Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is a journalist with CBC Television's The Fifth Estate. Email her at kate.mckenna@cbc.ca.

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MP joins former donor in calling for RCMP investigation into WE Charity following testimony

A former WE Charity donor is calling for the RCMP and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to investigate the charity's finances after learning a Kenyan school he was told he funded bore a plaque with the name of another donor.

Don't show a photo of David Suzuki: How WE Charity tried to keep its donors happy

A decision to remove an image of David Suzuki from programming for WE Days illustrated a larger problem at WE Charity, former employees told CBC’s The Fifth Estate. A great deal of attention was paid to finding, keeping and making sure donors and sponsors were happy.

Kielburger brothers say WE Charity controversy left them 'political roadkill'

The co-founders of WE Charity say they now regret the organization's decision to invite prominent politicians — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — to their events.

For single Quebecers, a solitary Thanksgiving is the lockdown's first big hurdle

About a third of Quebecers live in single-occupancy homes and will only be allowed to celebrate Thanksgiving with, at most, one other person.

Yes, the haziness in the Quebec sky is smoke from the West Coast wildfires

Smoke from the massive, raging wildfires on the West Coast has blown more than 4,600 kilometres east, giving the Quebec sky a milky, hazy appearance. 

Help solve a mystery: Who's behind Montreal's pink house?

Last September, someone — or some people — painted the cabin on top of the malting silos a bright shade of pink, added some shutters and curtains. But who did it? And why? Help solve a mystery: Who renovated Montreal's pink house?

Montreal production company, Health Canada to retire industry term after First Nations man flags its racist connotation

After Cree actor and artist Daybi turned down a job due to the use of an industry term that contains racial slur in the contract that was emailed to him, the production company and its client, Health Canada, pledge to do better.

3 police officers charged following investigations by Quebec's police watchdog

In total, six officers have been charged since the BEI was created in 2016, but none of the criminal allegations are tied to police killings.

Burnt-out health-care workers warn of mass exodus, with no end in sight to mandatory redeployment to CHSLDs

Documents obtained by CBC News show at least one of Montreal's regional health boards plans to keep physiotherapists and occupational therapists reassigned to long-term care homes until at least January.

Advocates call for moratorium on $1,500 fines to homeless who aren't physically distancing

Groups that work with homeless Montrealers say police need to recognize the reasons vulnerable street people congregate together, ticketing less and offering more support.