Adrienne Arsenault

Senior Correspondent

Emmy Award-winning journalist Adrienne Arsenault co-hosts The National. Her investigative work on security has seen her cross Canada and pursue stories across the globe. Since joining CBC in 1991, her postings have included Vancouver, Washington, Jerusalem and London.

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The Mauritanian's Canadian connection: What the new film about Guantanamo detainee left out

The Mauritanian tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who spent 14 years in the notorious American military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he was tortured into giving a false confession but never charged with a crime. He says Canada was partly responsible. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault spoke to Salahi and the actors who portray his life story on screen.

Black civil servants allege discrimination in proposed class-action lawsuit against Ottawa

A group of current and former Black civil servants has issued a proposed class-action lawsuit against the federal government alleging it discriminated against Black employees for decades.

Behind the scenes in the fight against COVID-19

The National co-host Adrienne Arsenault reports from Humber River Hospital in Toronto, which gave CBC News rare access to observe a day in the life of the hospital in the midst of a global pandemic

Susan Rice's warning to Canada: Don't let Huawei work on your 5G networks

Susan Rice, the U.S. national security advisor under U.S. president Barack Obama and the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is clear about how dangerous she considers the risk of allowing Chinese tech giant Huawei to work on 5G networks in Canada.

Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges

A Canadian online advertising company widely credited for its outsized role in convincing British voters to leave the European Union was also used in an effort to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, according to a whistleblower.

Crowdsourced command centre co-ordinates rescue efforts in Houston

An app called Zello and a constantly updating map are helping one group of volunteers navigate the chaos of rescue efforts in Houston.

'We're going back.' Strangers help rescue people stranded by Harvey

Neighbours and perfect strangers arrived with boats of all shapes and sizes to help get Houston residents safely out of flooded neighbourhoods.

'Democracy as we know it is dead': Filipino journalists fight fake news

The bogus stories that pollute the internet in the Philippines are startling in their venom, frequency and sometimes clumsy attempts to look real, writes Adrienne Arsenault.
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Jailed Philippine senator says she 'won't be quiet' about President Duterte

Jailed Philippine Senator Leila de Lima says she's a political prisoner. President Rodrigo Duterte says she's a drug trafficker. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault travelled to Manila for an exclusive jailhouse interview with de Lima.

Inauguration sets tone for presidency — but doesn't always go as planned

Nixon had dead pigeons, Jackson had a drunken mob. It's anyone's guess what to expect at Trump's inauguration.