one of his first of five policy speeches, says he would push for a 'total reset' of Canada's relations with China amid tensions over the detention of two Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 25, 2019
Justice Minister David Lametti says he sees no need for a legally entrenched bilingualism requirement in the nomination process for Supreme Court of Canada justices, and that the informal process now already 'puts a high premium on functional bilingualism.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 25, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 25, 2019
Justice Minister David Lametti says he sees no need for a legally entrenched bilingualism requirement in the nomination process for Supreme Court of Canada justices, and that the informal process now already 'puts a high premium on functional bilingualism.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson was sworn in as Prime Minister of the UK on July 24, after beating his closest competitor Jeremy Hunt with 66.4 per cent of the Conservative vote. BackBoris2012 Campaign photo by Andrew Parsons/ i-Images
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 24, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson was sworn in as Prime Minister of the UK on July 24, after beating his closest competitor Jeremy Hunt with 66.4 per cent of the Conservative vote. BackBoris2012 Campaign photo by Andrew Parsons/ i-Images
News | BY NINA RUSSELL, PALAK MANGAT | July 22, 2019
The new NAFTA deal, trade talks, and immigration issues will be top of mind for eight U.S. Democratic and Republican Congressional staffers who are touring Canada this week. It kicked off today with a visit to the U.S. Embassy and a briefing on Canada-U.S. relations. From left to right, they are: Republican staffers Michele Gargiulo of Mississippi Congressman Steve Palazoo's office, Robert Aery from Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern's office, Jesse Garza from Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy's office, Peter Jenks from Utah Congressman Rob Bishop's office, Democratic staffer Susie Byrd from Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar's office, Republican staffer Debra Fansler from Illinois Congressman John Shimkus' office, and Democratic staffers Chris Flores from Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee's office, and Jessica Mier from California Congresswoman Susan Davis' office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL, PALAK MANGAT | July 22, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL, PALAK MANGAT | July 22, 2019
The new NAFTA deal, trade talks, and immigration issues will be top of mind for eight U.S. Democratic and Republican Congressional staffers who are touring Canada this week. It kicked off today with a visit to the U.S. Embassy and a briefing on Canada-U.S. relations. From left to right, they are: Republican staffers Michele Gargiulo of Mississippi Congressman Steve Palazoo's office, Robert Aery from Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern's office, Jesse Garza from Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy's office, Peter Jenks from Utah Congressman Rob Bishop's office, Democratic staffer Susie Byrd from Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar's office, Republican staffer Debra Fansler from Illinois Congressman John Shimkus' office, and Democratic staffers Chris Flores from Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee's office, and Jessica Mier from California Congresswoman Susan Davis' office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 18, 2019
Conservative MP Cheryl is blaming government regulations for the extreme flooding that has hit her riding in two of the last three years. But Paul Allen, a manager at the International Joint Commission, which manages outflows at the dam in Cornwall, says 'there’s no single operating plan or regulation plan that could be put in place... that’s going to be able to deal with the levels that the system is experiencing right now.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 18, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 18, 2019
Conservative MP Cheryl is blaming government regulations for the extreme flooding that has hit her riding in two of the last three years. But Paul Allen, a manager at the International Joint Commission, which manages outflows at the dam in Cornwall, says 'there’s no single operating plan or regulation plan that could be put in place... that’s going to be able to deal with the levels that the system is experiencing right now.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL, PALAK MANGAT | July 10, 2019
The historic Chateau Laurier sits on 1 Rideau St. The owner's proposed addition of seven storeys will add 147 rooms to the hotel, but critics point to a boxy design they feel will take away from the historic beauty and view of the site. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL, PALAK MANGAT | July 10, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL, PALAK MANGAT | July 10, 2019
The historic Chateau Laurier sits on 1 Rideau St. The owner's proposed addition of seven storeys will add 147 rooms to the hotel, but critics point to a boxy design they feel will take away from the historic beauty and view of the site. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 8, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Alberta Sen. Paula Simons, and Alberta Conservative MPs Garnett Genuis and Deepak Obhrai. Albertan MPs said Bills C-69 and C-48 constitute a direct attack on the province's energy sector. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 8, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 8, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Alberta Sen. Paula Simons, and Alberta Conservative MPs Garnett Genuis and Deepak Obhrai. Albertan MPs said Bills C-69 and C-48 constitute a direct attack on the province's energy sector. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 6, 2019
Former MPs Svend Robinson (NDP), Kerry-Lynne Findlay (Conservative), Lawrence Toet (Conservative), and Andrew Cash (NDP) are all vying to return to the House in October. The Hill Times file photographs
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 6, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 6, 2019
Former MPs Svend Robinson (NDP), Kerry-Lynne Findlay (Conservative), Lawrence Toet (Conservative), and Andrew Cash (NDP) are all vying to return to the House in October. The Hill Times file photographs
Julia Stothart, left, Sander Van Walraven, Gabby Yendall, Nadia Etzinger, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Billie Desrochers, pictured on June 30, at the Merry Dairy in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood. Photograph courtesy of Marlene Haley
Julia Stothart, left, Sander Van Walraven, Gabby Yendall, Nadia Etzinger, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Billie Desrochers, pictured on June 30, at the Merry Dairy in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood. Photograph courtesy of Marlene Haley
