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Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | December 19, 2016
If there's anything that screams establishment in Canada, it's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, writes Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | December 19, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | December 19, 2016
If there's anything that screams establishment in Canada, it's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, writes Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | December 5, 2016
Members of the all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform speak to the media on Dec. 1 after tabling its report, which recommended holding a national referendum on a proportional representation system. Bloc Québécois MP Luc Thériault; Conservative MP and vice-chair Scott Reid; Liberal MP and chair Francis Scarpaleggia; NDP and vice-chair MP Nathan Cullen; Green party leader Elizabeth May; and CBC reporter Elizabeth Thompson, moderator of the press conference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | December 5, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | December 5, 2016
Members of the all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform speak to the media on Dec. 1 after tabling its report, which recommended holding a national referendum on a proportional representation system. Bloc Québécois MP Luc Thériault; Conservative MP and vice-chair Scott Reid; Liberal MP and chair Francis Scarpaleggia; NDP and vice-chair MP Nathan Cullen; Green party leader Elizabeth May; and CBC reporter Elizabeth Thompson, moderator of the press conference. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | November 14, 2016
Sexism is the reason that Hillary Clinton, the most qualified candidate for U.S. president, can’t beat Donald Trump, the least qualified candidate, writes Sarah Schmidt. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | November 14, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | November 14, 2016
Sexism is the reason that Hillary Clinton, the most qualified candidate for U.S. president, can’t beat Donald Trump, the least qualified candidate, writes Sarah Schmidt. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 31, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent remarks about support for electoral reform subsiding because he is in power were not helpful as the Committee on Electoral Reform gets down to finalizing a recommendation, write Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 31, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 31, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent remarks about support for electoral reform subsiding because he is in power were not helpful as the Committee on Electoral Reform gets down to finalizing a recommendation, write Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 17, 2016
It’s safe to say women are more progressive than men, writes Sarah Schmidt, with Hillary Clinton relying on women's votes in her quest to become the first female president of the United States. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 17, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 17, 2016
It’s safe to say women are more progressive than men, writes Sarah Schmidt, with Hillary Clinton relying on women's votes in her quest to become the first female president of the United States. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 3, 2016
In the last few weeks, Brad Trost, the self-described '100% Conservative' candidate, has launched an online ad blitz to strip gays and lesbians of their constitutionally protected right to marry. He’s complained social conservatives feel discriminated against because they oppose gay marriage. An advertisement from Brad Trost's social media account.
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 3, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | October 3, 2016
In the last few weeks, Brad Trost, the self-described '100% Conservative' candidate, has launched an online ad blitz to strip gays and lesbians of their constitutionally protected right to marry. He’s complained social conservatives feel discriminated against because they oppose gay marriage. An advertisement from Brad Trost's social media account.
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | September 19, 2016
Liberal MPs Ruby Sahota and Matt DeCourcey. The House Special Committee on Electoral Reform. After committee testimony this summer, ‘there’s only one real option before us: proportionality as the defining principle and PR with local representation as the overarching framework,’ says Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | September 19, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | September 19, 2016
Liberal MPs Ruby Sahota and Matt DeCourcey. The House Special Committee on Electoral Reform. After committee testimony this summer, ‘there’s only one real option before us: proportionality as the defining principle and PR with local representation as the overarching framework,’ says Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | June 27, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | June 27, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | June 27, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | June 13, 2016
With Ontario proceeding at a quick pace with its own Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), and a phased-in participation beginning next January, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's government has sent signals to its friends in Ottawa that it’s open to abandoning the Ontario plan—if, in the words of Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, the federal enhancement is 'in a form that is close to what ORPP is.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | June 13, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | June 13, 2016
With Ontario proceeding at a quick pace with its own Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), and a phased-in participation beginning next January, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's government has sent signals to its friends in Ottawa that it’s open to abandoning the Ontario plan—if, in the words of Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, the federal enhancement is 'in a form that is close to what ORPP is.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 30, 2016
Meanwhile, Patrick Brown seems to be following Harper’s playbook as leader of the Ontario PC Party. Following an admirable voting record (if you’re a social conservative) during his tenure as a backbench MP in Ottawa, Mr. Brown successfully courted this group to win the leadership by condemning the Ontario government’s update to sex-ed curriculum. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 30, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 30, 2016
Meanwhile, Patrick Brown seems to be following Harper’s playbook as leader of the Ontario PC Party. Following an admirable voting record (if you’re a social conservative) during his tenure as a backbench MP in Ottawa, Mr. Brown successfully courted this group to win the leadership by condemning the Ontario government’s update to sex-ed curriculum. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 16, 2016
Public Services Minister Judy Foote says the government might not restore home mail delivery after all, but will instead consult with Canadians on the matter. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 16, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 16, 2016
Public Services Minister Judy Foote says the government might not restore home mail delivery after all, but will instead consult with Canadians on the matter. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 2, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pictured at a town hall meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, in July 2015. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 2, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | May 2, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pictured at a town hall meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, in July 2015. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | April 18, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | April 18, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | April 18, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | April 4, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | April 4, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | April 4, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | March 21, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | March 21, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | March 21, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | February 22, 2016
Seven weeks later, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is sounding less laissez faire. Let’s wait and see what he sounds like in June when he meets again with provincial ministers to discuss CPP, writes Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | February 22, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | February 22, 2016
Seven weeks later, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is sounding less laissez faire. Let’s wait and see what he sounds like in June when he meets again with provincial ministers to discuss CPP, writes Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | January 25, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | January 25, 2016
Opinion | BY SARAH SCHMIDT | January 25, 2016