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Rather than stepping up and leading in this crucial moment, the federal government’s 2024 budget actually slashed half a billion dollars in funding for programs that support the deployment of electric buses and public transit in rural areas.

Now is not the time to retreat on public transit leadership

Nationalists in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society may need to be reminded the Maple Leaf goes back to their organization, while the flag of the secular Quebec ‘nation’ honours religion and French colonialism, writes Andrew Caddell. Flickr photograph courtesy of Caribb
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree. It’s the government's legal requirement to uphold the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with the Indigenous Peoples, not with fake groups, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Justin Trudeau-Pierre Poilievre tango doesn't have much room for much else, and that is not good for political discourse, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Given the thousands of applicants, it would seem that dress and deportment was not the problem, but rather the recruiting and training branches that simply could not process the influx, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces 
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and Donald Trump. The first debate will be on June 27 on CNN and three more will be held by the Commission on Presidential Debates in September and October in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Utah. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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
The current scare-mongering on capital gains is a needless distortion, but that doesn’t let Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, off the hook, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Not to rain on Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre’s parade, but I’d just like to note for the record that his current big lead in the polls carries the seeds of a potentially serious problem, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Just when it appeared that Donald Trump couldn’t go any further in his systematic deconstruction of American institutions—he did, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among six named in arrest warrants by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on May 20. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Under Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s capital gains gambit, companies and individuals making profits on the sale of assets will still enjoy special tax treatment, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has sanctioned over 2,100 Russian individuals and entities since the start of the war in Ukraine. Sanctions, it turns out, disenfranchise the poor, not the political elites, writes Bhagwant Sandhu. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade