Maureen Brosnahan

National reporter with CBC Radio

Maureen is a veteran national reporter for CBC Radio. She joined CBC in Winnipeg and was appointed national reporter in 1991. She has since been the correspondent for national Radio News in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador. She is now based in Toronto. She has won numerous awards for her work at CBC covering health and social policy issues.

Latest from Maureen Brosnahan

Syrian boy seeking refugee status ordered deported to United States

A 16-year-old Syrian boy who arrived at the border at Fort Erie, Ont., claiming refugee status last month has been ordered deported, as by law, Canada no longer accepts refugees who come through the U.S.

Prison suicide report focuses on lack of preventive measures

A new report to be released this morning will highlight the high rate of suicide inside Canada’s prisons and the federal government’s lack of action to prevent such deaths.

Opiate overdose deaths rising across Canada

Deaths linked to opiate overdoses are rising sharply across Canada owing to an increase in prescription drug use, and many of these deaths could be prevented, a report says.

Canada’s prison population at all-time high

Canada's prison population has reached an all-time high, and the number of visible-minority inmates has gone up 75 per cent in two decades, according to figures that will be part of the annual report from Canada's prison ombudsman to be released Tuesday.

Federal inmates go on strike to protest pay cuts

Inmates in several federal prisons across Canada have gone on strike to protest against a 30 per cent cut in their pay that took effect this week.

Prison no place for mentally ill, say advocates

The stories of Tona Mills and Ashley Smith show Canada's prison system still has a long way to go to properly assess and treat women who are mentally ill, says Kim Pate, executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

Ashley Smith inquest: Corrections chief tried to duck testifying

New documents reveal that Don Head, the federal commissioner of corrections, secretly tried earlier this month to get the coroner to quash his summons to testify.

Store video cameras failing to comply with privacy laws

A study shows few retailers are complying with privacy laws that demand signs be posted outside stores alerting people to the use of video surveillance, for what reason and who they can contact to access the images that are recorded.

Prison pizza party ban hurts charities, local restaurants

Canada's Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is being painted as a grinch after he put an end to inmates occasionally spending their own money to order food from outside prisons.

Parents with disabilities want support, not stigma

Child welfare workers too often jump to conclusions that parents with physical disabilities can't adequately care for their children, the head of a national advocacy group for people with disabilities says.

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