Katie Simpson

Politics

Katie Simpson is a foreign correspondent with CBC News based in Washington. Prior to joining the team in D.C. she spent six years covering Parliament Hill in Ottawa and nearly a decade covering local and provincial issues in Toronto.

Latest from Katie Simpson

New U.S. administration brings fresh momentum to those working to free Canada's '2 Michaels'

For those who have been working for more than two years to free Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from detention in China, the new U.S. administration brings with it the hope of some new momentum.

Kamala Harris tells Trudeau U.S. will do 'everything it can' to free two Michaels

During a phone call on Monday, U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States would do everything it can to bring Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor home from China.
Analysis

Trump's refusal to concede is legally irrelevant, but it could affect U.S. for years

Supporters of the U.S. president said at a weekend rally in Washington that the only way they’ll accept his defeat is if they hear him concede. And while concession speeches might not matter legally, they can make a big difference to the peaceful transition of power and effective governing of the next administration.

Down-ballot diversity: More LGBTQ people, Black women run for office in U.S.

While a record number of Black women and LGTBQ candidates are running in this U.S. election cycle, gains still need to be made in order to truly reflect the diversity of the population advocates say.  

Trump says Canada wants to reopen the border. But do we, really?

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on Friday suggesting Canada is keen to reopen the border with his country stand in direct contrast to statements made by Canadian officials supporting the continued border restrictions. 

Canada to keep border with U.S. closed until at least Oct. 21, says source

The federal government will extend the Canada-U.S. land border closure for another 30 days until October. 21, CBC News has learned.

Canada to adopt new approach in managing U.S. relationship: sources 

The Prime Minister’s Office is adopting a new approach to managing Canada's relationship with the U.S. in the wake of Chrystia Freeland's appointment to the position of finance minister, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. 

Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to Canada cites Huawei ban, increased NATO spending as top priorities

The woman nominated to serve as the new U.S. ambassador to Canada says she plans to apply fresh pressure on Ottawa to ban Huawei from taking part in Canada's 5G network.

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended for another 30 days, say officials

CBC News has confirmed that the deal to restrict travel across the Canada-U.S. border will be extended into August.

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended beyond June 21, sources say

The Canada-U.S. border closure to all non-essential traffic will be extended beyond the June 21 date set last month, sources tell CBC News. 

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