Public Service

FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 30, 2022
Tahreem Mahmoor, senior policy analyst IRCC, left, Mélanie Cousineau, Environment Canada, and Todd Scanlan, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada at The Institute of the Public Administration of Canada's (IPAC) National Capital Region group's 'Demystifying Federal Central Agencies' on Nov. 28, at the 3 Brewers Sparks in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 30, 2022
FeatureBY STUART BENSON | November 30, 2022
Tahreem Mahmoor, senior policy analyst IRCC, left, Mélanie Cousineau, Environment Canada, and Todd Scanlan, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada at The Institute of the Public Administration of Canada's (IPAC) National Capital Region group's 'Demystifying Federal Central Agencies' on Nov. 28, at the 3 Brewers Sparks in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Stuart Benson
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 28, 2022
Michael Wernick served as the clerk of the Privy Council, the top executive in Canada's public service, before his retirement in 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 28, 2022
FeatureBY PETER MAZEREEUW | November 28, 2022
Michael Wernick served as the clerk of the Privy Council, the top executive in Canada's public service, before his retirement in 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 21, 2022
Police, pictured Feb. 17, 2022, beginning to remove Freedom Convoy protesters from downtown Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 21, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | November 21, 2022
Police, pictured Feb. 17, 2022, beginning to remove Freedom Convoy protesters from downtown Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Janice Charette, left, is the current Clerk of the Privy Council. After last week’s senior public servant shuffle, her new deputy deputy minister for immigration, refugees, and citizenship is Christiane Fox, while Gina Wilson is now the top bureaucrat at Indigenous Services. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file photographs
Janice Charette, left, is the current Clerk of the Privy Council. After last week’s senior public servant shuffle, her new deputy deputy minister for immigration, refugees, and citizenship is Christiane Fox, while Gina Wilson is now the top bureaucrat at Indigenous Services. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file photographs
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 12, 2022
In one of the largest senior civil service shuffles in Canada's history, David Morrison, far left, leaves the Privy Council Office to become the deputy minister of international trade, Jody Thomas, second from left, and Dan Costello, second from right, enter the office as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's national security and intelligence adviser and his foreign and defence policy adviser, respectively, while Bill Matthews, far right, becomes the deputy minister of National Defence. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photographs courtesy of Twitter
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 12, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | January 12, 2022
In one of the largest senior civil service shuffles in Canada's history, David Morrison, far left, leaves the Privy Council Office to become the deputy minister of international trade, Jody Thomas, second from left, and Dan Costello, second from right, enter the office as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's national security and intelligence adviser and his foreign and defence policy adviser, respectively, while Bill Matthews, far right, becomes the deputy minister of National Defence. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photographs courtesy of Twitter
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 16, 2021
Nathalie Drouin, who has been the deputy minister of justice since June 2017, is now the deputy clerk of the Privy Council Office and associate secretary to the cabinet. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 16, 2021
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 16, 2021
Nathalie Drouin, who has been the deputy minister of justice since June 2017, is now the deputy clerk of the Privy Council Office and associate secretary to the cabinet. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AHSAN HABIB | February 22, 2021
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, pictured Jan. 21, 2019, on the Hill. Municipalities across Canada will need help from the federal government to restore the usage of and confidence in mass transit services, writes Ahsan Habib. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY AHSAN HABIB | February 22, 2021
Opinion | BY AHSAN HABIB | February 22, 2021
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, pictured Jan. 21, 2019, on the Hill. Municipalities across Canada will need help from the federal government to restore the usage of and confidence in mass transit services, writes Ahsan Habib. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
FeatureBY NEIL MOSS | September 23, 2020
The Prime Minister's Office recently announced a shake-up in the senior public service ranks, with past the Public Health Agency of Canada president joining the Privy Council Office as a 'senior official.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY NEIL MOSS | September 23, 2020
FeatureBY NEIL MOSS | September 23, 2020
The Prime Minister's Office recently announced a shake-up in the senior public service ranks, with past the Public Health Agency of Canada president joining the Privy Council Office as a 'senior official.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | June 17, 2020
