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News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 30, 2022
Statistics Canada will release Census data today on changes to Canada's labour force. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 30, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 30, 2022
Statistics Canada will release Census data today on changes to Canada's labour force. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 29, 2022
Some of Canada's caribou populations are considered to be threatened under the Species at Risk Act. The government will release a report today on the status of wild species in the country. Photograph by Peupleloup, courtesy of Flickr
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 29, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 29, 2022
Some of Canada's caribou populations are considered to be threatened under the Species at Risk Act. The government will release a report today on the status of wild species in the country. Photograph by Peupleloup, courtesy of Flickr
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 28, 2022
Michael Wernick served as the clerk of the Privy Council, the top executive in Canada's public service, before his retirement in 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 28, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 28, 2022
Michael Wernick served as the clerk of the Privy Council, the top executive in Canada's public service, before his retirement in 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 25, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will testify today about his decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in February, on what will the final day of the first stage of public hearings by the Public Order Emergency Commission. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 25, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 25, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will testify today about his decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in February, on what will the final day of the first stage of public hearings by the Public Order Emergency Commission. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 24, 2022
More than 100 representatives of airlines, airports, and other players in the air sector are expected to descend upon Ottawa today for a summit convened by Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. Photograph by Jason O'Halloran courtesy of Flickr
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 24, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 24, 2022
More than 100 representatives of airlines, airports, and other players in the air sector are expected to descend upon Ottawa today for a summit convened by Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. Photograph by Jason O'Halloran courtesy of Flickr
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 23, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is among the speakers at an event in Toronto today that aims to attract investment for Ukraine. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 23, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 23, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is among the speakers at an event in Toronto today that aims to attract investment for Ukraine. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc will testify before the Public Order Emergency Commission today. Discussions between all three levels of government have been a key part of the story behind the government's decision to invoke the federal Emergencies Act during the convoy protest occupation in February. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 22, 2022
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc will testify before the Public Order Emergency Commission today. Discussions between all three levels of government have been a key part of the story behind the government's decision to invoke the federal Emergencies Act during the convoy protest occupation in February. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 18, 2022
The rear of 24 Sussex Drive. The Hill Times photograph by Kevin Philipupillai
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 18, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 18, 2022
The rear of 24 Sussex Drive. The Hill Times photograph by Kevin Philipupillai
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 17, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has bid the G20 and Indonesia adieu, and is in Thailand today for meetings of the leaders of Pacific countries in APEC. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 17, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 17, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has bid the G20 and Indonesia adieu, and is in Thailand today for meetings of the leaders of Pacific countries in APEC. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 16, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defence Minister Anita Anand (centre), and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly are grappling with reports that a Russian missile killed two in NATO-member Poland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 16, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 16, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defence Minister Anita Anand (centre), and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly are grappling with reports that a Russian missile killed two in NATO-member Poland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 15, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan will field questions from the press and MPs today after her latest reports are tabled in the House at around 10 a.m. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 15, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 15, 2022
Auditor General Karen Hogan will field questions from the press and MPs today after her latest reports are tabled in the House at around 10 a.m. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 11, 2022
The Royal Canadian Legion's Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial will begin at around 10:30 a.m. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 11, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 11, 2022
The Royal Canadian Legion's Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial will begin at around 10:30 a.m. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson will give a speech today at a conference focused on North American energy issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson will give a speech today at a conference focused on North American energy issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa on Oct. 27. Joly will deliver a speech on Canada's Asia policy today, a key file of concern for Blinken's government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa on Oct. 27. Joly will deliver a speech on Canada's Asia policy today, a key file of concern for Blinken's government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will meet with his provincial and territorial counterparts today, in the midst of their latest campaign for more federal cash for health care. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will meet with his provincial and territorial counterparts today, in the midst of their latest campaign for more federal cash for health care. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 31, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will play host as countries from around the world come to Montreal in December for a UN biodiversity summit. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 31, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 31, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will play host as countries from around the world come to Montreal in December for a UN biodiversity summit. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Communications Security Establishment headquarters in Ottawa. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The Communications Security Establishment headquarters in Ottawa. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 27, 2022
Outgoing Ottawa mayor Jim Watson will testify today before a parliamentary committee that is investigating the federal government's invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 27, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 27, 2022
Outgoing Ottawa mayor Jim Watson will testify today before a parliamentary committee that is investigating the federal government's invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 26, 2022
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is attending a conference in Washington put on by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 26, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 26, 2022
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is attending a conference in Washington put on by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 25, 2022
Canada's top general, Chief of Defence Staff Wayne Eyre, will discuss the future of the Armed Forces at a conference in Ottawa this afternoon. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 25, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 25, 2022
Canada's top general, Chief of Defence Staff Wayne Eyre, will discuss the future of the Armed Forces at a conference in Ottawa this afternoon. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 24, 2022
Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi has been helping Ottawa businesspeople to push the federal and municipal governments to 'revitalize' Ottawa's downtown. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 24, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 24, 2022
Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi has been helping Ottawa businesspeople to push the federal and municipal governments to 'revitalize' Ottawa's downtown. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 21, 2022
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is in Washington today to meet with his U.S. counterpart and a NASA executive, among others. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 21, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 21, 2022
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is in Washington today to meet with his U.S. counterpart and a NASA executive, among others. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 20, 2022
Mark Carney and Roland Paris are among those who will testify before Senate committees today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 20, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 20, 2022
Mark Carney and Roland Paris are among those who will testify before Senate committees today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 19, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured walking on Parliament Hill. A demonstration is planned on the Hill today at noon in support of a Trudeau government bill to create a new disability benefit. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 19, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 19, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured walking on Parliament Hill. A demonstration is planned on the Hill today at noon in support of a Trudeau government bill to create a new disability benefit. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 18, 2022
Dr. Najma Ahmed will represent Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns at a meeting of the House Public Safety Committee today, one of six groups that will testify as part of a study on the government's latest gun control bill. Photograph courtesy of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 18, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 18, 2022
Dr. Najma Ahmed will represent Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns at a meeting of the House Public Safety Committee today, one of six groups that will testify as part of a study on the government's latest gun control bill. Photograph courtesy of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 14, 2022
Commissioner Paul Rouleau will oversee the first day of witness testimony before the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 14, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 14, 2022
Commissioner Paul Rouleau will oversee the first day of witness testimony before the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 13, 2022
Marta Morgan is retiring from the public service, and from her post as the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. Morgan is pictured here, left, toasting Vietnam's national day at a 2019 reception hosted by former Vietnamese ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 13, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 13, 2022
Marta Morgan is retiring from the public service, and from her post as the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. Morgan is pictured here, left, toasting Vietnam's national day at a 2019 reception hosted by former Vietnamese ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 12, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will attend a series of meetings in Washington this week. She will be joined at some of them by Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 12, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 12, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will attend a series of meetings in Washington this week. She will be joined at some of them by Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 10, 2022
Protesters mixed with revellers near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day this year. A former director of the Canada Gazette, Carole Kennedy, says the often under-appreciated publication gives ordinary people a chance to connect directly with the government, and participate in a democratic process in which some Canadians have lost faith. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 10, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 10, 2022
Protesters mixed with revellers near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day this year. A former director of the Canada Gazette, Carole Kennedy, says the often under-appreciated publication gives ordinary people a chance to connect directly with the government, and participate in a democratic process in which some Canadians have lost faith. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 7, 2022
Today, Diversity and Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen has some explaining to do for a House committee, which is scrutinizing a contract his government issued for anti-racism programming. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 7, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 7, 2022
Today, Diversity and Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen has some explaining to do for a House committee, which is scrutinizing a contract his government issued for anti-racism programming. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 6, 2022
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will hold a press conference today to react to the release of the final report from the government-appointed Supply Chain Task Force. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 6, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 6, 2022
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will hold a press conference today to react to the release of the final report from the government-appointed Supply Chain Task Force. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 5, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's bill to temporarily send extra cash to low-income Canadians is on easy street, with plans for an expedited path through Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 5, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 5, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's bill to temporarily send extra cash to low-income Canadians is on easy street, with plans for an expedited path through Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 4, 2022
Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco will release his fall reports today, covering topics that include nuclear waste management and aquatic species at risk. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 4, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | October 4, 2022
Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco will release his fall reports today, covering topics that include nuclear waste management and aquatic species at risk. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 30, 2022
Pictured: People marched in downtown Ottawa to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 last year. More public events are scheduled to take place in Ottawa and elsewhere today to mark the holiday. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 30, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 30, 2022
Pictured: People marched in downtown Ottawa to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 last year. More public events are scheduled to take place in Ottawa and elsewhere today to mark the holiday. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 29, 2022
Senator Vern White was appointed to the Senate by Stephen Harper in 2012. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 29, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 29, 2022
Senator Vern White was appointed to the Senate by Stephen Harper in 2012. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 29, 2022
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen is pictured holding a press conference in Ottawa in June to announce a government housing initiative. The Parliamentary Budget Officer will release a report on housing affordability this morning. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 29, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 29, 2022
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen is pictured holding a press conference in Ottawa in June to announce a government housing initiative. The Parliamentary Budget Officer will release a report on housing affordability this morning. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 28, 2022
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller's bill to create a National Council for Reconciliation will be debated in the House today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 28, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 28, 2022
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller's bill to create a National Council for Reconciliation will be debated in the House today. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 27, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured addressing a crowd at the Laurier Club’s garden party in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on June 13. The Liberal Party is using a chance to win a some-expenses-paid trip to Ottawa—and maybe even the War Museum—in order to solicit personal data and donations from Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 27, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 27, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured addressing a crowd at the Laurier Club’s garden party in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on June 13. The Liberal Party is using a chance to win a some-expenses-paid trip to Ottawa—and maybe even the War Museum—in order to solicit personal data and donations from Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 23, 2022
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, is arriving in Ottawa for a day-long bilateral visit, complete with a meeting and press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Yoon is pictured here with Qatar's deputy prime minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. Photograph courtesy of Yoon Suk Yeol, Twitter
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 23, 2022
News | BY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 23, 2022
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, is arriving in Ottawa for a day-long bilateral visit, complete with a meeting and press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Yoon is pictured here with Qatar's deputy prime minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. Photograph courtesy of Yoon Suk Yeol, Twitter
NDP MP Matthew Green is one of three co-chairs of the joint committee of Parliamentarians studying the government's invocation of the Emergencies Act in February, along with Senator Gwen Boniface and Bloc Québécois MP Rhéal Fortin. The committee will hold a televised planning meeting at 6:30 this evening. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
NDP MP Matthew Green is one of three co-chairs of the joint committee of Parliamentarians studying the government's invocation of the Emergencies Act in February, along with Senator Gwen Boniface and Bloc Québécois MP Rhéal Fortin. The committee will hold a televised planning meeting at 6:30 this evening. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Government House Leader Mark Holland will try to shepherd a packed legislative agenda through the House of Commons this fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Government House Leader Mark Holland will try to shepherd a packed legislative agenda through the House of Commons this fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The House of Commons Chamber in West Block will be occupied by MPs for most of the weeks between now and Christmas, as MPs return from the summer recess. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The House of Commons Chamber in West Block will be occupied by MPs for most of the weeks between now and Christmas, as MPs return from the summer recess. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 19, 2022
Liberal MP John McKay, left, says he believes the government will be playing defence on the issue of inflation this fall, and will have to devote attention to serious geopolitical issues as well. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 19, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 19, 2022
Liberal MP John McKay, left, says he believes the government will be playing defence on the issue of inflation this fall, and will have to devote attention to serious geopolitical issues as well. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 19, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured in Ottawa on Oct. 21, 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 19, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | September 19, 2022
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured in Ottawa on Oct. 21, 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The CC-150 Polaris aircraft used to fly Canada's prime ministers around the world is also known as Can Force One. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his predecessors will take part in a delegation to the U.K. for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Cpl. Rachael Allen
The CC-150 Polaris aircraft used to fly Canada's prime ministers around the world is also known as Can Force One. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his predecessors will take part in a delegation to the U.K. for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Cpl. Rachael Allen
Guns fire at Rideau Hall to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 10. The House of Commons will temporarily return from adjournment today to honour the late Queen. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Guns fire at Rideau Hall to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 10. The House of Commons will temporarily return from adjournment today to honour the late Queen. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The Senate of Canada Building. Senators will get back to action on Sept. 20. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia