Julie Ireton

Senior Reporter

Julie Ireton is a senior reporter who works on investigations and enterprise news features at CBC Ottawa. She's also the host of the CBC investigative podcast, The Band Played On found at: cbc.ca/thebandplayedon You can reach her at julie.ireton@cbc.ca

Latest from Julie Ireton

Feds to look at how public servants deliver services post-pandemic

The federal 2022 budget includes plans to launch a 'strategic policy review' of how the public service does its work in a post-COVID era, an initiative that could have ramifications for federal workers in the national capital region. 

Ontario woman lives in fear 6 months after latest assault

Sabrina L'Heureux says authorities should have done more to protect her and her young son before she was allegedly beaten and stabbed by her former boyfriend. That was the third time police were called to her home, and the perpetrator is now on the run.

Ottawans with ties to Ukraine watch, worry from afar

People in Ottawa with strong ties to friends and family in Ukraine say they're sad, fearful and devastated after the Russian military invaded this week — the largest attack on a European state since the Second World War.

How the end of the downtown occupation unfolded in Ottawa

Here's a timeline of events from Friday through Monday as police officers from across the country took back Ottawa streets from big rigs, vehicles and protesters who had occupied the capital for more than three weeks.

Human trafficking strategy helping girls being moved along Highway 401 corridor

Raising awareness about how human and sex trafficking teenage girls in Ontario is something advocates say is necessary. Today is the second annual National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Calls emerge for arrest of 'rogue' Ottawa-area MPP

Randy Hillier tweeted this weekend that people should flood Ottawa police phone lines and express their discontent with how the force was clearing protesters from the downtown. That led many to call for his arrest, but the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP says he's not worried.

Revoking truckers' insurance not a solution to end protest, expert says

Threatening to cancel truckers' insurance coverage won't help end the ongoing protest in Ottawa set to enter its third weekend, according to one expert.

Truckers misrepresenting employers by joining Ottawa protest, companies say

Some trucking firms are trying to disassociate from the ongoing protest in downtown Ottawa after a website published photos to "name and shame" companies that had rigs and vehicles involved in the demonstration.
CBC Investigates

23 women have died after intimate-partner violence since the 1970s in this rural Ontario county

A CBC investigation conducted over 16 months found one in four cases of intimate partner homicide was in a rural, remote or northern part of Canada.

Low ICU admissions, high vaccination rate so far during Omicron in Ottawa

While Ottawa hasn’t yet hit its peak in the current Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19, this city is faring better than other areas of the province with continued low ICU admissions in Ottawa hospitals, according to a local expert.