David McKie

David McKie is a journalist and producer with Power & Politics in the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa.

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The Implant Files

'We're guinea pigs': Canada's oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients

Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.

Local black Canadians face 'systemic barriers' to senior-level jobs, critics say

The population of black Canadians in Ottawa-Gatineau has almost doubled over 10 years — but systemic barriers to achieving senior roles in public service and business still persist.

Phoenix pay system issues making it impossible to track hiring of veterans in public service

Problems with the federal government’s Phoenix pay system are making it impossible for a program designed to facilitate the integration of veterans in the federal public service to collect hiring statistics.

Canadian Army introduces new fitness test requirement for soldiers being deployed abroad

The Canadian Forces have adopted a new training regime for all members of the Canadian Army being deployed overseas that better reflects the kind of equipment, landscape and warfare they are likely to encounter.

Public works introduces government's 1st transgender workplace guide

One of the largest federal government departments has become the first federal institution in Canada to draft a workplace guide to accommodate transgender employees.

Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada child benefit: documents

Many Indigenous families on reserves and in the North have not been applying for the Canada child benefit because they are either unaware of the program or they are not filing their income taxes — a requirement for eligibility.

Alberta leads way in fast-track requests for temporary foreign workers

Alberta made half of all requests for fast-tracked approval of temporary foreign workers between 2011 and 2013, but Ontario was far more successful in getting fast-tracked requests granted by Ottawa, according to CBC News analysis of government statistics.
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Search and rescue for false alarms costs millions

False distress signals from recreational aircraft and boats are sending Canada's stretched search and rescue operators on wild goose chases that cost millions of dollars. The culprit: aging emergency beacons that experts say should have been phased out years ago.
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Temporary foreign workers hired in areas with EI claimants

The minister responsible for the temporary foreign worker program was told last year that employers were hiring temporary foreign workers in the same jobs and same locations as Canadians who were collecting employment insurance, CBC News has learned.

Border agency cuts questioned as drug busts rise

Drug busts by the Canada Border Services Agency rose 10 per cent between 2007 and 2012, according to agency data, but critics fear a shift in focus and federal budget cuts threaten Canada's effort to stop drugs from entering the country.

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