Peter Zimonjic

Senior writer

Peter Zimonjic is a senior writer for CBC News. He has worked as a reporter and columnist in London, England, for the Daily Mail, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph and in Canada for Sun Media and the Ottawa Citizen. He is the author of Into The Darkness: An Account of 7/7, published by Random House.

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Freeland announces housing affordability measures for first-time buyers, current owners

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced a number of housing affordability measures Thursday that she said will help buyers get their first homes, and help current homeowners afford the homes they have.

PMO officials refute allegations against Han Dong at foreign interference inquiry

Canada's security services did not tell the Liberal Party to drop 2019 candidate Han Dong over concerns about possible campaign irregularities and links to China, the Foreign Interference Commission heard Tuesday.

Senior bureaucrats briefed Liberal Party on foreign interference in 2019 Don Valley North contest

Top bureaucrats on a panel tasked with reviewing possible threats to the 2019 federal election warned the Liberal Party of concerns about the riding nomination contest in Don Valley North, the Foreign Interference Commission heard Monday. 

Security briefings for political parties not meant to reveal specific intelligence, inquiry hears

Members of a government task force monitoring foreign interference in the 2021 federal election say their briefings to political parties were never supposed to reveal specific or actionable intelligence, the Foreign Interference Commission heard Friday.

Ex-foreign minister Peter MacKay decries 'ludicrous' bureaucratic hurdles for Palestinians trying to flee Gaza

Canadian citizens and permanent residents with family members trapped in Gaza met privately with Immigration Minister Marc Miller this week to press for changes to the special immigration program they say has so far failed them. 

Foreign interference cost Conservative Party up to 9 seats in 2021, O'Toole tells inquiry

Former Conservative leader Erin O'Toole told the Foreign Interference Commission inquiry Wednesday that he believes his party lost five to nine seats because of a foreign misinformation campaign aimed at Conservative candidates in B.C. and Ontario, and at his party more generally.

Han Dong tells foreign interference inquiry he tried to help Spavor and Kovrig, wants to be a Liberal again

Independent MP Han Dong told the Foreign Interference Commission Tuesday that he only ever advocated for the well-being of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor and would like to return to the Liberal Party.

Premiers Higgs, Smith call on MPs to abandon carbon pricing program

Conservative premiers continued their war on the Liberal government's carbon pricing policy Thursday, telling MPs on a parliamentary committee that the planned increase to the price should be scrapped along with the entire federal program.

2021 Conservative platform pledges to help Uyghurs made party target of China, inquiry hears

Chinese Communist Party officials allegedly increased their efforts to target the Conservative Party with foreign interference activities after it adopted a number of policies in its 2021 election platform crafted to punish the regime in Beijing for its treatment of Uyghurs, the Foreign Interference Commission heard Wednesday. 

Health Canada banned this chemical used on hydro poles. Now power producers say they're running out

In a newly published report, electricity providers across the country warn that a looming shortage of wooden utility poles is threatening the reliability of Canada’s electricity grid. That warning comes just as the federal government is investing billions of dollars in expanding transmission and production to supply a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.