Nick Boisvert


Nick Boisvert is a multimedia journalist at the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. He previously covered municipal politics for CBC News in Toronto. You can reach him at

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Major telecoms sign deal to keep some phone services running during future outages

Canada's major telecommunications companies have signed on to a formal agreement that could stave off the worst effects of a major outage such as the one that hit the Rogers network in July, the federal government announced Wednesday.

Ottawa promises review of parole board's decision to release stabbing suspect from incarceration

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on Tuesday evening announced that the Parole Board of Canada will review its decision to uphold Saskatchewan stabbing suspect Myles Sanderson's release from minimum security incarceration.

Health Canada approves updated Moderna vaccine for Omicron variant

Health Canada has formally approved Moderna's updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant.

Trudeau calls on federal leaders to push back against aggressive harassment of politicians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged Canada's political leaders to forcefully condemn acts of aggression and intimidation directed against politicians — before the country is forced to "rethink" the ways in which elected officials and the public can safely interact.

How Ottawa plans to launch a climate-friendly construction boom

The federal government has plans in the works to slash carbon emissions from homes and buildings substantially in the coming decades.

4 premiers call for more federal cash, discuss private sector delivery after health care summit

Premiers who gathered Monday in Moncton, N.B. for a summit on health care called for significant changes to the delivery of services in their provinces and hinted at the possibility of offering more services through the private sector.

Michelle O'Bonsawin becomes 1st Indigenous person nominated to Supreme Court of Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday his nomination of Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada. She will become the first Indigenous person to serve on Canada's highest court.

Ottawa to offer passport pickup service in 4 additional cities, says more locations coming

The federal government plans to open four new passport pick-up locations nationally as it struggles to manage lengthy wait times and backlogs that have plagued the application process for months now.

Canadian parliamentarians planning fall visit to Taiwan

Members of Parliament's Canada-Taiwan Friendship Group are planning a trip to Taiwan as early as October, says the group's chair, Liberal MP Judy Sgro.

Proposed U.S. climate deal should convince Ottawa to step up its game, experts say

The massive climate and tax deal announced this week by Democrats in the U.S. Senate should inspire Ottawa to adopt a bolder and more urgent approach to fighting climate change, some experts say.