Matthew Kupfer

CBC Reporter

Matthew Kupfer has been a reporter and producer at CBC News since 2012. He can be reached at matthew.kupfer@cbc.ca and on Twitter @matthewkupfer

Latest from Matthew Kupfer

Health care and front-line workers could be key to hotly contested Ottawa West-Nepean

The COVID-19 pandemic, a large population of health-care workers and an older population all contribute to placing health care at the top of the agenda in the closely-contested riding of Ottawa West-Nepean.

Hong Kong path to Canadian permanent residency uneven for some young graduates

People who've come to Canada from Hong Kong using a government program that was meant to get them to work faster say they're worried they won't be able to qualify for permanent residency because of their year of graduation.

Inquest calls for OPP officers to get annual mental health training

The coroner's inquest into the death of an eastern Ontario man who was fatally shot at an Ontario Provincial Police detachment issued on Friday 16 recommendations to improve how police handle people at high risk of violence or who may have mental health issues.

Officer who shot Babak Saidi questioned about previous incident involving police

The police officer who fatally shot Babak Saidi told a coroner's inquest he didn't know of any serious injuries in a 2014 incident, which lawyer Paul Champ suggested affected Saidi's response during the fatal altercation.

Officer who shot Babak Saidi tells inquest he was afraid for his life

The constable who shot Babak Saidi outside the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Morrisburg, Ont., told a coroner's inquest Wednesday he feared for his life when Saidi took his Taser during the attempted 2017 arrest.

Constable involved in fatal arrest attempt apologizes to Babak Saidi's family

One of the constables involved in the fatal arrest of Babak Saidi in Morrisburg, Ont., in 2017 started her testimony at the coroner's inquest into his death with an apology to his family.

Babak Saidi was shot 5 times at close range, expert tells inquest

Babak Saidi was shot at close range five times by an Ontario Provincial Police constable during an attempted arrest at the Morrisburg, Ont. police detachment, a coroner's inquest heard.

Pair of officers should've been enough in Babak Saidi arrest, inquest hears

The sergeant on duty the day an eastern Ontario man was fatally shot during an attempted arrest at the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Morrisburg, Ont., told the inquest into his death that two officers should've been enough to handle him.

Officers stand by plan to arrest Babak Saidi at OPP detachment, inquest hears

The police sergeants testifying at the coroner's inquest into Babak Saidi's fatal shooting say more information about the eastern Ontario man's history with police would not have changed how they planned to arrest him.

Coroner's inquest hears Babak Saidi was considered 'high risk' by OPP

The coroner's inquest into the death of an eastern Ontario man who was fatally shot at an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in 2017 is considering what police knew prior to attempting to arrest him. 

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