Tom Parry

Senior Reporter

Tom Parry is a reporter on Parliament Hill for CBC News. He has covered stories for CBC from across Canada and around the world.

Latest from Tom Parry

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist says protests part of a 'long-term battle'

A prominent leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement says he hopes the protests over a controversial extradition bill that have filled the streets of the city in recent days will eventually lead to greater freedoms.

Journalists question Liberal government's $600M media bailout plan

The federal government's plan to support Canadian journalism is being questioned by some Canadian journalists.

Fire watch: Officials have plans to prevent a Notre-Dame blaze on Parliament Hill

With images of Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames still fresh in people’s minds, officials in Ottawa are assuring Canadians a plan is in place to protect one of this country’s most famous landmarks from a similar tragedy.

Indigenous Bar Association slams Trudeau for moving Wilson-Raybould out of justice file

A group that represents Indigenous lawyers and legal scholars is criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his decision to move his justice minister into a new portfolio in last week's cabinet shuffle.

Vice-Admiral Norman's pre-trial hearing hears of possible efforts to withhold records

A pre-trial hearing for a top Canadian Navy officer accused of leaking cabinet secrets heard dramatic claims today about possible manipulation of the access-to-information system within the Department of National Defence.

China's threats over Huawei CFO's arrest rattle Canadian business

As China continues to threaten Canada with unnamed “consequences” if it doesn't release the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, some in Canada’s business community are openly worried about what’s coming next.

Years ago, Canada and the U.S. came together to end the acid rain threat. What changed?

Nobody talks much about acid rain anymore. But the one-time scourge of North American lakes and forests got a mention yesterday at the funeral of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush.

Misleading sales practices not a 'systemic' problem, telecom firms tell CRTC

Canada's cable and internet companies defend themselves against claims they use misleading or aggressive sales tactics. The companies say the CRTC should target companies breaking existing rules rather than write new ones.

CRTC hears more calls for constraints on sales tactics of cable, internet firms

Groups representing consumers, seniors and low-income Canadians want new rules to rein in the sales practices of Canada's telecommunications firms. The groups made a joint submission Tuesday during the second day of CRTC hearings in Gatineau, Quebec.

Ottawa signals Michaëlle Jean's bid for second term at Francophonie all but over

Canada is all but abandoning its support for former governor-general Michaëlle Jean as she campaigns for a second term as secretary general of the Francophonie.

More Venezuelans denied entry to Canada as country's political, economic crisis deepens

A Gatineau, Que. doctor says Venezuelans caught in a deepening political and economic crisis at home are being unfairly denied travel visas to Canada.

Justice minister's tweet on Boushie verdict inspired wave of angry emails, letters

Hundreds of Canadians sent emails and letters to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould after she posted a comment to Twitter in the wake of a jury verdict in the death of Colten Boushie. Many accused the minister of political interference after she wrote: "We can and must do better."

Indigenous learners get training in life-saving skills in Ottawa pilot project

Five young Indigenous people from across Canada have been learning first aid and CPR in Ottawa. It's part of a pilot project aimed at spreading First Aid skills to Indigenous communities. The program is funded through private donations but organizers hope Ottawa will take notice.

U.K. commissioner accuses Canadian company of ducking questions about Brexit campaign

Britain's Information Commissioner is officially challenging some of the answers provided by representatives of a Canadian technology firm during their appearance before a parliamentary committee in Ottawa this week.

Canada and Britain call for 'credible' Rohingya investigation

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are calling for an inquiry into the Rohingya crisis.