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

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.

RCMP knew about Atwal's invitation earlier than previously revealed

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were aware far earlier than previously revealed that a man once convicted of attempted murder had been invited to a reception in India with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau government boosts funding for environment, immigration

Environment, immigration, trains and those who fight gender-based violence will be getting a lot more money in the year to come, according the detailed spending plans tabled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government Monday.

Legal disputes involving veterans cost federal government almost $40 million over two years

The federal government has spent more than $38 million on legal proceedings involving Canada’s veterans over the past two years.

Trudeau breaks his silence on exchange of gifts with Aga Khan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke his silence today on the latest twist in the Aga Khan scandal, saying he received an overnight bag from the Ismaili Muslim leader during his vacation on his private island in the Bahamas.

Liberals spend $150K over 2 years to fly in stakeholders for announcements

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has spent more than $150,000 to bring people from across the country to participate in government announcements, according to documents tabled in Parliament.

AG goes after 'spousal expenses' in critical report on Crown corporation

Auditor General Michael Ferguson's office has found "significant deficiencies" in the way a federal Crown corporation has been run — citing, among other things, $11,000 in "spousal expenses" charged to the corporation in 2016.

Split tax information sharing plan from budget bill, says critic

Controversial proposals to give the Canadian government more powers to share confidential tax return information with police in foreign countries, should be split out of the budget and tabled separately in the House of Commons, says Conservative Revenue Critic Pat Kelly.

Canadians' confidential tax info to be shared with police in other countries

Confidential information from Canadian taxpayers could be shared with police and authorities in dozens of countries around the world, under measures quietly included in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget.

G7 summit cost tops $200 million in budget estimates

Hosting top world leaders at the upcoming G7 summit in Quebec’s picturesque Charlevoix region is expected to cost Canadian taxpayers at least $224.6 million dollars.

Top CRA executives pocket up to $35,000 a year in performance pay

Top executives at the Canada Revenue Agency have been taking home up to $35,000 a year in performance pay.