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

Transport minister rejects call to rename Trudeau airport

Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra's office says the government has no plans to change the name of Montreal's airport, despite an online petition calling for the removal of Pierre Trudeau's name.

Bloc calls on PM to apologize after report suggests his father wanted jobs pulled out of Quebec

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to apologize for the actions of his father, saying former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau asked one of Quebec's leading business people to harm Quebec's economy and six million Quebecers.

Parti Québécois calls on Ottawa to release documents on federal response to 1976 win

Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon is calling on the federal government to make public all documents related to how it handled the aftermath of the PQ's election in 1976. The call comes after CBC News revealed U.S. State Department documents that shed new light on that time.

Pierre Trudeau may have asked business leader to move jobs from Quebec, says U.S. State Department document

A once-secret U.S. State Department document suggests that former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau may have asked one of Quebec's top business leaders to "make it as tough as possible" for the newly elected Parti Québécois government in 1976 and to quietly move jobs out of the province.

Online hate speech could result in attacks on politicians, MP Angus warns

A Canadian politician could end up being physically attacked or killed if nothing more is done to deal with the rise in hateful comments online, NDP MP Charlie Angus warned today.

U.S. technology company Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy law: report

American technology firm Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy laws by collecting photos of Canadians without their knowledge or consent, an investigation by four of Canada's privacy commissioners has found.

Canada not exempt from social media forces that created U.S. Capitol riot, heritage minister says

Canada is not exempt from the forces that led to the attack that took place at the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault told a parliamentary committee Friday as he outlined plans for a new regulator to oversee social media companies.

Facebook calls on Canadian government to set social media rules

Facebook says it would welcome increased regulation by the Canadian government, including rules for what kind of content should — or should not — be allowed on social media platforms.

Commander of reserve unit being probed for far-right activity is being replaced

The commander of a troubled military reserve unit at the centre of an army investigation into far-right extremist activity is being replaced, CBC News has learned.

Senator co-signed order barring international travel during pandemic — then went to Mexico

Conservative Sen. Don Plett — who sparked controversy by travelling to Mexico on vacation over the holidays — co-signed a directive last year barring all MPs and senators from travelling outside Canada as part of interparliamentary delegations.