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Opinion | BY DONALD SAVOIE | May 20, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at a Liberal caucus meeting on the Hill on Jan. 25, 2024. Then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a 15-member cabinet in 1942 to deal with the war effort and to run the government. A 39-member cabinet may make for good partisan politics, but not for good government, writes Donald Savoie. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DONALD SAVOIE | May 20, 2024
Opinion | BY DONALD SAVOIE | May 20, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at a Liberal caucus meeting on the Hill on Jan. 25, 2024. Then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a 15-member cabinet in 1942 to deal with the war effort and to run the government. A 39-member cabinet may make for good partisan politics, but not for good government, writes Donald Savoie. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 17, 2024
Following the Treasury Board's announcement that will see federal public servants back in office three days a week this fall, downtown Ottawa Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi says most people want to work in hybrid workplaces. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 17, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 17, 2024
Following the Treasury Board's announcement that will see federal public servants back in office three days a week this fall, downtown Ottawa Liberal MP Yasir Naqvi says most people want to work in hybrid workplaces. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | May 15, 2024
Striking Public Service Alliance of Canada members block the Portage Bridge between Gatineau and Ottawa on April 28, 2023. PSAC has promised the government a 'summer of discontent' in response to an increased back-to-office mandate of three days per week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | May 15, 2024
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | May 15, 2024
Striking Public Service Alliance of Canada members block the Portage Bridge between Gatineau and Ottawa on April 28, 2023. PSAC has promised the government a 'summer of discontent' in response to an increased back-to-office mandate of three days per week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SUSAN RILEY | May 13, 2024
Public Service Alliance of Canada president Chris Aylward during PSAC's picket line in Ottawa on April 19, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SUSAN RILEY | May 13, 2024
Opinion | BY SUSAN RILEY | May 13, 2024
Public Service Alliance of Canada president Chris Aylward during PSAC's picket line in Ottawa on April 19, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 10, 2024
Public Services and Procurement Canada has tapped more than 100 Crown-owned properties across the country for disposal, and is 'working diligently to increase the supply of properties to be leveraged for housing outcomes and other community needs.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 10, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 10, 2024
Public Services and Procurement Canada has tapped more than 100 Crown-owned properties across the country for disposal, and is 'working diligently to increase the supply of properties to be leveraged for housing outcomes and other community needs.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 6, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand. The government recently announced all federal public service employees would be mandated to come into the office at least three days a week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 6, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | May 6, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand. The government recently announced all federal public service employees would be mandated to come into the office at least three days a week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ZELDA PERKINS, JULIE MACFARLANE | April 29, 2024
Senator Marilou McPhedran tabled Bill S-261 on May 9, 2023, but it has yet to complete second reading. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ZELDA PERKINS, JULIE MACFARLANE | April 29, 2024
Opinion | BY ZELDA PERKINS, JULIE MACFARLANE | April 29, 2024
Senator Marilou McPhedran tabled Bill S-261 on May 9, 2023, but it has yet to complete second reading. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 26, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand, left, and Public Service Alliance of Canada national president Chris Aylward. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 26, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 26, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand, left, and Public Service Alliance of Canada national president Chris Aylward. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 15, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand. The federal government says it is committed to reaching an agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada that 'is fair for employees and reasonable for Canadians.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 15, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | April 15, 2024
Treasury Board President Anita Anand. The federal government says it is committed to reaching an agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada that 'is fair for employees and reasonable for Canadians.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | March 6, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan, pictured, delivered a report on the ArriveCan app to the House of Commons on Feb. 12, stating she found a 'glaring disregard for basic management practices' in her investigation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | March 6, 2024
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | March 6, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan, pictured, delivered a report on the ArriveCan app to the House of Commons on Feb. 12, stating she found a 'glaring disregard for basic management practices' in her investigation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA, MIKE LAPOINTE | March 4, 2024
Yvon Barrière, regional executive vice-president for Quebec, Public Service Alliance of Canada; left, Chris Aylward, national president of PSAC; Jennifer Carr, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada; and Nathan Prier, president of the Canadian Association of Professional Employees. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA, MIKE LAPOINTE | March 4, 2024
News | BY IREM KOCA, MIKE LAPOINTE | March 4, 2024
Yvon Barrière, regional executive vice-president for Quebec, Public Service Alliance of Canada; left, Chris Aylward, national president of PSAC; Jennifer Carr, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada; and Nathan Prier, president of the Canadian Association of Professional Employees. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY WILLIAM BARCLAY | February 14, 2024
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, right, holds a press conference on the release of the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force’s final report, with task force chair Adelle Blackett on Dec. 11, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY WILLIAM BARCLAY | February 14, 2024
Opinion | BY WILLIAM BARCLAY | February 14, 2024
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, right, holds a press conference on the release of the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force’s final report, with task force chair Adelle Blackett on Dec. 11, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 13, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's Feb. 12 report found 'glaring disregard for basic management and contracting practices' throughout the ArriveCan development and implementation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 13, 2024
