Tara Carman

Data Journalist

Tara Carman is an investigative journalist who specializes in finding the stories buried in big data. She has more than a decade of experience reporting in B.C., across Canada and overseas. She joined CBC News in February 2017. You can reach her at tara.carman@cbc.ca or on Twitter @tarajcarman.

Latest from Tara Carman

CBC Investigates

Government has spent $37M so far on hotels for returning Canadians who can't self-isolate at home

The federal government has spent more than $37 million to cover the cost of housing travellers returning to Canada who lack a safe place to quarantine for 14 days. Eleven hotel sites have been set up across the country, each with its own health-care staff and security.

How we analyzed the numbers of COVID-19-related deaths in seniors' homes

Methodology for CBC's data analysis on the care homes and seniors' residences hit hardest by COVID-19.

Canada's hardest-hit nursing homes lost 40% of residents in just 3 months of the pandemic

An exclusive CBC News data analysis reveals the nursing homes with the highest COVID-19-related death rates across the country.
CBC Investigates

Women, children turned away from shelters in Canada almost 19,000 times a month

A CBC News analysis reveals that in November 2019, an average of 620 women and children a day were turned away from domestic violence shelters across Canada.

The long journey to safety: Northern women travel farthest to access domestic violence shelters

Rates of intimate partner violence in the North are among the highest in the country, and yet there are only 14 shelters total across all three territories.

Record trick-or-treat numbers reported by Metro Vancouver households

Some Metro Vancouver homes said they saw record numbers of trick-or-treaters this Halloween, with eight telling CBC they got more than 1,000 people demanding candy on Thursday night.

Where are the full-size chocolate bars? Let CBC's map help maximize your Halloween haul

Seasoned trick-or-treaters know there are only a few short hours to get the most out of Halloween night. Some want the experience — garages turned into haunted houses, decked-out front yards and movies projected on to the sides of walls. For others, it's about candy maximization.

How vote-splitting helped — and hurt — the federal parties

Vote-splitting is at the heart of many heated election season discussions of strategic voting. It's often cited by Liberals late in election campaigns as a reason for progressive voters to rally around their party. Vote NDP or Bloc or Green, the argument goes, and you may elect a Conservative.

Unions top funders of third party election ads, financial records show

Unions dominate the list of the biggest donors to third parties, a CBC News analysis has found.

With polls in a dead heat, Liberals step up attacks

The Conservatives lead other major federal parties in the amount of negative attacks on Twitter and in press releases this campaign, an analysis by CBC News shows.

2018 burns its way into top five B.C. wildfire seasons

Wildfires have burned their way through close to 400,000 hectares of British Columbia so far this year, making 2018 the fourth-largest fire season since 1950.

Oh deer: The surprising source of many of B.C.'s aggressive wildlife reports

When most people think about wildlife they wouldn't want to encounter on a walk, carnivores such as bears, cougars and wolves spring immediately to mind. Deer are unlikely to be at the top of that list.
CBC Investigates

When prescription opioids run out, users look for the supply on the streets

The number of opioids reported missing to Health Canada from pharmacies and hospitals increased significantly between 2012 and late 2017, a CBC investigation found.
CBC Investigates

More than half a million prescription drugs are stolen each year - and most are opioids

More than half a million prescriptions drugs are stolen from pharmacies each year, with the majority being highly addictive opioid painkillers that end up on the street, according to an analysis of Health Canada data done by CBC News.

Canada's missing drugs: Here's how we crunched the numbers

The data on controlled drug losses from pharmacies, hospitals and transport companies came from Health Canada through an access-to-information request.