Hannah Thibedeau

Parliament Hill

Hannah Thibedeau is a veteran political reporter having covered the Hill for more than 15 years, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. She covers politics for CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Politics online.

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Ottawa looking at Criminal Code reforms to deter 'shameful' conversion therapy

The federal government is calling on all provincial governments to stop conversion therapy while it considers changes to the Criminal Code to block the practice.

China considering halting all meat products from Canada over fake veterinary health certificates

China is considering halting all meat imports from Canada starting Wednesday after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified China that it had discovered a number of fabricated veterinary health certificates in meat products bound for China, according to a government official.

Ex-ambassador McCallum says Trump could fix Canada-China impasse by dropping Meng's extradition

The "best thing" U.S. President Donald Trump could do to secure the release of Canadians detained in China is to abandon Washington's push to extradite Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada's former ambassador to China John McCallum said today.

Cannabis edibles available for sale legally in mid-December

New cannabis products — like edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December.

Government to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: Source

The Trudeau government will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, CBC News has learned. Plastic straws, cotton swabs, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are just some of the single-use plastics that will be banned in Canada.

Wilson-Raybould, Philpott won't run as Greens in fall election

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott will not run as Green Party candidates in the fall election, CBC News has learned. The two former Liberal cabinet ministers spoke with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May several times about possibly running for her party.

Jagmeet Singh announces senior members of his federal campaign team

The federal NDP has announced two senior members of their 2019 campaign team as the party sets its sights on the fall election. The party is elevating Singh’s chief of staff Jennifer Howard to be the federal campaign director and Andrea Horwath’s chief of staff Michael Balagus to the position of special adviser to the campaign.

Pass it on, provinces: Cities say provincial governments hoarding marijuana tax cash

Some of Canada's largest cities are not getting the money they were promised from taxes on cannabis, despite the increased costs they face from dealing with legal recreational marijuana use in their communities.

Pressure building in Liberal caucus to eject Wilson-Raybould, Philpott

A growing number of Liberal MPs say they're prepared to boot Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus next week, according to a survey of dozens of Liberal MPs by CBC News.

For the NDP, the stakes in Monday's byelections are sky-high

Tomorrow night, party leader Jagmeet Singh finds out if he's secured his first-ever seat in the House of Commons — staving off what almost certainly would be a mortal threat to his leadership.

NDP facing an election without a quarter of its caucus as Rankin ponders retirement

New Democrat MP Murray Rankin said today he's still thinking about whether to run for his party in this year's federal election — despite having said he intended to make a decision about his future by early January.

MPs warned Singh in June that he's through as leader if he can't win Burnaby South

Two senior members of the federal NDP caucus warned NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh back in June that he won't be able to hang on as party leader if he loses next month's byelection in Burnaby South, CBC News has learned.

Big city mayors call for emergency federal funding to deal with housing crunch

The mayors of Canada’s largest cities are ramping up pressure on the Trudeau government to deliver a major cash infusion to cope with a housing shortage driven in part by an influx of refugees.

NDP puts off winter caucus meeting to focus on Singh's byelection campaign

The NDP has postponed its winter caucus meeting to free up MPs to help leader Jagmeet SIngh campaign in the Burnaby South byelection, CBC News has learned.

The influencers: How Ottawa uses popular online hosts to get its messages out

The Trudeau government is reaching out to popular YouTube hosts and bloggers to get its messages across to audiences that traditional communications strategies sometimes miss.