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Louise Elliott

Louise Elliott

Louise Elliott joined CBC after several years as a print journalist for The Canadian Press and major Canadian dailies. While she cut her teeth in newspapers, radio taught her how to tell stories.

For the past few years, she has worked as the national Parliamentary reporter for The House on CBC Radio One.

Elliott has won numerous awards, including two Radio Television News Director Awards for documentaries on The House-one about a soldier with PTSD who couldn't access treatment, and another about a Sikh temple which couldn't get visas for its priests.

In 2005, Elliott won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for her 2005 series for television and radio on the spraying of chemical defoliants, including Agent Purple and Agent Orange, at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. The series sparked a federal investigation and some compensation for the victims by the Conservative government.

In 2003, she received a National Newspaper Award for political journalism for her stories about the spending habits of privacy commissioner George Radwanski. The stories led to Radwanski's ultimate resignation.

Recently, Elliott completed a series of stories about the management of Canada's water supply. Her documentary about groundwater, What Lies Beneath, aired on The Current. She continues to bring the issue to the attention of Canadian listeners.

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