News | BY IREM KOCA | February 13, 2024
Auditor General Karen Hogan's Feb. 12 report found 'glaring disregard for basic management and contracting practices' throughout the ArriveCan development and implementation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 6, 2024
Former prime ministers Brian Mulroney, left, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Stephen Harper, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to a new report, 'we are witnessing a truly unprecedented expansion in the size of the civil service' under Canada's current leader. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 6, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | February 6, 2024
Former prime ministers Brian Mulroney, left, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Stephen Harper, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to a new report, 'we are witnessing a truly unprecedented expansion in the size of the civil service' under Canada's current leader. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 28, 2024
An experienced public servant, Nathalie Drouin is the new national security and intelligence adviser to the prime minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 28, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 28, 2024
An experienced public servant, Nathalie Drouin is the new national security and intelligence adviser to the prime minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | January 15, 2024
Public Service Alliance of Canada members block traffic on Laurier Avenue in Ottawa during a Feb. 28, 2019, demonstration marking the third anniversary of the implementation of the Phoenix pay system that has plagued public servants with payroll issues since its inception. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY IREM KOCA | January 15, 2024
News | BY IREM KOCA | January 15, 2024
Public Service Alliance of Canada members block traffic on Laurier Avenue in Ottawa during a Feb. 28, 2019, demonstration marking the third anniversary of the implementation of the Phoenix pay system that has plagued public servants with payroll issues since its inception. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 5, 2024
Deputy Minister of Immigration Christiane Fox, left, Deputy Minister for Economic Development and President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Catherine Blewett, who chaired the task force, and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Caroline Xavier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of the Government of Canada
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 5, 2024
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 5, 2024
Deputy Minister of Immigration Christiane Fox, left, Deputy Minister for Economic Development and President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Catherine Blewett, who chaired the task force, and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Caroline Xavier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of the Government of Canada
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 29, 2023
Stan Lee, interim president of the Public Service Commission, left, Fiona Spencer, commissioner, and Hélène Laurendeau, commissioner. The commission released its 2022-23 annual report earlier this month. Photographs courtesy of the government of Canada, X
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 29, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 29, 2023
Stan Lee, interim president of the Public Service Commission, left, Fiona Spencer, commissioner, and Hélène Laurendeau, commissioner. The commission released its 2022-23 annual report earlier this month. Photographs courtesy of the government of Canada, X
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | December 27, 2023
Ultimately, a government and public service that places the people at the centre of its operations is better equipped to address the evolving needs of society and foster a sense of collective well-being among all Canadians, writes Don Head. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | December 27, 2023
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | December 27, 2023
Ultimately, a government and public service that places the people at the centre of its operations is better equipped to address the evolving needs of society and foster a sense of collective well-being among all Canadians, writes Don Head. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 21, 2023
Up to 100 tenants in a 944-unit rental complex in Toronto are now facing eviction proceedings because of their ongoing eight-month rent strike against proposed above-guideline rent increases of approximately 10 per cent over two years. According to an ATIP from 2020, the building is owned by a public servants' pension fund. Photograph courtesy of Allan Vega/Unsplash
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 21, 2023
News | BY KEVIN PHILIPUPILLAI | December 21, 2023
Up to 100 tenants in a 944-unit rental complex in Toronto are now facing eviction proceedings because of their ongoing eight-month rent strike against proposed above-guideline rent increases of approximately 10 per cent over two years. According to an ATIP from 2020, the building is owned by a public servants' pension fund. Photograph courtesy of Allan Vega/Unsplash
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 20, 2023
Nicholas Marcus Thompson, left, one of the representative class members in the class-action lawsuit against the federal government; Kofi Achampong, principal lawyer and government relations adviser with Achampong Law; and Courtney Betty, the lawyer leading the class action. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Courtney Betty
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 20, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 20, 2023
Nicholas Marcus Thompson, left, one of the representative class members in the class-action lawsuit against the federal government; Kofi Achampong, principal lawyer and government relations adviser with Achampong Law; and Courtney Betty, the lawyer leading the class action. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Courtney Betty
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY, MIKE LAPOINTE | November 23, 2023
Treasury Board President Anita Anand tabled the annual departmental results reports in Parliament on Nov. 9. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY, MIKE LAPOINTE | November 23, 2023
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY, MIKE LAPOINTE | November 23, 2023
Treasury Board President Anita Anand tabled the annual departmental results reports in Parliament on Nov. 9. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 8, 2023
In October, Auditor General Karen Hogan’s office determined that ‘Canada's efforts to combat racism and discrimination in major departments and agencies are falling short.’ The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 8, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 8, 2023
In October, Auditor General Karen Hogan’s office determined that ‘Canada's efforts to combat racism and discrimination in major departments and agencies are falling short.’ The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 1, 2023
Treasury Board President Anita Anand speaks with reporters in the West Block on Oct. 25, alongside her press secretary, Ezechial Nana. Anand and her department are under scrutiny for the problem-ridden transfer of the public service health-care plan to Canada Life. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 1, 2023
