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News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 5, 2022
The House is scheduled to adjourn for the Christmas break on Dec. 16 and will return on Jan. 30. Some political insiders are speculating that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could shuffle his cabinet before the House returns after a six-week break for its winter sitting in late January. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 5, 2022
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 5, 2022
The House is scheduled to adjourn for the Christmas break on Dec. 16 and will return on Jan. 30. Some political insiders are speculating that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could shuffle his cabinet before the House returns after a six-week break for its winter sitting in late January. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | December 5, 2022
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, and Rachel Notley, former NDP premier. It looks like there is some fatigue in Alberta with demonizing everything that comes out of Ottawa. According to a recent poll by Janice Brown Opinion Research, Smith is in the process of delivering a majority government to Notley, writes Michael Harris.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | December 5, 2022
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, and Rachel Notley, former NDP premier. It looks like there is some fatigue in Alberta with demonizing everything that comes out of Ottawa. According to a recent poll by Janice Brown Opinion Research, Smith is in the process of delivering a majority government to Notley, writes Michael Harris.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | December 5, 2022
Outgoing Alberta premier Jason Kenney, left, took an indirect hit at Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s first piece of legislation by way of his retirement statement: 'I am concerned that our democratic life is veering away from ordinary prudential debate towards a polarization that undermines our bedrock institutions and principles.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | December 5, 2022
Outgoing Alberta premier Jason Kenney, left, took an indirect hit at Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s first piece of legislation by way of his retirement statement: 'I am concerned that our democratic life is veering away from ordinary prudential debate towards a polarization that undermines our bedrock institutions and principles.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 5, 2022
When Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly unveiled the Trudeau government’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, she quickly won praise from the United States, which was perhaps the main goal of the strategy after all, suggests David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 5, 2022
When Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly unveiled the Trudeau government’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, she quickly won praise from the United States, which was perhaps the main goal of the strategy after all, suggests David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 5, 2022
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, left, Hill Times columnist Erica Ifill, and Global News reporter Rachel Gilmore, pictured on Dec. 1, 2022, at Carleton University talking about the growing online hate towards journalists in Canada. The Hill Times photo by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 5, 2022
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 5, 2022
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, left, Hill Times columnist Erica Ifill, and Global News reporter Rachel Gilmore, pictured on Dec. 1, 2022, at Carleton University talking about the growing online hate towards journalists in Canada. The Hill Times photo by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, JESSE CNOCKAERT | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2022, to provide testimony about the Freedom Convoy occupation and the government's invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, JESSE CNOCKAERT | December 5, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, JESSE CNOCKAERT | December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2022, to provide testimony about the Freedom Convoy occupation and the government's invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ALEX NEVE | December 5, 2022
Justice Minister David Lametti, pictured Nov. 23, 2022, arriving at the Public Emergency Order Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, is the federal minister responsible for the notwithstanding clause, Sec. 33. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ALEX NEVE | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY ALEX NEVE | December 5, 2022
Justice Minister David Lametti, pictured Nov. 23, 2022, arriving at the Public Emergency Order Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, is the federal minister responsible for the notwithstanding clause, Sec. 33. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 5, 2022
Canadian Rangers patrol boats, centre and right, sail towards HMCS Harry DeWolf on the Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, during Operation Nanook-Nunkput, Aug. 19, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 5, 2022
Canadian Rangers patrol boats, centre and right, sail towards HMCS Harry DeWolf on the Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, during Operation Nanook-Nunkput, Aug. 19, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces
A burrowing owl, pictured in Tswsassen, B.C., in 2014. Birds of grassland landscapes, such as burrowing owls, chestnut-collared longspurs and Baird’s sparrows, are declining faster than any other group of birds across North America, and grassland birds have declined nearly 57 per cent since 1970, write Patrick Nadeau, Ian Cook, and Ryan Beierbach. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Michael Klotz
A burrowing owl, pictured in Tswsassen, B.C., in 2014. Birds of grassland landscapes, such as burrowing owls, chestnut-collared longspurs and Baird’s sparrows, are declining faster than any other group of birds across North America, and grassland birds have declined nearly 57 per cent since 1970, write Patrick Nadeau, Ian Cook, and Ryan Beierbach. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Michael Klotz
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 4, 2022
Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge declined to go to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA world cup on a point of principle, to stand for LGBTQ rights and migrant worker rights in the host country. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 4, 2022
News | BY ABBAS RANA | December 4, 2022
Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge declined to go to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA world cup on a point of principle, to stand for LGBTQ rights and migrant worker rights in the host country. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 3, 2022
Justice Minister David Lametti arrives at the Public Emergency Order Commission on Nov. 23, 2022, to provide testimony about the winter 2022 Freedom Convoy occupation of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 3, 2022
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | December 3, 2022
Justice Minister David Lametti arrives at the Public Emergency Order Commission on Nov. 23, 2022, to provide testimony about the winter 2022 Freedom Convoy occupation of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 2, 2022
On Nov. 29, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her much-anticipated Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 2, 2022
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | December 2, 2022
On Nov. 29, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her much-anticipated Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 1, 2022
Not-so-sleepy Joe: U.S. President Joe Biden's Democrats outperformed the historical trend in the Nov. 8, 2022, midterm elections. According to The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, the election hinged on what she termed the 'meh voters,' defined as independents, Americans not registered as either Republicans or Democrats. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 1, 2022
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 1, 2022
Not-so-sleepy Joe: U.S. President Joe Biden's Democrats outperformed the historical trend in the Nov. 8, 2022, midterm elections. According to The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, the election hinged on what she termed the 'meh voters,' defined as independents, Americans not registered as either Republicans or Democrats. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY JANE MCARTHUR | December 1, 2022
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, pictured on Nov. 22 alongside Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan. A modernized CEPA is our best defence against current-day threats such as air pollution, the plastic crisis, endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the products we use every day and ongoing colonization, writes Jane E. McArthur. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JANE MCARTHUR | December 1, 2022
Opinion | BY JANE MCARTHUR | December 1, 2022
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, pictured on Nov. 22 alongside Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan. A modernized CEPA is our best defence against current-day threats such as air pollution, the plastic crisis, endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the products we use every day and ongoing colonization, writes Jane E. McArthur. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Kelemen Quartet—consisting of Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Vashti Hunter (cello), Katalin Kokas (viola), and Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin)—headlined the event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The Kelemen Quartet—consisting of Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Vashti Hunter (cello), Katalin Kokas (viola), and Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin)—headlined the event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 1, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera recently hired Alisson Lévesque to join her ministerial staff team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 1, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | December 1, 2022
Seniors Minister Kamal Khera recently hired Alisson Lévesque to join her ministerial staff team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | December 1, 2022
To avoid potential political disaster, Chinese President Xi Jinping has to eat humble pie and import several billion doses of highly effective mRNA vaccines, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | December 1, 2022
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | December 1, 2022
To avoid potential political disaster, Chinese President Xi Jinping has to eat humble pie and import several billion doses of highly effective mRNA vaccines, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 1, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 30, will visit London, Ont., today for an announcement about dental care for children. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 1, 2022
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 1, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here in the House of Commons foyer on Nov. 30, will visit London, Ont., today for an announcement about dental care for children. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY FARIDA DEIF | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Oct. 26, 2022, on the Hill. At the upcoming session of the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties, Canada should lead by example, writes Farida Deif. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY FARIDA DEIF | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY FARIDA DEIF | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Oct. 26, 2022, on the Hill. At the upcoming session of the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties, Canada should lead by example, writes Farida Deif. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 30, 2022
Tahreem Mahmoor, senior policy analyst IRCC, left, Mélanie Cousineau, Environment Canada, and Todd Scanlan, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada at The Institute of the Public Administration of Canada's (IPAC) National Capital Region group's 'Demystifying Federal Central Agencies' on Nov. 28, at the 3 Brewers Sparks in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 30, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 30, 2022
Tahreem Mahmoor, senior policy analyst IRCC, left, Mélanie Cousineau, Environment Canada, and Todd Scanlan, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada at The Institute of the Public Administration of Canada's (IPAC) National Capital Region group's 'Demystifying Federal Central Agencies' on Nov. 28, at the 3 Brewers Sparks in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 30, 2022
Sonia Verma, editor-in-chief of Global News, left, and CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Catherine Tait will open the Dec. 1 event discussing the upsurge in targeted online abuse facing journalists in recent months. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 30, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 30, 2022
Sonia Verma, editor-in-chief of Global News, left, and CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Catherine Tait will open the Dec. 1 event discussing the upsurge in targeted online abuse facing journalists in recent months. Photograph courtesy of LinkedIn, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Nov. 25. The federal government was left with no option but to use emergency powers as a last-resort tactic to move the truckers who clearly had no intention of voluntarily doing so, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY LES WHITTINGTON | November 30, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Nov. 25. The federal government was left with no option but to use emergency powers as a last-resort tactic to move the truckers who clearly had no intention of voluntarily doing so, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin's, right, sabre rattling on nuclear threats has brought little focus on nuclear disarmament from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, say experts. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin's, right, sabre rattling on nuclear threats has brought little focus on nuclear disarmament from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, say experts. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy on Nov. 27, which includes a pledge to bolster diplomatic capacity in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy on Nov. 27, which includes a pledge to bolster diplomatic capacity in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
María Verónica Elías will present preliminary findings of border management policy narratives in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a University of Ottawa event on Thursday, Dec. 1. Unsplash photograph by Hermes Rivera
María Verónica Elías will present preliminary findings of border management policy narratives in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a University of Ottawa event on Thursday, Dec. 1. Unsplash photograph by Hermes Rivera
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will host delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal from Dec. 7-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY LISA MCLAUGHLIN | November 30, 2022
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will host delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal from Dec. 7-19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced on Nov. 29, 2022, the Liberals would launch a review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, which governs whistleblower protection in the public service. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | November 29, 2022
FeatureBY ANDREW MEADE | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced on Nov. 29, 2022, the Liberals would launch a review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, which governs whistleblower protection in the public service. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier tabled the second supplementary estimates for 2022-23 on Nov. 17, laying out plans to add $25.8-billion in new spending, bringing the total so far this year to $433-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | November 29, 2022
News | BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN | November 29, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier tabled the second supplementary estimates for 2022-23 on Nov. 17, laying out plans to add $25.8-billion in new spending, bringing the total so far this year to $433-billion. 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
Opinion | BY PAUL-ÉMILE CLOUTIER | November 28, 2022
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with reporters before a Liberal cabinet meeting in the West Block on Nov. 1. Health-system stakeholders, including governments, are more aligned than ever on the need for change, writes Paul-Émile Cloutier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL-ÉMILE CLOUTIER | November 28, 2022
Opinion | BY PAUL-ÉMILE CLOUTIER | November 28, 2022
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with reporters before a Liberal cabinet meeting in the West Block on Nov. 1. Health-system stakeholders, including governments, are more aligned than ever on the need for change, writes Paul-Émile Cloutier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 28, 2022
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal arrives at the West Block on Oct. 20. The minister recently welcomed a new director of policy to his team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 28, 2022
FeatureBY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 28, 2022
Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal arrives at the West Block on Oct. 20. The minister recently welcomed a new director of policy to his team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KAREN PROUD | November 28, 2022
The fertilizer sector contributes more than $23-billion to the economy and employs more than 73,000 people across the supply chain, writes Karen Proud. Pixabay photograph by Kurt Bouda
Opinion | BY KAREN PROUD | November 28, 2022
Opinion | BY KAREN PROUD | November 28, 2022
The fertilizer sector contributes more than $23-billion to the economy and employs more than 73,000 people across the supply chain, writes Karen Proud. Pixabay photograph by Kurt Bouda
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | November 28, 2022
Once a prisoner, 75-year-old Anwar Ibrahim is now Malyasia’s new prime minister. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | November 28, 2022
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | November 28, 2022
Once a prisoner, 75-year-old Anwar Ibrahim is now Malyasia’s new prime minister. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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 NEIL MOSS | November 28, 2022
On Nov. 27, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced the long-anticipated five-year strategy, which touched on five strategic objectives, including peace and security, trade and investment, and Canada being and 'active and engaged partner' in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 28, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | November 28, 2022
On Nov. 27, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced the long-anticipated five-year strategy, which touched on five strategic objectives, including peace and security, trade and investment, and Canada being and 'active and engaged partner' in the region. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL POWELL | November 28, 2022
Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu's private member's bill, C-228, passed third reading on Nov. 23. The passage of this landmark bill marks the closest Canadian pensioners have come to meaningful pension protection, writes Michael Powell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL POWELL | November 28, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL POWELL | November 28, 2022
Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu's private member's bill, C-228, passed third reading on Nov. 23. The passage of this landmark bill marks the closest Canadian pensioners have come to meaningful pension protection, writes Michael Powell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade