Jenna Benchetrit


Jenna Benchetrit is a web journalist for CBC News. Based in Toronto and born in Montreal, she holds a master's degree in journalism from Ryerson University. Reach her at or on Twitter @jennabenchetrit.

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Arcade Fire's lead singer was accused of sexual misconduct. Why can't fans get ticket refunds?

With Arcade Fire's Canadian tour dates beginning Friday, the band, Ticketmaster and Live Nation have kept mum as fans call on them to offer ticket refunds, many saying they feel uncomfortable attending the concert knowing of Butler’s alleged sexual misconduct.

National Film Board needs to do better by Black and racialized filmmakers, advocates say

The National Film Board of Canada hasn’t provided adequate opportunities to Black and racialized filmmakers in five of the last 10 years, according to a recent report by the Racial Equity Screen Office, a Vancouver-based film equity organization.

Emma Morrison is the first Indigenous woman to win Miss World Canada

22-year-old Emma Morrison was crowned Miss World Canada on Sunday evening, making her the first Indigenous woman to hold the national title. She'll advance to the international Miss World competition next year in Vietnam. 

Can musicians keep their shows on the road? Heavy costs make touring unrealistic for many acts

Concert tours, once a key ingredient in the livelihood of musicians — be they mega popstars, indie favourites or up-and-comers — have become increasingly impractical for many musicians due to pandemic hurdles, inflation and the threat of illness.

Rappers like Takeoff are being killed. It's about more than their music

With Takeoff's death, a fraught debate has emerged about the cost of authenticity in the hip-hop community, where artists might feel pressure to live up to the lifestyle they describe in their music — but can still be killed without participating in crime themselves.

Canadian star Adam DiMarco checks into a new season of The White Lotus

Canadian actor Adam DiMarco spoke with q's Tom Power about the second season of The White Lotus, the HBO social satire in which he co-stars with The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham.

How TikTok led Canadian R&B performers Shawn Desman and Jully Black to a new generation of fans

A generation of Canadian artists who came up during the early and mid-2000s — an era without major social media megaphones and without digital music streaming services — are now turning to those platforms to stage a comeback.

Rihanna returns to music with first solo single in 6 years

Rihanna made a much-anticipated musical comeback this week, releasing her first solo single in six years: the song Lift Me Up for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, an upcoming sequel to the 2018 superhero blockbuster. 

Ontario votes today — here's what you need to know

Voters across Ontario will head to the polls Monday as provincewide municipal elections get underway. CBC News tells you what you need to know ahead of the 2022 Ontario municipal elections and how you can track the results.

Netflix adds disclaimer to The Crown trailer after Judi Dench criticizes TV series

Netflix’s crown jewel is back for a fifth season — but not everyone is happy with The Crown’s depiction of Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family, and the streaming giant has taken note.