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.
In a letter penned to the prime minister, the Canadian Gas Association asks the federal government to spare the Centennial Flame from an environmental study that could see its fire snuffed by a more eco-friendly alternative.
Threats have been made against her life, but the 55-year-old Honduran journalist shrugs them off as easily as she would an online troll. It’s all in a day’s work when you report on feminism, politics and human rights in a country ruled by corruption, organized crime and men.
HSBC, whose global assets total more than $2 trillion, announced on Friday it would no longer support new coal-fired power plants, offshore oil and gas projects in the Arctic, or oilsands projects, including pipelines.
Honduran women are paying for their rights with their lives — a toll that continues to climb in the wake of a violent federal election, and the two-year anniversary of the assassination of beloved local activist Berta Cáceres.
The new investments — poured into a variety of healthcare, housing, self-governance, employment, family and child services programs — would bring Ottawa’s total investments for Indigenous programs and services to more than $16.8 billion over seven years.
If approved, the investment of $100 million would be rolled out over 10 years in a financial plan that Finance Minister Bill Morneau credits as taking an “historic and meaningful step” toward closing the gender gap in Canada.