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The Hill Times will be available on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Mar 30, 2021

Great news! Effective Thursday, April 1, 2021, a new e-Resource, The Hill Times, will be available to our customers

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, library branches have been frequently closed, and customers have not been able to access print copies of The Hill Times.

To be more responsive to customer needs, we will subscribe to the – Canada’s political and government news service, starting April 1, 2021.

Customers can access PDF versions of Ottawa's own twice-weekly newspaper, as well as previous, achieved issues back to 2004, or download and print a copy.  They can also search articles dating back to 1989, and access PDF versions of the Embassy Archives from 2004 to 2016. The Hill Times absorbed Embassy magazine and doubled its print edition to be twice-a-week starting from April 2016.

In addition to the digital edition of the Hill Times, there will be full access to for daily updated breaking exclusive stories and in-depth articles about the people, the policies, and the politics that make the news. Enjoy a diversity of opinions and points of view, from various political angles. With Ottawa being a capital city and a government town, this kind of political resource will be essential to meet the needs of a large government workforce.

Both In-library and unlimited simultaneous remote access from home are available.

The Hill Times is independently owned and based in Ottawa. Their website states that they are independent and non-partisan. Articles are written by well-respected journalists.

OPL will add a new subject category entitled “Politics” under Popular Subjects on our eResource home page, alongside existing offerings of similar Canadian content. iPolitics and The Hill Times will be listed together to promote these two local political eResources to support local Ottawa journalism.