Richard Raycraft

Web writer and producer

Richard is a web writer with CBC News and an associate producer with CBC Radio. He's worked at CBC in London, Ont., Toronto, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.

Latest from Richard Raycraft

Canada expanding funding for HIV screening, including $8M for self-testing kits

At the International AIDS Conference in Montreal, the federal health minister on Monday announced nearly $18 million for HIV testing in Canada, with a substantial amount of the funding for self-administered kits.

Supreme Court rules not wearing condom against partner's wishes could lead to sexual assault conviction

People who don't wear condoms during sex after being told to by their sexual partners can be convicted of sexual assault, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.

Hockey Canada paid out $8.9 million in sexual abuse settlements since 1989

Hockey Canada executives told a House of Commons committee Wednesday that they've paid $8.9 million for sexual abuse settlements to 21 complainants since 1989.

Players who don't participate in Hockey Canada sexual assault investigation will be banned: investigator

A third-party investigator hired by Hockey Canada to look into an alleged group sexual assault said players who don't participate in her investigation will be banned from Hockey Canada for life, and that many players she hasn't interviewed are concerned that some politicians and Hockey Canada have pre-judged them guilty.

Lucki, Blair tell Commons committee they didn't meddle in N.S. shooting probe

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki told a House of Commons committee Monday that they did not interfere in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation into the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia.

Pride in Canada's military has eroded over the past year: report

Canadians have a high opinion of their military but recent sexual misconduct scandals in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have damaged its reputation, says a new report commissioned by the Department of National Defence.

Trudeau announces $255M for clean energy in Nova Scotia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced up to $255 million in new spending on clean energy Thursday morning in Halifax money the government says will power hundreds of thousands of homes and create hundreds of new jobs across Nova Scotia.

Military fines MP Kevin Vuong for failing to report criminal charge

A Royal Canadian Navy official imposed a $500 fine on Independent MP and Royal Canadian Navy reserve officer Kevin Vuong Wednesday for failing to inform his commanding officer of a criminal charge against him.

Former general Hillier says Russia may take 'encouragement' from decision to return sanctioned turbines

Canada's former chief of the defence staff (CDS) Rick Hillier said Tuesday that Canada should not have agreed to return six turbines to Germany needed to keep Russian natural gas flowing into Europe — a view his American colleagues Wesley Clark and David Petraeus do not share.

RCAF replacing planes used for prime minister's travel, refuelling aircraft

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will be getting two Airbus A330-200 aircraft to replace part of its aging CC-150 Polaris fleet, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced Thursday.

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