Rosemary Barton


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

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Hurdles remain in Canada-U.S. relationship despite renewed commitments

Challenges still lie ahead for the Canada-U.S. relationship despite several days of bilateral meetings between the two countries on their shared priorities and close ties as longtime allies.

U.S. stands with Canada on efforts to free Kovrig, Spavor from China: secretary of state

The United States will continue to stand with Canada in its efforts to secure the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from arbitrary detention in China, said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

U.S. State Department announces 'Khashoggi ban' for individuals who target dissidents

The United States government has announced measures aimed at curbing counter dissident activates on American soil.

Science will lead the way on border reopening, U.S. secretary of state says

The United States will not be putting an arbitrary timeline on when the Canada-U.S. border should reopen because the Biden administration is going to let science do the talking, said U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.

Trudeau says he's 'not eager' for an election — but he's ready for one

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's not keen to contest a federal election campaign with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, but he's prepared to go to the polls if the opposition parties bring down his government in a vote of non-confidence or if they stymie Liberal relief efforts.

Trudeau says CERB recipients shouldn't worry about repayments right now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canadians who have received letters suggesting they may have to repay emergency relief benefits shouldn't be concerned — at least for now.

Distribution, lack of national registry top hurdles for Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Vaccine distribution, the inability to pull off a mass campaign that could spark crowds and the absence of a national immunization registry are among the top hurdles facing Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, says the head of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Bob Rae calls on UN to investigate evidence of genocide against China's Uighur minority

Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations says he’s called on the organization’s Human Rights Council to investigate whether China’s persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang province should be considered an act of genocide.

Stability, rebuilding among next steps for Canada-U.S. relationship, Champagne says

After a tumultuous four years of the Trump presidency, Joe Biden’s victory could usher in a new era of calm in the White House — something Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says is key to strengthening ties with other nations.

Canada's ambassador to U.S. unconcerned about 2020 election disrupting Canada's economy

Canada’s top diplomat in Washington says she has no concerns about disruptions to Canada’s economy should the results of the U.S. presidential election be delayed — or contested.