Idil Mussa


Idil Mussa is a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa.

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OCDSB upholds sanctions against trustee Blackburn

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) upheld its decision on Thursday to sanction trustee Donna Blackburn for her statements about a Black teenager.

Ontario back-to-school plan worries some immunocompromised parents

Parents with compromised immune systems in Ottawa are worried about the province's plan to return elementary students to school full time.

Campaign underway to name park after renowned Inuk artist

An Ottawa woman is campaigning to have a park in Sandy Hill named after internationally renowned Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. 

Ottawa parents pull children out of daycare after outbreaks

Some parents in Ottawa have decided not to send their children to daycare amid rising cases of COVID-19 cases and a rash of outbreaks at child-care facilities over the past week.

Decision in Montsion manslaughter trial expected in October

Closing arguments in the trial of Const. Daniel Montsion wrapped up Wednesday with the Crown asserting his punches to Abdirahman Abdi's head during a violent arrest caused the Somali-Canadian man's death.

Montsion's assault gloves part of his uniform, defence argues

The assault gloves worn by Const. Daniel Montsion during Abdirahman Abdi's fatal arrest were a part of his uniform and not offensive equipment, argued his defence lawyer Tuesday.

Montsion should have known the harm his assault gloves could cause, argues Crown

The force used by Const. Daniel Montsion to arrest Abdirahman Abdi was excessive and he ought to have known the damage his assault gloves would cause, argued the Crown in closing arguments Tuesday.

Montsion's use of force in Abdi arrest was appropriate and reasonable, defence argues

Const. Daniel Montsion's use of force during the fatal arrest of Abdirahman Abdi was appropriate, reasonable and proportionate to the situation, argued his defence lawyer during closing arguments Monday.

Montsion trial set to resume today with closing arguments

The manslaughter trial of Ottawa police Const. Daniel Montsion, charged in the fatal 2016 arrest of Abdirahman Abdi, is scheduled to resume today after being delayed due to COVID-19.

Area's top doctor surprised Calypso water park will not be allowed to reopen 

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit's top doctor said he's surprised a water park in Limoges, Ont., was not granted permission to reopen as part of the province's Stage 3 plan.