David Cochrane

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David Cochrane is a senior reporter in CBC's Parliamentary bureau. He previously wrote for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Analysis

With Trudeau's leadership under fire, Liberals try to regroup before October

Federal and provincial Liberals who spoke to CBC News concede what was unthinkable just months ago — that in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Justin Trudeau’s leadership has gone from one of the party’s greatest strengths to one of its biggest liabilities.

Wilson-Raybould set multiple conditions for ending the rift with Trudeau, say sources

Liberal MPs — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — tried for weeks to broker a compromise with Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin controversy, but the talks ultimately failed when it became clear they could not reach an agreement with the former attorney general, sources tell CBC News.

Budget 2019 will create 'lifelong learning' accounts: sources

The federal government will establish personalized accounts to help Canadians pay for lifelong learning and skills development in next week’s budget, CBC News has learned.

Federal budget to target Canada-wide high speed internet by 2030

The Trudeau government will roll out a multi-year plan in the federal budget to give all Canadians access to high-speed internet by 2030, CBC News has learned.

Most Liberal MPs want Wilson-Raybould, Philpott to stay in caucus, says caucus chair

The chair of the federal Liberal caucus says most of his fellow Liberal MPs support keeping Jody Wilson Raybould and Jane Philpott on the team.

Trudeau considering a statement of contrition over SNC-Lavalin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scrapped his public agenda and returned to Ottawa Tuesday for high-level discussions to plot next steps in the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy — steps that may include Trudeau making some display of contrition over how officials in his office conducted themselves.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shuffle cabinet Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet on Friday to fill the vacancy created by Jody Wilson-Raybould's departure over the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shuffle cabinet Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet on Friday to fill the vacancy created by Jody Wilson-Raybould's departure over the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

Under pressure: Inside an explosive week in the SNC-Lavalin controversy

We still haven't heard from the scandal's key player, but details are emerging of the internal government conversations about SNC-Lavalin that led to the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Analysis

Inside SNC-Lavalin's long lobbying campaign to change the sentencing rules

SNC-Lavalin's lobbying efforts to change the Criminal Code in the wake of fraud and bribery charges date back to the earliest days of the Trudeau government.

Jane Philpott tapped to fill Treasury Board cabinet vacancy

The current Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has been chosen to fill the cabinet vacancy as president of the Treasury Board, CBC News has learned.

Canada had no choice but to arrest Huawei executive at Washington's request: expert

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou may inflame diplomatic and trade tensions with China, but Canada’s extradition treaty with the United States left it with no choice but to detain Meng, says a legal expert.

'Expect a little dustup': Trudeau, premiers brace for fractious first ministers meeting

Senior officials from multiple provinces are predicting a tense and difficult first ministers meeting when premiers gather to discuss the economy and trade with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal on Friday.

Renewed calls for public inquiry as France pushes appeal decision in Hassan Diab case to next year

The French Court of Appeal did not deliver an anticipated ruling Friday in the case of Hassan Diab, the Canadian academic suspected by French authorities of involvement in a 1980 bombing outside a Paris synagogue.

Hassan Diab appeal decision delayed a month

Hassan Diab will have to wait one more month before learning whether the French Court of Appeal will uphold the decision to release him from a Paris jail and send him home to Canada.