Lisa Xing

Lisa Xing is a senior reporter with CBC News in Toronto. Email her at

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Population policies can erode reproductive, human rights, warns United Nations agency

A new report from the United Nations Population Fund warns that government policies aimed at raising, lowering or maintaining fertility rates can erode reproductive and human rights and says the goal should be to advance gender equality and the quality of life.

Chinese Canadians worry foreign interference probe could stigmatize politicians, candidates

Chinese Canadians in public office and in academia are worried racism resulting from claims China interfered in Canadian politics could roll back years of progress of getting more diverse voices at the table.

Movement out of India that 'disseminates hate' victimizes religious minority groups, report says

Canada shouldn't allow a movement out of India that "disseminates hate" and victimizes religious minority groups to entrench itself in this country, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the World Sikh Organization of Canada.

India's Supreme Court grants protection to filmmaker attacked for movie poster featuring Hindu goddess

A Toronto-based filmmaker from India has been granted protection from India’s highest court after facing multiple police investigations and death threats over a poster for her movie that featured Hindu goddess Kali smoking and holding a Pride flag.

Director got death threats over film poster featuring Hindu goddess. Now she's getting a protest screening

After Leena Manimekalai received death threats and backlash for her tweet promoting her film Kaali, the Toronto Metropolitan University faculty association’s equity committee has organized what it calls a “protest and solidarity screening” of the documentary short as a demonstration against censorship.

#MeToo 5 years later: What's changed and what hasn't

Although the #MeToo movement had lasting effects on campuses, workplaces and in the legal realm in the U.S. and Canada, many survivors and activists acknowledge there is still much more work to be done to enact meaningful change.

As war raged around him, this Ukrainian director finished his film in time for TIFF

When Russia invaded his home country, it was the beginning of a months-long journey for Ukrainian filmmaker Antonio Lukich, who vowed to keep his family safe, but was equally determined to finish his film Luxembourg, Luxembourg in time for its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto filmmaker receives backlash, death threats over Hindu goddess poster

A Toronto-based filmmaker from India says she is facing death threats and police investigations after uploading a poster for her documentary on social media featuring the Hindu goddess Kali.

Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi reunites iconic characters after 2 decades

An infamous pair that battled to the death in one of pop culture's most well-known franchises were reunited for what may be the final time as Disney+ released the final episode in the six part series of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Oshawa woman raises alarm over absence of air conditioning units at long-term care home in Lindsay, Ont.

An Oshawa woman is fighting for her aunt and other residents of a long-term care home in Lindsay, Ont., to have air conditioning this summer.