Tom Parry

Senior Reporter

Tom Parry is a senior reporter for CBC News on Parliament Hill. He has been with the CBC since 1990 and has been based in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Regina, Toronto and London, England.

Latest from Tom Parry

CBC defends efforts to diversify workforce at CRTC licence hearing

The CBC is defending its efforts to diversify its workforce and rethink its overall approach to covering news and current affairs to make it more inclusive.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist says protests part of a 'long-term battle'

A prominent leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement says he hopes the protests over a controversial extradition bill that have filled the streets of the city in recent days will eventually lead to greater freedoms.

Journalists question Liberal government's $600M media bailout plan

The federal government's plan to support Canadian journalism is being questioned by some Canadian journalists.

Fire watch: Officials have plans to prevent a Notre-Dame blaze on Parliament Hill

With images of Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames still fresh in people’s minds, officials in Ottawa are assuring Canadians a plan is in place to protect one of this country’s most famous landmarks from a similar tragedy.

Indigenous Bar Association slams Trudeau for moving Wilson-Raybould out of justice file

A group that represents Indigenous lawyers and legal scholars is criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his decision to move his justice minister into a new portfolio in last week's cabinet shuffle.

China's threats over Huawei CFO's arrest rattle Canadian business

As China continues to threaten Canada with unnamed “consequences” if it doesn't release the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, some in Canada’s business community are openly worried about what’s coming next.

'Room for encouragement' in federal budget, says Indigenous child welfare advocate

Cindy Blackstock, who helped lead the campaign for improved child welfare services for First Nations, says she's encouraged by this week's federal budget but wants assurances that billions of dollars in new spending will make a real difference in Indigenous communities.

Survivors wait for next steps in effort to preserve 'horror stories' of residential schools

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled residential school survivors must decide whether their accounts of abuse should be preserved or destroyed. Plans are now being drawn up to contact survivors and ask them their wishes.

Help from above: Canadian satellite assists with hurricane recovery, other natural disasters

As a founding member of the International Charter on Space and Natural Disasters, the Canadian Space Agency has been called upon to help monitor the devastation brought on by hurricanes, earthquakes and other major disasters. The agency says 2017 has been a busy year.

'I can breathe now': Tampa residents count their blessings after Irma changes track and spares city

Rather than smashing into Tampa, Hurricane Irma changed track and barrelled into the Florida coast farther south, siphoning off its strength and sparing the city the catastrophic storm surge so many there feared.