Elizabeth Thompson

Senior Reporter

Award-winning reporter Elizabeth Thompson covers Parliament Hill. A veteran of the Montreal Gazette, Sun Media and iPolitics, she currently works with the CBC's Ottawa bureau, specializing in investigative reporting and data journalism. She can be reached at: elizabeth.thompson@cbc.ca.

Latest from Elizabeth Thompson

Gap in privacy law leaves elections open to 'misuse' of personal information: privacy commissioner

The next federal election will face "important risks" unless Parliament makes political parties subject to privacy law, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien warned Thursday.

RCMP victimized by $100,000 credit card cloning scam

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has changed the way it handles credit cards for gasoline purchases after it fell victim to organized criminals and the fraud went undetected for months.

Federal parties grilled about protecting voter privacy

With less than a year to go before the next election, political parties are still not subject to any rules when it comes to the personal information they gather on Canadians — and some MPs are worried that could lead to privacy problems for voters.

New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions

New regulations designed to ban asbestos will go into effect by the end of this year, however an analysis of the final rules introduced Wednesday reveals they have been watered down from what the federal government originally proposed.

Parliament Hill's workplace cannabis policies are a little ... disjointed

With only days to go before recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada, Parliament Hill's own rules governing marijuana in the workplace are a confusing patchwork — or, in some instances, nonexistent.

Reopen election robocalls investigation: NDP MP

Canada's elections watchdog should use powers he is about to be granted to shed new light on the robocalls scandal, says a member of the committee studying changes to Canada's elections law.

Elections watchdog could use new powers to tackle old cases — but not 'robocalls'

In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Commissioner of Elections Yves Côté said his office could use the new powers it will get when Bill C-76 is adopted — such as being able to go to get a judge's order to force someone to talk - to resolve cases that predate the legislation.

Opposition calls for probe of cellphone services in emergencies

Opposition critics are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to look into how reliable Canada's cellphone networks are in emergencies after a devastating series of tornadoes and a prolonged power failure in the Ottawa area left many with little or no cellphone service.

Canada's cellphone system vulnerable in disasters, say experts

Advocates are calling for the federal government to examine the reliability of Canada's cellphone services during emergencies after tornadoes left thousands of Ottawa-area residents with little or no cellphone service. Telecom companies say their systems kept working, albeit with lower signal strength.

Trudeau's India trip cost more than the government first disclosed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial trip to India in February was even more expensive than first reported. Documents tabled in the House of Commons Monday reveal that the nine-day trip cost Canadian taxpayers $1.66 million - roughly 10 per cent higher than the $1.5 million the government reported in June.

More needed to prevent foreign interference in Canadian elections, watchdog says

More has to be done to prevent foreign interference and abuse of social media from disrupting Canada's elections, says the country's chief election watchdog.

Canada talking with U.S. about Trump tax: Morneau

The Canadian government has been talkiing to the U.S. government about the impact a retroactive tax signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump is having north of the border, Finance Minister Bill Morneau revealed Monday.

Canadian residents hit by Trump tax dealt a new blow

Thousands of Canadian residents hit hard by a retroactive tax signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump have been dealt another blow, CBC News has learned. New proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service threaten to increase their tax hit.

Number of government employees fired for misconduct, incompetence sees sharp increase

The number of federal government public servants fired for misconduct or incompetence has risen sharply in recent years, according to figures obtained by CBC News.

Trudeau's Liberals already using passage of marijuana bill to fundraise

Less than a day after Parliament adopted landmark legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has quietly started using the legislation to fundraise.