Elizabeth McSheffrey is a multimedia journalist from Ottawa passionate about human rights, current affairs and travel. You can find her bylines all over the world, from the Canadian Prairies to the coast of East Africa. Her work has been nominated for a series of national and international awards, including an outstanding investigative journalism award from the Canadian Association of Journalists and an AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year Award. In 2016, she co-won a Best News Coverage prize at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards and a Clements Award for Media. This year, she took home a silver prize at the COPAs for investigative work on the Husky Energy oil spill, and was a lead author on one of the largest national journalism collaborations in Canadian history, examining the regulatory infractions and human impacts of the oil and gas industry.
The words may not have been explicit, but oilpatch contractor Matthew Linnitt says he read between the lines: lie on official documents about an incident that could have killed him, or someone would be fired.
Women now represent 47 per cent of business owners in Canada, but according to SheEO, a Toronto-based organization that supports women entrepreneurs, only four per cent of venture capital goes to Canadian companies led by women.
The sweeping cuts to "unnecessary and wasteful energy projects" are part of the Ontario government's plan to cut hydro rates by 12 per cent, said Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford on Friday afternoon.
Animal welfare advocates aren't too pleased with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's new proposal for the regulation of animal handling and slaughter. It's still legal, for example, not to feed or hydrate a crated animal for 23 hours after it has been transported.
Earlier this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada said it would decide later whether its fossil fuel subsidies review would be published in full. After a line of questioning from National Observer however, it appears to have changed its tune.
The Ontario SPCA is reviewing graphic new footage that shows staff at a hatchery, reportedly in southern Ontario, injuring and killing baby chickens by hand. The footage was leaked by Mercy For Animals earlier this month.
A third-party investigation has concluded that allegations of bullying against federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May do not meet the legal standard for workplace harassment. The results were released on Thursday and the investigation has now been closed.