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

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.

Reporter's Notebook: Unravelling a high school sex abuse scandal

In November 2018, CBC Ottawa reporter Julie Ireton published a series of exclusive stories detailing decades of sexual abuse allegations against three former public high school teachers. Here are her reflections on those stories, with a behind-the-scenes look at how they came together.

Former high school music teacher facing new charges

A former Ottawa music teacher is facing two new charges for alleged sex crimes stemming from his days at Bell High School in the 1970s and 1980s.

Early sexual abuse casts long shadows, Spotlight psychologist says

Psychologist David Lisak, who counselled victims of historical sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Boston, says the long-term effects experienced by the men who were abused by former Ottawa music teacher Bob Clarke are all too common.

'I'm a demon inside': Teacher convicted of sex crimes sought treatment

A former music teacher convicted of sexually abusing students at two Ottawa high schools sought treatment from more than a dozen psychologists and psychiatrists — and even asked to be castrated — all while he continued working with children.

'All we want is the truth': abuse victim demands answers from school board

A man who was abused by his high school music teacher in 1991 stood up and demanded answers at a public meeting of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) Tuesday night.

OCDSB facing $25M in lawsuits over sex abuse at Bell High School

Victims and alleged victims of three former teachers accused of sexually abusing students at Ottawa's Bell High School are suing the city's biggest school board for a combined sum of more than $25 million, CBC news has learned.

'They could have stopped this': Sex abuse warnings at Ottawa high school went unheeded

Over the course of decades, three different teachers at the same Ottawa high school sexually abused dozens of teenage boys and girls. A CBC investigation found parents and teachers raised concerns about two of the men, but nothing was ever done.

Former music teacher faces new gross indecency charge

A 74-year-old former Ottawa teacher is facing a new charge of gross indecency for allegedly groping a male student in the late 1970s at Bell High School in Nepean.

Cities must better prepare for communicating in a crisis

From a city manager driving around in his pajamas looking for a cell signal to officials using social media for primary communications, an emergency planner says there are lessons to be learned from Ottawa's tornado aftermath.

Former students sue board over alleged abuse by music teacher

Two former Bell High School students have filed lawsuits against the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for nearly $4 million for alleged historical sexual abuse by their former music teacher.