Salimah Shivji


Salimah Shivji is a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau.

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Canada shifts its UN Security Council campaign pitch in response to pandemic

With the United Nations poised to announce whether the vote on non-permanent Security Council seats will go ahead as scheduled in June, Canada is doubling down on its bid for a seat — and adjusting its pitch to take the COVID-19 crisis into account.

Concerns about low uptake, flawed pandemic data linger as provinces pursue digital contact tracing

As some provinces eye plans to revive their economies from a pandemic-induced coma, one part of the puzzle remains elusive: swift and accurate contact tracing.

Carbon tax must hit $210 per tonne by 2030 to meet Paris targets, report concludes

In its final report, a privately-funded policy group that calls for market-friendly solutions to climate change concludes that Canada needs a carbon price of $210 per tonne of greenhouse gas emission by 2030 to meet its Paris targets — assuming it relies on the carbon tax alone.

Gaming the writ: The strategy that goes into timing an election call

Does it matter when a prime minister officially calls an election? Absolutely.

Military justice system doesn't breach charter rights, Supreme Court rules

Canada's military justice system doesn't contravene the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and can remain as is, the country's top court has ruled.

Maxime Bernier says his party would cap immigration levels at 150K 

A People's Party of Canada government would lower the number of immigrants Canada accepts to between 100,000 and 150,000 per year — a level not seen since 1986 — party leader Maxime Bernier pledged in a policy speech Wednesday evening.

Canada's military feeling the strain responding to climate change

The country's top military commander says Canada's Armed Forces are being pushed to the limit responding to an increasing number of climate-related events such as floods and fires.

Trudeau set to sign New Zealand PM's pledge to tackle violent, extremist online content

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to sign an international pledge in Paris Wednesday aimed at getting governments and social media companies working together to curb the spread of violent and extremist content online.

Saskatchewan's carbon tax court challenge launches today

Today, a courtroom in Regina gets its first official look at Saskatchewan's constitutional case against Ottawa's carbon pricing plan - just the opening round of what promises to be a protracted argument about climate change in an election year.

Playing for the planet: How scientists use gaming to talk about climate change

The idea — to use video games to make the impacts of climate change "tangible," in a virtual way — came to Manjana Milkoreit after her research showed a problem with how the topic was being handled at the political level.

'Nothing held back' as Canadian delegation raises detainee issue in China

The Canadian delegation in Shanghai has begun to push for the release of detainees Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor​, according to the senator heading the trip to China — but he doesn't know if any progress was made.

Ottawa turns to 2 'clean growth leaders' to lead climate advisory panel

The federal government is turning to a longtime environmental activist and the CEO of the country’s largest credit union for advice on how to reach its climate change targets, particularly in the transportation and buildings sectors.

Sustainable design, second-hand clothes: How you can become a conscious fashion shopper

From local, small-scale designers to huge corporations, it seems everyone wants to be on the sustainable fashion bandwagon. Here are some tips for how the average shopper can get on board.

Reboot mania takes over as TV networks struggle to woo viewers

The influx of rebooted sitcoms may seem like desperation or a lack of creativity, but it appears to be a winning formula for networks and viewers.

'I've never seen anything quite like this': Canadian designers basking in Meghan Markle effect

Canadian fashion designers are benefiting from the so-called Markle effect, the term used to describe an instant spike in demand for clothing, jewelry and other items Meghan Markle wears since she and Prince Harry announced their engagement last November.