Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is a senior reporter with CBC News. She is based in the parliamentary bureau. kate.mckenna@cbc.ca.

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PHAC to deploy to New Brunswick over reports of mystery brain symptoms

The Public Health Agency of Canada is deploying two epidemiologists to New Brunswick in September to investigate reports from a neurologist in the province of a rising number of young patients displaying abnormal neurological symptoms.

Conservatives launch massive ad campaign amid surge in polls

The Conservative Party of Canada is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that depicts its leader, Pierre Poilievre, as a family man who wants to fix the country — all while his party is soaring in the polls and his main rival is going through a public split with his spouse.

Nav Canada launches new online account to track delays at major airports

Nav Canada, the not-for-profit corporation that oversees Canada's air traffic controllers, has launched a new social media account to track and publicize the causes of delays at four major Canadian airports.

'It's a surprise': David Lametti says he wasn't expecting to be dropped from cabinet

Canada's now-former justice minister David Lametti expressed shock Thursday at being dropped from cabinet in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's massive shuffle of his governing team.

Former RCMP officer charged with foreign interference granted bail

A former RCMP officer charged with two counts of foreign interference has been granted bail by a Quebec judge.

Shortage of air traffic controllers causing delays, cancellations in Canadian airports

Canada's federal transport minister says he's pressuring Nav Canada, the corporation that trains and hires the country's air traffic controllers, to find solutions to staffing woes affecting passenger flights.

Cancer kills firefighters but coverage varies by province. A new law seeks to change that

Fire knows no borders in Canada — but firefighters' workplace compensation for some types of cancer does. A new federal law could change that.

Ottawa tops up fund for humanitarian groups as climate disasters take their toll

The federal government is setting aside $82 million over three years to top up a fund for humanitarian groups that respond to climate-related disasters.

Charlottetown police slammed in ruling; privacy commissioner says force didn't fulfil duty

P.E.I.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner says Charlottetown Police officers ignored multiple requests from her office as it investigated whether the police adequately responded to an access to information request from CBC News.

Language politics take centre stage in Montreal federal byelection

Leading up to this election, the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount was considered to be a Liberal stronghold. But in recent months, groups representing English-speaking Quebecers have expressed concerns about a federal language bill.