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Stephen Jeffery

Stephen Jeffery has been a deputy editor and reporter with The Hill Times since May 2023. He was previously editor of The Lobby Monitor, and a journalist and producer with The Canberra Times in his home country of Australia. He moved to Canada in 2019, and covers topics such as intergovernmental affairs, cabinet, legislation, lobbying, the Prime Minister's Office and the Deputy Prime Minister's Office.

News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 22, 2024
Donald Trump
Former U.S. president Donald Trump was officially declared the Republican Party candidate for the White House last week, and has been leading in the polls against incumbent Joe Biden. Wikimedia Commons photograph
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 22, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 22, 2024
Donald Trump
Former U.S. president Donald Trump was officially declared the Republican Party candidate for the White House last week, and has been leading in the polls against incumbent Joe Biden. Wikimedia Commons photograph
Former President of the United States Donald Trump
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, pictured in June, was shot on July 13 at a rally near Butler, Penn., in an attack that killed one in the crowd, and critically injured two more people. Photograph courtesy Gage Skidmore/ Flickr
Former President of the United States Donald Trump
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, pictured in June, was shot on July 13 at a rally near Butler, Penn., in an attack that killed one in the crowd, and critically injured two more people. Photograph courtesy Gage Skidmore/ Flickr
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 15, 2024
Survey respondents noted Pierre Poilievre, Kristina Michaud, Sean Fraser, Chrystia Freeland, Anita Anand, Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Miller, Yves-François Blanchet, François-Philippe Champagne, Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, Justin Trudeau, Peter Fragiskatos, Heather McPherson, Michael Barrett, Melissa Lantsman, Lori Idlout, Michael Chong and Charlie Angus. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 15, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 15, 2024
Survey respondents noted Pierre Poilievre, Kristina Michaud, Sean Fraser, Chrystia Freeland, Anita Anand, Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Miller, Yves-François Blanchet, François-Philippe Champagne, Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, Justin Trudeau, Peter Fragiskatos, Heather McPherson, Michael Barrett, Melissa Lantsman, Lori Idlout, Michael Chong and Charlie Angus. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 15, 2024
British Prime Minister Keir Starmer won the country's general election on July 4, ushering in a Labour government for the first time in 14 years. Wikimedia Commons photograph by Simon Harris/No 10 Downing Street
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 15, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 15, 2024
British Prime Minister Keir Starmer won the country's general election on July 4, ushering in a Labour government for the first time in 14 years. Wikimedia Commons photograph by Simon Harris/No 10 Downing Street
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 8, 2024
MPs who declared sponsored travel in the first half of 2024 include Stephanie Kusie, top left, Omar Alghabra, Salma Zahid, Shafqat Ali, Heather McPherson, Peter Fonseca, Judy Sgro, Chandra Arya, Brendan Hanley, Kevin Vuong, Arielle Kayabaga, and Lindsay Mathyssen. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 8, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 8, 2024
MPs who declared sponsored travel in the first half of 2024 include Stephanie Kusie, top left, Omar Alghabra, Salma Zahid, Shafqat Ali, Heather McPherson, Peter Fonseca, Judy Sgro, Chandra Arya, Brendan Hanley, Kevin Vuong, Arielle Kayabaga, and Lindsay Mathyssen. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 1, 2024
Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa in 2019, about seven days after Stephen Jeffery first arrived in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 1, 2024
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 1, 2024
Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa in 2019, about seven days after Stephen Jeffery first arrived in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 1, 2024
Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa in 2019, about seven days after Stephen Jeffery first arrived in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 1, 2024
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | July 1, 2024
Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa in 2019, about seven days after Stephen Jeffery first arrived in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Following an upset loss in the June 24 Toronto-St. Paul's byelection, there's nothing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photograph earlier this year, can do to change his party's fate, says pollster David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Following an upset loss in the June 24 Toronto-St. Paul's byelection, there's nothing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photograph earlier this year, can do to change his party's fate, says pollster David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | June 24, 2024
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre all have considerable percentages of people who disapprove of their leadership, according to Abacus Data, but the news is worst for the Liberal leader. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | June 24, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | June 24, 2024
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre all have considerable percentages of people who disapprove of their leadership, according to Abacus Data, but the news is worst for the Liberal leader. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | June 12, 2024
Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan said this year's wildfire season is so far 'well below the 10-year average for the total area burned.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | June 12, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | June 12, 2024
Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan said this year's wildfire season is so far 'well below the 10-year average for the total area burned.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 27, 2024
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-70, Countering Foreign Interference Act, in the House on May 6. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 27, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 27, 2024
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-70, Countering Foreign Interference Act, in the House on May 6. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 20, 2024
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their communities due to wildfires in the Manitoba riding represented by NDP MP Niki Ashton. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 20, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 20, 2024
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their communities due to wildfires in the Manitoba riding represented by NDP MP Niki Ashton. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 13, 2024
Former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, left, says Canadians should not expect a potential second term for former U.S. president Donald Trump to be the same as the first. The Hill Times file photograph and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 13, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 13, 2024
Former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, left, says Canadians should not expect a potential second term for former U.S. president Donald Trump to be the same as the first. The Hill Times file photograph and photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 13, 2024
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-70, Countering Foreign Interference Act, in the House on May 6.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 13, 2024
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 13, 2024
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-70, Countering Foreign Interference Act, in the House on May 6.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 6, 2024
The House Ethics Committee is studying the impact of misinformation and disinformation on the work of parliamentarians. Patrick White, associate professor of journalism at the Université du Québec à Montréal, said the world is at a crossroads with mis- and disinformation. He said Canada should be on a 'war footing' against fake news content farms. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 6, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 6, 2024
The House Ethics Committee is studying the impact of misinformation and disinformation on the work of parliamentarians. Patrick White, associate professor of journalism at the Université du Québec à Montréal, said the world is at a crossroads with mis- and disinformation. He said Canada should be on a 'war footing' against fake news content farms. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 6, 2024
An aerial view of the aftermath of wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta.,as seen in September 2016. Flickr photo by Jason Woodhead
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 6, 2024
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | May 6, 2024
An aerial view of the aftermath of wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta.,as seen in September 2016. Flickr photo by Jason Woodhead
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 29, 2024
Examples of the Chinese-language advertising the Conservative Party of Canada is running, targeting safe supply and crime. Screenshot via Meta Ad Library
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 29, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 29, 2024
Examples of the Chinese-language advertising the Conservative Party of Canada is running, targeting safe supply and crime. Screenshot via Meta Ad Library
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 29, 2024
Anzac Cove, Turkey, in 1915. The Gallipoli campaign remains the focus of Australia and New Zealand's commemorations on April 25 each year. Photograph courtesy of State Library of South Australia
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 29, 2024
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 29, 2024
Anzac Cove, Turkey, in 1915. The Gallipoli campaign remains the focus of Australia and New Zealand's commemorations on April 25 each year. Photograph courtesy of State Library of South Australia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 22, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election is an example of the ideological division and political dysfunction in the country 'rightly regarded as the motherlode of democracy,' said former Indian high commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup. Wikimedia Commons photograph
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 22, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 22, 2024
Former U.S. president Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election is an example of the ideological division and political dysfunction in the country 'rightly regarded as the motherlode of democracy,' said former Indian high commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup. Wikimedia Commons photograph
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 17, 2024
Liberal MPs Kody Blois, top left, Valerie Bradford, and George Chahal, and Conservative MPs Scott Aitchison, top right, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, and Jasraj Singh Hallan are among those who received sponsored travel from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs last year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 17, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 17, 2024
Liberal MPs Kody Blois, top left, Valerie Bradford, and George Chahal, and Conservative MPs Scott Aitchison, top right, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, and Jasraj Singh Hallan are among those who received sponsored travel from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs last year. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 15, 2024
Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan says 'we can expect that the wildfire season will start sooner and end later and potentially be more explosive.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 15, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 15, 2024
Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan says 'we can expect that the wildfire season will start sooner and end later and potentially be more explosive.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 10, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Foreign Interference Commission that he relies primarily on in-person briefings from his advisers for critical issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 10, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 10, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Foreign Interference Commission that he relies primarily on in-person briefings from his advisers for critical issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in elections earlier this year that Global Affairs Canada condemned as neither free nor fair. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in elections earlier this year that Global Affairs Canada condemned as neither free nor fair. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provincial premiers calling for changes to the carbon tax are 'playing politics.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 8, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provincial premiers calling for changes to the carbon tax are 'playing politics.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, left, and International Trade Minister Mary Ng, right, have been tapped to lead the 'Team Canada' U.S. engagement effort, with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, centre, bringing her key D.C. links, having formerly been Ottawa's point person for the bilateral relationship. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, left, and International Trade Minister Mary Ng, right, have been tapped to lead the 'Team Canada' U.S. engagement effort, with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, centre, bringing her key D.C. links, having formerly been Ottawa's point person for the bilateral relationship. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 1, 2024
Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, Electoral Participation Act, on March 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 1, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | April 1, 2024
Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-65, Electoral Participation Act, on March 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 25, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will deliver the 2024 budget on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 25, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 25, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will deliver the 2024 budget on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Late prime minister Brian Mulroney’s casket is carried from the Sir John A. Macdonald Building to a waiting hearse in Ottawa on March 20, 2024, after lying-in-state. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Late prime minister Brian Mulroney’s casket is carried from the Sir John A. Macdonald Building to a waiting hearse in Ottawa on March 20, 2024, after lying-in-state. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 18, 2024
Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge's office says 'our door is open if Facebook wants to come to the table and discuss paying their fair share for the content Canadian journalists produce and which they profit from.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 18, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 18, 2024
Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge's office says 'our door is open if Facebook wants to come to the table and discuss paying their fair share for the content Canadian journalists produce and which they profit from.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 18, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is due to table the 2024 federal budget on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 18, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 18, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is due to table the 2024 federal budget on April 16. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade