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

New data shows increase in reports of sexual abuse in schools

A group of childhood sexual abuse survivors, along with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, is calling for government action as data shows an increasing number of sexual abuse reports from inside this country’s schools. 

Kingston Police make arrest a year after violent attack

For the first time in a year, Sabrina L'Heureux feels safe in her own home. L’Heureux’s former partner, Paul John MacDonald, 44, was arrested by Kingston Police on Sept. 4, after a year on the run. 

Parishioners upset archdiocese refuses to donate church sale proceeds to residential school survivors

A Catholic archdiocese in Ontario has denied a request from parishioners to contribute proceeds of the sale of a church to residential school survivors.
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Victims of sexual abuse upset convicted clerics cared for in Catholic retirement home

CBC has confirmed at least nine convicted sex offenders — men who abused children in residential schools, northern Indigenous communities, and various parishes across the country — have taken refuge at the Springhurst residence in Ottawa, which is owned by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Surprise NDP win only blemish for PCs in eastern Ontario

Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives increased its majority government, but lost a seat — in Ottawa-West Nepean — to the NDP.

Retired Ottawa teacher sanctioned for sexual abuse of student in 1990s

Retired Ottawa teacher and running coach Peter Des Brisay has lost his teaching certificate after a disciplinary panel with the Ontario College of Teachers found him guilty of professional misconduct stemming from the sexual abuse of a former student in the late 1990s.

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.