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.

Latest from Olivia Stefanovich

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.

Cold comfort: Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women pin hopes on national police task force

The MMIWG inquiry wants to see a national police task force established to investigate unsolved cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.

UN representative finds Canada's Indigenous people are 'disproportionately' affected by toxic waste

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances says Canada's Indigenous people are disproportionately affected by toxic waste.

Kashechewan chief signs deal to move flood-prone community - but fears governments won't follow through

A flood-prone northern Ontario First Nation has reached an agreement with the federal and provincial governments to move the entire community within eight to ten years — but its chief says he fears Ottawa and the province won't follow through.
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Chief Poundmaker, wrongly convicted of treason-felony in 1885, to be exonerated by Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will later this month exonerate a First Nations chief who was wrongly convicted of treason-felony after leading his warriors in battle against Canadian forces in 1885.

'Stop playing politics' with flood-threatened Kashechewan, regional chief says

The Grand Chief of the territory governing Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario is tearing into the federal government over an unfulfilled promise to relocate the community to higher ground.

SNC-Lavalin fallout has some Indigenous people questioning Trudeau's commitment to reconciliation

The Trudeau government is defending its commitment to reconciliation as a growing number of Indigenous leaders and youth say they're discouraged by his decision to eject two key figures on the file from the Liberal caucus.