Rosemary Barton


Rosemary Barton is CBC's Chief Political Correspondent, based in Ottawa.

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Trudeau's director of communications is leaving the PMO

Cameron Ahmad, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's long-serving director of communications, is planning to leave the Prime Minister's Office next month.

Trudeau says giving provinces what they want won't improve health-care system

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says simply giving in to the provinces' demands on health-care funding won't guarantee improvements to Canada's strained health system.

How the Liberals and New Democrats made a deal to preserve the minority government

The confidence-and-supply agreement announced by the Liberal Party and the NDP this week was a long time in coming — and its success may depends on how well both sides keep each other in the loop.

Adrienne Clarkson returns Russian Order of Friendship to protest Ukraine invasion

Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson has formally returned her Russian Order of Friendship to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Annamie Paul says she's considered stepping down as Green party leader

Annamie Paul admits that before this snap election, she contemplated taking the drastic decision to resign as leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Canadians should expect 'significant' move in budget for child care, early education: LeBlanc

Access to national early learning programs and child care have become an “economic imperative” and Canadians should expect a “significant” announcement in the forthcoming federal budget, said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.  

'Do your duty' and get vaccinated, says Jean Chrétien

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien is calling on Canadians to "do their duty" and get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect the health of their friends, family and neighbours.

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.”

UN in 'serious negotiations' with China about letting observers into Xinjiang province: Antonio Guterres

The United Nations is engaged in a “serious negotiation” with China about granting UN officials access to China's western Xinjiang province — scene of what many Western nations have called a campaign of genocide directed by Beijing against the Muslim minority Uyghur population.

It's 'absolutely essential' Canada repatriate citizens in Syrian camps: Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it is “absolutely essential” countries such as Canada repatriate Canadian women and children currently being held in prison camps in Syria.