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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 | 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
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 11, 2024
The 2023 wildfire season was the Northwest Territories' worst on record. Photograph courtesy of N.W.T. Fire
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 11, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 11, 2024
The 2023 wildfire season was the Northwest Territories' worst on record. Photograph courtesy of N.W.T. Fire
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 4, 2024
An aerial view of a fire in Mistissini, Que., in June 2023. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Marc-André Leclerc, Valcartier Imaging Section, Canadian Armed Forces
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 4, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | March 4, 2024
An aerial view of a fire in Mistissini, Que., in June 2023. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Marc-André Leclerc, Valcartier Imaging Section, Canadian Armed Forces
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 26, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, top left, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, Public Services Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Housing Minister Sean Fraser, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, above left, Treasury Board President Anita Anand, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 26, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 26, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, top left, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, Public Services Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Housing Minister Sean Fraser, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, above left, Treasury Board President Anita Anand, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 26, 2024
The terms of Australian prime ministers Tony Abbott, left, Scott Morrison, and Malcolm Turnbull are forensically detailed in ABC documentary Nemesis. Photograph courtesy of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 26, 2024
Opinion | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 26, 2024
The terms of Australian prime ministers Tony Abbott, left, Scott Morrison, and Malcolm Turnbull are forensically detailed in ABC documentary Nemesis. Photograph courtesy of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron, centre, pictured with NDP MP Daniel Blaikie, left, and Green MP Mike Morrice, said she had mixed feelings about the defeat of her motion on a citizens' assembly for electoral reform, noting that 'we have Members of Parliament across party lines who are agreeing that this is an issue that needs to be prioritized.' Photograph courtesy of X
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron, centre, pictured with NDP MP Daniel Blaikie, left, and Green MP Mike Morrice, said she had mixed feelings about the defeat of her motion on a citizens' assembly for electoral reform, noting that 'we have Members of Parliament across party lines who are agreeing that this is an issue that needs to be prioritized.' Photograph courtesy of X
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, centre, flanked by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand at the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft. Champagne said about 300 devices used to hack wireless key signals for vehicles are already banned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 19, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, centre, flanked by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Treasury Board President Anita Anand at the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft. Champagne said about 300 devices used to hack wireless key signals for vehicles are already banned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 12, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Joseé Hogue held the first round of public hearings for the foreign interference inquiry from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 12, 2024
FeatureBY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 12, 2024
Commissioner Marie-Joseé Hogue held the first round of public hearings for the foreign interference inquiry from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS, STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 9, 2024
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada Representative Harry Ho-jen Tseng said ending sponsored travel means his nation 'will lose a very good opportunity to help [Canada] get a better understanding of the challenge we face.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS, STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 9, 2024
News | BY NEIL MOSS, STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 9, 2024
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada Representative Harry Ho-jen Tseng said ending sponsored travel means his nation 'will lose a very good opportunity to help [Canada] get a better understanding of the challenge we face.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 5, 2024
The House Ethics Committee unanimously passed NDP MP Matthew Green's, pictured, motion to recommend that two other committees ban MPs from accepting sponsored travel last week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 5, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 5, 2024
The House Ethics Committee unanimously passed NDP MP Matthew Green's, pictured, motion to recommend that two other committees ban MPs from accepting sponsored travel last week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 2, 2024
Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge told the Canadian Media Producers Association's Prime Time conference that 'none of us really know exactly the extent of the changes that artificial intelligence is going to bring forward.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 2, 2024
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | February 2, 2024
Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge told the Canadian Media Producers Association's Prime Time conference that 'none of us really know exactly the extent of the changes that artificial intelligence is going to bring forward.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The power players: Chrystia Freeland, top left, Justin Trudeau, Anita Anand, Pierre Poilievre, Seamus O'Regan, Mélanie Joly, Danielle Smith, Dominic LeBlanc, Sean Fraser, Andrew Scheer, Katie Telford, Charlie Angus, Yves-François Blanchet, Jagmeet Singh, Marc Miller, Melissa Lantsman, Tim Uppal, Don Davies, Jenni Byrne, and Doug Ford. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, Stuart Benson, and Jake Wright
The power players: Chrystia Freeland, top left, Justin Trudeau, Anita Anand, Pierre Poilievre, Seamus O'Regan, Mélanie Joly, Danielle Smith, Dominic LeBlanc, Sean Fraser, Andrew Scheer, Katie Telford, Charlie Angus, Yves-François Blanchet, Jagmeet Singh, Marc Miller, Melissa Lantsman, Tim Uppal, Don Davies, Jenni Byrne, and Doug Ford. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, Stuart Benson, and Jake Wright