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Tim Harper is a national affairs writer for The Toronto Star.

Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 17, 2018
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer emphasized that his Conservatives have all been urged to play as a team, but he has too many players going offside, writes columnist Tim Harper. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 17, 2018
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 17, 2018
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer emphasized that his Conservatives have all been urged to play as a team, but he has too many players going offside, writes columnist Tim Harper. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 13, 2018
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured April 11, 2018, in the Commons foyer after finishing a scrum with reporters about the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 13, 2018
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 13, 2018
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured April 11, 2018, in the Commons foyer after finishing a scrum with reporters about the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 3, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has dropped the ball, politically, on the carbon tax, writes op-ed columnist Tim Harper. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 3, 2018
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | August 3, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has dropped the ball, politically, on the carbon tax, writes op-ed columnist Tim Harper. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | June 11, 2018
In the short-term, a Doug Ford Progressive Conservative government at Queen’s Park promises chaos if not outright confrontation with the Liberal government in Ottawa. In the longer term, however, Ford as Ontario premier may be just the gift that Trudeau needs. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | June 11, 2018
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | June 11, 2018
In the short-term, a Doug Ford Progressive Conservative government at Queen’s Park promises chaos if not outright confrontation with the Liberal government in Ottawa. In the longer term, however, Ford as Ontario premier may be just the gift that Trudeau needs. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 28, 2018
With Andrea Horwath’s NDP showing continued momentum in the Ontario election, is it time again for the Bob Rae monster to burst out of the bedroom closet at night? Photograph courtesy of George Pimentel
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 28, 2018
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 28, 2018
With Andrea Horwath’s NDP showing continued momentum in the Ontario election, is it time again for the Bob Rae monster to burst out of the bedroom closet at night? Photograph courtesy of George Pimentel
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 8, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Dec. 19, 2017, met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. for bi-lateral talks in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 8, 2018
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 8, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Dec. 19, 2017, met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. for bi-lateral talks in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 30, 2016
The Trudeau Liberals inherited the file and a deadline of barely 90 days, including a Christmas break, when the cabinet was formally installed in November. It asked the court for a six-month extension, but was given four months. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 30, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 30, 2016
The Trudeau Liberals inherited the file and a deadline of barely 90 days, including a Christmas break, when the cabinet was formally installed in November. It asked the court for a six-month extension, but was given four months. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 9, 2016
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told a Senate committee this week that her government's assisted-dying legislation was a 'transformational shift' in this country. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 9, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 9, 2016
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told a Senate committee this week that her government's assisted-dying legislation was a 'transformational shift' in this country. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 4, 2016
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau greets Elder Evelyn Commanda-Dewache during the closing ceremony of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at Rideau Hall in June 2015. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 4, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 4, 2016
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau greets Elder Evelyn Commanda-Dewache during the closing ceremony of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at Rideau Hall in June 2015. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 2, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo, is no longer above the fray and he has been forced to react with resolve he lacked in 2013. But the fate of Hall largely rests with him and there can be no tougher test of a prime minister's resolve than that. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 2, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | May 2, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo, is no longer above the fray and he has been forced to react with resolve he lacked in 2013. But the fate of Hall largely rests with him and there can be no tougher test of a prime minister's resolve than that. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | April 25, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | April 25, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | April 25, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | April 11, 2016
The move allows Kellie Leitch to formally establish an exploratory committee, to be co-chaired by Toronto lawyer Sander Grieve and Montreal party activist Dany Renauld. Her chief fundraiser will be Andy Pringle, chair of the Toronto Police Services Board and long-time friend to Mayor John Tory. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | April 11, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | April 11, 2016
The move allows Kellie Leitch to formally establish an exploratory committee, to be co-chaired by Toronto lawyer Sander Grieve and Montreal party activist Dany Renauld. Her chief fundraiser will be Andy Pringle, chair of the Toronto Police Services Board and long-time friend to Mayor John Tory. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured Tuesday, March 22, in Ottawa shortly before releasing the budget in the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 28, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured Tuesday, March 22, in Ottawa shortly before releasing the budget in the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 23, 2016
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission closing ceremonies. The Liberals' first budget made an $8.4-billion investment for indigenous peoples, including $40-million over two years for the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, $96-million over five years to aboriginal representative organizations, $2.6-billion over five years for on reserve primary and secondary education, $969.4-million over five years for First Nations education infrastructure on reserve, $634.8-million over five years for First Nations children, and $554.3-million over two years to improve housing among others. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 23, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 23, 2016
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission closing ceremonies. The Liberals' first budget made an $8.4-billion investment for indigenous peoples, including $40-million over two years for the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, $96-million over five years to aboriginal representative organizations, $2.6-billion over five years for on reserve primary and secondary education, $969.4-million over five years for First Nations education infrastructure on reserve, $634.8-million over five years for First Nations children, and $554.3-million over two years to improve housing among others. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 22, 2016
The Liberals will table their first budget on March 22. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 22, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 22, 2016
The Liberals will table their first budget on March 22. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 7, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 7, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | March 7, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 29, 2016
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Bay Street veteran, carries with him a very hefty, very impressive resumé, but when handed the Finance portfolio the resumé was light on two categories: experience in politics and at the casino. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 29, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 29, 2016
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Bay Street veteran, carries with him a very hefty, very impressive resumé, but when handed the Finance portfolio the resumé was light on two categories: experience in politics and at the casino. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 22, 2016
Before Justin Trudeau arrived to rebuild the foundation, the Liberal house was sagging badly and threatening to collapse. It remained standing because Bob Rae held it together, writes Tim Harper. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 22, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 22, 2016
Before Justin Trudeau arrived to rebuild the foundation, the Liberal house was sagging badly and threatening to collapse. It remained standing because Bob Rae held it together, writes Tim Harper. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 15, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 15, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 15, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 10, 2016
Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper and Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both said Canada was in a 'non-combat' mission in Iraq. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 10, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 10, 2016
Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper and Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both said Canada was in a 'non-combat' mission in Iraq. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 8, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 8, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | February 8, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 25, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 25, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 25, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 19, 2016
The NDP caucus is meeting today and tomorrow in Montebello, Que. Conversations with New Democrats in the past week reveal that there is no organized opposition to Mulcair. No one appears to be building a nascent leadership team. But some current and former MPs are being courted by labour and progressives who would like to see change at the top, writes Tim Harper. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 19, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 19, 2016
The NDP caucus is meeting today and tomorrow in Montebello, Que. Conversations with New Democrats in the past week reveal that there is no organized opposition to Mulcair. No one appears to be building a nascent leadership team. But some current and former MPs are being courted by labour and progressives who would like to see change at the top, writes Tim Harper. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 18, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 18, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 18, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 11, 2016
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, pictured at his first caucus meeting on the Hill as prime minister, in December. Columnist Tim Harper says Mr. Trudeau 'will have to grapple with inflated expectations and the reality of day-to-day, post-honeymoon governing' in 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 11, 2016
Opinion | BY TIM HARPER | January 11, 2016
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, pictured at his first caucus meeting on the Hill as prime minister, in December. Columnist Tim Harper says Mr. Trudeau 'will have to grapple with inflated expectations and the reality of day-to-day, post-honeymoon governing' in 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright