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.

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How Justin Trudeau's people arranged his whirlwind visit to a Ukraine at war

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surprised a lot of people with his unannounced weekend visit to Ukraine for an in-person meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky. While government officials managed to keep the trip a secret, it still took weeks of planning, according to two senior Canadian government sources who told CBC News how it all came together.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford heads to Washington on Monday for trade mission

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is headed to Washington on Monday for high-level meetings with officials in the Biden administration and business leaders, according to a senior source with the province. 

Canada, U.S. officials to meet in bid to resolve P.E.I. potato dispute

Canadian and U.S. officials are scheduled to meet this week to see if progress can be made to end a dispute that resulted in Canada suspending all shipments of potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States.

U.S. to open border to fully vaccinated travellers starting Nov. 8

The United States is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers by air, land or passenger ferry starting Nov. 8.

U.S. to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month

Fully vaccinated Canadians will be allowed to enter the United States at land and ferry border crossings starting in early November.

U.S. extends border restrictions with Canada until Sept. 21

The United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry border crossings with Canada until Sept. 21.

Liz Cheney's re-election campaign is flush with cash, but in her home state, Trump voters still bear a grudge

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is on a fundraising hot streak. However, as the face of the anti-Trump movement within the Republican Party, she is up against significant opposition in her home state. CBC News talks to voters in Wyoming.

'Learn from this': Maryland woman whose husband died of COVID-19 urges vaccine hesitant to get shots

After weeks of declining case numbers, hospitalizations and daily deaths, the pandemic's trajectory in the U.S. is changing — and heading in the wrong direction, public health officials warn. One Maryland woman who lost her husband to COVID-19 is urging people to heed appeals to get vaccinated.

Highly anticipated report to shed new light on what U.S. knows about unidentified flying objects

After quietly and seriously investigating reports of unidentified flying objects for years, the United States military has until Friday to present an unclassified report to Congress on what it has uncovered about these mysterious sightings.

U.S. donating additional 1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Canada

The United States is donating one million additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Canada. The doses are expected to arrive in Toronto later today.

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