David Thurton

Senior reporter, Parliamentary Correspondent

David Thurton is a senior reporter in CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. He covers daily politics in the nation’s capital and specializes in environment and energy policy. Born in Canada but raised in Trinidad and Tobago, he’s moved around more times than he can count. He’s worked for CBC in several provinces and territories, including Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Latest from David Thurton

Canada unveils new climate adaptation strategy with more than $1-billion commitment

Canada's first climate adaptation strategy was unveiled today, and commits the federal government to new construction guidelines and standards in areas prone to flooding and wildfires.

Federal carbon pricing to take effect in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador

The federal government is imposing its fuel charge — commonly called the carbon tax — on consumers in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Green Party leadership hopeful's expulsion was flawed, says internal party report

Green Party leadership hopeful Alex Tyrrell should not have been kicked out of the federal party, says an internal party report obtained by CBC news.

From a 4-day work week to immigration control, Green leadership candidates make their final policy pitches

Candidates for the leadership of the Green Party have been selling their visions for the party's future. On Nov. 19, one of them (or maybe two) will take over.

Ottawa says it's willing to hold big banks accountable for their climate pledges

High-ranking Liberals responsible for the government's climate file say financial institutions will be held to their climate commitments — with regulations, if necessary.

Rich countries like Canada head to another COP climate conference after failing to meet $100B financing goal

Wealthy countries like Canada that have generated the bulk of climate-altering global carbon emissions are heading into another global climate conference after failing — again — to meet their financial commitments to the countries bearing the brunt of climate change.

Trudeau says Canada is not falling behind the U.S. on climate action

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is downplaying fears that Canada is falling behind the U.S. on climate action as Washington begins rolling out billions of dollars in new spending to reduce emissions.

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.

Ottawa should move fast on promised $200M fund for Black-led charities, group says

The federal government needs to follow through quickly on its promise to create a self-sustaining investment fund for Black-led charities and community-based organizations, says a spokesperson for a group backing the idea.

Green party downsizes its leadership race after resignations

The Green Party is downsizing its leadership contest following an exodus of people from the party’s leadership organizing committee.