Peter has covered politics, legislation, the Senate, international trade, foreign affairs and lobbying for The Hill Times and its sister publications since 2012. Peter was born and raised in Newmarket, Ont., and moved to Ottawa to study journalism at Carleton University. He now lives in Barrhaven with his wife and two children. He is a cancer survivor, a basketball nerd, and a habitual creator of to-do lists.
Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media. Born and raised in London, Ont., Mike began his journalistic career as a volunteer news reporter at CHRW-FM Radio Western, before heading to Florida as a freelancer to cover state politics and presidential primaries. Following an internship at The Hill Times in the summer of 2013, he headed east to the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, N.B. Mike enjoys music, podcasts, and old books—and never misses an opportunity for pond hockey in the frigid depths of Ottawa’s winters. Mike has a master’s in political science from Western University and a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.