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

Trudeau government unveils plans for digital overhaul

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government set the stage Tuesday for an overhaul of Canada's laws governing the internet and digital privacy.

Google says some federal election ads could slip through its publication ban

Google says it can't guarantee that it won't end up publishing campaign ads during the upcoming federal election, despite its announcement that it's banning political and issues ads during the election because of changes to Canada's laws.

Ethics committee votes to subpoena Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to testify

Parliament's ethics committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to testify before an international committee of parliamentarians meeting later this month to probe the spread of disinformation online and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Most of Canada's top websites won't post federal election ads this year

Most of Canada's 20 most popular websites won't be accepting political ads or setting up ad registries during the upcoming election campaign, as provided for in changes to Canada's elections laws, CBC News has learned.

Ruling in Trudeau-Aga Khan case could change rules for unpaid lobbyists

A Federal Court ruling in a case that centres on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas has opened the door to bringing unpaid lobbyists under Canada's lobbying law.

Facebook faces possible class action lawsuit over job ads

Facebook could be hit with a class action lawsuit in Canada alleging the social media giant has facilitated discrimination in ads for jobs and housing based on factors such as age and gender. A Montreal firm filed an application for the class action, which must be approved by a court before it can proceed.

Employment minister calls for investigation of Facebook job ads

Employment Minister Patty Hajdu is calling on the Canadian Human Rights Commission to examine the way Facebook allows employers to microtarget job ads to particular age ranges, something experts say could violate Canadian human rights laws.

Use of Facebook targeting on job ads could violate Canadian human rights law, experts warn

Facebook is allowing employers — including federal, provincial and municipal governments — to post job ads that target prospective employees in a way that some experts say could violate Canadian human rights law, CBC News has learned.

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.