Ashley Burke


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

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Canada's top military commander steps aside following sexual misconduct claim

Admiral Art McDonald abruptly stepped aside late Wednesday night as Canada's top military commander after questions were posed to the Department of National Defence about a sexual misconduct investigation into allegations against him.

Canada's new defence chief Admiral Art McDonald steps aside amid investigation

Canada's new top military commander, Admiral Art McDonald, has voluntarily stepped aside as he is investigated by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service on unspecified allegations.

Ex-employee says she left Rideau Hall after reprimand over George Floyd email

A former Rideau Hall employee who resigned last year is warning that problems at the institution go well beyond workplace harassment and include an instance of racism that drove her to leave the public service altogether.

UN experts probing destruction of Flight PS752 accuse Iran of breaking international law

Iran committed multiple violations of human rights and international law by shooting down Ukranian International Airlines Flight PS752, according to the results of an investigation by two United Nations experts.

Trudeau to announce process of selecting governor general in coming days

The prime minister is expected to announce a new process this week to select a governor general to succeed Julie Payette, who resigned exactly a month ago in the wake of a workplace review that found she presided over a “toxic” and “poisoned” workplace.

Court expected to clear Flight PS752 victims' families to sue Iran, airline

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has indicated it plans to certify a class-action lawsuit on behalf of victims’ families alleging Iran, a wing of its military, and Ukraine International Airlines were negligent for the downing of Flight PS752 that killed 176 people, according to the suit’s lawyer.

In Tehran, families of downed Flight PS752 demand arrest of Revolutionary Guard leader

Relatives of the victims of downed Flight PS752, which crashed in Iran last year, held a protest in Tehran over the weekend demanding justice for their loved ones and the arrest of the leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which Iran's leaders have admitted shot down the plane.

Federal government approves Air Canada purchase of Transat A.T. Inc.

The federal government has approved Air Canada’s purchase of competing airline Transat A.T. Inc. under a series of strict terms and conditions the government says “are in the interest of Canadians.”

Iran claims secret recording about Flight PS752's destruction is fake

Iran is pushing back at what it calls "fruitless sensationalization" of the Flight PS752 disaster in the wake of a CBC News report about a secretly-recorded conversation that suggests the world may never know the truth about what happened.

Secret recording suggests Iranian official concedes truth about downing of Flight PS752 may never be revealed

The Canadian government and security agencies are reviewing an audio recording in which a man — identified by sources as Iran's foreign affairs minister — discusses the possibility that the destruction of Flight PS752 was an intentional act, CBC News has learned.