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Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 12, 2024
Europe is falling apart, threatening western hegemonic liberal democratic structures, policies, and values, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of the European Parliament/Flickr
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 12, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | June 12, 2024
Europe is falling apart, threatening western hegemonic liberal democratic structures, policies, and values, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of the European Parliament/Flickr
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 29, 2024
There are two distinct conversations happening between those who get their news from social media where independent news organizations flourish, and those who get their news from traditional media, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Camilo Jimenez
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 29, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 29, 2024
There are two distinct conversations happening between those who get their news from social media where independent news organizations flourish, and those who get their news from traditional media, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Camilo Jimenez
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 22, 2024
On May 19, International Criminal Court head prosecutor Karim Khan, left, applied for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, and photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 22, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 22, 2024
On May 19, International Criminal Court head prosecutor Karim Khan, left, applied for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia, and photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 15, 2024
It is quite plausible that the police in both Edmonton and Calgary violated the students’ Charter rights by forcibly removing them from their university campus encampments, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 15, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 15, 2024
It is quite plausible that the police in both Edmonton and Calgary violated the students’ Charter rights by forcibly removing them from their university campus encampments, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 8, 2024
A note to Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre: B.C.’s drug decriminalization policy is not wacko, you’re just wack. Much like Drake, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 8, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 8, 2024
A note to Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre: B.C.’s drug decriminalization policy is not wacko, you’re just wack. Much like Drake, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 1, 2024
A student encampment at McGill University, joining others across the continent. The next generation of power concentration is using its privilege to fight for the lives of people being slaughtered halfway across the globe, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CTV News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 1, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | May 1, 2024
A student encampment at McGill University, joining others across the continent. The next generation of power concentration is using its privilege to fight for the lives of people being slaughtered halfway across the globe, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of CTV News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 24, 2024
It is so Canadian to amend a bill to give Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne the power to demand an inquiry and to compel answers, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 24, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | April 24, 2024
It is so Canadian to amend a bill to give Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne the power to demand an inquiry and to compel answers, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 20, 2024
Critiques of the Liberals’ National Housing Strategy highlight that it has been great for profiteers, but not for affordable housing, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 20, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 20, 2024
Critiques of the Liberals’ National Housing Strategy highlight that it has been great for profiteers, but not for affordable housing, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 13, 2024
The firestorm surrounding a manipulated photo circulated by Kensington Palace of Catherine, Princess of Wales, and her three children, Louis, left, George, and Charlotte, is emblematic of the noticeable rift between the perception of power and the public’s confidence in those who wield it, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Kensington Palace
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 13, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 13, 2024
The firestorm surrounding a manipulated photo circulated by Kensington Palace of Catherine, Princess of Wales, and her three children, Louis, left, George, and Charlotte, is emblematic of the noticeable rift between the perception of power and the public’s confidence in those who wield it, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Kensington Palace
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 6, 2024
The triumvirate of Anglo colonialism—led by then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, then-Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, and then-U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher—were mainly of one mind when it came to laying the groundwork for today’s world, writes Erica Ifill. Photographs courtesy of Library and Archives Canada and U.S. National Archives
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 6, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | March 6, 2024
The triumvirate of Anglo colonialism—led by then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, then-Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, and then-U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher—were mainly of one mind when it came to laying the groundwork for today’s world, writes Erica Ifill. Photographs courtesy of Library and Archives Canada and U.S. National Archives
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 28, 2024
There have been a few instances in Canada where legislation like this could’ve saved a young girl’s life, writes Erica Ifill. Pexels photograph by Alex Green
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 28, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 28, 2024
There have been a few instances in Canada where legislation like this could’ve saved a young girl’s life, writes Erica Ifill. Pexels photograph by Alex Green
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 21, 2024
While many decry the expectation of free news, a model whereby the financing of journalism was downloaded from advertising dollars to consumer dollars was unsustainable, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Priscilla Du Preez
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 21, 2024
While many decry the expectation of free news, a model whereby the financing of journalism was downloaded from advertising dollars to consumer dollars was unsustainable, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Priscilla Du Preez
