Elizabeth Thompson

Senior reporter

Award-winning reporter Elizabeth Thompson covers Parliament Hill. A veteran of the Montreal Gazette, Sun Media and iPolitics, she currently works with the CBC's Ottawa bureau, specializing in investigative reporting and data journalism. She can be reached at: elizabeth.thompson@cbc.ca.

Latest from Elizabeth Thompson

Pulp giant's purchase didn't go through a net benefit review, federal officials say

A billion-dollar deal that made foreign-owned Paper Excellence the largest wood pulp manufacturer in Canada passed a national security review but didn’t go through a study of its net benefit to Canada, officials with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada told members of Parliament Friday.

Pulp giant Paper Excellence's secretive owner could face parliamentary summons

The secretive owner of Canada's largest wood pulp manufacturer could soon face a summons to appear before a parliamentary committee after he sent company executives in his stead to testify Tuesday.

Former China ambassador Barton grilled by MPs about McKinsey-brokered meeting

Former Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton, faced a grilling by opposition members of Parliament Thursday over a meeting he had with the former chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank that was arranged by employees of consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

MPs ask whether pulp giant's revamped board is Canadian enough

Members of Parliament are raising concerns about the decision by pulp and paper giant Paper Excellence to dismiss the pre-existing board of directors of recently acquired Resolute Forest Products.
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5 questions swirling around forestry giant Paper Excellence ahead of grilling from MPs

The mystery surrounding Paper Excellence, the country's biggest wood-pulp producer and one of its biggest logging companies, is only growing. The company says it is independent of a controversial Indonesian conglomerate, but CBC has found new information suggesting otherwise. MPs will have a chance to question company executives at hearings

Trudeau Foundation misled public by stating China-linked donation was Canadian: ex-official

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation misled Canadians when it said that a controversial donation made by two Chinese businessmen qualified as a Canadian donation, the former president of the foundation told MPs Friday.

MPs grill Google execs on decision to block news access

It may have warned publicly of consequences, but Google has not yet decided what it will do if Parliament adopts controversial legislation to force online companies to pay Canadian news organizations for content, a top executive with the tech giant told members of Parliament Thursday.

Prairie premiers blast Lametti for suggesting Ottawa might 'look at' provinces' power over natural resources

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and three western premiers are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to disassociate his government from comments made by his justice minister — who promised last week to "look at" a decades-old law that gives control over natural resources to the four western provinces.

MPs to hold committee hearings on wood pulp giant

Members of Parliament have voted to summon the owner of Canada's largest wood pulp producer and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne to testify before the Natural Resources committee. The motion comes following an investigation by CBC News and other media partners.

Tax rules changing for transfers of family businesses, farms

The federal government is moving to change the tax rules that govern the transfer of a small business or farm from parents to other members of the family.