Olivia Stefanovich

Senior reporter

Olivia Stefanovich is a senior reporter for CBC's Parliamentary Bureau based in Ottawa. She previously worked in Toronto, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario. Connect with her on Twitter at @CBCOlivia. Story tips welcome: olivia.stefanovich@cbc.ca.

Latest from Olivia Stefanovich

Former staffers say racism, sexual harassment rampant at Royal Canadian Mint

Female security guards at the Royal Canadian Mint operation in Ottawa faced constant sexual harassment and racial taunts while superiors either stood by or joined in, according to several former employees who spoke to CBC News.

'Old wounds': Descendants of families who lost Indian status launch Charter challenge

In 1944, Nadia Salmaniw's great-grandfather Wilfred Laurier Bennett faced a choice: send his children to residential school or renounce his Indigenous heritage.

Indigenous leaders secure papal audience to set stage for residential school apology

National Indigenous leaders will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December to set the stage for a formal papal apology in Canada for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools, according to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).

Supreme Court explains its reasons for upholding federal law on jury selection

Canada's highest court released its reasons today for a split decision that upheld as constitutional a law introduced by the federal government to diversify juries.

Ottawa will boost funding for residential school burial searches, says Indigenous Services minister

The federal government will substantially increase funding to permit Indigenous communities to search former residential school sites for unmarked graves, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said today.

Indigenous Services minister says housing shortage aggravating COVID-19 outbreak in Kashechewan

A COVID-19 outbreak in a remote, northern Ontario First Nation would not be as severe if Ottawa had provided more housing before it hit, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said today.

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says departure from Parliament not the end of her story

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says she keeps her parliamentary badge close every time she enters the House of Commons — just in case she has to prove who she is. 

Six Nations wants $10M to search residential school grounds, a third of Ottawa's allocated funds

The chief and council of Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario are asking Ottawa for $10 million to fund a search for possible remains on the grounds of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School.

NDP push to declare residential schools a genocide defeated in House

An NDP bid calling on the government to recognize the residential school experience as genocide has been rejected in the House of Commons.

NDP seeking MPs' unanimous consent to label residential school experience as genocide

An NDP MP is planing to table a motion in the House of Commons tomorrow seeking unanimous consent to call on the federal government to recognize what happened at residential schools as a genocide.