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 14, 2024
The European Union, United Kingdom, and the United States are all working on bills to make deepfake porn a criminal offence, but Canada is falling behind, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Romina Farías
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 14, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 14, 2024
The European Union, United Kingdom, and the United States are all working on bills to make deepfake porn a criminal offence, but Canada is falling behind, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Romina Farías
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 7, 2024
Make no mistake, the parental rights battle cry championed by the likes of Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is about surveillance and control of those who are already marginalized, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 7, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | February 7, 2024
Make no mistake, the parental rights battle cry championed by the likes of Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is about surveillance and control of those who are already marginalized, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 31, 2024
Demonstrators participate in a pro-Palestinian rally in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2023. Many of those punished are people of colour who had the nerve to use their Charter right of free expression to present their views relating to the genocide of the Palestinians, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 31, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 31, 2024
Demonstrators participate in a pro-Palestinian rally in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2023. Many of those punished are people of colour who had the nerve to use their Charter right of free expression to present their views relating to the genocide of the Palestinians, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 24, 2024
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are giving the impression they have lost the plot, making up their plan for Gaza as they go along, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade, and No. 10 Downing Street photograph by Simon Dawson
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 24, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 24, 2024
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are giving the impression they have lost the plot, making up their plan for Gaza as they go along, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade, and No. 10 Downing Street photograph by Simon Dawson
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 17, 2024
There is no question Hamas committed war crimes, but as Israel continues with its own massacre of Palestinians in Gaza, backed by western countries (including Canada), a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions has unfolded, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 17, 2024
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | January 17, 2024
There is no question Hamas committed war crimes, but as Israel continues with its own massacre of Palestinians in Gaza, backed by western countries (including Canada), a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions has unfolded, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 13, 2023
For too long we’ve believed that the ruling class running game on us to discourage non-elites from organizing for better wages and benefits is far beyond of the realm of possibilities, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Piotr Makowski
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 13, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 13, 2023
For too long we’ve believed that the ruling class running game on us to discourage non-elites from organizing for better wages and benefits is far beyond of the realm of possibilities, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Piotr Makowski
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 6, 2023
CBC president Catherine Tait dropped the bomb on Dec. 4 that the public broadcaster would be cutting 800 jobs at a time when journalism is falling apart, misinformation is on the rise, and the distribution of that journalism is most critical, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 6, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | December 6, 2023
CBC president Catherine Tait dropped the bomb on Dec. 4 that the public broadcaster would be cutting 800 jobs at a time when journalism is falling apart, misinformation is on the rise, and the distribution of that journalism is most critical, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 29, 2023
The failures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberals are within the context of an affordability and housing crisis—a nightmare that fuels civil discontent, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 29, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 29, 2023
The failures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberals are within the context of an affordability and housing crisis—a nightmare that fuels civil discontent, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 15, 2023
This is the first TikTok war since the platform became a cultural and political zeitgeist, affording the space and time to comment on political and social trends, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Solen Feyissa
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 15, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 15, 2023
This is the first TikTok war since the platform became a cultural and political zeitgeist, affording the space and time to comment on political and social trends, writes Erica Ifill. Unsplash photograph by Solen Feyissa
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
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 25, 2023
Now-Independent Ontario MPP Sarah Jama was kicked out of the Ontario NDP caucus and censured in the legislature, and we should all be afraid of the precedent this sets, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 25, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 25, 2023
Now-Independent Ontario MPP Sarah Jama was kicked out of the Ontario NDP caucus and censured in the legislature, and we should all be afraid of the precedent this sets, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 18, 2023
Who gets to be the victims of the Israel-Hamas war is directly connected to whose aggression can be excused as legitimate, and NDP MP Heather McPherson is the only one of our federal legislators who is showing leadership by calling for a ceasefire, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 18, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 18, 2023
Who gets to be the victims of the Israel-Hamas war is directly connected to whose aggression can be excused as legitimate, and NDP MP Heather McPherson is the only one of our federal legislators who is showing leadership by calling for a ceasefire, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 11, 2023
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has threatened the use of the notwithstanding clause for his school pronoun policy which puts trans kids in danger while releasing them to possible dangerous environments, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 11, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 11, 2023