News | BY LAURA RYCKEWAERT | November 1, 2023
Treasury Board President Anita Anand speaks with reporters in the West Block on Oct. 25, alongside her press secretary, Ezechial Nana. Anand and her department are under scrutiny for the problem-ridden transfer of the public service health-care plan to Canada Life. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JENNIFER CARR | October 30, 2023
Innovation Minister François-Phillippe Champagne’s Bill C-27 and the government’s AI guidelines must include unambiguous language around how our use of AI must not harm individuals or groups, writes Jennifer Carr. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JENNIFER CARR | October 30, 2023
Opinion | BY JENNIFER CARR | October 30, 2023
Innovation Minister François-Phillippe Champagne’s Bill C-27 and the government’s AI guidelines must include unambiguous language around how our use of AI must not harm individuals or groups, writes Jennifer Carr. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | October 23, 2023
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, right, with Tarik Ali Khan, Canada's ambassador to Jordan. in Amman. An additional Canadian diplomatic 25 staff have been deployed across the region since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel. Photograph courtesy of X/@melaniejoly
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | October 23, 2023
News | BY STEPHEN JEFFERY | October 23, 2023
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, right, with Tarik Ali Khan, Canada's ambassador to Jordan. in Amman. An additional Canadian diplomatic 25 staff have been deployed across the region since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel. Photograph courtesy of X/@melaniejoly
PCO Clerk John Hannaford, right, at the swearing-in new Minister of Small Business Rechie Valdez on July 26, 2023. Recent events show the federal public service faces some major performance challenges that call for a new renewal effort, write Ralph Heintzman and Catherine MacQuarrie. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
PCO Clerk John Hannaford, right, at the swearing-in new Minister of Small Business Rechie Valdez on July 26, 2023. Recent events show the federal public service faces some major performance challenges that call for a new renewal effort, write Ralph Heintzman and Catherine MacQuarrie. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 25, 2023
New deputy minister of finance Chris Forbes, left, and his predecessor Michael Sabia. Forbes was appointed to the role earlier this month. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 25, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 25, 2023
New deputy minister of finance Chris Forbes, left, and his predecessor Michael Sabia. Forbes was appointed to the role earlier this month. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 18, 2023
PCO Clerk John Hannaford, pictured, has served in multiple senior roles within the public service. 'The end of the mandate is an hourglass—sands running through, time running out—they’re already limited in how much more they can get done,' says former PCO clerk Michael Wernick. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 18, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 18, 2023
PCO Clerk John Hannaford, pictured, has served in multiple senior roles within the public service. 'The end of the mandate is an hourglass—sands running through, time running out—they’re already limited in how much more they can get done,' says former PCO clerk Michael Wernick. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | September 4, 2023
Treasury Board President Anita Anand says she 'takes diversity in the public service extremely seriously. I will be working hard every day to ensure that diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination in the public service continue to be a top priority' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | September 4, 2023
News | September 4, 2023
Treasury Board President Anita Anand says she 'takes diversity in the public service extremely seriously. I will be working hard every day to ensure that diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination in the public service continue to be a top priority' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KELLY HUTCHINSON | August 17, 2023
Citizens' Services Minister Terry Beech's top marching order will be easing Canadians' frustrations over excessive delays and access to basic government services like passports or immigration assistance, writes Kelly Hutchinson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KELLY HUTCHINSON | August 17, 2023
Opinion | BY KELLY HUTCHINSON | August 17, 2023
Citizens' Services Minister Terry Beech's top marching order will be easing Canadians' frustrations over excessive delays and access to basic government services like passports or immigration assistance, writes Kelly Hutchinson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | August 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on July 26, standing in front of his newly shuffled cabinet. Post-cabinet shuffle, bureaucrats will be preparing briefs for all the incoming ministers, but don't expect them to be providing policy direction, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | August 2, 2023
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | August 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on July 26, standing in front of his newly shuffled cabinet. Post-cabinet shuffle, bureaucrats will be preparing briefs for all the incoming ministers, but don't expect them to be providing policy direction, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 31, 2023
Former clerk of the Privy Council Office, Michael Wernick, says the annual report should serve as a 'jumping off point' for a larger discussion around the state of the public service. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 31, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 31, 2023
Former clerk of the Privy Council Office, Michael Wernick, says the annual report should serve as a 'jumping off point' for a larger discussion around the state of the public service. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 24, 2023
Jake Cole, a former federal public servant, keeps a close watch on where federal departments and agencies rank within a lengthy list. Photograph courtesy of Jake Wright, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 24, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | July 24, 2023
Jake Cole, a former federal public servant, keeps a close watch on where federal departments and agencies rank within a lengthy list. Photograph courtesy of Jake Wright, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | July 19, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier. Internally, the public service functions as a tightly-wound hierarchy. Externally, it's steered by the political power of the relevant minister and commands of the PMO, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | July 19, 2023
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | July 19, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier. Internally, the public service functions as a tightly-wound hierarchy. Externally, it's steered by the political power of the relevant minister and commands of the PMO, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JAKE COLE | July 13, 2023
According to the 2022 federal public service survey, the Canadian Human Rights Commission ranked No. 1, while CSIS ranked last. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JAKE COLE | July 13, 2023