Idil Mussa


Idil Mussa is a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa.

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Teen never tried to disarm police officer, witness says

A woman who witnessed the arrest of a 17-year-old boy at the Glowfair Festival Friday night says she believes the teen never tried to disarm the police officer.

Lawyer worries legal aid changes will affect quality of defence

An Ottawa lawyer is concerned recent changes to Ontario's legal aid system could affect the quality of representation certain people get.

ByWard Market eatery could take a year to rise from the ashes

The owner of Vittoria Trattoria, the William Street restaurant that caught fire in April, says it could take up to a year before his business reopens.

Consular officials too slow to help jailed Canadian women, MP says

An NDP MP is criticizing what she's characterizing as Canada's lacklustre response to the plight of two Canadian women jailed in Somaliland.

U of O refusing to offer food-free lectures, severely allergic student says

A University of Ottawa student with severe food allergies says she can't attend classes because the school won't accommodate her request for food-free lectures.

Canadian women released from jail in Somaliland

Two Canadian women jailed in Somalia and facing 40 lashes have been released, according to sources.

Revenu Québec number connects callers to 'hottest chat line in town'

A toll-free help line number provided by Revenu Québec actually connects callers to a chat line for singles.

PC budget cancels $1B in transit cash for city

Ottawa's city manager says the Progressive Conservative government's decision to scrap proposed changes to the municipal share of gas tax funding won't impact LRT Stage 2.

Faulty radios pose serious safety risk, police unions say

The unions representing Ottawa police officers claim the new radio system being used by the force is faulty, putting the safety of police and the public at risk.

Religious and civil rights groups plan to challenge Quebec's secularism bill

Civil rights activists in the National Capital Region say they will challenge the secularism bill the Coalition Avenir Québec introduced Thursday.

New mental health videos for newcomers

Ottawa Public Health has launched two new videos about the mental health challenges of settling into a new country.

Family of man killed at OPP detachment calls for inquest

The family of an eastern Ontario man shot and killed by an OPP officer is calling for a coroner's inquest into his death.

Coroner's inquest to probe fatal shooting at OPP detachment

A coroner's inquest will be held into the death of a man who died after being shot outside an eastern Ontario OPP detachment more than a year ago.

Carleton TAs, researchers shocked to find health benefits cut off

Teaching assistants, research assistants and some instructors at Carleton University have had their health benefits suspended.

No charges for officer involved in fatal shooting at OPP detachment

Ontario's police watchdog has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed a 43-year-old man at an OPP detachment in Morrisburg, Ont.