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 new CBC investigative podcast, The Band Played On. You can reach her at julie.ireton@cbc.ca

Latest from Julie Ireton

Fired from their jobs, Ottawa neighbours team up to start over

Ottawa neighbors and serial entrepreneurs Bruce Linton and Steve Cody have launched a new venture together after both men were fired from previous jobs.

Embedding tech brains in government offices

Tech brains are being recruited from the private sector to work on fellowships inside the public sector, but some say the federal government shouldn't just be borrowing talent — it needs to figure out a way to hang on to it.

Binge-drinking sending more young women to ER, 'eye-opening' study finds

More young people in Ontario — especially young women — are ending up in hospital because of excessive alcohol use, according to a new study from scientists in Ottawa.

15-year study tallies toll of sexual assault in Ontario

More than 52,000 sexual assault victims visited emergency rooms and hospital clinics across Ontario over the past 15 years, according to new research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. 

Former music teacher's victim sues Royal

A former Bell High School student who was sexually abused by his music teacher in the 1970s is suing The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, where the teacher sought treatment.

Smiths Falls facing doctor shortage as cannabis industry booms

As physicians, hospital administrators and the municipality of Smiths Falls, Ont., all scramble to recruit family doctors to the town, one rapidly growing local industry may offer a solution.

Smiths Falls is making chocolate again, but this time there's a twist

While it's not yet legal to sell the chocolate products produced at Canopy Growth's Tweed facility, research and development of the THC infused chocolate is well underway at 1 Hershey Drive thanks to a partnership with Hummingbird Chocolate Maker.

'This is a crisis': Perth, Ont., bracing for family doctor shortage

The eastern Ontario town is trying to figure out how to best deal with a pending doctor shortage as two physicians are set to leave their practices, leaving about 2,100 patients without primary care.

Skyrocketing tuition for international students questioned

As international student enrolment and tuition costs continue to rise exponentially, researchers, students and some university administrators are questioning the system's sustainability.

Phoenix replacement process aiming for transparency

There's more riding on the federal government's plan to replace the chronically dysfunctional Phoenix pay system than just paying workers properly, according to a former government executive, and that's why transparency is key.

Anti-gay message in Catholic parish bulletin sparks outrage

People in eastern Ontario's Prince Edward County are showing support for the gay community after a message in a Picton church bulletin warned that Catholics and Christians should stay away from "harmful" Pride events.

3 companies competing to replace Phoenix named

Ceridian, SAP and Workday will vie to build new public service pay system in a procurement that's moving at "warp speed," according to a member of the team that's leading the process.

Greenhouse owner wants feds, retailers to help bear burden of plastics ban

The owner of a Manotick greenhouse says the federal government is going to have to come up with solutions if it wants small companies like his to survive its ban on single-use plastics.

Sexual abuse in schools a persistent menace, data shows

A national charity that tracks sexual abuse and exploitation of children has found the problem of teachers molesting students in Canada isn't going away.

Former Ottawa teacher guilty of more historical sex crimes

A former Ottawa music teacher, Bob Clarke, who taught in Ottawa schools between 1969 and 1992, has now been convicted of abusing a total of ten former students — all men.