Laura Clementson

Laura Clementson is a journalist with CBC News. She can be reached at Follow Laura on Twitter @LauraClementson.

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CBC Investigates

Lawmakers in Canada, U.S. call for probes of Live Nation/Ticketmaster's 'outrageous' refund policy

There are now calls from politicians in both Canada and the U.S. for investigations into global entertainment giant Live Nation over its refusal to immediately refund all ticket-holders for thousands of concerts and live events disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBC Investigates

Live Nation/Ticketmaster decision to withhold refunds 'reprehensible,' say fans, members of Congress

Fans around the world — and now two members of Congress — are demanding entertainment giant Live Nation refund tickets for all events cancelled or disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. But Live Nation says 90 per cent of its shows are simply being postponed for future dates that have yet to be set.
CBC Investigates

Canadian flight crews demand protective suits as more than a dozen fall ill with COVID-19

More than a dozen Canadian flight attendants have fallen ill with COVID-19, CBC News has learned. The union representing the country's largest airline says crews need better protective gear.

Food producers worry if supply chain can handle COVID-19 without migrant workers

Canada's top grocers say they are able to keep up with demand amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but some food producers are expressing concern over the impact the border restrictions could have on Canada's agricultural food production.

'We're not feeling very safe': Employees, passengers question COVID-19 screening at Pearson

There are questions at Toronto's Pearson International Airport about whether the screening process for new arrivals is thorough enough amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
CBC Investigates

Pressure to have multiple babies putting surrogates 'at risk'

A three-month CBC investigation revealed that a lot of women who become surrogates feel internal and external pressure to have multiple babies. And experts warn that there isn't enough medical oversight of women who have babies in quick succession.
CBC Investigates

Why a lack of oversight of surrogacy in Canada leaves some parents feeling taken advantage of

It's illegal to pay a surrogate to carry someone else's baby in Canada. Yet, surrogacy is far from free. A CBC investigation into the industry reveals why some parents are left with serious questions about payments they made — and why they're reluctant to report their concerns. 
Fifth Estate

'It's overwhelming': Survivors create public list of Catholic clerics accused of sexual abuse

Survivors of sexual abuse by Catholics clerics have compiled and published a list of men accused of the abuse in a southwestern Ontario diocese over the past 60 years.

Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver aware of 36 cases of clergy sex abuse since 1950s, CBC learns

The Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver was aware of 36 cases of abuse by clergy under its jurisdiction since the 1950s, including 26 involving children, results of an internal review of cases of clergy sexual abuse obtained by CBC's The Fifth Estate show.

Hamilton school boards prepared for sex-ed curriculum exemption policy

Hamilton school boards need to have a policy in place by the end of November for parents who want their kids to opt out of the sex ed curriculum. No problem, the boards say.

'We desperately need clarity' about province's plans, says conservation authority chair

Hamilton's conservation authority wants the province to clarify what it's asking when it told authorities to "wind down" activities that fall outside of their core mandate.

Donations in truck loads for migrant workers after St. Catharines flower farm fire

After a devastating fire at Pioneer Flower Farms in St. Catharines, Ont. left about 25 migrant workers without a home, the community pulled together to gather donations, helping employees to get back on their feet.

Over 1,000 people visit McMaster to see and smell the corpse flower

Here's a look at what the corpse flower looks like and what people thought of it whiling catching a glimpse of the large flower at McMaster University.
D-Day Anniversary

Postcards from Juno Beach dispatched 75 years later in memory of fallen Canadian soldiers

Residents across Canada have been receiving some unusual postcards stamped with a bit of personal history of the veterans who once shared an address with the recipients. Its part of an initiative commemorating the hundreds of Canadians killed in the Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Hamilton man stabbed to death, 'long-time' friend accused: police

Hamilton police have released the name of the man who was stabbed to death at a downtown apartment Saturday night. Police say the victim and accused were childhood friends.