Chris Rands

Parliamentary bureau

Chris Rands has been a member of the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau since 2001. As a producer, he has travelled with two prime ministers to six countries. His most famous interview — with Jody Wilson-Raybould — was conducted while walking backwards down Parliament Hill. He also discovered NATO leaders discussing U.S. President Donald Trump on tape during a reception at Buckingham Palace. Chris is a former president of the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Latest from Chris Rands

Delivery of new transport planes behind schedule, air force confirms

Canada's air force says delivery of two new transport aircraft is taking longer than expected. Last year, the RCAF bought two used Airbus A-330 wide-body passenger planes from Kuwait Airlines.

Veteran urges Ottawa to extend the deadline for contaminated water compensation

A veteran is urging the federal government to extend the deadline to apply for compensation for military personnel who drank contaminated water coming from a Canadian forces base.

The NDP suffered from a credibility gap in 2021 — and Singh's TikToks may not have helped: report

The NDP suffered from a credibility gap with voters during the 2021 federal election, says an internal party campaign review document.

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.

Ottawa to fund travel for residential school survivors who want to see Pope Francis

The federal government is expected to soon announce funding for residential school survivors who want to attend the papal visit in-person or by holding their own community events, according to a senior government source.

The pandemic has changed the soundtrack of this election campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of campaigning in this federal election, including reducing most campaign songs to a simple instrumental.

Masks, LTC homes will change 2021 federal election campaigns, doctor says

The 2021 federal election campaign will begin soon and candidates, along with campaigners, should mask while canvassing and adjust their plans for high-risk institutions, according to the head of an Ontario public health unit.

Public servants to begin returning to Portage III towers next week

After a year and a half of working remotely, 225 employees from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will be returning next week to the Place du Portage III office complex in Gatineau, Que.

Anand says Senate's plans for Centre Block renovations are too costly

Public Services Minister Anita Anand is pushing back on the Senate's plans for the renovation of Centre Block.

Liberal MP apologizes after appearing naked on House of Commons video feed

A Quebec Liberal MP is apologizing after he was seen naked on a video screen while MPs participated in a hybrid parliamentary session.