Catou MacKinnon


Catou MacKinnon started working for CBC in New Brunswick as a reporter and then as the Martime Noon correspondent. Since 2004, she's been reporting on stories from all over the province of Quebec.

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Families of missing Indigenous children welcome call for Quebec inquiry

Quebec's minister of Indigenous Affairs is going to ask First Nations and Inuit what to tackle first among 21 calls for justice issued in a special supplementary report by the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Some Indigenous people are torn about what should be at the top of that list.

Quebec City doctor calls out insurance companies for prostate cancer screening

A family doctor in Quebec City is blaming insurance companies for the high number of men she is seeing who were tested for prostate cancer without being properly informed about the test and its rate of false positives.

Stranded sailors despair as 30-month stay on ship docked in Quebec City port continues

Two sailors have been living on a stranded ship in the Port of Quebec for more than two years, waiting to get paid and unable to leave, because the vessel needs upkeep in order to retain its value.

Doctor warned man with epilepsy not to drive on morning of deadly Quebec City crash

A Quebec City man with epilepsy, who is standing trial for criminal negligence causing death, had been warned several times he should not drive, his neurologist testified on Tuesday.

Children living near Rouyn-Noranda, Que., smelter overexposed to arsenic and lead, study shows

People living near the copper smelting plant are demanding to know why it's taking the government so long to address their concerns, in the wake of a new study that shows their children have levels of the toxic metals 3.7 times higher than normal.

Sherbrooke psychologist was arrested, then freed a month before latest alleged sexual assault

A Sherbrooke, Que., psychologist is alleged to have repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman last February while free on his own recognizance after his arrest one month earlier on a string of related charges, including pimping and drug trafficking.

'It's the worst way to lose a daughter,' says father of 14-year-old murder victim in Inukjuak, Que.

Jobie Epoo is struggling to understand how his daughter Bethany's killer, who was just shy of his 18th birthday at the time of her death, could be treated so leniently by the courts. The man, who can't be named, will serve six years in detention as a young offender.

Quebec City student honours victims of mosque shooting with 6,000 paper cranes

In Japanese culture, if someone folds 1,000 origami cranes, one wish will come true. So Arthur Thompson de la Chenelière made 6,000 cranes, and with them, a wish for each of the men killed two years ago.

Quebec City, Montreal honour mosque attack victims on 2nd anniversary of shooting

Commemorations are taking place in Quebec City, Montreal and across Canada to honour the victims of the Quebec City mosque attack on Jan. 29, 2017.

Quebec's police watchdog flooded with complaints from Indigenous people about police misconduct

CBC News has learned that more than half of all allegations of police misconduct — 27 in all — brought to Quebec's Bureau of Independent Investigations since the BEI got off the ground in 2016 are from Indigenous complainants.

'Their stories must not be forgotten': Viens Commission closes with plea for Val-d'Or women

The president of Native Women Quebec, the last witness at Quebec's inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous, is asking the inquiry to focus its report on policing and the justice system.

Minnie's Hope, where culture and medicine go hand in hand

Women in Quebec’s far north say they’ve developed a unique recipe for supporting children and keeping them with their parents. They hope to share it across the North to reduce the high rates of youth protection cases.

Language barrier makes court baffling for many Inuit, justice workers say

For Quebec Inuit accused of breaking the law, the first of many obstacles to equal treatment in the justice system is language, say some of the people who help Inuit defendants navigate the courts.

Inuk woman's tell-tale botulism symptoms would have been taken seriously if she'd been white, says her widower

A man from Inukjuak said the failure of a nurse stationed in the northern Quebec community to recognize the signs of botulism cost his wife her life, and it was only after she died that clinic staff took his adult daughter's symptoms seriously.

Grieving Inuit families blame racism of health-care workers for deaths of loved ones

Inuit testifying at Quebec's inquiry into how Indigenous people are treated by Quebec's public servants have told Commissioner Jacques Viens heart-wrenching stories of ignored pleas for help and delayed service. The commission is visiting Nunavik for the first time since hearings began nearly two years ago.