Salimah Shivji is a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau.
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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.
Theatre star Albert Schultz steps down amid sexual harassment allegations
Albert Schultz is taking a leave of absence as artistic director of the Toronto-based Soulpepper Theatre Company and says he will "vehemently" defend himself against allegations from four women who have accused him of sexual harassment.
Models use closed Facebook groups to identify sexually inappropriate photographers
A closed Facebook group launched last spring to identify problematic photographers has gathered steam as more models speak out about sexual harassment on the job.
Weinstein fails to hire lawyer for Ontario actor's sexual assault lawsuit
An Ontario woman's lawsuit against American film producer Harvey Weinstein moves ahead despite Weinstein's failure to hire a lawyer.
Audiobook boom is good news for Canadian actors and listeners
The surge in popularity of audiobooks has boosted production in Canada, meaning much more work for Canadian actors as they lend their voices to Can Lit classics.
Outlander star Caitriona Balfe on fierce fans and fab women
These days Caitriona Balfe is fully aware of the fervent fan base that follows every move of her series Outlander, now in its third season. But that wasn't always the case.
Margaret Atwood and Elisabeth Moss reunite, have words in Toronto
Margaret Atwood spoke of the power of the spoken word at Toronto's Union Station on Wednesday morning as she helped promote the Canadian launch of Amazon's audio division Audible.
Toronto Fashion Week rises from ashes into a crowded field
A large transparent tent took over a Yorkville street this week and welcomed both international stars and Toronto’s fashion industry elite, all anxious to see what the new organizers had in store for the resurrected Toronto Fashion Week.