Nick Boisvert

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Nick Boisvert is a reporter and one-man band video journalist based in Toronto, covering general news, local politics and social justice. Outside work, Nick enjoys cooking, following the NBA and listing things in threes.

Latest from Nick Boisvert

Ontario to cap public sector wage increases

Ontario's government has introduced legislation to cap public sector wage increases at an average of one per cent annually for the next three years.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls on Ford to honour contract with The Beer Store

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling on Doug Ford to maintain Ontario's contract with The Beer Store. The organization says legislation to end the deal will send a dangerous message to investors.

Christine Elliott promotes store convicted of tobacco violation in beer and wine tweet

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott promoted a convenience store convicted of selling an electronic cigarette to an underage customer in a tweet calling for expanded beer and wine sales.

Meet the childhood Raptors fan set to become the NCAA's first Chinese-Canadian player

A Toronto-area basketball player who grew up cheering on the Raptors will make history this fall as the first Chinese-Canadian to play NCAA Division I men's basketball.

Church or illegal dispensary? Rastafarian confident his faith lets him exchange pot for donations

There's a back room at Toronto's historic Broadview Faith Temple that looks a lot like a cannabis dispensary, but the man who will be running the place describes it differently.

Doug Ford reverses retroactive funding cuts amid fierce pressure from Toronto

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is reversing this year's cuts to municipal funding, though future cuts will continue as planned. "We're a government that listens," Ford said.

Toronto launches petition demanding Ford government reverse funding cuts

The city of Toronto has launched a petition demanding that the Doug Ford government reverse its funding cuts. According to Toronto’s calculations, the funding cuts revealed in Ontario’s spring budget will amount to $177 million in 2019.

Allstate whistleblower facing $700K lawsuit says insurance giant trying to silence her

A former Allstate Insurance Canada employee who launched a wrongful dismissal suit and had publicly criticized a practice she called discriminatory is defending herself against an Allstate counterclaim that could cost her more than $700,000 in damages.

'They didn't help me at all': Family files $1M lawsuit against York school board over racist bullying

The family of a high school student has filed a $1-million lawsuit against the York Region District School Board, alleging that administrators ignored ongoing racial harassment and physical attacks targeting a black student at a predominantly white school.

Homeowner stunned after package, mail, lamp stolen in 'extremely rude' porch theft

A homeowner in the Dufferin Grove area was stunned after a thief made off with a package, a bundle of mail and a lamp from inside her enclosed front porch.

Fare changes will make it more expensive to get to work, UP Express riders say

A Toronto couple who recently purchased a home near the Weston GO station say they're reconsidering the decision after recent changes to UP Express fares.

Here's what you could be paying for child care in Toronto after Ontario's latest cuts

Toronto families that currently have subsidized child-care spaces could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in extra costs due to proposed changes by the provincial government.

Oakville residents take stand against 'horrible' prospect of amalgamation

A new grassroots movement has emerged in Oakville to fight against possible amalgamation by the Ford government. "This isn't something that is appropriate for Oakville and it's not something that residents want here," said an organizer.

Thousands gather at Queen's Park to protest against Ford government health cuts

Thousands of demonstrators gathered on the south lawn of Queen's Park Tuesday to protest against the Ford government's cuts to public health services. The rally took aim at the looming "cuts, mega-mergers and privatization" of the province's health-care system.

Experts say 'predatory' essay writing firms are thriving, and there's no law to stop them

A CBC News investigation has revealed how fast and convenient it is to purchase a custom academic essay that can go undetected by university professors and plagiarism software.