Katie Simpson

Politics

Katie Simpson is a foreign correspondent with CBC News based in Washington. Prior to joining the team in D.C. she spent six years covering Parliament Hill in Ottawa and nearly a decade covering local and provincial issues in Toronto.

Latest from Katie Simpson

Trump says Canada wants to reopen the border. But do we, really?

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on Friday suggesting Canada is keen to reopen the border with his country stand in direct contrast to statements made by Canadian officials supporting the continued border restrictions. 

Canada to keep border with U.S. closed until at least Oct. 21, says source

The federal government will extend the Canada-U.S. land border closure for another 30 days until October. 21, CBC News has learned.

Canada to adopt new approach in managing U.S. relationship: sources 

The Prime Minister’s Office is adopting a new approach to managing Canada's relationship with the U.S. in the wake of Chrystia Freeland's appointment to the position of finance minister, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. 

Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to Canada cites Huawei ban, increased NATO spending as top priorities

The woman nominated to serve as the new U.S. ambassador to Canada says she plans to apply fresh pressure on Ottawa to ban Huawei from taking part in Canada's 5G network.

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended for another 30 days, say officials

CBC News has confirmed that the deal to restrict travel across the Canada-U.S. border will be extended into August.

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended beyond June 21, sources say

The Canada-U.S. border closure to all non-essential traffic will be extended beyond the June 21 date set last month, sources tell CBC News. 

State Department says U.S. will reassess intelligence-sharing with Canada if it lets Huawei into 5G

The United States is prepared to reassess its intelligence-sharing arrangement with Canada if Huawei is given the green light to take part in building Canada's 5G networks, a State Department spokesperson said today.

Biden says he'd cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit if elected

In a potential death blow to the Keystone XL pipeline, Joe Biden's campaign says he'd cancel a key permit if he's elected president in November. That statement from the likely Democratic nominee suggests the long-stalled pipeline could be quashed if he wins.

African Americans in Georgia wary of returning to work as community struggles with impact of COVID-19

Some African Americans in Georgia are hesitant to return to work despite a reopening of some non-essential businesses last week as they wrestle with the disproportionate toll COVID-19 has had on the black population in that state and others.

Ottawa looks to Kushner, other U.S. trade officials to resolve medical equipment dispute

The Trudeau government is looking to the relationships it established during NAFTA negotiations to resolve the new urgent dispute over personal protective equipment with the United States.

U.S. has dropped idea of placing troops near Canadian border: official

The United States has dropped its controversial proposal to station American troops near the shared border as part of its COVID-19 containment strategy.

Kirsten Hillman officially named Canadian ambassador to the United States

Kirsten Hillman, the woman now serving as Canada’s acting ambassador to the United States, has been given the permanent job as the Trudeau government's top person in Washington.

G7 ministers spike joint statement on COVID-19 after U.S. demands it be called 'Wuhan virus'

Any hope of G7 foreign ministers releasing a joint statement on the fight against COVID-19 was killed today after the U.S. insisted the document refer to it as the “Wuhan virus."

As Trump muses about easing COVID-19 restrictions, all eyes are on the border

Canada may face additional pressure to re-examine its pandemic response border agreement with the United States if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on speculation that he might ease social distancing recommendations in the next week. 

Canada, U.S. border temporarily closing to non-essential traffic to slow COVID-19

Canada and the United States have agreed to restrict non-essential travel across the border as both countries try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus — but key supplies will still flow between the two nations.

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