Terence McKenna

Correspondent / Documentary maker

Terence McKenna has reported extensively on domestic and international affairs for more than 40 years. His CBC documentaries have won numerous awards in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Based in Toronto, he now reports for CBC's The National.

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The Fifth Estate

Internal Boeing messages detail how pressure to cut costs eroded company's renowned safety culture

Internal messages and emails from Boeing are painting a clearer portrait of a profit-focused management culture at the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, where pressure for short-term shareholder returns seems to have overwhelmed safety concerns.

Federal government reaches settlement with 3 Canadian men tortured in Syria and Egypt

After months of on-and-off negotiations, the federal government has reached a settlement with three Canadian men as compensation for the role Canadian officials played in their torture in Syria and Egypt.
Analysis

Intolerance, xenophobia have permeated political rhetoric in Quebec

Intolerance and xenophobia have been above the surface of the political debate in Quebec for years. It will be interesting to see if this week’s attack at a Quebec City mosque will submerge them, Terence McKenna writes.

'We will turn on him so quick': Rust Belt voters who put faith in Trump expect results

Donald Trump won the U.S. election by breaking down Hillary Clinton's "blue wall," the handful of Rust Belt states that were considered reliably Democratic but switched over to the Republicans. But as CBC News discovered on a recent trip to Pennsylvania, that support depends heavily on Trump keeping his promise to create jobs.
CBC Investigates

Ministerial directive on use of evidence obtained from torture still on books

Even as Ottawa remains locked in a decade-long legal battle with three Canadians who were tortured in Syria in a post-Sept. 11 crackdown on terror suspects, a ministerial directive on the use of evidence obtained from torture is still on the books.
CBC Investigates

Documents show CSIS and RCMP's role in post-9/11 torture of 3 Canadians in Syria

Thousands of pages of secret files obtained by CBC reveal how Canada’s police and intelligence service not only knew three Canadians were being tortured in Syrian jails, but co-operated with Syrian officials in their interrogations.
Video

Paris attacks: Survivors still haunted months after carnage

Nina’s story is the story of hundreds of Parisians who simply wanted to have a good time on a Friday night in one of the most open-minded and liberal cities in the world. Instead they experienced the terror of their lives.
Video

Paris attacks: Did intelligence fail in France?

There are many examples of security breakdowns prior to the carnage in Paris on Nov. 13, and much has been made of them. But there are a number of others that have received less public attention.

What happens if Harper wins the most seats but not a majority?

With opinion polls suggesting no party is likely to form a majority government on Monday, the question widely asked at this point in the campaign is, "What happens if Stephen Harper wins the most seats but does not reach a majority?"
Analysis

The political strategy behind Quebec's values charter

Pauline Marois's plan has divided sovereigntists and alienated PQ party elders, Terence McKenna writes. But it has also struck a raw nerve in the province that the minority government feels it can exploit.
Analysis

The wink-wink, nudge-nudge that is Quebec and France

Ever since French president Charles de Gaulle boomed out "Vive le Québec Libre!" in 1967, the Quebec media has lavished an astonishing amount of attention on every small gesture from France, Terence McKenna write. Pauline Marois's trip to the Elysee Palace was no exception.
Analysis

The man who sparked Quebec's corruption inquiry

Former Montreal police chief Jacques Duchesneau will be the star witness Wednesday when the Quebec inquiry into corruption in the construction industry begins formal hearings. He tells the CBC's Terence McKenna that Canadians are naive to believe organized crime isn't involved in these businesses.