Evan Dyer

Senior Reporter

Evan Dyer has been a journalist with CBC for 18 years, after an early career as a freelancer in Argentina. He works in the Parliamentary Bureau and can be reached at evan.dyer@cbc.ca.

Latest from Evan Dyer

Canada joins multilateral move to take Venezuelan government to International Criminal Court

Canada will join five South American nations in signing a formal request for the International Criminal Court to investigate the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro.

Canada will meet with Saudis to discuss diplomatic rift: Freeland

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she'll meet with her counterpart from Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Canada faces steep odds in battle to join UN Security Council

Canada is in the running for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, but is in tough against Ireland and Norway.

Why some Venezuelans fear Maduro is selling them out to China

Venezuela wants to borrow money from China to help with its economic and political crisis. But China has a pattern of predatory lending, demanding ports, natural resource concessions and other sacrifices of sovereignty from debtor nations. Is the Maduro regime about to give away the farm to ensure its own survival?

Trudeau government started pressing Saudis to release Badawi long before Twitter flap

A 2015 government memo shows the government's recent tweet criticizing Saudi Arabia's handling of the Raif Badawi case did not replace back-channel diplomacy. In fact, the Liberals were pressing the matter privately within weeks of taking office with the same Saudi official who is now demanding Canada apologize.

Why Canada and Mexico don't see eye to eye on NAFTA dispute settlement

Both Canada and Mexico want to retain a dispute settlement mechanism in NAFTA. They just don't agree on which mechanism is most worth saving.

Canada's Venezuelans battle a hunger crisis the Maduro regime claims doesn't exist

Venezuelan-Canadians have mobilized to send food and medicine as the country struggles through a crisis that its government denies is happening. Many send supplies to both their own family members, and charitable efforts. The effort is expensive for the sender - and can be risky for the recipient.

Did Mexico throw Canada under the NAFTA bus?

At the end of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's social media video touting the free trade breakthrough between the U.S. and Mexico, he held up three fingers saying what Mexico really wants is a deal "between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, in which we all win."

Canada can't say where its crime guns are coming from

Canada lacks consistent data on the origin of the guns used in crimes here, and isn't collecting such data nationally. Definitions of "crime guns" and "firearm-related crime" confuse the issue even further.

Mexico vows it won't cut a separate trade deal with Trump

Mexican officials told Chrystia Freeland, Jim Carr and Bill Morneau that their meeting in Washington Friday is not an attempt to throw Canada under the bus and do a separate trade deal with the Trump administration.

The purge of April: Trump's new advisers pour on the gas

A turnover in advisers in April set the White House on a much more confrontational course, with negative consequences for Canada.

Donald Trump's relationship with Russia keeps raising eyebrows

History will have to judge whether President Donald Trump is really the master of the 'art of the deal'. But he's certainly a master of distracting attention from one crisis by starting another.

The G7 leaders plan to confront Trump on trade. So who goes first?

U.S. President Donald Trump will make the trip to Charlevoix, Que. for the opening of the G7 leaders summit today after all. The other leaders have made it clear he needs to be confronted on trade. What isn't clear is who's going to do the confronting.

What's on Canada's agenda at the G7 — and will anyone want to talk about it?

Canada has five themes, or 'pillars', for the G7: trade and prosperity, environment and oceans, the changing nature of work, women's empowerment, and international peace and security. But it will be hard to get agreement on all of them - or even to keep the conversation focused on those topics.

Canadian aluminum shows its mettle in face of Trump's tariff

Tariffs notwithstanding, the U.S. will remain totally dependent on Canadian aluminum, which accounts for half of all aluminum used in U.S. manufacturing. U.S. producers are in no position to displace Canadian producers, even at maximum capacity. They are also far less efficient.