Leslie Young is an Emmy award-winning journalist who works with GlobalNews.ca’s national desk.
She got into journalism after a summer job in government, which is where she picked up her interest in public policy issues. Now, she fights to get data from governments across Canada, digs through it for unique and interesting stories, and comes up with creative ways to present the information online.
Leslie has been with Global News since 2011 and is currently based in Ottawa.
Donald Trump said North Korea has gotten “billions” and this policy hasn’t worked. But a lot of money goes toward feeding a starving population. Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau’s office released a freshly updated set of ministerial mandate letters on Wednesday, outlining assignments and responsibilities for six ministers. Continue reading →
Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 33 people in less than two weeks, charging them with promoting sexual deviancy and debauchery. Continue reading →
Hundreds of people were injured when a gunman opened fire in Las Vegas. Here’s how hospitals handle those patients. Continue reading →
Air Canada and WestJet are urging Canadians flying to Las Vegas to check their flight status and offering re-booking in some cases. Continue reading →
Global News’ Leslie Young reflects on her time working with Journalists for Human Rights in Jordan. Continue reading →
In a country where all media is tightly controlled, North Koreans are finding ways to watch foreign movies and listen to foreign radio. Continue reading →
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced a new strategy to help support Canadian media and the arts, and an agreement with Netflix. Continue reading →
North Korea will “soon” be able to hit the U.S. with a missile, said a top U.S. general. But their military posture hasn’t changed despite growing tensions. Continue reading →
North Korea said that a tweet from Donald Trump amounted to a declaration of war. They’ve made similar claims before. Continue reading →
Donald Trump said that Kim Jong Un doesn’t mind killing or starving his people. North Korean executions, prison camps and famines are well-documented. Continue reading →
Sanctions aren’t enough by themselves to persuade North Korea to stop its nuclear program, say international security experts. Continue reading →
If North Korea doesn’t back down from its nuclear threats, the United States will have no choice but to destroy it, said U.S. President Donald Trump. Continue reading →
Has the death of the mall been exaggerated? For Canada’s biggest malls, researchers think so. Continue reading →
North Korean missiles can reach North America, and U.S. policy is to not defend Canada in such an attack. Continue reading →