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

Facebook introducing measures to prevent election disruption

Facebook will unveil a series of measures later today in a bid to prevent its platform being used to disrupt the next federal election and to conform with changes to Canada's election law, CBC News has learned.

Gould wants Google to change its mind about refusing election ads

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould says she's going to try to persuade Google to change its mind about refusing to run election advertising during the upcoming federal campaign.

Lobbying commissioner should investigate Facebook, says MP Angus

NDP MP Charlie Angus is calling on Canada's lobbying commissioner to investigate social media giant Facebook after leaked internal company e-mails revealed the company met with Conservative cabinet ministers but didn't report those meetings to the lobbying commissioner's office.

NDP MP Murray Rankin won't run again

Murray Rankin is the latest NDP MP to announce he won't run in the next election, saying it has nothing to do with Jagmeet Singh's leadership.

Can Wilson-Raybould claim solicitor-client privilege over SNC-Lavalin?

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould can practice law in Ontario by virtue of an honorary membership in the Law Society of Ontario but the society won't say whether that allows her to benefit from solicitor-client privilege.

Minister tasked with safeguarding election calls on committee to look at regulating Facebook, Twitter

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould today called on a Commons committee to look at the possibility of the Canadian government imposing new rules on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the lead-up to the next federal election.

Trudeau moves to shore up Liberal caucus support as SNC-Lavalin controversy continues

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has moved to shore up support in his Liberal caucus as the aftershocks of Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation from cabinet rocked both Parliament Hill and members of his own party.

Trudeau under fire over claim he pressured justice minister to intervene in SNC-Lavalin fraud case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found himself in the opposition's crosshairs Thursday following a report that he pressed former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of construction giant SNC-Lavalin on charges of fraud and corruption.

SNC-Lavalin should be barred from federal contracts: Angus

The Canadian government should suspend engineering giant SNC-Lavalin from competing for future federal government contracts after two former top executives pleaded guilty to charges in recent weeks, says NDP MP Charlie Angus.

1.6 million Canadian banking records shared with IRS

The Canadian government has shared more than 1.6 million Canadian banking records with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service since the start of a controversial information sharing agreement in 2014, CBC News has learned.

Key figure in illegal election financing scheme quietly pleads guilty

Canadians may never know the details of an elaborate scheme orchestrated by engineering giant SNC Lavalin to funnel more than $117,000 to two federal political parties after one of the key players quietly pleaded guilty a few weeks ago.

New rules for drones: Pilot certificates, avoiding airports — and no drunk droning

The federal government has adopted strict new regulations to govern the use of drones in Canadian airspace — prohibiting them from flying near airports and emergency scenes, and ensuring those operating them aren't drunk or high on drugs.

New bill could lessen tax woes for Canadian residents with U.S. citizenship

Thousands of Canadian residents forced to pay income tax in both Canada and the United States could be about to get some respite. However, the outlook is bleak for thousands hit by a retroactive repatriation tax.

More than two years later, no Canadian Panama Papers charges have been filed

Two and a half years after the landmark Panama Papers leak of offshore financial information, the Canada Revenue Agency has yet to charge or convict anyone with offshore tax evasion.

CRA deploys new weapons against tax evasion: Freezing assets, seizing property

The Canada Revenue Agency is using a new tool in its battle against tax evasion — one that experts say could radically change the way it pursues tax cheats.