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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Government's effort to publicize Big 3 cell service prices isn't driving them down, advocates say

This week, the federal government released its first cellphone price tracker report, which shows there has been little movement in prices since the Liberals promised to reduce those costs by 25 per cent.

Trans Mountain anticipates stable pipeline demand despite pandemic

Canadians are staying home in droves and burning less fuel thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Trans Mountain pipeline corporation forecasts shipping demand on its existing pipeline will remain strong in 2020.

Pandemic drives demands for universal affordable internet and cell plans

Without guaranteed and affordable internet access, Lekan Olawoye fears some Canadians could be left behind economically as the pandemic's physical distancing measures remain in place for months to come.

Green leadership candidate accuses Elizabeth May of 'consolidating power' in the party

The head of the Green Party of Canada's Quebec wing is accusing outgoing leader Elizabeth May of consolidating her power within the party through her position as parliamentary leader, and through her husband's position on the party's federal council.

Green Party leadership candidate says he's chasing 'green' conservatives

The latest person to join the race for the federal Green Party leadership says the party needs to work harder to woo disaffected Conservatives.

Conservatives accuse Liberals of misleading Canadians on Harrington Lake renovations

Conservatives say they aren’t opposed to the federal government carrying out repairs at the prime minister's Harrington Lake residence — but they are accusing the Liberals of burying the details and avoiding scrutiny.

Green leadership candidate Glen Murray criticized over comments on discrimination

Recent comments by Green Party leadership hopeful Glen Murray about discrimination in Canada are being called offensive, misinformed and dangerous.

Former Winnipeg mayor Glen Murray runs for Green Party leadership

Following months of rumours, former Ontario politician and ex-Winnipeg mayor Glen Murray is running for the leadership of Canada’s Green Party.

Prime minister's lakeside residence undergoing $8.6M renovation

Harrington Lake, the official summer residence where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Easter with his wife and children, has been undergoing $8.6 million in renovations.

Scheer and Trudeau on the defensive over weekend travel during pandemic lockdown

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are defending long weekend travel decisions that appeared to contradict public health pandemic orders.

Scheer and family joined other MPs on packed flight to Ottawa, ignoring social distancing rules

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and his family, Liberal cabinet minister Carla Qualtrough and Green MP Elizabeth May packed a government jet to get to Ottawa, despite health guidelines on physical distancing.

'Cast aside': Student job seekers say they've been forgotten in federal pandemic plan

The government's showcase economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB), has come in for criticism from students.

Air pollution eases in 4 Canadian cities as pandemic measures keep people home

Satellite images show a decrease in one noxious pollutant due to pandemic measures that are keeping a lot of cars in Toronto and Vancouver off the roads.

What can governments do to prevent pandemic-driven price gouging?

Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks and other medical equipment are in high demand — and in some cases are being offered at high prices.

Canada suspends federal student loan payments during COVID-19 crisis

Canadians with federal student loan debt are getting a break on payments and interest over the next six months, as Ottawa ramps up its extraordinary effort to stabilize the Canadian economy during the COVID-19 crisis.