Shanifa Nasser

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Shanifa Nasser is an award-winning journalist interested in national security, the justice system and stories with a heartbeat. Her work has led to two investigations by CBC's The Fifth Estate. She was previously a Munk Journalism Fellow and holds an MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Toronto.

Latest from Shanifa Nasser

'We had to escape': Growing number of Somalis face possible deportation over false documents, advocates say

Kaif Ali is one a growing number of Somalis who advocates say have had their refugee claims invalidated by the Immigration and Refugee Board, and who could face deportation because of the fraudulent passports they used to flee their homeland.

Anti-Black racism 'deeply entrenched' in nursing, says new report calling for immediate action

Racism on the job, fear of backlash for speaking out, being passed over for opportunities and feelings of depression — those are just some of the experiences of Black nurses in Ontario, according to a new report released Tuesday.

Protest convoy needs to lose extreme rhetoric, says association head as group reaches Toronto

As the convoy of trucks opposed to a federal vaccine mandate makes its way through the Toronto area, the president of one trucking organization says the protest's original message has been hijacked by far-right or extreme rhetoric.

'Freedom, I'm back to life': Canadian returns home after 15 years imprisoned in Egypt on spying charges

Joseph Attar, a dual Canadian and Egyptian citizen imprisoned in Egypt for nearly 15 years, landed safely at Toronto's Pearson airport Friday morning, where he spoke with CBC News about his ordeal.

'How precious they were': Remembering the Iran plane crash victims who called Toronto home

University students, professionals and parents with young children from across the Greater Toronto Area were among the 176 victims of an ill-fated Ukrainian airliner downed in Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020. These are their stories.

Kevin J. Johnston arrested in U.S. after failing to show up for jail sentences in Ontario and Alberta

Kevin J. Johnston has been arrested after he failed to show up to court to begin serving jail time for continuing "unrelenting hate speech" against restaurateur Mohamad Fakih despite an injunction to stop doing so. 

Complaint launched against Mayor John Tory for tweets on bail ruling in officer's alleged murder case

Toronto Mayor John Tory is defending a series of tweets in which he described a judge's decision to release the man charged in the death of a plainclothes police constable earlier this year as "questionable," after a complaint filed against him at the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.

'New evidence' emerges in 2015 death of Somali man with mental illness in CBSA custody

New information has emerged in the death of Abdurahman Hassan, a Somali man with mental illness, who died while being restrained in immigration custody in 2015, Ontario's chief coroner's office says.

Prosecution fights to keep publication ban in case of man accused of killing Const. Jeffrey Northrup

Prosecutors for the man accused of intentionally running down and killing Toronto police Const. Jeffrey Northrup in the parking garage of city hall are fighting to keep a publication ban in place preventing the public from finding out why Umar Zameer was released on bail.

Inquest set for 2015 death of Somali man with mental illness in CBSA custody

Six years after Abdurahman Hassan, a Somali man with mental illness, died while being restrained in immigration custody, Ontario has set an inquest into the death of the 39-year-old.