Justin Li

Senior News Writer

Justin Li is a senior news writer. Prior to joining CBC News, he worked for the Toronto Star and wrote for various magazines in Toronto, where he's always lived.

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Catholic bishops pledge $30M for residential school survivors, AFN expresses skepticism

Canada's Catholic bishops on Monday said they would give $30 million to help support survivors of the residential school system, a pledge met with cautious optimism by survivors, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and others.

Canada abetting Washington's 'new Cold War' with Huawei arrest, says economist

The arrest of a Chinese tech executive is yet another example that the U.S. is creating "a new Cold War" in international trade, says economist Jeffrey Sachs, who adds that Canada is abetting its southern neighbour.

Friends and neighbours of Andrew Kinsman, missing since June, launch new search

Friends and neighbours of Andrew Kinsman embarked on a new search on Thursday in an effort to find the Toronto man missing since June.

After rescue from Thai cave, boys face a physical and psychological battle

The eight boys rescued after spending the last two weeks trapped with four other teammates and their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand now face a new challenge after surviving — recovery.

Residents, businesses near ACC, Rogers Centre require 'security plan parking pass' due to Jays games

Residents and businesses near Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre will be required to obtain a new parking pass from Toronto police due to increased traffic and enhanced security procedures in the area caused by Blue Jays home games and other events.

Doug Ford touts 'united' Ontario PC caucus at Toronto rally

Ontario's new Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford celebrated party unity at a rally in Toronto on Monday.

New rental report shows 'Toronto is in the midst of a housing crisis,' says councillor

A new city report released on Friday says purpose-built apartment rent increases in 2017 increased to 15-year high while vacancy rates lowest in 16 years, prompting one city councillor to request a strategy to combat what he calls a "housing crisis."

16-year-old becomes 3rd family member to die after TCH fire

A 16-year-old boy is the third family member to die after a two-alarm fire at a Toronto Community Housing complex, his uncle told CBC Toronto.

'I am so sorry': Lena Dunham walks back defence of Girls writer accused of rape

Lena Dunham apologized on Saturday for defending a writer on her HBO show Girls, after some on social media slammed her for not believing a woman who accused him of sexual assault.

'In a dream': Jason Wisdom on having his murder conviction stayed, release from prison

For the first time in 13 years, ex-gang member Jason Wisdom woke up on Friday in his own bed after having his murder conviction stayed.