Raisa Patel

Raisa is a writer and producer with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. You can find her on Twitter at @R_SPatel.

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Canada's former top female officer on the shock, anger of military's sexual misconduct allegations

As the military reels from sexual misconduct allegations within its top ranks, retired Lt.-Gen. Christine Whitecross says she initially responded to the reports with shock, anger — and a sense of hope.

Child care won't be a 'magic bullet' that sparks post-pandemic recovery: Freeland

Ottawa’s plan to lower early learning and child-care costs was a centrepiece of last week’s federal budget, but Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland warns that such a system won’t quickly repair the economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ottawa 'constantly' looking at further COVID-19 border measures, Freeland says

​​​​​​​Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa is “constantly” reviewing its border measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19 and more transmissible variants of the novel coronavirus. 

Trudeau pledges more health-care workers, rapid testing for pandemic-battered Ontario

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is working with provinces and territories to send more health-care workers to Ontario and boost rapid testing to shepherd Canada’s most populous province through a gruelling third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Moderna hasn't breached its vaccine contract despite repeated delivery concerns: Anand

Moderna has not violated its contractual obligations with Canada, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says, despite continued setbacks over promised COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to this country.

Singh targets Liberals, hard-hit Canadians in convention speech

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh worked to distinguish his party's progressive policies from those of the governing Liberals in his convention speech Sunday, speaking directly to Canadians battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Liberal, NDP insiders weigh in on the battle to win the progressive vote

As the Liberals and New Democrats staged duelling party policy conventions today, party insiders said they also signalled they're going to be battling each other over many of the same ideas — and voters.

Canada must continue investing in its economy to exit pandemic more quickly: Duclos

Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos says it's not time for Canada to under-invest in its economy as the federal government maps out its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vaccine nationalism an issue of 'enlightened self-interest,' UN Secretary General warns

Developed countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines is not only unfair and unjust, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says, it is also “a matter of enlightened self-interest.”

Minister Anand says AstraZeneca doses could arrive from the U.S. this week

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Ottawa could take delivery of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine doses from the United States as early as this week.

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