Katie Simpson

Politics

Katie Simpson is a senior reporter in the Parliamentary Bureau of CBC News. Prior to joining the CBC, she spent nearly a decade in Toronto covering local and provincial issues.

Latest from Katie Simpson

Kent Hehr will attend sexual harassment workshop at Liberal convention

Kent Hehr's office has confirmed he will attend a sexual harassment workshop at the Liberal convention this weekend. The former cabinet minister remains under outside investigation over allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace.

NAFTA partners close to agreement-in-principle with a heavy focus on auto sector

Canada the U.S. and Mexico are close to an agreement in principle on the future of North America Free Trade Agreement, CBC News has learned.

Next round of NAFTA talks on hold as ministers meet in Washington

A planned eighth round of NAFTA talks in Washington later this month has been called off, as Canada, the U.S. and Mexico move towards securing a symbolic deal as soon as possible.

Freeland expected to go to D.C. for late-game NAFTA talks as political pressure ramps up

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to go to Washington this week for late-stage talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the fate of NAFTA, CBC News has confirmed.

Trudeau breaks his silence on exchange of gifts with Aga Khan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke his silence today on the latest twist in the Aga Khan scandal, saying he received an overnight bag from the Ismaili Muslim leader during his vacation on his private island in the Bahamas.

Trade dispute with U.S. over paper products to end in Canada's favour

A years-long trade dispute with the U.S. over certain paper products is coming to an end in Canada's favour. American tariffs on Canadian supercalendered paper are now in the process of being dropped, along with a complaint alleging unfair Canadian subsidies.

Trudeau says Canada will not be 'bowled over' by U.S. in NAFTA talks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today Canada will not be "bowled over" by the United States at the NAFTA negotiating table, offering new insights into the ongoing trade talks.

Canada just lost a key ally in the Trump administration in Rex Tillerson

Following U.S. President Donald Trump's dismissal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will have to build a new relationship with his replacement, Mike Pompeo, at a very critical time for Canada-U.S. relations.

Hoping for an exemption from tariffs, Canada is keeping its powder dry ... for now

Canada will not follow the Europeans and issue specific threats to the U.S. in response to proposed steel and aluminium tariffs because it is still holding onto hope that it will get an exemption, CBC News has learned.

Time crunch looms over seventh round of NAFTA talks

NAFTA negotiators from Mexico, the US, and Canada are meeting this week for the seventh round of talks. A source with direct knowledge of the discussions is hopeful the progress made in the last round will continue.

Rogue Indian political elements may be trying to make Canada look weak on Sikh extremism: source

A senior government official with knowledge of the prime minister's security protocols is suggesting rogue political elements in India may have orchestrated the embarrassing invitation of a would-be political assassin to a formal dinner with Justin Trudeau in an attempt to make the Canadian government appear sympathetic to Sikh extremism.

EBay CEO expected to push Trudeau on duty threshold

When the prime minister sits down with the CEO of eBay in San Francisco later today, there is a divisive issue that is expected to come up.

Trudeau to meet with Amazon, eBay CEOs on 4-day U.S. trip

The prime minister is set to meet with some of the most influential leaders in the tech industry as he launches a four day trade and investment mission to the U.S. Justin Trudeau will meet with Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, as the company considers several cities, including Toronto, for a second headquarters.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces investigation into harassment allegation involving MP Erin Weir

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced there will be an independent investigation into an allegation of "harassing behaviour toward women" that has been made against NDP MP Erin Weir.

Canada's NAFTA negotiator says talks moving in the 'right direction'

Chief negotiators from all three NAFTA countries met today to recap the week — but the question now is what their political bosses will think of the results from the most recent round of talks.
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