PIPSC president Debi Daviau, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward, right. Mr. Aylwatd says one major issue around workers returning to the workplace is how to ensure 'physical distancing can be respected.' The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia, Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | June 17, 2020
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | June 17, 2020
PIPSC president Debi Daviau, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward, right. Mr. Aylwatd says one major issue around workers returning to the workplace is how to ensure 'physical distancing can be respected.' The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia, Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LISA M. OLSON | November 20, 2019
While there has been tremendous progress in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis over the past two decades, more than two-thirds of treated patients still do not achieve clinical remission or low disease activity treatment targets, writes Lisa M. Olson. Photograph courtesy of Adobe Stock/AbbVie Canada
Opinion | BY LISA M. OLSON | November 20, 2019
Opinion | BY LISA M. OLSON | November 20, 2019
While there has been tremendous progress in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis over the past two decades, more than two-thirds of treated patients still do not achieve clinical remission or low disease activity treatment targets, writes Lisa M. Olson. Photograph courtesy of Adobe Stock/AbbVie Canada
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 11, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a number of top appointments in the federal public service in the final weeks leading up to the soon-to-be-called election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 11, 2019
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | September 11, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a number of top appointments in the federal public service in the final weeks leading up to the soon-to-be-called election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 26, 2019
'Folks in the tech sector love to fall in love with problems,' says Aaron Snow, who leads a team of a few dozen people tasked with solving the government's digital service problems. The Hill Times photograph by Mike Lapointe
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 26, 2019
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | August 26, 2019
'Folks in the tech sector love to fall in love with problems,' says Aaron Snow, who leads a team of a few dozen people tasked with solving the government's digital service problems. The Hill Times photograph by Mike Lapointe
News | BY EMILY HAWS | May 1, 2019
Marta Morgan, who currently heads Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, was tapped to be Ian Shugart's replacement as deputy minister of foreign affairs starting May 6. Photography courtesy of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
News | BY EMILY HAWS | May 1, 2019
News | BY EMILY HAWS | May 1, 2019
Marta Morgan, who currently heads Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, was tapped to be Ian Shugart's replacement as deputy minister of foreign affairs starting May 6. Photography courtesy of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
News | BY EMILY HAWS | April 24, 2019
PSAC national president Chris Aylward says that the population of the core federal public service is only now meeting the middle years of the former Conservative government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | April 24, 2019
News | BY EMILY HAWS | April 24, 2019
PSAC national president Chris Aylward says that the population of the core federal public service is only now meeting the middle years of the former Conservative government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | April 24, 2019
The government says it aims to design workspaces around what workers need, rather than giving departments prescribed options. This office at 11 rue Laurier in Gatineau, Que., is one example of the new work environments. Photograph courtesy of Public Services and Procurement Canada
News | BY EMILY HAWS | April 24, 2019
News | BY EMILY HAWS | April 24, 2019
The government says it aims to design workspaces around what workers need, rather than giving departments prescribed options. This office at 11 rue Laurier in Gatineau, Que., is one example of the new work environments. Photograph courtesy of Public Services and Procurement Canada
Opinion | BY VALERIE WALKER | April 4, 2019
‘Some students don’t have parents with contacts in business or government or even universities. Work placements build networks. It gets students in front of employers. It’s a social leveller,’ says RBC CEO Dave McKay. Photograph courtesy of Daria Shevtsova/Pexels
Opinion | BY VALERIE WALKER | April 4, 2019
Opinion | BY VALERIE WALKER | April 4, 2019
‘Some students don’t have parents with contacts in business or government or even universities. Work placements build networks. It gets students in front of employers. It’s a social leveller,’ says RBC CEO Dave McKay. Photograph courtesy of Daria Shevtsova/Pexels
News | BY EMILY HAWS | March 27, 2019
ITAC's Andre Leduc estimates the government spends $12.5-billion annually just 'keeping the lights on' on with old technology. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | March 27, 2019
News | BY EMILY HAWS | March 27, 2019
ITAC's Andre Leduc estimates the government spends $12.5-billion annually just 'keeping the lights on' on with old technology. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | February 27, 2019
Federal Black Employee Caucus founder Richard Sharpe says that Black employees still face systemic racism in the public service, epitomized by the fact there's never been a Black deputy minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | February 27, 2019
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | February 27, 2019
Federal Black Employee Caucus founder Richard Sharpe says that Black employees still face systemic racism in the public service, epitomized by the fact there's never been a Black deputy minister. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | February 13, 2019
The role of the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council, located on Wellington Street across the road from Parliament Hill, is one of the main points discussed in a new book by professors Alex Marland and Jared Wesley, The Public Servant's Guide to Government in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | February 13, 2019
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | February 13, 2019
The role of the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council, located on Wellington Street across the road from Parliament Hill, is one of the main points discussed in a new book by professors Alex Marland and Jared Wesley, The Public Servant's Guide to Government in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | January 23, 2019
Public services and procurement deputy minister Marie Lemay, who was appointed two months after the Phoenix launch, has been heading much of the government's stabilization efforts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | January 23, 2019
News | BY EMILY HAWS | January 23, 2019
Public services and procurement deputy minister Marie Lemay, who was appointed two months after the Phoenix launch, has been heading much of the government's stabilization efforts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | December 12, 2018
Former Treasury Board secretary Yaprak Baltacioglu was recently appointed chancellor of Carleton University. She graduated from the university's School of Public Policy and Administration in 1989. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | December 12, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | December 12, 2018
Former Treasury Board secretary Yaprak Baltacioglu was recently appointed chancellor of Carleton University. She graduated from the university's School of Public Policy and Administration in 1989. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY JOLSON LIM | October 17, 2018
Scientists are pushing for the federal government to cover more of the 'full' costs of research, which include lab equipment and technicians, on top of project funding. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
News | BY JOLSON LIM | October 17, 2018
News | BY JOLSON LIM | October 17, 2018
Scientists are pushing for the federal government to cover more of the 'full' costs of research, which include lab equipment and technicians, on top of project funding. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | October 10, 2018
ACFO president Dany Richard, left, and PSAC national president Chris Alyward, right, chat before a House Government Operations and Estimates Committee meeting on Oct. 4. The two, along with representatives from CAPE and PIPSC, discussed their unions' issues with the government's hiring process. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | October 10, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | October 10, 2018
ACFO president Dany Richard, left, and PSAC national president Chris Alyward, right, chat before a House Government Operations and Estimates Committee meeting on Oct. 4. The two, along with representatives from CAPE and PIPSC, discussed their unions' issues with the government's hiring process. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | October 3, 2018
PSAC national president Chris Alyward, right, says the union has exchanged some demands for four of its largest groups with Treasury Board negotiators. PIPSC president Debi Daviau, left, announced a new bargaining protocol between her union and Treasury Board in late August. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | October 3, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | October 3, 2018
PSAC national president Chris Alyward, right, says the union has exchanged some demands for four of its largest groups with Treasury Board negotiators. PIPSC president Debi Daviau, left, announced a new bargaining protocol between her union and Treasury Board in late August. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 26, 2018
Peter Boehm says building mutual trust with political leaders takes time, but it happens by being frank, open, and collaborative. He retires on Sept. 28. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 26, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 26, 2018
Peter Boehm says building mutual trust with political leaders takes time, but it happens by being frank, open, and collaborative. He retires on Sept. 28. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 19, 2018
Winners at the Sept. 12 ceremony included the 15-member Canada-U.S. engagement team, which won for excellence in extraordinary circumstances. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 19, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 19, 2018
Winners at the Sept. 12 ceremony included the 15-member Canada-U.S. engagement team, which won for excellence in extraordinary circumstances. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | September 12, 2018
The office of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada on Tremblay Road in Ottawa. The union will hold its national elections on Nov. 2. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | September 12, 2018
News | BY EMILY HAWS | September 12, 2018
The office of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada on Tremblay Road in Ottawa. The union will hold its national elections on Nov. 2. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 5, 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, left, recently nominated Employment and Social Development Canada deputy minister Louise Levonian, bottom right, to be an executive director at the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile, Nancy Chahwan, top right, is now the government's chief human resources officer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of LinkedIn, Twitter
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 5, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | September 5, 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, left, recently nominated Employment and Social Development Canada deputy minister Louise Levonian, bottom right, to be an executive director at the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile, Nancy Chahwan, top right, is now the government's chief human resources officer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of LinkedIn, Twitter
News | BY EMILY HAWS | August 22, 2018
Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick commissioned a group of deputy ministers to complete the report on harassment in the spring. The Hill Times file photograph
News | BY EMILY HAWS | August 22, 2018
News | BY EMILY HAWS | August 22, 2018
Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick commissioned a group of deputy ministers to complete the report on harassment in the spring. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | August 22, 2018
Opinion | August 22, 2018
Opinion | August 22, 2018
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 15, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris climate change agreement on April 22, 2016 at the United Nations in New York. For a lot more mundane correspondence, politicians just use a signature machine. UN photograph by Amanda Voisard
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 15, 2018
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 15, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris climate change agreement on April 22, 2016 at the United Nations in New York. For a lot more mundane correspondence, politicians just use a signature machine. UN photograph by Amanda Voisard
News | BY EMILY HAWS | August 15, 2018
Treasury Board Secretary Peter Wallace, who started the job in April and is pictured at a June committee meeting, will have more than a year of experience under his belt before the department starts transition planning in the lead-up to the 2019 election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | August 15, 2018
News | BY EMILY HAWS | August 15, 2018
Treasury Board Secretary Peter Wallace, who started the job in April and is pictured at a June committee meeting, will have more than a year of experience under his belt before the department starts transition planning in the lead-up to the 2019 election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | August 8, 2018
Shelly Bruce became chief of the Communications Security Establishment on June 27, according to a PMO press release. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | August 8, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | August 8, 2018
Shelly Bruce became chief of the Communications Security Establishment on June 27, according to a PMO press release. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | August 1, 2018
Chief NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul is the second most-lobbied bureaucrat so far in 2018, which lobbyists say was unsurprising given the ongoing talks about the agreement with the United States and Mexico. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | August 1, 2018
FeatureBY EMILY HAWS | August 1, 2018
Chief NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul is the second most-lobbied bureaucrat so far in 2018, which lobbyists say was unsurprising given the ongoing talks about the agreement with the United States and Mexico. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SHRUTI SHEKAR | July 11, 2018
A dozen MPs have so far said they're not running again in 2019. They are, from left, top row to bottom: Conservatives Bev Shipley, Dave Van Kesteren, Robert Sopuck, Jim Eglinksi, Brad Trost, and Kellie Leitch; New Democrats Thomas Mulcair, Hélène Laverdière, Romeo Saganash, Kennedy Stewart, and David Christopherson; and Liberal Nicola Di Iorio. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia, Andrew Meade, Shruti Shekar, file, and House of Commons and Twitter photos
News | BY SHRUTI SHEKAR | July 11, 2018
News | BY SHRUTI SHEKAR | July 11, 2018
A dozen MPs have so far said they're not running again in 2019. They are, from left, top row to bottom: Conservatives Bev Shipley, Dave Van Kesteren, Robert Sopuck, Jim Eglinksi, Brad Trost, and Kellie Leitch; New Democrats Thomas Mulcair, Hélène Laverdière, Romeo Saganash, Kennedy Stewart, and David Christopherson; and Liberal Nicola Di Iorio. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia, Andrew Meade, Shruti Shekar, file, and House of Commons and Twitter photos
News | BY EMILY HAWS | May 9, 2018
Conservative MP Tony Clement said being a Parliamentarian is a 'death trap,' even if done willingly, and he's unsure caucus colleague Gord Brown's death will result in any meaningful change in MPs' habits. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY EMILY HAWS | May 9, 2018
News | BY EMILY HAWS | May 9, 2018
Conservative MP Tony Clement said being a Parliamentarian is a 'death trap,' even if done willingly, and he's unsure caucus colleague Gord Brown's death will result in any meaningful change in MPs' habits. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SHRUTI SHEKAR | February 5, 2018
Elizabeth May's accusers say their motivation for speaking up now about facing verbal abuse is not to bring her down as the leader of the Green Party of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY SHRUTI SHEKAR | February 5, 2018
News | BY SHRUTI SHEKAR | February 5, 2018
Elizabeth May's accusers say their motivation for speaking up now about facing verbal abuse is not to bring her down as the leader of the Green Party of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade