Elizabeth Thompson

Senior Reporter

Award-winning reporter Elizabeth Thompson covers Parliament Hill. A veteran of the Montreal Gazette, Sun Media and iPolitics, she currently works with the CBC's Ottawa bureau, specializing in investigative reporting and data journalism. She can be reached at: elizabeth.thompson@cbc.ca.

Latest from Elizabeth Thompson

Canada talking with U.S. about Trump tax: Morneau

The Canadian government has been talkiing to the U.S. government about the impact a retroactive tax signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump is having north of the border, Finance Minister Bill Morneau revealed Monday.

Canadian residents hit by Trump tax dealt a new blow

Thousands of Canadian residents hit hard by a retroactive tax signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump have been dealt another blow, CBC News has learned. New proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service threaten to increase their tax hit.

Number of government employees fired for misconduct, incompetence sees sharp increase

The number of federal government public servants fired for misconduct or incompetence has risen sharply in recent years, according to figures obtained by CBC News.

Trudeau's Liberals already using passage of marijuana bill to fundraise

Less than a day after Parliament adopted landmark legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has quietly started using the legislation to fundraise.

Unregistered groups targeting Ontario voters with online ads

Two dozen groups who aren’t registered as third parties under Ontario’s election rules have been quietly targeting Ontario voters with Facebook ads on a range of issues during the provincial election campaign, CBC News has learned.

Thousands of Canadian residents hit by Trump tax get temporary reprieve

Thousands of Canadian residents who are facing massive tax bills as a result of the sweeping tax reform U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law in December have been given a temporary reprieve. Now the battle begins for a permanent fix.

Anonymous group targeting Ford pulls its Facebook attack ads

A mysterious group that has been microtargeting Ontario voters with Facebook ads attacking Conservative Leader Doug Ford says it has stopped running the ads for the final two days of the Ontario election campaign.

Ontario parties still running Facebook ads during election day blackout

Three of Ontario’s four largest provincial political parties are microtargeting Ontario voters with Facebook ads on election day, despite the advertising blackout period provided for in Ontario’s election laws, CBC News has learned.

Big banks under investigation by financial watchdog

A number of Canada's big banks are under investigation for possible violations of the consumer rules that govern financial institutions. However, officials from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada won't say which banks are being investigated, or exactly which rules they are suspected of breaking.

More than 1,000 CRA employees disciplined for misconduct over past 4 years

The Canada Revenue Agency has disciplined more than 1,000 employees for misconduct over the past four years

Students launch online campaign to scrap student loan interest charges

A group representing hundreds of thousands of students across Canada has launched an online campaign calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to make billions of dollars in student loans interest-free.

MPs to lobby U.S. counterparts on impact of Trump tax in Canada

The plight of thousands of Canadian residents facing massive bills as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reform will be on the agenda when a committee of MPs and senators heads to Washington this week.

Ontario parties already 'microtargeting' voters online as official campaign start approaches

Ontario political parties and interest groups are using social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube to microtarget ads at potential voters, often based on their interests, their age or where they live.

Trudeau government should help those hit by Trump tax: MPs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government should be doing more to help thousands of Canadian residents being hit hard by U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reform, say opposition critics.

Trump tax reform resulting in massive bills for thousands of Canadian residents

Thousands of Canadian residents are facing massive tax bills because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s December tax reform, CBC News has learned.