Ashley Burke

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Ashley Burke is a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. Have a story idea? Email her at

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Canada Soccer cancels controversial exhibition game against Iran

Canada Soccer says it has cancelled a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver.

Conservatives call on Canada Soccer to cancel match with Iranian team

The Conservatives are joining a growing number of calls for Canada Soccer to cancel a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver.

Court sets dates for former head of military HR's sexual assault trial

A court has set aside 13 days next year for the criminal trial of the military's former head of human resources.

Canada Soccer is paying Iran's team $400K to play in Vancouver, team official says

Canada Soccer is paying Iran’s soccer federation $400,000 to play a controversial exhibition game next month in Vancouver, according to the head of Iran’s national team.

Iranian soccer official coming to Canada attended party with man sought by FBI over kidnap plot

The head of the Iranian national soccer team coming to Vancouver next month for a controversial exhibition game recently attended a party with a man wanted by the FBI in relation to a plot to kidnap international targets, including three people in Canada.

Families of Flight PS752 victims call for cancellation of soccer match with Iran

Families who lost loved ones in the destruction of Flight PS752 are demanding that Canada Soccer abandon its plan to host Iran for a men’s soccer friendly next month in Vancouver.

Canada's former top soldier expelled from RMC Alumni Association

The Royal Military College Alumni Association has voted to expel retired general Jonathan Vance, Canada’s former top soldier, after his guilty plea for obstruction of justice.

Retired Canadian Forces reservist delivers life-saving medical supplies to Ukrainian soldiers

A Canadian veteran in Kyiv is teaming up with a U.S. tactical equipment supplier to deliver life-saving medical supplies to Ukrainian Forces on the front line.

Battle over secret CRA tax deal divided staff, launched complaints, documents show

The Canada Revenue Agency violated its own policy while granting a secretive tax deal to a major corporation exposing itself to potential reputational damage, according to documents filed in court.

A military in crisis: Here are the senior leaders embroiled in sexual misconduct cases

It's a leadership crisis without precedent in the Canadian Armed Forces — a fact that only becomes crystal clear when you take a step back and look at the full depth and scope of the sexual misconduct crisis and survey the wreckage among the top ranks.