David Cochrane

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David Cochrane is host of Power & Politics, Canada's premier daily political show, airing 5 to 7 p.m. ET weekdays on CBC News Network. David joined the parliamentary bureau as a senior reporter in 2016. Since then, he has reported from 11 countries across four continents. David played a leading role in CBC's 2019 and 2021 federal election coverage. Before Ottawa, David spent nearly two decades covering politics in his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador, where he hosted the RTDNA award winning political show On Point with David Cochrane.

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LeBlanc says he'll meet with Han Dong soon to discuss his future with the Liberal Party

Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Thursday the government plans to meet in the coming days with Han Dong — the MP who left Liberal caucus to fight a claim that he meddled in the detentions of two Canadians — to discuss his future with the Liberal Party.

Anand says she doesn't see move from defence to Treasury Board as a demotion

Anita Anand is pushing back against the perception that her move from defence minister to Treasury Board president is a demotion, arguing she'll have a central role in reining in federal government spending.

Anand moving out of defence to new portfolio, 7 ministers leaving cabinet in upcoming shuffle: sources

Defence Minister Anita Anand will be moving to an economic portfolio in Wednesday's shuffle, CBC News has learned — one of many major shakeups coming to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

Ontario covering one-third of incentives for both Stellantis and Volkswagen plants

The Ontario government has agreed to federal demands to put more provincial money on the table to save the Stellantis-LG electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor and help subsidize the Volkswagen battery plant in St. Thomas, Ont.

Hassan Diab goes on trial in absentia in France for alleged role in 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

Ottawa academic Hassan Diab went on trial in absentia in France today in connection with a bombing outside a Paris synagogue 40 years ago — more than five years after he was set free due to a lack of evidence.

Ottawa to propose 10-year health-care funding plan to provinces, territories

The federal government will propose a decade-long plan to fund and reform the health-care system when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the premiers in Ottawa on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the plan.

Freeland to call for joint federal-provincial effort to counter Biden's tax credits

When finance ministers meet in Toronto today, they'll hear both an update on the country's economic outlook and a pitch from Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on the need for a shared response to the competitive challenges posed by the United States.

Veteran broadcaster Tom Clark to be named consul-general in New York: sources

Veteran broadcast journalist Tom Clark has been named Canada's consul-general of New York, sources have told CBC News. The former chief political correspondent for Global News and bureau chief for CTV in China and Washington spent more than four decades working in Canadian journalism.

Ottawa will give $650 annually to low and mid-income families for kids' dental care, sources say

The Liberals and NDP are set to announce new measures to tackle inflation, including details of their plan for dental care for middle and low-income families and a temporary boost to the GST credit.

Elizabeth May is pitching herself as co-leader of the Green Party: sources

Former Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May is going to run again for her old job and is proposing to share responsibilities with a co-leader, sources tell CBC News.