Philip Lee-Shanok

Senior Reporter, CBC Toronto

From small town Ontario to Washington D.C., Philip has covered stories big and small. An award-winning reporter with more than two decades of experience in Ontario and Alberta, he's now a Senior Reporter for CBC Toronto on television, radio and online. He is also a National Reporter for The World This Weekend on Radio One. Follow him on Twitter @CBCPLS.

Latest from Philip Lee-Shanok

Is it safe to hug mom in long-term care this Mother's Day? If you've both had all your shots, yes!

As more residents and staff get vaccinated, Ontario is loosening pandemic restrictions on long-term care homes, so communal dining and indoor events and other safe activities can resume for the fully immunized.

Victims of crime in racialized communities say they need more support

A University of Toronto panel has heard that homicide disproportionately affects racialized populations and that service providers and policy makers need to identify systemic issues to develop better mental health and survivor support for BIPOC communities.

Why this officer has a special role to play in the new Peel police intimate-partner violence unit

Peel Regional Police have set up a 48-member unit to deal with intimate-partner violence. But Det. Const. Katherine Kulbak and her colleagues won't work out of a police station. Instead, they'll be located in a community centre with a group of non-profit organizations that help families deal with abuse and violence.

Are cancer surgeries 'elective' or life-saving? Some awaiting operations are in limbo due to COVID-19

The mother of a 33-year-old woman diagnosed with breast cancer disputes the categorization of her daughter's ovarian surgery as elective. She wants the province to classify such procedures as life-saving.

How community advocates in COVID-19 hotspots are working to get the vaccine message out

How leaders in communities are coming together to help get people get vaccinated, by coordinating more access through mobile and pop up clinics and getting the word out in their neighbourhoods so more people get the shot.

Is your child's eyesight getting worse? It could be due to online learning, experts say

Optometrists say they're seeing an increase in what they call COVID myopia, a condition they suspect is related to online schooling as kids spend more time indoors staring at laptops and tablets.

Can you return to pre-pandemic life after your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? Not so fast, say experts

As Ontario ramps up its immunization efforts, it may be tempting for those vaccinated to return to life in the so-called beforetimes, but medical experts caution a first dose of the vaccine isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Why Ontario pot retailers are worried about a new wave of cannabis stores set to hit the market

After a stalled rollout, Ontario is aiming to approve dozens of cannabis retail outlets each week with the goal of hitting 1,000 stores across the province by the fall. But the prospect of more competition, especially during a pandemic, has some in the industry predicting a shakeout in the marijuana marketplace.

Metrolinx on collision course with residents, council over building part of Ontario Line above ground

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster says the cost of a tunnel beneath Leslieville is prohibitive and more disruptive. Residents and their local councillor say building transit mega-projects the right way will protect the health and safety of communities.

New construction association takes aim at anti-Black racism in the industry

In the wake of hate-motivated incidents at Toronto building sites, a group will confront systemic racism in Canada's multi-billion dollar construction industry.

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