Peter Zimonjic

Senior Writer

Peter Zimonjic has worked as a reporter and columnist in London, England, for the Daily Mail, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph and in Canada for Sun Media and the Ottawa Citizen. He is the Author of Into The Darkness: An Account of 7/7, published by Random House.

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Ethics watchdog investigating Trudeau over choice of WE Charity to run $900M student grant program

The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has launched an investigation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the government's decision to task the WE Charity — which has ties to Trudeau's family — with administering a $900 million summer student grant program.

Michael Kovrig's wife says she backs letter by former MPs, diplomats calling for Meng Wanzhou's release

Vina Nadjibulla says she fully supports a letter by 19 former parliamentarians and diplomats calling on the federal justice minister to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in the hopes that it will result in the liberation of her husband Michael Kovrig from Chinese detention. 

One of U.S.'s big 3 credit agencies downgrades Canada's credit rating

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Canada's credit rating to AA+ from AAA, citing the federal government's move to borrow about a quarter of a trillion dollars to prop the economy up during the pandemic lockdown.

Green Party leadership candidates spar over carbon pricing, defunding police in second debate

The 10 candidates vying to replace Elizabeth May as the permanent leader of the Green Party party held their second leadership debate Tuesday evening where they exchanged arguments over how to manage climate policy, deficits and the movement to defund police forces in Canada. 

RCMP 'examining' claim MacKay team stole data from O'Toole campaign as Toronto police confirm 'mischief' probe

The RCMP says it is examining a claim that the campaign team for Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay stole confidential data from rival candidate Erin O'Toole.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh booted from Commons for calling Bloc MP a racist

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has been expelled from the House of Commons for calling a Bloc Québécois MP racist and for refusing to apologize and withdraw his comments.

Trudeau's long campaign to join UN Security Council winds down as ambassadors vote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's long campaign to see Canada elected to a temporary seat on the UN Security Council culminates Wednesday in New York as ambassadors from member states prepare to vote.

Trudeau's call with premiers gets testy as leaders butt heads over funding to reopen economy

Thursday evening's weekly call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers was marked by testy exchanges over the federal government's pledge of $14 billion to help provinces reopen their economies and the future of the military in Quebec's long-term care facilities, according to sources with knowledge of the call.

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. 

Supreme Court chief justice says he's 'optimistic' about launch of virtual hearings

Chief Justice Richard Wagner says he's optimistic about today's launch of virtual hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Trudeau, Ontario health minister say they're looking at collecting race-based pandemic data

The federal and Ontario governments say they're now working toward collecting race-based health data as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stockwell Day exits CBC commentary role, corporate posts after comments about racism in Canada

Former Conservative cabinet minister Stockwell Day has stepped down from his role as a commentator on CBC News Network's Power & Politics — and has left senior positions at two major companies — after making comments on Tuesday's show about racism in Canada he later admitted were "insensitive and hurtful".

Federal government reaches out to private sector for 'big ideas' to restart the economy

The federal government is reaching out to the private sector in an urgent hunt for “big ideas” that will help the Canadian economy bounce back from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Canada, Australia have to stand up to 'bullies' like China, says former Australian PM

Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says his country is getting a little too much credit for calling for an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic — but "middle powers" like Canada and Australia still need to stand firm against "imperial" bullies like China.

Federal minister's WeChat account contained link to group looking to sue Canadian media outlet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions today about why a WeChat account belonging to one of his ministers contained a post directing people to a campaign raising money to sue a Canadian news organization.