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. "

Canada

Highly qualified medics unable to work in Canada

Canada tightly controls number of internationally trained doctors, even while encouraging them to immigrate to the country as skilled workers.

Highly qualified medics unable to work in Canada

US & Canada

Northern Canadian Arctic territory isolated from COVID-19

The vast Arctic territory of Nunavut in northern Canada is one of the few places in the world pretty much untouched by COVID-19.

Northern Canadian Arctic territory isolated from COVID-19

US & Canada

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on self-quarantine

Hadfield is reaching out to those of us feeling isolated by quarantines during the COVID-19 crisis.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on self-quarantine

US & Canada

Canada organ transplants on hold amid COVID-19 crisis

In hospitals across Canada, many organ transplants and other surgeries have been put on hold to give priority to COVID-19 patients.

Canada organ transplants on hold amid COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus in Canada: Containment to take months

Canada's government offers cash payments, closes borders but homeless people will still bear brunt.

Coronavirus in Canada: Containment to take months

US & Canada

Iran plane crash: Canada mourns its dead from Ukraine flight 752

Canadians hold vigils for dozens of the victims from Ukraine International Airlines flight 762.

Iran plane crash: Canada mourns its dead from Ukraine flight 752

US & Canada

Canada elections: More diversity at polls

There is a record number of ethnically diverse candidates running in Tuesday's general election in Canada.

Canada elections: More diversity at polls

US & Canada

Canada election seen as referendum on PM Trudeau

Shocking photos of Trudeau in blackface make-up and questions about his ability to lead the country have damaged his re-election hopes.

Canada election seen as referendum on PM Trudeau

US & Canada

Stem cell donors lack ethnic diversity in Canada

Current donors are mainly people of European descent, which poses problems for a growing immigrant population.

Stem cell donors lack ethnic diversity in Canada

US & Canada

Soaring US pharma prices send patients to Canada for cheaper meds

'Insulin caravan' travels across the Canadian border to buy affordable insulin and pressure US legislators to regulate the price of life-saving drugs.

Soaring US pharma prices send patients to Canada for cheaper meds

US & Canada

Canada: Another Trudeau minister quits over scandal

A second member of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's cabinet has quit after justice minister resigned last month.

Canada: Another Trudeau minister quits over scandal

US & Canada

Lake in Canada could mark the beginning of human-influenced age

Beneath the still waters of Lake Crawford, scientists are trying to find out when humans began to have more impact on Earth.

Lake in Canada could mark the beginning of human-influenced age