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The method by which recently retired House of Commons clerk Charles Robert was selected in 2017 should not be repeated, writes Robert Marleau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault co-hosted the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal last year, culminating in a Biodiversity Agreement. The commitments in that agreement are threatened by proposed amendments to Bill S-5, currently under study by the House Environment Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Does artificial intelligence think that humans and artificial intelligence will ever be at war? If war happened, how would it play out? ChatGPT just told me it is difficult to predict the future but gave some examples of how war could play out. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation last week from the top job after six years in office. A new Labour Party leader will be elected by the caucus on Feb. 7. Ardern said she was burned out from the brutal job. Ardern sustained attacks on her character and threats against her life. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Asad Wali, whose roles on Parliament Hill included that of director of communications in the office of then-Tory leader Jean Charest, had the skills, talent, and blazing personality to play on the big stage, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Daniel Nowlan
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
Soldiers conduct firing simulations with Leopard 2A4 tanks at CFB Valcartier in Quebec City, Que., on Nov. 22, 2017. DND photograph by Aviator Stéphanie Labossière
This agreement could become one of the great legacies of Justin Trudeau’s time in office. But the results will likely take a decade to determine, writes Sheila Copps.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The group of MPs who have been working behind the scenes, includes Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, left, the Green Party's Elizabeth May, the NDP's Heather McPherson, the Conservatives' Alex Ruff and the Liberals' Marcus Powlowski and Leah Taylor Roy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and then-finance minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 22, 2017, on budget day. In his new book, Morneau’s harsh assessment is that Trudeau and key figures in the PMO have been preoccupied with opportunistic and short-term thinking. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on the Hill. New Democrat strategists should focus on addressing Singh’s true political vulnerabilities, argues Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on the Hill. Prime Minister Singh? At a time when establishment parties of both stripes might be bartering away public and universal health care, don’t laugh, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade