Jennifer Chevalier

Enterprise Producer

Jennifer Chevalier is the senior producer of enterprise journalism at CBC Ottawa, focusing on original stories and investigative reporting. You can contact her at

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Head of private security firm pleads guilty to submitting forged $25K IOU to court

Robin St. Martin, the president of a large Ottawa-based private security firm, has pleaded guilty to knowingly passing on a forged document after he submitted a fake IOU for almost $25,000 as part of a small claims lawsuit against a former employee. 

Main library branch sees 4 times as many disturbances as almost any other

The Metcalfe Street branch recorded more violent incidents and property damage over a 14-month period than almost any other branch in Ottawa, according to data received by CBC News through a freedom of information request. 

Use of special paid leave by public servants 'likely underreported', says PBO

The use of special paid leave by federal public servants is "likely underreported" and the estimated $623-million cost of lost productivity is "probably tip of the iceberg," according to Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux.

More than a quarter of federal public servants granted special paid leave during pandemic

More than a quarter of all federal public servants were granted paid time off work during the first eleven weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March 15 and May 31, a total of 76,804 employees took the special leave with pay, at an estimated cost of $439 million. 

When will public servants return to the office? That depends

CBC Ottawa contacted every government department that employs more than 500 employees in the National Capital Region to ask what progress had been made on plans for employees to return to the office, and what percentage they expected would never return.

How the integrity commissioner tried — and failed — to interview Rick Chiarelli

Robert Marleau’s report to council about the behaviour of College ward Coun. Rick Chiarelli includes a timeline of how his 10-month long investigation unfolded. It details the many times Marleau tried — and failed — to get Chiarelli to attend an interview. 

Sperm donor meets biological daughter in wake of 'Barwin babies' scandal

A donor whose sperm was used by disgraced Ottawa fertility doctor Dr. Norman Barwin says meeting his biological daughter has changed his life.

Car top prize in Perth man's quarantine game show

Teacher Ryan Murphy raised $15,000 in prizes hosting Car Car Truck, a guessing game show produced from his kitchen table and broadcast on Facebook.

Good Samaritans helping students with supplies, computers

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Bitter family feud pits multimillionaire landlord against his children

Legal documents lay bare a family feud between an aging patriarch who believes he's still able to manage his own affairs and his children, who say they're acting in his best interests by trying to get his recent marriage to a 55-year-old woman annulled.

Jacques-Cartier Park to host Winterlude despite contamination concerns

The Gatineau site of one of winter's most popular events in the capital was thrown into doubt earlier this year following the discovery of contaminated soil.

'Stop hurting each other': Mother of bullying victim calls on schools to act on violence

An Ottawa teen who was bullied in school says he’s not surprised by the results of a new poll commissioned by CBC News that shows more than one-third of all high school students in Canada have experienced what he went through: threats, physical violence and hateful or racist name-calling at school.

Candidates inspired by philosophers, personal experience — and Harry Potter

More than 100 people are running to represent eastern Ontario and western Quebec in Parliament in this month’s federal election. CBC Ottawa reached out to the candidates and invited them to respond to questions about themselves, as well as their political ideas and influences.

How 'regenerative farmers' help reduce greenhouse gases

Farmers say people can still take a bite out of climate change while eating red meat, pushing back against global headlines calling for major changes to the world's farming and eating habits. 

Marching toward 1M: 7 moments that marked Ottawa's growth into a big city

CBC spoke with some of the people at the centre of significant milestones in our city's history about their memories of those moments.