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Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray must take the House Fisheries and Oceans Committee's recommendations for changes to her department seriously, writes Sean Jones. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The new, apparently permanent, financial reality Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem described—and the painful fallout it entails—has the potential to scramble the political outlook, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's plan to remove post-secondary education requirements for police officers is a nightmare for Indigenous Peoples, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre takes the built-in cantankerous critic role of his job to new dimensions, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As a sort of chess-move counter to Russia losing the battlefield advantage, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently ordered the forward deployment of tactical nuclear weapons into neighbouring Belarus, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of the Presidential Executive Office of Russia/Flickr
The oilsands, pictured in Fort McMurray, Alta. Climate change has barely been mentioned in the Alberta election campaign between Danielle Smith’s United Conservative Party and Rachel Notley’s resurgent NDP, writes Susan Riley.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The recent G7 summit was based on the false assumption that the West, led by the U.S., can set the rules for the rest of the world, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In a surprise plot twist, the owner of The Anarchist café announced that 'thanks to a huge influx of support, and a very generous donation of publicity and attention from the Christian Conservatives of Texas and Florida, the Anarchist will continue to operate after May 30,' writes Gerry Nicholls.   Image courtesy of the Anarchist café
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, has called for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to force a public inquiry into foreign interference, but Singh should think twice about the request, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Not only did Russian President Vladimir Putin launch his invasion of Ukraine ignorant of the victim’s ability and willingness to resist—he expected three days to crush the Ukrainian resistance and then a victory parade in Kyiv—but from the start he saw them in purely stereotypical terms, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia