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FeatureBY STUART BENSON | February 3, 2023
The crowd at the Senate African Canadian Caucus' vernissage for its Black History Month exhibit on Feb. 1, in the Senate Foyer. The exhibit will be on display the entire month of February. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | February 3, 2023
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | February 3, 2023
The crowd at the Senate African Canadian Caucus' vernissage for its Black History Month exhibit on Feb. 1, in the Senate Foyer. The exhibit will be on display the entire month of February. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
A video provided by the Network of Azerbaijani Canadians purports to show Russian peacekeepers and Red Cross vehicles passing through the blockade of the Lachin corridor where 'environmental activists' have been protesting an alleged illegal gold mine since Dec. 12, 2022. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
A video provided by the Network of Azerbaijani Canadians purports to show Russian peacekeepers and Red Cross vehicles passing through the blockade of the Lachin corridor where 'environmental activists' have been protesting an alleged illegal gold mine since Dec. 12, 2022. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's commitment to consultations with First Nations could mark a new chapter in Conservative-Indigenous relations, but strategists say he has to prove he's turned the page on his previous words and actions. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | February 1, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's commitment to consultations with First Nations could mark a new chapter in Conservative-Indigenous relations, but strategists say he has to prove he's turned the page on his previous words and actions. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 27, 2023
Organizer George Wamala, director of regulatory and government affairs at RBC, left; Brooklyn Mattison, senior adviser at RBC; Anthony Koch, strategist; and Anaida Poilievre, wife of Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, at 'The Dance for Her' Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser at Métropolitain Brasserie on January 16, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 27, 2023
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 27, 2023
Organizer George Wamala, director of regulatory and government affairs at RBC, left; Brooklyn Mattison, senior adviser at RBC; Anthony Koch, strategist; and Anaida Poilievre, wife of Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, at 'The Dance for Her' Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser at Métropolitain Brasserie on January 16, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Local residents form a counter-protest blocking a group of Freedom Convoy supporters on Riverside Drive at Bank Street on Feb. 13, 2022, the third week of the convoy's occupation of the city. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Local residents form a counter-protest blocking a group of Freedom Convoy supporters on Riverside Drive at Bank Street on Feb. 13, 2022, the third week of the convoy's occupation of the city. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Rather than freeing up space in hospital surgeries and emergency rooms, NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, argues that directing public funds toward private, for-profit health-care providers will only further drain resources and increase wait times. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 25, 2023
Rather than freeing up space in hospital surgeries and emergency rooms, NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, argues that directing public funds toward private, for-profit health-care providers will only further drain resources and increase wait times. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 18, 2023
While its American counterparts and some lawmakers are pushing to give cameras more permanent access to film the House of Representatives, CPAC says it hasn't explored asking for more from the House of Commons, preferring to let the moments captured by the official camera feed speak for itself. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 18, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 18, 2023
While its American counterparts and some lawmakers are pushing to give cameras more permanent access to film the House of Representatives, CPAC says it hasn't explored asking for more from the House of Commons, preferring to let the moments captured by the official camera feed speak for itself. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 18, 2023
After hosting largely free rallies attended by thousands of Canadians during his successful Conservative Party leadership campaign, Pierre Poilievre’s more recent $1,700 per-ticket events show he is preparing the party for the next election, say strategists. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 18, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 18, 2023
After hosting largely free rallies attended by thousands of Canadians during his successful Conservative Party leadership campaign, Pierre Poilievre’s more recent $1,700 per-ticket events show he is preparing the party for the next election, say strategists. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 13, 2023
Jacqueline LaRocque, founder and principal of Compass Rose Group, left; Tajwar Mazhar and Shirlee Engel, public affairs counsellors at Compass Rose Group; and Margaret McGuffin, CEO of Music Publishers Canada, at Compass Rose Group’s New Year’s Levée on Jan. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 13, 2023
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | January 13, 2023
Jacqueline LaRocque, founder and principal of Compass Rose Group, left; Tajwar Mazhar and Shirlee Engel, public affairs counsellors at Compass Rose Group; and Margaret McGuffin, CEO of Music Publishers Canada, at Compass Rose Group’s New Year’s Levée on Jan. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 11, 2023
NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen, who sponsored the petition that garnered more than 30,000 signatures in the first two days of 2023, says the public was responding to a threat to the health-care system and the crisis of accessibility in Canada's hospitals and emergency rooms. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 11, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 11, 2023
NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen, who sponsored the petition that garnered more than 30,000 signatures in the first two days of 2023, says the public was responding to a threat to the health-care system and the crisis of accessibility in Canada's hospitals and emergency rooms. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 11, 2023
Following a wave of COVID-19 infections in the wake of China's easing of its 'zero-COVID' policies, Canada introduced temporary requirements for air travellers from China to provide a negative COVID test result, but the Conservatives say the Liberal government should instead be demanding more epidemiological data from China. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 11, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | January 11, 2023
Following a wave of COVID-19 infections in the wake of China's easing of its 'zero-COVID' policies, Canada introduced temporary requirements for air travellers from China to provide a negative COVID test result, but the Conservatives say the Liberal government should instead be demanding more epidemiological data from China. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 27, 2022
New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh takes questions from reporters outside the House of Commons before Question Period on Dec. 14, 2022, two days after threatening to pull his party's support from the supply-and-confidence agreement with the Liberals over the rising health-care crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 27, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 27, 2022
New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh takes questions from reporters outside the House of Commons before Question Period on Dec. 14, 2022, two days after threatening to pull his party's support from the supply-and-confidence agreement with the Liberals over the rising health-care crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 21, 2022
Proof Strategies' crew: Matthew Dubé, left, senior consultant; Josh Zanin, senior director; Maurice Rioux, director; Greg MacEachern, senior vice-president; and Cameron Penner, consultant with Proof Strategies #SockItToChristmas party on Dec. 19, at the Métropolitain Brasserie. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 21, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 21, 2022
Proof Strategies' crew: Matthew Dubé, left, senior consultant; Josh Zanin, senior director; Maurice Rioux, director; Greg MacEachern, senior vice-president; and Cameron Penner, consultant with Proof Strategies #SockItToChristmas party on Dec. 19, at the Métropolitain Brasserie. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
The number of Bitcoin jokes Trudeau has made grew three times at the Liberal Caucus Holiday Party on Dec. 14. at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
The number of Bitcoin jokes Trudeau has made grew three times at the Liberal Caucus Holiday Party on Dec. 14. at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
A March memo signed by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser about vaccination exemptions for the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel program has raised concerns it could lead to requests for 'similar treatment' from those fleeing equally or more dangerous situations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
A March memo signed by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser about vaccination exemptions for the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel program has raised concerns it could lead to requests for 'similar treatment' from those fleeing equally or more dangerous situations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
To the Stan and Back founder Cheri Elliott, left, country musician Jason McCoy, and Conservative MP John Brassard at 'Party under the Stars' on Dec. 13, at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | December 15, 2022
To the Stan and Back founder Cheri Elliott, left, country musician Jason McCoy, and Conservative MP John Brassard at 'Party under the Stars' on Dec. 13, at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 14, 2022
NDP MP Leah Gazan held a press conference in the West Block on Dec. 6 with family members of the victims of an alleged serial killer in Winnipeg. Indigenous women and girls ‘are a target, and that needs to be taken seriously,’ she says. Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 14, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 14, 2022
NDP MP Leah Gazan held a press conference in the West Block on Dec. 6 with family members of the victims of an alleged serial killer in Winnipeg. Indigenous women and girls ‘are a target, and that needs to be taken seriously,’ she says. Screenshot courtesy of CPAC
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 7, 2022
A number of NDP MPs from rural and northern ridings, including NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, are in the crosshairs of a letter-writing campaign by 'left-leaning' hunters to pressure them to oppose the recent amendments to the Liberals' gun control bill, C-21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 7, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 7, 2022
A number of NDP MPs from rural and northern ridings, including NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, are in the crosshairs of a letter-writing campaign by 'left-leaning' hunters to pressure them to oppose the recent amendments to the Liberals' gun control bill, C-21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 7, 2022
Opposition members of Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency, including Conservative Glen Motz, left, and New Democrat Matthew Green, say the government should release the legal opinion behind invoking the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 7, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | December 7, 2022
Opposition members of Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency, including Conservative Glen Motz, left, and New Democrat Matthew Green, say the government should release the legal opinion behind invoking the Emergencies Act. The Hill Times photographs 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
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 23, 2022
Pierre Poilievre was elected the new leader of the Conservative Party on Sept. 10. Despite the leadership contest diverting most of the party's fundraising toward individual candidates, the party still brought in more money than all of the other main federal parties in the third quarter of 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 23, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 23, 2022
Pierre Poilievre was elected the new leader of the Conservative Party on Sept. 10. Despite the leadership contest diverting most of the party's fundraising toward individual candidates, the party still brought in more money than all of the other main federal parties in the third quarter of 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 21, 2022
Savannah Ré, left, Lili-Ann De Francesco, and Aysanabee at the SOCAN Music on the Hill event at Queen St. Fare on Nov. 16. Photograph courtesy of Music Canada
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 21, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 21, 2022
Savannah Ré, left, Lili-Ann De Francesco, and Aysanabee at the SOCAN Music on the Hill event at Queen St. Fare on Nov. 16. Photograph courtesy of Music Canada
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 16, 2022
Interim leader Amita Kuttner, right, takes part in a press conference with Green MP Mike Morrice on May 17. After a year as interim leader, Kuttner says they feel confident they're leaving the Green Party in good hands with a new executive director, party president, and leader—or leaders—as of Nov. 19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 16, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 16, 2022
Interim leader Amita Kuttner, right, takes part in a press conference with Green MP Mike Morrice on May 17. After a year as interim leader, Kuttner says they feel confident they're leaving the Green Party in good hands with a new executive director, party president, and leader—or leaders—as of Nov. 19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 16, 2022
John Mather, POEC counsel, questions Jeremy MacKenzie, right, at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Nov. 4 about the Freedom Convoy's occupation of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 16, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 16, 2022
John Mather, POEC counsel, questions Jeremy MacKenzie, right, at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Nov. 4 about the Freedom Convoy's occupation of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 10, 2022
Green MP Elizabeth May, left, Anna Keenan, and Sarah Gabrielle Baron are three of the six Green Party leadership candidates who took part in a virtual debate on Nov. 9. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 10, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 10, 2022
Green MP Elizabeth May, left, Anna Keenan, and Sarah Gabrielle Baron are three of the six Green Party leadership candidates who took part in a virtual debate on Nov. 9. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
Jann Arden performs alongside the National Arts Centre orchestra, led by guest conductor Elizabeth Baird, at the first NAC Gala in three years on Nov. 5. Photograph courtesy of George Pimentel photography
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
Jann Arden performs alongside the National Arts Centre orchestra, led by guest conductor Elizabeth Baird, at the first NAC Gala in three years on Nov. 5. Photograph courtesy of George Pimentel photography
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
If Liberal incumbents hope to join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the next election campaign, they'll need to raise more than two-thirds of their riding expense limits and make thousands of contacts by March. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
If Liberal incumbents hope to join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the next election campaign, they'll need to raise more than two-thirds of their riding expense limits and make thousands of contacts by March. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
NDP MP Leah Gazan says that since her motion received unanimous consent, it makes it more difficult for denialists to continue their 'violent' denialism of the experiences of residential school survivors.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 9, 2022
NDP MP Leah Gazan says that since her motion received unanimous consent, it makes it more difficult for denialists to continue their 'violent' denialism of the experiences of residential school survivors.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 7, 2022
Lisa Kirbie, founder and CEO of Blackbird Strategies, left, Katie Telford, chief of staff to the prime minister, and NDP National Director Anne McGrath celebrate the third anniversary of Kirbie's public affairs agency on Nov. 1 at the Métropolitain Brasserie. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 7, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 7, 2022
Lisa Kirbie, founder and CEO of Blackbird Strategies, left, Katie Telford, chief of staff to the prime minister, and NDP National Director Anne McGrath celebrate the third anniversary of Kirbie's public affairs agency on Nov. 1 at the Métropolitain Brasserie. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 2, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his speech during the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on Oct. 22, where he made a joke some said implied Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre 'was a Nazi,' leading critics to call for the event to come to a permanent end for the sake of the press gallery's credibility. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 2, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 2, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his speech during the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on Oct. 22, where he made a joke some said implied Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre 'was a Nazi,' leading critics to call for the event to come to a permanent end for the sake of the press gallery's credibility. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 2, 2022
Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique appeared as a witness before the Public Emergency Order Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Oct. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 2, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | November 2, 2022
Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique appeared as a witness before the Public Emergency Order Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Oct. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 31, 2022
Peter Van Dusen Signs Off from CPAC with an original song at the Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa on Oct. 26 The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 31, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 31, 2022
Peter Van Dusen Signs Off from CPAC with an original song at the Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa on Oct. 26 The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 26, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his speech at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on Oct. 22, at the Canadian Museum of History. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 26, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 26, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his speech at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on Oct. 22, at the Canadian Museum of History. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 26, 2022
Kim Ayotte, City of Ottawa general manager of emergency and protective services, right, testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Oct. 18,. Justice Paul Rouleau, left, chairs the commission. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 26, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 26, 2022
Kim Ayotte, City of Ottawa general manager of emergency and protective services, right, testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Oct. 18,. Justice Paul Rouleau, left, chairs the commission. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 19, 2022
Prior to the legalization of marijuana in 2018, pot smokers made a yearly pilgrimage to Parliament Hill each April 20 for an annual '4/20' celebration and protest against the federal government's criminalization of marijuana possession. In the years since advocates have called on Ottawa to do more to suspend the criminal convictions of Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 19, 2022
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 19, 2022
Prior to the legalization of marijuana in 2018, pot smokers made a yearly pilgrimage to Parliament Hill each April 20 for an annual '4/20' celebration and protest against the federal government's criminalization of marijuana possession. In the years since advocates have called on Ottawa to do more to suspend the criminal convictions of Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 18, 2022
Victoria De La Ronde, left, and Zexi Li appear as witnesses before the Public Emergency Order Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Oct. 14, saying they felt 'abandoned' and that they were 'trapped' in their homes while living in downtown Ottawa during the Freedom Convoy's winter occupation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | October 18, 2022