Lisa Laventure

Parliamentary Bureau

Lisa Laventure is a field producer in CBC's Parliamentary Bureau, with a focus on immigration, foreign affairs and national security.

Latest from Lisa Laventure

Hassan Diab to boycott external review of 2014 extradition to France

Hassan Diab's lawyer says his client will boycott a government-ordered review of his extradition to France, arguing the scope of the review is too narrow and appears to be nothing more than a "concerted damage-control effort."

Woman who accused Trudeau of groping breaks her silence

The female reporter who alleged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touched her inappropriately some two decades ago issued a statement Friday saying the incident happened as described - but that she now wants to be left alone.

Decision in Hassan Diab appeal delayed after sudden appearance of new evidence

Hassan Diab, the Ottawa academic accused of bombing a Paris synagogue in 1980, faces another delay in a French court.

Murray Segal to lead review of Hassan Diab extradition

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has asked the former deputy attorney general of Ontario, Murray Segal, to conduct the external review of the extradition of Hassan Diab.

Canadian company that helped build new World Trade Center hurt by Trump's steel tariffs

A Canadian steel company that helped build the new World Trade Center is feeling betrayed by U.S. tariffs on steel — and by the justification offered for those measures.

France told Canada key evidence did not exist in Hassan Diab terrorism case

France was aware of — and failed to disclose — fingerprint evidence that ultimately helped to clear Hassan Diab of committing a terrorist attack when it made its formal extradition request to Canada, CBC News has learned.

Internal review of Hassan Diab's extradition tainted by conflict of interest, says lawyer

A senior Department of Justice official running the internal review of the Hassan Diab extradition case also played a role in the Ottawa academic’s extradition to France — something Diab’s lawyer calls a clear conflict of interest.

Hassan Diab wants more than an independent review of his extradition

Hassan Diab, the Ottawa university lecturer who was extradited to France and spent three years in prison there before a judge ordered his release, says the promise of an independent review of his case doesn't go far enough.

Canada's high extradition rate spurs calls for reform

Canada extradites the overwhelming majority of the people it arrests on behalf of foreign states — a figure so high that critics say it points to problems with Canada’s extradition laws.

Freeland will monitor Justice probe of Canada's role in Diab extradition

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will closely monitor an internal Department of Justice review of Hassan Diab's extradition on terrorism charges to ensure the Canadian university professor "gets the answers he deserves," a government official with direct knowledge of the file told CBC News.

Canada helped France dig up evidence to extradite Ottawa man later freed on terror charges

Newly obtained documents reveal the efforts Canada made behind the scenes to ensure the extradition of Hassan Diab, the Ottawa university professor who spent three years in a French prison while being investigated for terrorism charges that were later dropped.

Apology to Labrador residential school survivors must be followed by resources, say Inuit

The apology Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador last week must be backed up with resources to have a long-term healing effect, say Inuit leaders and school survivors.

Illegal border crossings could create 'urgent need' to revisit policy, Ahmed Hussen was warned in March

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen was warned in March that the flow of migrants entering Canada illegally risked turning into a larger problem — months before this week's surge of border crossings began, documents obtained by CBC News show.

Waves of asylum seekers keep coming at illegal border crossing in Quebec

CBC News visits the remote end of a gravel road in Quebec that's become a popular illegal border crossing for asylum seekers from the U.S.

'It was the happiest moment': Asylum seekers who took risky Central American corridor cross into Canada

The experiences of two Somali men who crossed into Manitoba on the Canada Day weekend are emblematic of the new lengths some migrants fleeing violent hot spots are willing to take to reach Canada.