Daniel Lak

Daniel Lak

"Daniel Lak is the Canada correspondent for Al Jazeera English since January 2012. Previously, he worked for the BBC in South Asia from 1992 to 2004, based in Pakistan, India and Nepal. He was in Kabul for three weeks after the Taliban took the city in September, 1996.

In 2001, his reporting for BBC radio on the Gujarat earthquakes earned him a nomination for the One World broadcasting award for developmental journalism.

Returning to North America in 2005, he worked for the BBC, CBC and other media outlets covering Haiti, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Mexican general elections, the Caribbean and a range of stories in Washington, DC. "

US & Canada

Canadian dairy a sticking point in NAFTA negotiations

Canadian dairy farmers fear their industry will be in danger if the government gives in to US demands.

Canadian dairy a sticking point in NAFTA negotiations

US & Canada

NAFTA: US–Canada talks to resume next week

President Donald Trump earlier said he'll press ahead with a new bilateral trade agreement with Mexico - with or without Canada.

NAFTA: US–Canada talks to resume next week

Canada

Toronto gun violence: Politicians call for ban on all handguns

Some are beginning to describe a 'summer of the gun' in Toronto as murder and gun crime rates are double what they were the previous year.

Toronto gun violence: Politicians call for ban on all handguns

US & Canada

Canada strikes back with tariffs on US imports

Ottawa's duties came in response to Washington's tariffs on steel and aluminium, sparking fears of an escalating trade war.

Canada strikes back with tariffs on US imports

Canada

Arctic art: Canada's Inuit people sculptures tell unique stories

First Nations Inuit communities are turning to art to both make a living, and to maintain their way of life and to stay connected to the land around them.

Arctic art: Canada's Inuit people sculptures tell unique stories

Canada

Canada: Indigenous people suffer from toxic river, report says

A community that has lived along the English-Wabigoon River system for thousands of years is being poisoned by mercury dumped into the waters by a paper mill decades ago.

Canada: Indigenous people suffer from toxic river, report says

US & Canada

Toronto van attack: Suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

Alek Minassian has appeared in court as police are investigating social media posts that may offer clues to his motive for the worst mass killing in Canada in decades.

Toronto van attack: Suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

Europe

Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

US & Canada

Canada under fire for bid to deport Somali refugee

Canada is facing criticism from human rights groups for its attempts to deport a 24-year-old man to Somalia.

Canada under fire for bid to deport Somali refugee

Environment

Icebound no more: Is Northwest Passage a game-changer?

Melting sea ice makes it possible for many more ships to cross Northwest Passage without help of an icebreaker.

Icebound no more: Is Northwest Passage a game-changer?

US & Canada

NAFTA talks resume amid fears of US withdrawal

Negotiations are taking place as the US puts pressure on Canada and Mexico to alter the trade pact in favour of American interests.

NAFTA talks resume amid fears of US withdrawal

US & Canada

Canadian veterans demand accountability over medication

Canadian military veterans say they were required to take an antimalarial drug with serious side effects, including brain damage.

Canadian veterans demand accountability over medication