David Thurton

David Thurton is a national reporter in CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. He's worked for CBC in Fort McMurray, the Maritimes and in Canada's Arctic.

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One year after Trudeau took a knee, is his government living up to its anti-racism promises?

CBC News has analyzed government initiatives to address anti-Black racism over the past year. While Ottawa has made some progress on some measures, critics say they won’t lead to transformative change.

Ottawa, provinces and territories not on track to meet new climate targets: report

The federal government, provinces and territories have failed to plan emissions cuts sufficient to achieve Canada's net-zero goals, according to a new climate report.

Green party takes battle with leader Annamie Paul to court

The Green Party and its associated fund are taking their battle with party leader Annamie Paul to court — ending a tentative truce between Paul and party executives just as a federal election call is expected within weeks.

Ottawa kickstarts 'transition' process for oil and gas workers

The federal government is launching a long-awaited process to come up with a plan to support oil and gas workers as economies around the world move away from fossil fuels.

Vote on Annamie Paul's leadership of Green Party cancelled, sources say

A question of non-confidence in Annamie Paul's leadership, originally scheduled to be voted on Tuesday by the Green Party's federal council, has been cancelled, sources say.

Green Party's Annamie Paul survives emergency meeting over leadership

The leadership of the Green Party's Annamie Paul is safe — for now — after party brass decided late Tuesday not to kick-start a process that could have ultimately ousted her as leader of the party.

Greens discuss revoking leader Annamie Paul's membership

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul not only faces a challenge to her leadership, but she could also lose her party membership, CBC News has learned.

Taxpayers have spent at least $23B on pipeline subsidies and supports since 2018: report

As calls to end government subsidies of fossil fuels grow in intensity, a new report finds that taxpayers have allocated billions of dollars to expand and build new pipelines in the past year alone.

Climate change threatens remote and rural communities nationwide: report

The wildfire that destroyed Lytton, B.C. is just the latest vivid example of what rural communities across the country can expect as the planet continues to get hotter, the authors of a new report on climate change say.

Annamie Paul faces July 20 non-confidence vote as Green Party lays off staff

The Green Party will pursue a vote of non-confidence against its leader, Annamie Paul.