Steven D'Souza

Senior Reporter

Steven D'Souza is a Senior Reporter based in Toronto. Previously he was CBC's correspondent in New York covering two U.S. Presidential campaigns and travelling around the U.S. covering everything from protests to natural disasters to mass shootings. He won a Canadian Screen Award for coverage of the protests around the death of George Floyd. He's reported internationally from Rome, Israel and Brazil.

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In Depth

A 'time bomb' in the Red Sea could cause a catastrophic oil spill without global help: UN

A tanker off the coast of Yemen threatens to spill more than four times the oil of the Exxon Valdez — and cause major disruption to global shipping — if an emergency salvage mission fails. Right now, Global Affairs Canada says it has no plans to help fund the operation.

How Canadian clothing entrepreneurs are disrupting 'fast fashion'

Fast fashion is piling up in landfills at an alarming rate. But a number of Canadian companies are trying to slow down the process with circular concepts like online thrifting and developing a sustainable polyester alternative from food waste.

Are you really getting a deal at your favourite dollar store?

In a comparison of 17 everyday items, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found prices at Dollar Tree were the same or higher in a price-per-unit analysis than at Dollarama or even Walmart, meaning Canadians may not always be getting the deal they think they are when shopping at popular dollar store chains.

Which dollar-store batteries stand up to big-name brands, and which should you avoid?

A CBC Marketplace test of double-A disposable batteries found that while major brand names deliver on their marketing promise to be long-lasting, batteries bought at two leading dollar stores did surprisingly well and provide good value for cost-conscious shoppers.

Up to 10% of homes could now be 'uninsurable' because of flood risk. Yours may be one of them

Marketplace reveals many homeowners are unaware of and unprepared for the growing threat of flooding because of confusing insurance policies, murky real estate rules and incomplete floodplain maps.

Illegal, untested CBD products are everywhere and could be putting you at risk

CBD is found everywhere, from chocolate bars to pet treats and vape pens to face creams. While CBD itself holds real medicinal promise, Marketplace reveals many CBD products are illegal, come with unauthorized health claims not backed by science and ingredients that can’t be legally verified.
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How violent demonstrations in 2 Israeli towns threatened peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Jews

In the early days of the resurgence of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, a new kind of violence spread to Israeli streets. Demonstrations by Jewish-Israelis and Palestinian Arabs in Israel turned violent, with Arabs and Jews attacked and viciously beaten. Rebuilding trust won't be easy.

Benjamin Netanyahu is on cusp of being ousted, but don't write his political obituary just yet

On Sunday, right-wing nationalist party leader Naftali Bennett announced a deal with centrist Yair Lapid to form a new 'unity government' to end the political upheaval in Israel. If successful, it would mark the end of Benjamin Netanyahu's current 12-year run as prime minister.

Brazil poses global health threat as its hospitals buckle under COVID-19, experts warn

With new variants pushing ICUs past their limits, experts are warning that Brazil's soaring COVID-19 infection rates have become a global public health threat.

As Minneapolis returns to spotlight, whatever happened to its plan to abolish the police force?

A police officer's trial in the death of George Floyd is about to pull a spotlight back to the place that launched conversations around the world about policing and racial equity: Minneapolis. Here's what happened to its famous police-reform experiment. It's been a bumpy ride.