Public Service

Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier makes an announcement outside of the House of Commons on Nov. 29, 2022. Now is the time for reformulating, revitalizing, and reinvigorating the federal public service delivery model for the next decade and beyond, writes Don Head. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Opinion | BY DON HEAD | January 25, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier makes an announcement outside of the House of Commons on Nov. 29, 2022. Now is the time for reformulating, revitalizing, and reinvigorating the federal public service delivery model for the next decade and beyond, writes Don Head. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, left, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured Jan. 19, announced that the City of Ottawa will be getting $350-million from the federal government to electrify OC Transpo's fleet of buses. Meanwhile, federal public service have to return to the office at least two to three times per week by the end of March. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, left, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured Jan. 19, announced that the City of Ottawa will be getting $350-million from the federal government to electrify OC Transpo's fleet of buses. Meanwhile, federal public service have to return to the office at least two to three times per week by the end of March. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette, left, and former Clerks Michael Wernick and Mel Cappe. Cappe says deputy minister retreats are structured and organized by the Clerk, who relies on a group of officials from the senior personnel secretariat to think about what's needed to be addressed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photographs
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | January 23, 2023
Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette, left, and former Clerks Michael Wernick and Mel Cappe. Cappe says deputy minister retreats are structured and organized by the Clerk, who relies on a group of officials from the senior personnel secretariat to think about what's needed to be addressed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photographs
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, KATE MALLOY | January 16, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier is getting criticized by the public service unions, but she says a 'hybrid-by-design' model provides an opportunity to bring 'both remote work and in-person work' together for the sake of collaboration, cohesion and in-person teamwork. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, KATE MALLOY | January 16, 2023
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE, KATE MALLOY | January 16, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier is getting criticized by the public service unions, but she says a 'hybrid-by-design' model provides an opportunity to bring 'both remote work and in-person work' together for the sake of collaboration, cohesion and in-person teamwork. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID NEUFELD | January 16, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured on the Hill, announced in December that federal public servants will have to return to the workplace by the end of March two to three days a week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID NEUFELD | January 16, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID NEUFELD | January 16, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured on the Hill, announced in December that federal public servants will have to return to the workplace by the end of March two to three days a week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 9, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured on the Hill on Nov. 29, 2022. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 9, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | January 9, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured on the Hill on Nov. 29, 2022. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 3, 2023
NDP House Leader Peter Julian, left, and Conservative Deputy Whip Chris Warkentin, right, are both calling on Government House Leader Mark Holland, centre, to ensure the process for hiring the new House clerk involves building a consensus among all parties. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file photograph
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 3, 2023
News | BY IAN CAMPBELL | January 3, 2023
NDP House Leader Peter Julian, left, and Conservative Deputy Whip Chris Warkentin, right, are both calling on Government House Leader Mark Holland, centre, to ensure the process for hiring the new House clerk involves building a consensus among all parties. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file photograph
Opinion | BY MICHAEL KACZOROWSKI | January 2, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured last month on the Hill, has mandated federal public servants to return to work by the end of March two to three days a week. Former public servant Michael Kaczorowski writes that hybrid work is here to stay. 'There is no going back to 2019.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL KACZOROWSKI | January 2, 2023
Opinion | BY MICHAEL KACZOROWSKI | January 2, 2023
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured last month on the Hill, has mandated federal public servants to return to work by the end of March two to three days a week. Former public servant Michael Kaczorowski writes that hybrid work is here to stay. 'There is no going back to 2019.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 21, 2022
National president of the Union of Taxation Employees Marc Brière, whose union represents around 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency employees, says strike votes will be held in early 2023 if 'that’s the only language the government understands.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 21, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 21, 2022
National president of the Union of Taxation Employees Marc Brière, whose union represents around 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency employees, says strike votes will be held in early 2023 if 'that’s the only language the government understands.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 19, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier says 'we’ve now seen that there needs to be greater fairness and equity across our workplaces, and we need consistency in how hybrid work is applied across the federal government.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 19, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 19, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier says 'we’ve now seen that there needs to be greater fairness and equity across our workplaces, and we need consistency in how hybrid work is applied across the federal government.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 14, 2022
Jim Carr speaks with reporters on the way to his office in 2019. Carr died at home at the age of 71 surrounded by family on Dec. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 14, 2022
FeatureBY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 14, 2022
Jim Carr speaks with reporters on the way to his office in 2019. Carr died at home at the age of 71 surrounded by family on Dec. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID HUTTON | December 7, 2022
One wonders whether Treasury Board President Mona Fortier is aware of her department’s track record and whether she approves of such behaviour continuing, writes David Hutton. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID HUTTON | December 7, 2022
Opinion | BY DAVID HUTTON | December 7, 2022
One wonders whether Treasury Board President Mona Fortier is aware of her department’s track record and whether she approves of such behaviour continuing, writes David Hutton. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward. Aylward says 'the buck ultimately stops with Minister Fortier in negotiations.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 5, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward. Aylward says 'the buck ultimately stops with Minister Fortier in negotiations.' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
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
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