Mark Gollom


Mark Gollom is a Toronto-based reporter with CBC News. He covers Canadian and U.S. politics and current affairs.

Latest from Mark Gollom

How Zoe the police dog sniffed out 2 missing girls in Ontario's Algonquin Park

When two girls went missing in Ontario's Algonquin Park, it was up to Scott Gannon from the OPP Canine Unit and his partner Zoe to help locate the teens.

How asylum seekers and resettled refugees come to Canada

Asylum seekers and resettled refugees go through separate processes to enter Canada, as both groups come to the country through different immigration streams.

Bombardier job cuts raise questions on impact of Buy America Act

Bombardier's job cuts at its Thunder Bay, Ont., plant have raised questions as to how much the Buy America Act factored into aerospace company's troubles and if the legislation has had a big impact on Canadian industries.

Federal ban on conversion therapy could face constitutional hurdles

Changing the Criminal Code to enact a national ban on the controversial practice of conversion therapy could face some constitutional hurdles, legal experts say.

'It hurt more than I thought it would': Raptors fans grieve, but give thanks to Kawhi

Disappointed, sad, and a little frustrated, but many of the Toronto Raptors fans interviewed by CBC News said they bore no ill will for the departing Kawhi Leonard, thanking him for his role in delivering the city its first NBA championship.

Trump defies critics, delivers non-partisan Fourth of July address

Donald Trump injecting himself in the annual July Fourth celebrations had some observers expecting the U.S. president to deliver a divisive speech. Instead, he delivered a non-partisan address that focused on American achievement, with a heavy emphasis on the military.

Canadians say country split between ordinary folks and elites. But what is an elite?

The term 'elite' has increasingly become one of the dirty words of politics. But why has it gained such traction as a political insult? And what exactly does it mean, anyway?
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Why China has a beef with Canadian meat exports

The discovery of the restricted feed additive ractopamine in a Canadian shipment of pork products to China prompted a halt of all imports of Canadian meat — something that could have a significant impact on Canada's producers. CBC News looks into ractopamine, its use in Canada and why it's banned in some countries.

'This is a moment for Toronto': Crowds squeeze into city to witness Raptors victory parade

Despite delays, hordes of people squeezed into Toronto on Monday, waiting patiently to catch a glimpse of the Raptors victory parade motorcade that slowly crawled through the city's downtown core.

Thousands of Raptors fans celebrate 'unbelievable' NBA championship win

In Toronto, the Raptors NBA championship win sent thousands onto the streets, a sea of people loudly cheering, waving flags, high-fiving each other as they clogged up some of the major downtown intersections.

Cheering of Durant injury just another example of 'classless' fan behaviour

The behaviour of Toronto Raptors fans who cheered when Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant went down to injury is being widely condemned. But this is certainly not the first time that sports fans in North America have exhibited poor behaviour — and it likely won't be the last.

'That one hurts': Toronto Raptors fans lament heartbreaking loss

Toronto had prepared for a Raptors championship celebration, which would have sent hundreds of thousands of fans into the downtown core. Instead, minutes after the final buzzer went, many stunned fans quietly left Jurassic Park, shaking their heads in disbelief that they had come so close.

The Jays World Series win sparked 'pandemonium' in Toronto. Could the Raptors do the same?

When the Toronto Blue Jays won the 1992 World Series, it was estimated that nearly a half-million people took part in the euphoric celebration in the city. But will an NBA championship for the Raptors match that hysteria?

Inexperienced, unfit climbers at the root of overcrowding on Mount Everest, guide says

The Nepalese government could take at least one action to prevent more deaths on the increasingly crowded Mount Everest, according to one guide: Stop issuing permits to inexperienced climbers. 

Why investigating wildfires can be a 'tough row to hoe'

As soon as the first reports came in about the northern Alberta wildfires, investigators were already collecting data as part of their hunt to determine the causes.