David Cochrane

CBC News

David Cochrane is a senior reporter in CBC's Parliamentary bureau. He previously wrote for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Green MP Jenica Atwin crossing the floor to join the Liberals

Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin bolted from the Green party caucus today, crossing the floor of the House of Commons to join the governing Liberals.

Ottawa approves NHL travel exemption for Stanley Cup playoffs

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has issued a "national interest" exemption for NHL teams that requires them to enter and leave the country using private planes, undergo pre- and post-arrival testing and live in a modified quarantine bubble.

Another senior soldier has been removed from the vaccine rollout project

A senior member of the Canadian armed forces was quietly removed from his role in Canada's vaccine rollout last month in response to a complaint that he had used racist language in a workplace setting, CBC News has learned.

Ottawa set to approve NHL travel exemption that requires strict testing and hotel bubbles

The federal government is poised to approve a travel exemption for the Stanley Cup playoffs that would allow U.S. teams to enter Canada if they adhere to a strict regimen of daily COVID-19 testing and remain in a bubble that includes team hotels and the arena. 

Canadian academic Hassan Diab ordered to stand trial in French terrorism case

France's top court has rejected Hassan Diab's appeal and ordered the Ottawa academic to stand trial for a bombing outside of a Jewish synagogue 40 years ago.

France's top court to rule on Canadian academic Hassan Diab's terrorism case next week

France’s top court is expected to issue a ruling on May 19 on whether Canadian academic Hassan Diab must stand trial in connection with a 40-year-old bombing attack outside a Paris synagogue.

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses

Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe. But its main competitor, Pfizer, has said it will send millions more doses to Canada in May, June and beyond — a commitment that will more than cover the shortfall from Moderna.

Canada bans flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days

The federal government will suspend passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days in response to rising COVID case counts in India and concerns over mutations of the coronavirus.

Conservatives announce plan to replace Liberal carbon tax with a lower levy of their own

After years of criticizing the Liberal carbon tax, the Conservative party is proposing a climate plan that also puts a price on carbon for consumers, according to a copy of the party's climate change plan obtained by CBC News.

Liberals look to sharpen their pre-election message as convention opens

Thousands of Liberals will gather online for the next three days for a virtual convention the party hopes will set up a sharp contrast between themselves and the opposition Conservatives.