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

Government asking for an extra $2.1 billion for Indigenous programs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is asking Parliament to spend an additional $2.1 billion on Indigenous programs and initiatives, above and beyond what MPs already have approved.

Rail blockades could affect vote to change citizenship oath: Conservative critic

Blockades by Indigenous protesters will make it harder for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to adopt planned legislation to add respect for First Nations treaties to Canada's citizenship oath, says Conservative immigration critic Peter Kent.

Renovations to cabinet ministers' offices cost $1.6 million over past 4 years

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has spent more than $1.6 million on furniture, renovations and artwork for cabinet ministers' offices since it came to power, CBC News has learned.

RCMP resolves impasse, pays $56K bill related to Trudeau's trip to Aga Khan's island

The cost to the Canadian government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas has risen to $271,000 after the RCMP wrote a cheque two weeks ago for $56,000 worth of meals, accommodations and jet ski rentals.

Number of restricted firearms increased in first three years of Trudeau government

The number of restricted firearms registered in Canada rose nearly 24 per cent in the first three years of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government.

Facebook to crack down on discriminatory job ads

Facebook is moving to prohibit advertisers from discriminating against some Canadians in ads for jobs, housing and credit based on things like age, gender or where they live. The move comes nine months after CBC News documented dozens of cases of Canadian employers posting job ads that often exclude older workers.

'Seek and Destroy' campaign against People's Party didn't violate elections law: commissioner

The "seek and destroy" campaign that Warren Kinsella and his firm Daisy Group waged against Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada didn't violate Canada's elections laws, Canada's elections watchdog has concluded.

Canadians calling CRA facing longer wait times, getting unreliable answers, CFIB audit finds

Months after the Canada Revenue Agency promised that a new phone system would fix the problems plaguing its business call centre, wait times have increased — and 40 per cent of the answers employees give are wrong or incomplete — according to a new report.

Judges fighting ejection from the bench could see their pensions frozen

The stage is set for possible changes to the rules that govern Canada's judges that would prevent them from growing their pensions while they fight to avoid being removed from the bench.

NDP used voters list to get private addresses for Christmas cards

The New Democratic Party dipped into Canada's election voters list to send Christmas cards from party leader Jagmeet Singh to dozens of home addresses.

RCMP not planning to reimburse cost of stay on Aga Khan's island

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police do not plan to reimburse the more than $56,000 in expenses its officers racked up for meals, accommodation and Jet Ski rentals during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's private island in the Caribbean, CBC News has learned.

CRTC calls on Canadian telecoms to do more to fight scammers

Canada's telecom regulator moves to adopt a new weapon in the fight against phone scammers, calling on Canadian telecom companies to use a new technology that would make it easier to verify the origins of a call.

Mounties should have steered clear of any probe into Trudeau's Bahamas vacation: MP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police should have recused themselves from deciding whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be investigated in connection with his controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's island because the national police service owed the island's managers money and its officers took part in the trip, says Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.
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RCMP owe the Aga Khan's island more than $56,000 for Trudeau vacation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police owe the managers of the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas more than $56,000 for meals, accommodations and jet ski rentals during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation, CBC News has learned.

Conservative critic calls for hearings into transfer of bank records to IRS

Conservative revenue critic Pat Kelly is calling for parliamentary committee hearings into the transfer of Canadian banking records to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, saying he wants to know why the numbers have risen sharply.