Elise von Scheel

Elise von Scheel is a reporter with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. She is currently an associate producer for The House. Before joining the politics team, she was a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa. You can get in touch with her at elise.von.scheel@cbc.ca.

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Big week ahead for Canadian pipelines, as key moves loom on TMX, bill C-69

Two decisions next week will provide more answers on the future of energy projects in Canada. The federal cabinet will announce Tuesday if it will approve the Trans Mountain pipeline, while the Senate will take a final vote on the Liberal government's controversial overhaul of federal environmental assessment legislation — bill C-69.

'Dear Government of Canada': Separated Canadian-Cuban families send plea to Ottawa

Canadians who are separated from their Cuban family members because of the embassy downsizing in Havana are sending Ottawa a plea for help.

Chinese ambassador to Canada to depart as diplomatic dispute rages on

Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Canada who has been a combative presence throughout a serious and ongoing dispute between the two countries, is expected to depart soon for a new posting, CBC News has confirmed.

Muslim witness calls for MP to be booted from caucus after 'you should be ashamed' outburst

The Muslim man who was the target of an angry confrontation by Conservative MP Michael Cooper during a committee appearance says the punishment meted out by leader Andrew Scheer isn't enough. 

Some believe U.S. no safe haven for asylum seekers, despite Canada's Third Country Agreement

Immigration experts are warning that the United States is no longer a safe destination for asylum seekers, and are urging Canada to provide that safety.

Steel and aluminum tariffs are gone, so now what?

Steel and aluminum from Canada will no longer be taxed, but that doesn't mean all the problems are over. The new NAFTA still has to be ratified, safeguards against dumping need to be refined, and the protectionist administration in the States is still causing anxiety. Here's what you need to know about what's next. 

'Full steam ahead' on trade deal now that tariffs are lifted, Freeland says

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government is going "full steam ahead" with ratifying the new NAFTA trade deal now that metal tariffs are out of the way. 

New Zealand thanks Canada for condemning online extremism after Christchurch attacks

New Zealand's high commissioner is thanking Canada for condemning online extremist content after a statement from the prime minister.

'We're shattered': Separated family's immigration application in jeopardy after cuts at embassy in Cuba

A Canadian-Cuban family is staring down a immigration deadline after the husband and son were turned away from an appointment in Havana without warning. 

Conservatives, NDP call for emergency committee meeting on Mark Norman case

The opposition parties are forcing an emergency meeting of the national defence committee to investigate the government's conduct in the Mark Norman trial. 

Wilson-Raybould and Philpott will soon decide whether to join the Greens, May says

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today she expects two former Liberal MPs who quit Justin Trudeau's cabinet over the SNC-Lavalin matter will decide whether to join her party by early June.

Costs for Canada's UN Security Council bid keep mounting

The vote to send a new country to the Security Council table at the United Nations is creeping up, and so is Canada's spending to secure a seat around that table.

China top of mind as Trudeau hosts Japan's Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Japan's Shinzo Abe met in Ottawa to celebrate the 90th anniversary of their bilateral bond and to commit to further the business relationship. It was a chance to tout their strong relationship in the face of trade woes with Canada's two biggest partners, but it's clear Trudeau's focus was elsewhere.

Scheer promises to unveil climate plan before the summer

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has vowed to release his climate plan before the House of Commons rises for the summer. 

Albertans prepare to elect a government in a climate of deep anxiety

Things are tough all over in much of Alberta, with its two key industries - energy and agriculture - on the ropes. Many Albertans are asking themselves if anyone knows how to turn the province's fortunes around.