Ali Raza


Ali Raza is a reporter and writer for CBC News in Toronto. He has previously worked in local newsrooms across the Greater Toronto Area. You can reach him at

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Oakville woman worried about her family in Pakistan as floods devastate her ancestral home

An Oakville woman is worried about her family in Pakistan, where floods have ravaged a third of the country, including the village where her relatives live.

Jamaican migrant workers in Ontario pen open letter likening conditions to 'systematic slavery'

Jamaican migrant farm workers in Niagara Region wrote an open letter to Jamaica's Ministry of Labour requesting more support in the face of what they call "systematic slavery," days before a migrant worker died in Norfolk County.

CNE assures public safety while inspectors on strike cite concerns

Safety inspectors are on strike as the CNE is set to return on Friday after a two-year hiatus, and the union says it's worried about public safety during the 18-day fair.

City of Toronto to compensate homeowners with basement flooding — but just in 1 neighbourhood

The City of Toronto will give homeowners some money to offset the costs of damages resulting from basement flooding — but only in the west-end neighbourhood of Rockcliffe.

Indigenous communities in Ontario cautiously optimistic about Pope's visit

As Pope Francis arrives in Edmonton on what he calls “a penitential pilgrimage,” Indigenous communities in Ontario cautiously hope his visit is a much-needed step in healing and reconciliation.

Patrick Brown announces he's running to be Brampton's mayor again

Patrick Brown announced he is running for mayor of Brampton again on Monday morning, weeks after being disqualified from Conservative leadership race.

Hundreds in Mississauga demand resignation of Sri Lankan president

Hundreds of Sri Lankan Canadians gathered on Sunday at Mississauga’s Celebration Square to demand that the Sri Lankan government step down from power.

Marvel's Simu Liu, NBA star Jeremy Lin join youth association in celebrity basketball game

Canadian superstar Simu Liu and NBA champion Jeremy Lin teamed up with the Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association to host a celebrity basketball game Saturday at the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre.

'Starboy' catches The Weeknd's attention after photo goes viral

The Weeknd is looking for a six-year-old fan who was crying after his concert was postponed. The photo went viral on social media and the young fan has received an outpouring of love and support.

Fans in Toronto upset as Rogers outage forces postponement of The Weeknd concert

Thousands of fans in downtown Toronto were disappointed Friday evening after the Rogers service outage forced the postponement of The Weeknd's concert at Rogers Centre.