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 3, 2019
Health Canada, led by Ginette Petitpas Taylor, topped spending for the second year in a row, commissioning 26 studies costing $2.9-million. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 3, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 3, 2019
Health Canada, led by Ginette Petitpas Taylor, topped spending for the second year in a row, commissioning 26 studies costing $2.9-million. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 1, 2019
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who represents York South-Weston, Ont., celebrated Canada Day 2018 at one of 41 different citizenship ceremonies across the country. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 1, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | July 1, 2019
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who represents York South-Weston, Ont., celebrated Canada Day 2018 at one of 41 different citizenship ceremonies across the country. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 26, 2019
NDP MP Peter Julian, Conservative MP Kelly Block, and Liberal MP Judy Sgro make up a working group to direct MP input into Centre Block’s rehabilitation, but may have been feeling some ‘angst’ over their role, says Ms. Block. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of Kelly Block, and The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 26, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 26, 2019
NDP MP Peter Julian, Conservative MP Kelly Block, and Liberal MP Judy Sgro make up a working group to direct MP input into Centre Block’s rehabilitation, but may have been feeling some ‘angst’ over their role, says Ms. Block. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of Kelly Block, and The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 19, 2019
Liberal MP Bob Nault and Conservative MPs David Yurdiga and Todd Doherty were among the highest-spending MPs for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran was the highest-spending Senator of the year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and file photograph
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 19, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 19, 2019
Liberal MP Bob Nault and Conservative MPs David Yurdiga and Todd Doherty were among the highest-spending MPs for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran was the highest-spending Senator of the year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and file photograph
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 17, 2019
President of the Métis National Council Clément Chartier announced $362-million for education for Métis post-secondary students with Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan on June 10, 2019, in Ottawa. The Hill Times Photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 17, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 17, 2019
President of the Métis National Council Clément Chartier announced $362-million for education for Métis post-secondary students with Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan on June 10, 2019, in Ottawa. The Hill Times Photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 11, 2019
Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, middle, pictured with Independent Senator Paul Massicotte and Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson, says there needs to be more of an effort to improve cultural diplomacy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 11, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 11, 2019
Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, middle, pictured with Independent Senator Paul Massicotte and Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson, says there needs to be more of an effort to improve cultural diplomacy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 10, 2019
Solar and wind power are being touted as possible solutions to energy insecurity in the North. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 10, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 10, 2019
Solar and wind power are being touted as possible solutions to energy insecurity in the North. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 7, 2019
Homeowners in Constance Bay surround their property with sandbags. Many residents living along the Ottawa River Valley have battled with record water levels. In Tory MP Cheryl Gallant's riding, for example, more than 900 homes have been affected. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 7, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 7, 2019
Homeowners in Constance Bay surround their property with sandbags. Many residents living along the Ottawa River Valley have battled with record water levels. In Tory MP Cheryl Gallant's riding, for example, more than 900 homes have been affected. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 6, 2019
Canadian Forces personnel, pictured on April 30, 2019, stacking sandbags at Constance Bay, just outside Ottawa, which is part of Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon's Kanata-Carleton federal riding. Canadian Forces units were deployed to flood zones along the Ottawa River Valley in response to record high water levels. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 6, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 6, 2019
Canadian Forces personnel, pictured on April 30, 2019, stacking sandbags at Constance Bay, just outside Ottawa, which is part of Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon's Kanata-Carleton federal riding. Canadian Forces units were deployed to flood zones along the Ottawa River Valley in response to record high water levels. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 5, 2019
A photo of an oil sands operation in Fort McMurray, Alta. The International Institute for Sustainable Development says the federal government's $4.5-billion Trans Mountain pipeline purchase could constitute a subsidy if the pipeline is sold to a private company at a price below market value. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 5, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | June 5, 2019
A photo of an oil sands operation in Fort McMurray, Alta. The International Institute for Sustainable Development says the federal government's $4.5-billion Trans Mountain pipeline purchase could constitute a subsidy if the pipeline is sold to a private company at a price below market value. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | May 30, 2019
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured with House Leader Bardish Chagger, during a committee about oversight of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | May 30, 2019
News | BY NINA RUSSELL | May 30, 2019
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured with House Leader Bardish Chagger, during a committee about oversight of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade