Jason Vermes

Journalist

Jason Vermes is a writer and editor for CBC Radio Digital, originally from Nova Scotia and currently based in Toronto. He frequently covers topics related to the LGBTQ community and previously reported on disability and accessibility. He has also worked as an online writer and producer for CBC Radio Day 6 and Cross Country Checkup. You can reach him at jason.vermes@cbc.ca.

Latest from Jason Vermes

Virtual clinic providing critical care to trans patients at risk due to Ontario funding changes

Connect-Clinic offers hormone therapy and surgery referrals for transgender and gender-diverse people across Ontario through virtual appointments. As of next month, it will no longer accept new patients due to changes in Ontario's funding agreement with doctors.

Office holiday parties are back — and some companies are going all out

After years of virtual get-togethers, companies big and small are scheduling sometimes lavish parties for their employees as the holidays approach.

This B.C. man says his late wife's cancer care was inadequate. He wants changes to how complaints are handled

Leslie Kissel died in December 2020 of advanced uterine cancer at age 70. Her husband believes her diagnosis and eventual treatment were mishandled by B.C. Cancer, the provincial agency that oversees cancer care.
The Dose

Artificial sweeteners are touted as an alternative to sugar — but research casts doubt on their safety

Researchers behind a large-scale nutrition study out of France say they’ve found associations between consumption of artificial sweeteners, like aspartame and sucralose, and cardiovascular disease and cancer.

This small seaside community could be home to Canada's first spaceport. But not everyone is on board

In the idyllic, seaside community of Canso, N.S., two challenges stand in the way of a new spaceport that would launch rockets carrying communications satellites into orbit over the Atlantic Ocean: vocal opposition dampening excitement over the potential for new jobs and tourist dollars, and the need for millions more in funding.

More Canadians are in the path of tornadoes — but don't always know they're coming

Tornadoes are touching down across the country, often without specific warnings to residents in the storm’s path, experts say.

A healer and activist, Sacheen Littlefeather was far more than her infamous Oscar moment

Sacheen Littlefeather's role as an activist started well before her infamous Academy Awards moment when, in 1973, she declined an Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando and used her 60-second speech to call out the mistreatment of Indigenous people.
Q&A

Western nations must respond to Putin 'from the position of strength,' says Ukrainian MP

Oleksandr Merezhko, a member of parliament and chair of the Ukrainian government's foreign affairs committee, spoke with As It Happens host Nil Köksal about Friday's bombing in Zaporizhzhia and Russia's claims of annexation.

Why the unconventional bedtime tale Goodnight Moon endures 75 years on

Margaret Wise Brown's now-classic picture book about a bunny saying goodnight to everything it sees was slow to find a home on bedside tables. But since its publication 75 years ago, Goodnight Moon has sold more than 40 million copies and continues to top best-seller lists. 

Kevin Kelly believes optimism — and technology — can help us solve the world's toughest problems

Despite the challenges we face in 2022 — declining environment included — Kevin Kelly, an author, futurist and founding editor of Wired magazine, says he has no doubts about the cover story that declared we the world was in the midst of The Long Boom.

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