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Former British prime minister Liz Truss, left, resigned last month after only 44 days in office after her failed attempt to reorient the government's economic agenda, and current British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, right. Photographs courtesy of Commons Wikimedia and Flickr

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There is immense economic value in consumer and citizen data, but tapping into this seemingly bottomless reserve should not come at the cost of our individual and collective privacy interests, writes Yuka Sai. Unsplash photograph by Jason Dent

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Most of Ottawa's Wellington Street was blocked off by Freedom Convoy supporters, such as this one, pictured on Feb. 17, 2022, for more than three weeks last winter. This would not have been allowed to happen if the protesters were Indigenous people. This is what racism looks like on a grand, national scale, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland gets marks for her post-Disney Plus apology, but it’s not the first time her attempts to connect with average Canadians have gone amuck, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces prepare their light armoured vehicles for operations during an exercise in Wainwright, Alta., on May 9. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson W. Branch
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser, pictured recently on the Hill, said last week, 'Look, folks, it’s simple to me. Canada needs more people.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
At Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem's well-attended press conference last week, he predicted a period of discomfort followed by a return to two per cent inflation by 2024 and a healthy and growing economy, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured Nov. 3, 2022, holding a press conference at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Ontario Doug Ford, pictured on Oct. 17, 2022, at Nokia in Kanata, Ont., recently buckled on his threat to use the notwithstanding clause to pre-emptively protect a law his government had enacted banning the province’s education workers from going on strike. Apparently, he miscalculated. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In the debris field of contemporary public life, there aren’t many political heroes. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is an exception, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/Flickr
It’s not clear that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his allies have taken on board the fact that the old ultra-high growth rate is never coming back, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photography by Aykut Unlupinar courtesy of G20 Turkey
In the short run, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s government is for the most part facing a lose-lose proposition, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade