Nick Boisvert


Nick Boisvert is a reporter at the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. You can reach him at

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Conservative candidates spar over inflation, abortion — and TV shows — in an unusual leadership debate

Conservative leadership candidates took the stage Wednesday in Edmonton for what turned into an unorthodox, wide-ranging debate that  featured discussions about the war in Ukraine, abortion and supply management — with detours on the topics of binge-worthy TV shows and the candidates' current reading lists.

Jagmeet Singh verbally harassed during Ontario election campaign stop in Peterborough

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the aggressive verbal harassment he endured outside a campaign event in Peterborough, Ont. was one of the most troubling experiences of his political career.

Federal COVID-19 supports expire today as Ottawa says 'extraordinary' measures no longer needed

Canada’s last remaining COVID-19 emergency benefits expire today and the federal government says it has no plans to renew its unprecedented support programs, created in response to the pandemic.

Charest pledges to boost supply as Conservative leadership rivals stake out positions on housing

Conservative leadership candidate Jean Charest says he'll address Canada's housing affordability crisis by boosting the supply of new homes — essentially the same pitch being offered by his main leadership rival and the Liberal government itself.

Why Ottawa's plan to ramp up construction might not bring down soaring home prices

The federal government's enormous bet on new construction is unlikely to have much of an effect on soaring home prices, some economists and housing experts are warning.

Peter MacKay still owes nearly $300k for failed 2020 Tory leadership run

Former Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay has whittled down what was once a seven-figure debt — racked up during the 2020 leadership contest — to "less than $285,000," his financial team says.

Canada's LGBTQ population now 1 million — but hate crimes are rising too: Statistics Canada

Canada is now home to about one million people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, with people under the age of 25 accounting for a disproportionately large portion of the LGBTQ population.

National Muslim charity launching legal challenge of CRA audit, calling it Islamophobic

A national charity that describes itself as Canada’s largest grassroots Muslim organization is launching a Charter of Rights challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency, claiming that a years-long audit of the charity has been tainted by bias and Islamophobia.

UN refugees chief fears long war in Ukraine will worsen region's humanitarian disaster

A protracted war in Ukraine — which appears to be a growing possibility, based on Russia’s latest shift in strategy — could lead to years of disastrous humanitarian consequences, says United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Conservatives blast Liberal budget as NDP strives to balance criticism with support

Conservative interim leader Candice Bergen said Thursday that Canada's most pressing problems aren't addressed in the new federal budget — which she claimed had been heavily influenced by NDP ideology.