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.

Latest from David Thurton

Canada's pipeline regulator says it's taking a stand against systemic racism

The Canada Energy Regulator says it hasn't always lived up to its obligations to First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and it's promising to change that.

Trans Mountain expansion resumes after long shutdown

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project announced today it's restarting construction this week after a two-month shutdown following several safety lapses.

NDP repays multimillion-dollar campaign debt amid tough fundraising climate during pandemic

Now that the bank has been paid, the party can focus on holding a virtual convention in April and preparing for a possible pandemic election, which New Democrats insist they don't want but expect the Liberals will trigger sometime this year.

New Green Party Leader Annamie Paul will run for an Ontario seat

Newly minted Green Party Leader Annamie Paul announced Thursday night she's decided to run in an Ontario riding in the federal next election.
Analysis

The Trans Mountain project faces a year of challenges and opportunity

After a hiatus of about two weeks, construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected to resume today. But even for a project that has faced numerous regulatory setbacks already, this year could bring more headaches for the pipeline's Crown corporation and the project's owners — Canadian taxpayers.

Trans Mountain project goes into voluntary shutdown after workplace safety 'incidents'

Work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is shutting down temporarily for the next two weeks as the project assesses recent safety lapses.

'Risks and uncertainties' could make Trans Mountain unprofitable, says budget watchdog

Trans Mountain remains a profitable investment for Canadian taxpayers but changes in oil demand, construction delays and soaring costs could quickly change that assessment, says Canada's budget watchdog.

Trans Mountain's COVID-19 costs are now $12.5 million and growing

Last month, the Trans Mountain pipeline said it had spent about $1.2 million on keeping employees safe during the pandemic. New figures show that Trans Mountain has spent about $12.5 million on related COVID-19 expenses across the organization.

Weaker penis bones in river otters linked to oilsands contaminants in new study

A new study finds hydrocarbons, typically associated with oilsands operations, are contributing to decreased penis bone strength among river otters — a phenomenon that could have dire implications for animal health in northern Alberta.

Canada could see 20,000 COVID-19 cases per day by end of year: PHAC

New cases of COVID-19 could reach 60,000 a day by the end of December if Canadians increase their current level of contact with other people, according to new modelling from the Public Health Agency of Canada that will be released tomorrow.

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