David Fraser CBC


David Fraser was an Ottawa-based journalist for CBC News who previously reported in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith opposes assisted-dying expansion as Ottawa eyes delay

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's office says the province objects to Ottawa's plan to extend eligibility for medically assisted death to people whose sole underlying condition is a mental illness.

City says thousands in fines remain unpaid 1 year after 'Freedom Convoy'

One year after the self-styled "Freedom Convoy" arrived in Ottawa, the city says only about half the value of the tickets handed out during the protests has been paid.

Public campaign needed to counter misinformation on extreme intoxication law: report

The federal government should launch a public awareness campaign to clearly explain an extreme intoxication policy that caused confusion when it was rushed into law earlier this year, a House of Commons committee urges in a new report.

PMO staff say Bergen privately acknowledged concerns over engaging with protesters

Staff in the Prime Minister's Office are suggesting the former Conservative interim leader, Candice Bergen, privately acknowledged concerns about engaging with "Freedom Convoy" protesters last winter while publicly urging the prime minister to listen to them — something Bergen denies.

RCMP apprehension unit wasn't searching for Sask. suspect before stabbing rampage

The RCMP says a special unit dedicated to apprehending fugitives was not actively searching for a Saskatchewan man they believe to be responsible in a stabbing rampage that left 10 people dead and 18 others injured.

Mass Saskatchewan stabbing shows gap in system allowing suspect with arrest warrant to be at large

In late May, a parole officer issued an arrest warrant for an offender with a violent criminal past who had recently been released from prison in Saskatchewan and who had since disappeared.

TUPC says it's prepared to use private prosecution at St. Brigid's. Here's what that means

William Komer says his experience with private prosecution in London, Ont. — after he unsuccessfully argued that police discriminated against him on the basis of his gender — gives him confidence The United People of Canada's (TUPC) efforts to stay in an Ottawa church they're being evicted from will succeed.

Group occupying St. Brigid's calls claims it violated Heritage Act bogus

Eviction notices taped to the door of a historic church in Lowertown claim the members of The United People of Canada (TUPC) violated the province's Heritage Act, but the group, which continues to occupy St. Brigid's despite attempts by the current owners to change the locks, disagrees. 

QAnon-inspired protest in Peterborough, Ont., prompts investigation

Ontario's civilian police watchdog is investigating an arrest in Peterborough, Ont., on Saturday that resulted in serious injuries during a QAnon-inspired protest, in what has become another example of far-right conspiracy theories having real-life consequences in Canada.

Police still investigating officers' donations to Freedom Convoy fundraiser

Police forces in Ontario say they are continuing to investigate members donating to the Freedom Convoy, six months after committing to do so.