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While most Canadians might know that Brussels is the home of the European Union, under its founding treaty, Strasbourg, France, is the seat of the EU Parliament, pictured here. Photograph courtesy of Diliff/Wikimedia Commons

Canada and the EU: a week at the European Union

Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, left, and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. Canada remains the only Arctic nation without an Arctic science plan and even non-Arctic nations are all purported to be investing more in Arctic science over the next decade than Canada, writes Jackie Dawson. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Justice Minister David Lametti, pictured Nov. 23, 2022, arriving at the Public Emergency Order Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, is the federal minister responsible for the notwithstanding clause, Sec. 33. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Participants in the National Truth and Reconciliation Day ceremonies, pictured Sept. 30, 2022, walking down Wellington Street in Ottawa. Belonging to a community must be set by that community with grace, not with an externally-imposed status card, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith must face the electorate in May; a path to victory for her appears to involve a big racket with Father Ottawa, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times file photograph
Apparently, Elon Musk isn’t the genius weird nerds purported him to be, and now he’s single-handedly destroying one of the most connective platforms on the internet, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NVIDIA Corporation
After his controversial Nov. 9 speech and the subsequent fallout, it is high time that retired Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve throw in the towel, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
Outgoing Alberta premier Jason Kenney, left, took an indirect hit at Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s first piece of legislation by way of his retirement statement: 'I am concerned that our democratic life is veering away from ordinary prudential debate towards a polarization that undermines our bedrock institutions and principles.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of Flickr
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured on Nov. 16, 2022, at the G20 in Bali, Indonesia. Xi chided Trudeau for 'leaked' discussions to the newspapers. Screen capture image courtesy of CBCNN
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is scouring the world, from Japan and South Korea, to the United States and Germany, offering foreign corporations billions of dollars in subsidies to come and build the next economy for us. But he is building a branch-plant economy where the decision-making powers rest in foreign head offices. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Not-so-sleepy Joe: U.S. President Joe Biden's Democrats outperformed the historical trend in the Nov. 8, 2022, midterm elections. According to The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, the election hinged on what she termed the 'meh voters,' defined as independents, Americans not registered as either Republicans or Democrats. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, and Rachel Notley, former NDP premier. It looks like there is some fatigue in Alberta with demonizing everything that comes out of Ottawa. According to a recent poll by Janice Brown Opinion Research, Smith is in the process of delivering a majority government to Notley, writes Michael Harris.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Absolute power of the sort held by China's Xi Jinping and Iran's Ali Khamenei is always a bit of a con game: no one man can compel the obedience of millions of others by sheer physical force, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons