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.

Latest from Peter Zimonjic

Singh says he'll talk with Trudeau only if it's in private and politics-free

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said today he'd be happy to talk with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to discuss racism in the wake of the prime minister's blackface revelations — provided the discussion happens in private and is not used for political purposes.

Trudeau says he never told candidate-vetting committee about blackface because he was embarrassed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says when the Liberal Party was vetting him as a candidate, he never owned up to the documented cases of blackface in his personal history. 

Trudeau says he is 'deeply sorry' he appeared in brownface at school gala in 2001

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he knows now that his decision to dress up in brownface and a turban for a gala at a private school where he worked 18 years ago was a racist thing to do and he is now "deeply sorry."

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal who left caucus over gambling addiction not running again

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal, who temporarily stepped away from federal politics last year to deal with a compulsive gambling problem, will not run in the upcoming federal election, CBC News has learned.

Conservatives forced to delete tweet alleging Trudeau under RCMP investigation

The Conservatives were forced Tuesday to remove two social media posts claiming the RCMP had confirmed it was investigating Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Singh asks commissioner to rethink decision to allow Bernier to join election debates

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has written to the Leaders' Debates Commissioner asking him to reconsider his decision to allow Maxime Bernier to participate in the federal election debates. 

Secrets in hands of alleged RCMP spy would cause 'devastating' damage to Canada, allies: documents

The cache of classified intelligence material an RCMP official was allegedly preparing to share with a foreign entity or terrorist organization is so vital to Canada's national security that the country's intelligence agencies say its misuse strikes at the heart of Canada's sovereignty and security, documents seen by CBC News reveal.

Professor 'shocked' at former student's arrest on security charges

A university professor who supervised the PhD studies of a senior Canadian security official arrested under the Security of Information Act says he is shocked by the charges against his former student. 

Scheer, Singh and May debate China, Indigenous issues and an absent Trudeau

The three opposition politicians in the Macleans/Citytv federal leaders' debate had plenty to divide them, but they were all united in their condemnation of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s decision to skip the first debate of the federal election campaign.

Greens shooting for official party status as party kicks off campaign

The Green Party is entering this federal election with high hopes for its best performance ever — even though its national campaign director is only willing to describe his outlook as "cautiously optimistic."

Bernier walks back 'mentally unstable' attack on Greta Thunberg — then calls activist a 'pawn'

Maxime Bernier has taken to Twitter to explain a series of controversial tweets the People's Party of Canada leader made calling Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg "mentally unstable."

Tories ask elections commissioner if Liberals are breaking campaign rules

A Conservative MP has written to the commissioner of Canada Elections asking him to determine if the Liberals have violated campaign rules by bringing Liberal candidates along to government announcements.

Liberals dump Quebec candidate after B'nai Brith, Conservatives allege anti-Semitic comments

The Liberals have dumped a candidate in Quebec after B'nai Brith Canada accused Hassan Guillet of making a number of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements.

2 Montreal companies admit to making $115,000 in illegal donations to Liberals, Conservatives

Companies agree to pay fines of three times the value of the donations, plus a portion of the costs associated with investigating the firms, in voluntary compliance agreements with the commissioner of Canada Elections.

Scheer gets support from openly gay candidate over same-sex marriage controversy

As Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer continues to battle claims that he is intolerant of the LGBTQ2 community, an openly gay candidate for his party said today he is convinced Scheer's thinking has evolved over time.