Olivia Stefanovich

Senior reporter

Olivia Stefanovich is a senior reporter for CBC's Parliamentary Bureau based in Ottawa. She previously worked in Toronto, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario. Connect with her on Twitter at @CBCOlivia. Story tips welcome: olivia.stefanovich@cbc.ca.

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Scheer outlines Quebec priorities for a Conservative government

With less than a week to go before voting day, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for Quebec in a final effort to fend off the late advances of the Bloc Québécois and NDP. 

Frustration erupts among snowstorm evacuees as Scheer campaigns in Winnipeg

Evacuees in Manitoba driven from their homes by a recent, massive snowstorm that cut power to tens of thousands said today they were annoyed by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's decision to campaign in Winnipeg today.

Scheer's relationship with Indigenous people is being tested in this election

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he is committed to building an open and positive relationship with Indigenous people as prime minister, but some First Nation leaders say he has done little as an MP to build ties with reserves in his own riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle.

Trudeau government seeks judicial review of tribunal decision to compensate First Nations kids

The Liberal government has filed an application with the Federal Court to seek a judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's decision on First Nation child welfare.

Scheer says he'd seek 'judicial review' of First Nation child welfare compensation

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today called for a 'judicial review' of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision to compensate First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system.

'Summer of '69' co-writer pens custom Conservative campaign song

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will unveil his party's first commissioned election song — called 'Get Ahead' — when the campaign officially kicks off on Wednesday.

Feds taking cautious approach in latest Oka conflict to avoid 'highly explosive situation'

The federal Liberals are treading carefully in how they respond to heated rhetoric over the current conflict in Oka with Quebec and Indigenous votes at stake.

Grassy Narrows chief to run for NDP in federal election

The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation, Rudy Turtle, is one of a growing number of Indigenous candidates the NDP is running in this fall's federal election in an attempt to attract disaffected voters away from the Liberals.

Parks Canada strikes 1st agreement with Indigenous group to run national historic site

A new partnership has been forged between Parks Canada and Algonquin people in northwestern Quebec to co-manage a national historic site together.

Grand chief ends hunger strike as Algonquin, government reach deal on former U.S. embassy site

The federal government has reached a deal with the grand chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, who held a hunger and hydration strike for 41 hours over the future of the former U.S. embassy in Ottawa.

Will Trudeau's experiment with Senate 'independence' outlast the election?

Legislative changes that would have made it harder for a future prime minister to reverse Senate reforms have fallen through — raising the question of how much longer today's more independent, non-partisan chamber might last.

Algonquin Nation erects wigwam opposite Parliament in protest over future of former U.S. embassy

Members of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation have erected a wigwam in front of the former U.S. embassy opposite Parliament Hill in Ottawa in an effort to draw attention to a lack of consultation on the future of 100 Wellington St.

Dene First Nations slam Ottawa over land and resource negotiations

After nearly two decades of negotiations, the Dene of northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba were close to signing a land and resource agreement with the federal government - until the deal suddenly fell through.

'It's time for implementation': UN High Commissioner urges Ottawa to develop national MMIWG action plan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging Canadian authorities to implement a plan to address violence against Indigenous women and girls.

UN Human Rights Office calls for examination of MMIWG inquiry's genocide claim

The United Nations Human Rights Office is urging the federal government to probe the national inquiry's conclusion that violence against Indigenous women and girls amounts to genocide, CBC News has learned.