Evan Dyer

Senior Reporter

Evan Dyer has been a journalist with CBC for 18 years, after an early career as a freelancer in Argentina. He works in the Parliamentary Bureau and can be reached at evan.dyer@cbc.ca.

Latest from Evan Dyer


The purge of April: Trump's new advisers pour on the gas

A turnover in advisers in April set the White House on a much more confrontational course, with negative consequences for Canada.

Donald Trump's relationship with Russia keeps raising eyebrows

History will have to judge whether President Donald Trump is really the master of the 'art of the deal'. But he's certainly a master of distracting attention from one crisis by starting another.

The G7 leaders plan to confront Trump on trade. So who goes first?

U.S. President Donald Trump will make the trip to Charlevoix, Que. for the opening of the G7 leaders summit today after all. The other leaders have made it clear he needs to be confronted on trade. What isn't clear is who's going to do the confronting.

What's on Canada's agenda at the G7 — and will anyone want to talk about it?

Canada has five themes, or 'pillars', for the G7: trade and prosperity, environment and oceans, the changing nature of work, women's empowerment, and international peace and security. But it will be hard to get agreement on all of them - or even to keep the conversation focused on those topics.

Canadian aluminum shows its mettle in face of Trump's tariff

Tariffs notwithstanding, the U.S. will remain totally dependent on Canadian aluminum, which accounts for half of all aluminum used in U.S. manufacturing. U.S. producers are in no position to displace Canadian producers, even at maximum capacity. They are also far less efficient.

Canada invites a dozen extra nations to G7 Summit

Canada will invite the leaders of a dozen additional countries to the Group of Seven summit in Charlevoix, Que., this month, as well as four international organizations, CBC News has learned.

What Trump's proposed auto tariff could mean for Canada

Trump's Section 232 investigation of car imports seems aimed at pressuring Mexico to accept U.S. demands for higher wages in its car plants. But if the investigation leads to a blanket tariff on imports, it will hit Canada hard.

After mistakenly letting people buy prohibited guns, RCMP tells owners to give them up

The RCMP is trying to get 114 prohibited handguns out of circulation after mistakenly granting permits to 1,356 people, and then failing to notice the error for twelve years. Critics say it should make MPs reluctant to put the RCMP, rather than Parliament or cabinet, in charge of firearms classification.

Even before Trump dumped nuclear pact, Canada's relations with Iran were in limbo

Canadian officials say the United States' decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal may have little diplomatic or economic effect on Canada, because Ottawa and Canadian banks and businesses have kept their distance from Iran despite the end of sanctions in 2016.

Canada to reconsider Extradition Act in wake of Diab case

The Department of Justice says it will look at Canada's extradition laws in light of the injustice suffered by Canadian professor Hassan Diab, who spent more than three years in solitary confinement in France on accusations that French judges now say appear to have been a case of mistaken identity.

When alphas collide: how Trudeau and Macron handle Trump's displays of dominance

It was clear, watching both Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron shake hands for the first time with Donald Trump, that each had prepared for the moment.

Trudeau finds his business voice on foreign trip that leaves opposition with little to criticize

The Official Opposition barely mentioned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign travel this week. Instead, Conservatives mostly used their question period time to rehash the PM's excursion to India two months ago, and the unforced errors that plagued it.

After a sunny Summit of the Americas, Trudeau arrives home to face warring premiers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first foreign trip since his gaffe-plagued visit to India proved to be free of incident as he met with regional leaders, was lauded by the U.S. for Canada's support of the airstrikes on Syria and received hints a NAFTA deal may come sooner rather than later.

Hoping to bury the India debacle, Trudeau heads to Peru to talk trade, migration

Trudeau is going to Peru for the Summit of the Americas, then to Paris for a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, then to London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. It's Trudeau's first overseas excursion since India.

Liberals' claim of 'steady increase' in gun crime rests on a 'drastic' comparison to a low-crime year

The Liberal government claims Canada has experienced a sharp uptick in gun crime since 2013. But that year is a statistical outlier, with the lowest crime rates recorded in the past half-century - and appears to have been chosen to make other years look bad.