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has threatened the use of the notwithstanding clause for his school pronoun policy which puts trans kids in danger while releasing them to possible dangerous environments, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 4, 2023
Press gallery reporters scrum Justice Minister Arif Virani on Sept. 19. Legacy media and the Canadian political class failed to show the humility and regret for embarrassing everyone by sanitizing Ukrainian involvement in Nazi war crimes, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 4, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | October 4, 2023
Press gallery reporters scrum Justice Minister Arif Virani on Sept. 19. Legacy media and the Canadian political class failed to show the humility and regret for embarrassing everyone by sanitizing Ukrainian involvement in Nazi war crimes, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 27, 2023
Canada’s anti-Jewish love affair with Eastern European Nazis did not begin and end with a standing ovation from every MP in attendance on Sept. 22, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of ParlVu
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 27, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 27, 2023
Canada’s anti-Jewish love affair with Eastern European Nazis did not begin and end with a standing ovation from every MP in attendance on Sept. 22, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of ParlVu
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 20, 2023
Unlike other instances of unparliamentary language in the House of Commons, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s Sept. 18 misspeak was ignored by his parliamentary colleagues and members of the press gallery, which sends a message, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 20, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 20, 2023
Unlike other instances of unparliamentary language in the House of Commons, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s Sept. 18 misspeak was ignored by his parliamentary colleagues and members of the press gallery, which sends a message, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 13, 2023
The Temporary Foreign Worker program, closely linked to Minister Marc Miller’s Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, is as strong as tattered lace, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 13, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 13, 2023
The Temporary Foreign Worker program, closely linked to Minister Marc Miller’s Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, is as strong as tattered lace, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 6, 2023
Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre’s Labour Day video is the latest example of something that makes for great content, but doesn’t counteract a long-standing narrative of whose anger is deemed acceptable, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of X (Twitter)/@PierrePoilievre
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 6, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | September 6, 2023
Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre’s Labour Day video is the latest example of something that makes for great content, but doesn’t counteract a long-standing narrative of whose anger is deemed acceptable, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of X (Twitter)/@PierrePoilievre
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 30, 2023
The Spanish women’s World Cup victory has been tainted by the actions of Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who inappropriately and non-consensually kissed player Jenni Hermoso during the ceremony presentation. Screenshot courtesy of BBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 30, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 30, 2023
The Spanish women’s World Cup victory has been tainted by the actions of Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who inappropriately and non-consensually kissed player Jenni Hermoso during the ceremony presentation. Screenshot courtesy of BBC News
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 16, 2023
Under then-minister Sean Fraser, the anti-racism work within Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has been minimal and miniscule, and not of a serious nature, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 16, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 16, 2023
Under then-minister Sean Fraser, the anti-racism work within Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has been minimal and miniscule, and not of a serious nature, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 2, 2023
A procession was held on July 27 to honour a Toronto police dog, Bingo, who was shot and killed on the job. Screenshot courtesy of CityNews
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 2, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | August 2, 2023
A procession was held on July 27 to honour a Toronto police dog, Bingo, who was shot and killed on the job. Screenshot courtesy of CityNews
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 26, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s rejection of a request for funding from the City of Toronto is the latest example of her government choosing favourites and leaving overstretched cities to take up the slack on assisting refugees. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 26, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 26, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s rejection of a request for funding from the City of Toronto is the latest example of her government choosing favourites and leaving overstretched cities to take up the slack on assisting refugees. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 19, 2023
After revealing himself to be a capable politician following the Conservative leadership race, Pierre Poilievre squandered his political capital by reducing himself to his own meme, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 19, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 19, 2023
After revealing himself to be a capable politician following the Conservative leadership race, Pierre Poilievre squandered his political capital by reducing himself to his own meme, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 23, 2022
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
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 23, 2022
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
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 16, 2022
Elon Musk, pictured at the Kennedy Space Centre's vehicle assembly building on May 30, 2020. There is no such thing as a free-speech warrior; instead these are people who don’t like your speech, and Musk is no different, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 16, 2022
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 16, 2022
Elon Musk, pictured at the Kennedy Space Centre's vehicle assembly building on May 30, 2020. There is no such thing as a free-speech warrior; instead these are people who don’t like your speech, and Musk is no different, writes Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 9, 2022
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government has introduced the notwithstanding clause three times since 2018, which previously had never been used by an Ontario government, notes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | November 9, 2022