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Sheila Copps

Sheila Copps is a former Jean Chrétien-era Cabinet minister and a former deputy prime minister.

Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 27, 2023
After winning the Grey Cup on Nov. 19, 2023, Montreal Alouettes’ Marc-Antoine Dequoy criticized the game's lack of respect for the French language. RDS screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 27, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 27, 2023
After winning the Grey Cup on Nov. 19, 2023, Montreal Alouettes’ Marc-Antoine Dequoy criticized the game's lack of respect for the French language. RDS screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 20, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2023, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 20, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 20, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2023, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 13, 2023
Mississauga Mayor and former Liberal MP Bonnie Crombie, left, Liberal MPs Yasir Naqvi and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, and former Liberal MP Ted Hsu are all seeking the Ontario Liberal Party's leadership. Photograph courtesy of Bonnie Crombie's campaign, The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 13, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 13, 2023
Mississauga Mayor and former Liberal MP Bonnie Crombie, left, Liberal MPs Yasir Naqvi and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, and former Liberal MP Ted Hsu are all seeking the Ontario Liberal Party's leadership. Photograph courtesy of Bonnie Crombie's campaign, The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 6, 2023
Buffy Sainte-Marie speaks after Canada Post unveiled a stamp in her honour at an event in Ottawa on Nov. 18, 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 6, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | November 6, 2023
Buffy Sainte-Marie speaks after Canada Post unveiled a stamp in her honour at an event in Ottawa on Nov. 18, 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 30, 2023
Santa Claus is coming to town: A news item last week revealed that a Girl Guides inclusivity policy prohibits members from joining any Santa Claus parade across the country. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 30, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 30, 2023
Santa Claus is coming to town: A news item last week revealed that a Girl Guides inclusivity policy prohibits members from joining any Santa Claus parade across the country. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 23, 2023
House Speaker Greg Fergus, pictured Oct. 3, 2023, shortly after he was elected Speaker. Last Wednesday, Fergus caused a racket in the House after he delivered a 20-minute speech announcing a new series of 'reflective guidelines' that he would be using in his attempt to replace chaos with order in the Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 23, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 23, 2023
House Speaker Greg Fergus, pictured Oct. 3, 2023, shortly after he was elected Speaker. Last Wednesday, Fergus caused a racket in the House after he delivered a 20-minute speech announcing a new series of 'reflective guidelines' that he would be using in his attempt to replace chaos with order in the Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 13, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured recently on the Hill, will be at his party's policy convention this weekend in Hamilton, Ont. It's the first in-person NDP convention in five years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 13, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 13, 2023
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured recently on the Hill, will be at his party's policy convention this weekend in Hamilton, Ont. It's the first in-person NDP convention in five years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 9, 2023
Newly elected House Speaker Greg Fergus in his first Speaker's Parade shortly after he won the House Speaker's election on Oct. 3, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 9, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 9, 2023
Newly elected House Speaker Greg Fergus in his first Speaker's Parade shortly after he won the House Speaker's election on Oct. 3, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a statement to reporters in West Block on Sept. 27, 2023, apologizing for the acknowledgement of Nazi SS soldier Yaroslav Hunka in the House during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Parliament on Sept. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 2, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | October 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a statement to reporters in West Block on Sept. 27, 2023, apologizing for the acknowledgement of Nazi SS soldier Yaroslav Hunka in the House during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Parliament on Sept. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 25, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s office may not be able to stop MPs from weighing in on last week's protests, pictured, when so many of them were elected thanks to support they received from social conservatives who don't like LGBTQ education in schools, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 25, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 25, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s office may not be able to stop MPs from weighing in on last week's protests, pictured, when so many of them were elected thanks to support they received from social conservatives who don't like LGBTQ education in schools, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. The Liberal leadership needs to start responding in kind to Poilievre’s negative attacks. Learn from nature. You need to fight fire with fire. The government also needs to start telling Canadians how it plans to make life better, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 18, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. The Liberal leadership needs to start responding in kind to Poilievre’s negative attacks. Learn from nature. You need to fight fire with fire. The government also needs to start telling Canadians how it plans to make life better, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 7, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured. A happy weekend in Québec City could set the stage for a march toward a Conservative government. But if that march trashes the voices of journalists at organizations like Radio-Canada and The Canadian Press, his efforts could be stymied, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 7, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 7, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured. A happy weekend in Québec City could set the stage for a march toward a Conservative government. But if that march trashes the voices of journalists at organizations like Radio-Canada and The Canadian Press, his efforts could be stymied, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 4, 2023
The trial balloon floated about the demolition of 24 Sussex Drive should be pricked immediately, writes Sheila Copps.  The Hill Times photograph by Kevin Philipupillai
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 4, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | September 4, 2023
The trial balloon floated about the demolition of 24 Sussex Drive should be pricked immediately, writes Sheila Copps.  The Hill Times photograph by Kevin Philipupillai
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 28, 2023
The current focus is on building new homes, but renovations should also be included in the discussion, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 28, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 28, 2023
The current focus is on building new homes, but renovations should also be included in the discussion, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 21, 2023
Art Eggleton is one of three former Toronto mayors who signed a letter asking Toronto City Council to reconsider a decision to rename Dundas Street. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 21, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 21, 2023
Art Eggleton is one of three former Toronto mayors who signed a letter asking Toronto City Council to reconsider a decision to rename Dundas Street. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 14, 2023
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston was on the news last week attacking the federal carbon pricing program. But he is also lined up looking for financial help in the wake of disastrous loss of life and property caused by fires and floods resulting from global warming in his province, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 14, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 14, 2023
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston was on the news last week attacking the federal carbon pricing program. But he is also lined up looking for financial help in the wake of disastrous loss of life and property caused by fires and floods resulting from global warming in his province, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 7, 2023
Instead of finishing former U.S. president Donald Trump off, allegations of conspiracy to defraud the government and obstruct an official proceeding have energized his campaign, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 7, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | August 7, 2023
Instead of finishing former U.S. president Donald Trump off, allegations of conspiracy to defraud the government and obstruct an official proceeding have energized his campaign, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 31, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree, and Governor General Mary Simon. With this sizeable change in cabinet positions, there is an element of newness surrounding the team, writes Sheila Copps, though there is no element of newness in the leader.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 31, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 31, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree, and Governor General Mary Simon. With this sizeable change in cabinet positions, there is an element of newness surrounding the team, writes Sheila Copps, though there is no element of newness in the leader.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 24, 2023
Photograph courtesy of Twitter @PierrePoilievre
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 24, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 24, 2023
Photograph courtesy of Twitter @PierrePoilievre
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 17, 2023
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem is not the only central bank governor using interest rates as a blunt instrument, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 17, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 17, 2023
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem is not the only central bank governor using interest rates as a blunt instrument, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 3, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his family at the Canada Day celebration at LeBreton Flats on July 1, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 3, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | July 3, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his family at the Canada Day celebration at LeBreton Flats on July 1, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 26, 2023
The four byelections on June 19 sent a change message, but it was targeted at Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured, rather than the federal government, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 26, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 26, 2023
The four byelections on June 19 sent a change message, but it was targeted at Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured, rather than the federal government, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 19, 2023
Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall's private member's bill C-311 was defeated at second reading last week. With her party's strong support for the bill, it will only be a matter of time before the question of the legal status of fetuses ends up being litigated, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 19, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 19, 2023
Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall's private member's bill C-311 was defeated at second reading last week. With her party's strong support for the bill, it will only be a matter of time before the question of the legal status of fetuses ends up being litigated, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 12, 2023
Most opposition leaders keep the attention focused on the government, but Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre continues to shine the light on himself, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 12, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 12, 2023
Most opposition leaders keep the attention focused on the government, but Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre continues to shine the light on himself, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 5, 2023
Special Rapporteur David Johnston's decision to ignore a negative parliamentary vote could have added fuel to the firestorm surrounding alleged foreign interference, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 5, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | June 5, 2023
Special Rapporteur David Johnston's decision to ignore a negative parliamentary vote could have added fuel to the firestorm surrounding alleged foreign interference, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 29, 2023
David Johnston holds a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa on May 23, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 29, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 29, 2023
David Johnston holds a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa on May 23, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 22, 2023
United Conservative Party of Alberta leader Danielle Smith, left, and Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley. What could have been a daily discussion of Smith’s positions on private medicine and her meddling in the judicial system has taken a back seat to wildfire safety briefings, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 22, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 22, 2023
United Conservative Party of Alberta leader Danielle Smith, left, and Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley. What could have been a daily discussion of Smith’s positions on private medicine and her meddling in the judicial system has taken a back seat to wildfire safety briefings, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 15, 2023
Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall, pictured on the Hill in 2017, introduced a private member's bill called Violence Against Pregnant Women, ostensibly dealing with the 'legal void around abortion in Canada,' writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 15, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 15, 2023
Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall, pictured on the Hill in 2017, introduced a private member's bill called Violence Against Pregnant Women, ostensibly dealing with the 'legal void around abortion in Canada,' writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 8, 2023
King Charles III’s warm personality will soon convince most Canadians of the historic and enduring value of a constitutional monarchy, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 8, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 8, 2023
King Charles III’s warm personality will soon convince most Canadians of the historic and enduring value of a constitutional monarchy, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 1, 2023
Alex Silas, the Public Service Alliance of Canada's regional executive vice-president, National Capital Region, leads PSAC members picketing Parliament Hill in a chant on April 26, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 1, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | May 1, 2023
Alex Silas, the Public Service Alliance of Canada's regional executive vice-president, National Capital Region, leads PSAC members picketing Parliament Hill in a chant on April 26, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 24, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's decision to ally himself with Twitter owner Elon Musk, pictured, runs the risk of alienating Canadians, writes Sheila Copps. Photograph courtesy of NASA HQ PHOTO/Flickr
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 24, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 24, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's decision to ally himself with Twitter owner Elon Musk, pictured, runs the risk of alienating Canadians, writes Sheila Copps. Photograph courtesy of NASA HQ PHOTO/Flickr
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 17, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in a Hill scrum, is no doubt being bombarded about his future plans, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 17, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 17, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in a Hill scrum, is no doubt being bombarded about his future plans, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 10, 2023
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, pictured in this file photo, pleaded not guilty to 34 felony criminal charges last week in a Manhattan criminal court. It appears possible that a convicted felon could become the Republican nominee for president of the United States, writes Sheila Copps Gage Skidmore/Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 10, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 10, 2023
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, pictured in this file photo, pleaded not guilty to 34 felony criminal charges last week in a Manhattan criminal court. It appears possible that a convicted felon could become the Republican nominee for president of the United States, writes Sheila Copps Gage Skidmore/Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 3, 2023
RCMP vehicles are pictured responding to the mass shooting that began in Portapique, N.S., on April 18, 2020. The commission investigating the event delivered decent recommendations on bullets and gun ownership changes, but it did little to prevent future massacres, writes Sheila Copps. Screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 3, 2023
Opinion | BY SHEILA COPPS | April 3, 2023