Justin Trudeau warned political parties of all stripes must be ‘vigilant’ about preventing the infiltration by extremists in the wake of the sectarian violence in the U.S. Continue reading
National Online Journalist (Politics)
Amanda Connolly is an award-winning political reporter whose experience living and working across Canada gives her a truly national perspective on the news impacting Canadians.
Prior to joining Global News in 2017, she spent three years covering federal politics for iPolitics, where she earned a reputation as a tenacious and relentless reporter focusing on national security and foreign affairs. Her work covering the Syrian refugee crisis won her the 2015 European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship, and in 2016 she asked a question about human rights during a press conference with the Chinese foreign minister that kicked off an international incident and drew critical eyes around the world to how democracies should be engaging with China, which continues to this day. She has also extensively covered the diplomatic fight between Canada and Saudi Arabia, breaking exclusive stories on how diplomatic attempts to resolve the dispute failed and ultimately spilled out onto the world stage. She loves to dig for the things officials would rather people not hear about, and many of her most impactful stories come through the creative filing of access to information requests.
Before moving to Ottawa in 2014, Amanda spent two years as a reporter for the CBC in Calgary where she covered the 2013 Southern Alberta floods as part of a team that earned three RTDNA awards for breaking news, as well as the resignation of former Alberta premier Alison Redford and the leadership campaign and election of her successor, the late Jim Prentice. She also covered crime, municipal politics, arts and culture, and everything else in between.
Amanda graduated from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program in 2012 and grew up in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. When not working, she can usually be found reading or filing access to information requests. She is also an avid fan of history.
Twin crashes caused by major flaws in the Boeing 737 MAX 8’s aircraft sensor systems killed nearly 350 people before Transport Canada and others grounded the jet. Continue reading →
“We’re a different country that doesn’t generate that sort of response,” said former chief of defence staff and retired Gen. Jonathan Vance on the deadly U.S. Capitol siege. Continue reading →
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said every Canadian who wants to get a coronavirus vaccine will be able to get one by September 2021. Continue reading →
The cabinet shuffle comes as coronavirus cases explode, vaccine rollout begins, and a new poll shows the Conservatives shedding support among decided voters. Continue reading →
“If Santa was giving people naughty or nice ratings, there is about half of us that were prepared to be naughty,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. Continue reading →
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul smashed glass ceilings in 2020 and says she’s hopeful the coronavirus pandemic will lead more people to consider voting for her party. Continue reading →
The annus horribilis that was 2020 is now in the rearview mirror – but when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, things aren’t over yet. Continue reading →
The coronavirus has ravaged the globe since it was first identified one year ago but the initial rollout of vaccines is giving hope it could come to an end. Continue reading →
Health Canada approved the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, making Canada the second country in the world to authorize it for use. Continue reading →
The advertising campaign that has been rolling out since November targets Canadians considering travelling abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading →
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to spread compassion and love in the midst of a difficult year and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading →
The Canadian Forces have played a major role in helping respond to the coronavirus pandemic but are facing a reckoning over sexual misconduct in their ranks. Continue reading →
The Canada Revenue Agency released a searchable list of wage subsidy recipients on Monday, which includes Chinese state-owned enterprises. Continue reading →
The federal government released a new registry listing all the businesses that have received the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading →