Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours has reported from across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in South and North America, Asia and Europe. Her work covers immigration, refugees, political conflict and human rights issues.

US & Canada

Canada election: What you should know

What are the key issues? How are parties expected to perform? Here are eight things to know before Monday's election.

Canada election: What you should know

US & Canada

Canada: 'An election about nothing' leaves many uninspired

Analysts say the lead-up to October 21 election has failed to capture the attention of voters.

 Canada: 'An election about nothing' leaves many uninspired

Canada

As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action

Activists say Canada has violated international law by not taking back thousands of tonnes of waste from Philippines.

As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action

Asylum Seekers

Advocates decry proposed change to Canada's asylum system

Refugee and legal experts say amendment to asylum law is 'shocking' attack on refugee rights.

Advocates decry proposed change to Canada's asylum system

US & Canada

Cannabis shops do a roaring trade on their first day in Canada

Canada becomes second and largest country in the world to legalise the recreational use of the drug.

Cannabis shops do a roaring trade on their first day in Canada

Sexual assault

MeToo founder: Kavanaugh debate shows 'more education is needed'

Tarana Burke says #MeToo has come a long way, but misconceptions about sex assault continue to play out on public stage.

MeToo founder: Kavanaugh debate shows 'more education is needed'

Indigenous rights

Trans Mountain: Court quashes approval of contentious pipeline

Future of $5bn project in limbo after court rules Canada failed to adequately consult Indigenous people.

Trans Mountain: Court quashes approval of contentious pipeline

Human Rights

Heron Gate: Testing Canada's rights-based approach to housing

Mass eviction in low-income community in Ottawa is 'litmus test' for Canada's promise to treat housing as a human right.

Heron Gate: Testing Canada's rights-based approach to housing

Human Rights

Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is using Canada to send a message, analysts say

MBS unlikely to back down, experts say, as Saudi students, medical patients ordered to leave Canada amid diplomatic row.

Saudi Arabia is using Canada to send a message, analysts say

Canada

Toronto gun violence: 'A product of what we didn't do right'

Activists say community-led initiatives and socioeconomic opportunities, not more police, key to ending gun violence.

Toronto gun violence: 'A product of what we didn't do right'

Canada

Quebec court extends suspension of law banning face veils

Implementing Bill 62, passed last year, would cause 'irreparable harm to Muslim women', judge rules.

Quebec court extends suspension of law banning face veils