Katie Simpson


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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In Florida, a polarizing DeSantis draws a strong response from critics and supporters

Now that Ron DeSantis is officially running to become the Republican nominee for the U.S. presidential election in 2024, voters can examine his time as Florida’s governor to get a better sense of his priorities. And while his campaign is just beginning, Florida serves as an initial blueprint for how he operates.

President Biden to address Parliament during trip to Canada later this month

U.S. President Joe Biden will deliver an address to Parliament during his highly anticipated trip north later this month.

New tax on foreign property owners will hurt Canadian border community, mayor warns

The mayor of a Canadian border community is warning that the federal government's new foreign property owner tax will hurt the local economy and damage vital relationships, and is calling on Ottawa to make changes.

Congressman says U.S. should consider tit-for-tat tax on Canadian-owned properties in the States

A U.S. congressman says he's prepared to advocate for a new tax on Canadians who own property in the U.S. — unless Americans are offered more exemptions from Ottawa's new underused housing tax, which targets foreign property owners in Canada.

As drag shows in the U.S. are increasingly targeted, the community fears violence

What happened at a drag show in North Carolina last weekend is just one example of a larger issue causing panic throughout the LGBTQ community in the United States.

As Kanye West praises Hitler, advocates fear antisemitism is going mainstream

From far-right chat shows to sports and Saturday Night Live, some are spreading hate. Advocates warn this is what the normalization of antisemitism looks like, when you add it all up.

Kelly Craft, Trump's ambassador to Canada, entering Kentucky governor race

Kelly Craft, one of former U.S. president Donald Trump's most trusted appointees, who played a pivotal role in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, is now entering the race to become governor of Kentucky.

Wyoming's dedication to Donald Trump likely means the end of the road for Liz Cheney

Despite being a staunch conservative and part of a political dynasty, Trump supporters are likely to deliver a final punishment to Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney during the state's Republican primary on Tuesday.

U.S. tax credit could rev up electric vehicle production in Canada

Canadian automakers breathed a sight of relief Thursday after U.S. lawmakers scrapped part of a massive incentive package for electric vehicles that would have excluded those assembled in Canada from a new consumer tax credit.

An anxious wait: How one of Louisiana's last abortion clinics is bracing for the Roe v. Wade ruling

There are only three abortion clinics left in Louisiana, and they could be forced to shut down, with little notice, depending on what the Supreme Court decides later this month. Louisiana is one of 13 states with a so-called trigger law, which would severely restrict access to abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned.