Ashley Burke

Senior reporter

Ashley Burke is a senior reporter with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa who focuses on enterprise journalism for television, radio and digital platforms. She was recognized with the Charles Lynch Award and was a finalist for the Michener Award for her exclusive reporting on the toxic workplace at Rideau Hall. She has also uncovered rampant allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian military involving senior leaders. You can reach her confidentially by email: or

Latest from Ashley Burke

Military's former HR head pleads not guilty to charge related to alleged inappropriate relationship

The military's former head of human relations has pleaded not guilty to a service offence related to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

Ex-corporal says government putting sexual assault cases in peril by failing to change the law

A retired corporal says the federal government is failing military victims of sexual assault by dragging its heels on stripping the Canadian Armed Forces of its power to investigate and prosecute sexual offences.

Government calls for meeting with CEOs of Canada's biggest grocery chains to talk food prices

The federal government says it expects the heads of five of Canada's biggest grocery chains to attend a meeting in Ottawa on Monday to discuss ways to stabilize food prices.

Retired corporal says she's lost faith in the justice system after sex assault charge stayed

A retired Canadian Armed Forces corporal says she's lost faith in the justice system's ability to prosecute military sexual assault cases after a judge stayed the charge in her case because it took too long for it to get to trial.

Sports integrity commissioner deems majority of complaints inadmissible in 1st annual report

The newly created Office of the Sport Integrity Commission (OSIC) has deemed a majority of complaints it received since it opened last year as inadmissible. The OSIC said it received 193 complaints since June 2022 and only 66 were judged to be admissible.

Ontario court awards $142M to families of Flight PS752 victims

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has awarded more than $142 million to the families of eight people who died in the destruction of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752.

Bernardo's prison transfer report offers rare insights into killer's life behind bars

A report from the the Correctional Service of Canada offers new details of Paul Bernardo's life behind bars — and what led to the controversial decision to transfer one of Canada's most infamous killers to a medium-security prison.

Corrections Canada could have given victims' families earlier warning of Paul Bernardo's transfer: report

A review committee has concluded there was nothing stopping the Correctional Service of Canada from giving victims' families advance warning of the prison transfer of serial killer and rapist Paul Bernardo.

Families sue U.S. manufacturer over helicopter crash that killed 6 Canadian military members

The families of six Canadian Armed Forces members killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece are suing the aircraft's U.S. manufacturer, accusing it of gross negligence and a reckless disregard for safety.

Ford, Legault call on Ottawa to allow Bombardier to compete for surveillance aircraft contract

Ontario and Quebec’s premiers have joined forces to call on the federal government to launch a procurement process that allows Quebec-based Bombardier to compete in a multi-billion dollar bid to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s surveillance planes.