Mark Gollom

Senior Reporter

Mark Gollom is a Toronto-based reporter with CBC News. He covers Canadian and U.S. politics and current affairs.

Latest from Mark Gollom

Republicans bash Biden's energy policies during Jason Kenney's committee appearance

Republican members of the U.S. Senate's energy and natural resources committee took advantage of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's appearance on Tuesday to bash the Biden's administration's energy policy in general, and its decision to scuttle the Keystone XL pipeline.

'It could have been anyone,' says member of Buffalo neighbourhood grieving after mass shooting

A day after a Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting investigators say was racially motivated, Tops supermarket employees and people from the predominantly Black neighbourhood gathered Sunday in the area of the attack to offer support, pray, and express anger and grief.

Jason Kenney makes a timely pitch for Alberta oil to U.S. senators. But will it work?

With skyrocketing gas prices, Washington scrambling for more oil and the U.S. midterm elections around the corner, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's appearance before a U.S. Senate committee to pitch his province's oil couldn't come at a better time.

How Doug Ford went from being a drag on his party to a major asset

When the Ontario Progressive Conservatives took control of the province in 2018, much of the credit for their victory was given to the former Liberal government's unpopular leader. Now, with current polling showing the PCs in the lead, analysts say Doug Ford is the reason for it, not despite it.

Why Canada's plan to criminalize Holocaust denial could be unconstitutional — and redundant

The federal government will attempt to join several countries in Europe, including Germany, that makes Holocaust denial a crime. However, like any legislation that seeks to put curbs on expression, it could be subject to Charter challenges.

How the U.S. Supreme Court could suffer long-lasting damage from the Roe v. Wade leak

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting that the justices might overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision has shocked court observers over the unprecedented security breach and prompted questions about whether the court has suffered permanent damage to its legitimacy.
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Why Canada's Roe v. Wade didn't enshrine abortion as a right

While there are no laws barring women in Canada from having an abortion, it's also not considered a constitutionally protected right under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as it has been in the U.S. since their top court's 1973 ruling.

Crimes on the moon could soon be added to Canada's Criminal Code

The long arm of Canadian law could extend way out onto the lunar surface as the government seeks to put Canadian astronauts on notice that if they commit crimes on the moon, they'll still face criminal charges.
Analysis

Partitioned Ukraine unlikely, but boundary line will remain ambiguous, experts say

The reality of a fractured Ukraine, where Moscow retains control or significant influence over a major area, raises questions about future boundaries and whether other autocratic nations may be emboldened to try to seize control of neighbouring regions.
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Why Elon Musk's free speech crusade for Twitter may stumble

Free speech advocates and social media analysts are questioning whether Elon Musk, if he acquires control of Twitter, will make it the free speech forum he has advocated — and whether he understands the challenges involved.

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