Richard Raycraft

Web writer and producer

Richard is a web writer with CBC News and an associate producer with CBC Radio. He's worked at CBC in London, Ont., Toronto, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.

Latest from Richard Raycraft

Number of Conservative members surge: party says 675,000 eligible to vote in fall leadership contest

The Conservative Party of Canada has released a preliminary list of members eligible to vote in the party's September leadership race showing there are now more than twice the number of eligible voters than were in the 2020 contest that crowned Erin O'Toole as leader. 

Public health measures for airport arrivals to remain until at least October: government

The government announced that public health measures for airport arrivals in Canada, such as the provision of information through the ArriveCAN app, are likely to remain in effect until at least October.
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How much influence should politicians have over police?

CBC News explores the tense, fuzzy and often controversial relationship between police and policymakers in Canada — one experts say is ripe for clarity and change.

Higher oil and gas prices may be permanent: former Bank of Canada governor

The Canadian economy may need to find a way to permanently adjust to higher oil and gas prices even when the cost of other goods start to fall, according to a former Bank of Canada governor.

MPs describe threats, safety fears as they're issued panic buttons

Members of Parliament told CBC News stories of harassment and threats directed at them just a day after the government announced that MPs would be getting personal panic buttons.

No government funds used to settle Hockey Canada sexual assault lawsuit: CEO

A Hockey Canada executive told a House of Commons committee under oath that the organization did not use any government money to settle a lawsuit with an alleged victim of sexual assault.

Government concerned about safety of Canadian crew who reported cocaine in plane in Dominican Republic

Canadian government officials say they're concerned for the safety of members of a Canadian flight crew in the Dominican Republic and are trying to get them an expedited investigation and home quickly if no charges are laid.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald suspended

The Assembly of First Nations executive committee and its national board of directors have voted to suspend National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, effective immediately.

Former chief justice McLachlin says she'll stay on Hong Kong court despite crackdown on human rights

Canada's former top judge says she intends to stay on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal despite government threats to civil liberties in the region.

Former senior military officer Trevor Cadieu charged with 2 counts of sexual assault

Military police announced Wednesday that they've charged Trevor Cadieu, a former senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), with two counts of sexual assault relating to incidents at the Royal Military College in 1994.

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