Travis Dhanraj is the Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News, leading the network’s coverage of Ontario provincial politics. Dhanraj is a familiar face to viewers in the GTA and to politicians at Queen’s Park having previously spent nearly a decade as a reporter and anchor with CP24 and CBC News in Toronto.
Beginning his career in broadcast journalism in 2005 as part of the team that brought Entertainment Tonight to Canada, Dhanraj has shown marked versatility throughout his career, having spent significant time reporting on entertainment, politics and breaking news. Dhanraj has reported on key local and national events including the November 2016 U.S. election, the Republican National Convention in July 2016, the Jian Ghomeshi trial and Canada’s 2015 Federal Election; while he delivered the first interviews both with then-Mayor Rob Ford after his cancer diagnosis in 2014, and with Ford’s mother Diane after his death in March 2016.
Dhanraj has also reported from around the globe, covering the 2011 Tsunami in Japan while working as a producer for CBS News and even travelling to Africa with legendary musician Tom Cochrane to produce a feature about the humanitarian efforts of Canadians overseas during his time as an entertainment reporter.
Born and raised in Calgary, Dhanraj is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio & Television Arts Program. In 2000, Dhanraj was presented with Calgary’s prestigious ‘Leader of Tomorrow Award’ for his work on the issue of child poverty in his hometown. Dhanraj now lives in Toronto where his interests include hockey, weightlifting, travel, and the outdoors.
It will be the first major meeting of party members since the election of Premier Doug Ford. Continue reading →
In an advance copy shared with Global News, Brown unleashes on MacLeod saying, “When I think about Lisa MacLeod, I think about a person who is always angry. She was just angry with everything, with everyone and with her situation in life.” Continue reading →
Global News confirmed Fedeli was the subject of an investigation related to allegations made by a former female Queen’s Park staffer. Continue reading →
‘I unreservedly apologize for the pain I have caused others by my recent actions. My conduct was unacceptable,’ says Andrew Kimber, a former advisor to Premier Doug Ford. Continue reading →
Global News has learned from multiple sources that two senior members of Premier Doug Ford’s inner circle were forced to resign Friday due to allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Continue reading →
It is unclear from the memo if any government staff have been let go as a result of the changes. Continue reading →
Indigenous communities believe they have a right to sell cannabis but Ontario’s Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says OCS is the only legal seller in the province right now. Continue reading →
The TV, online and print ads focus on new regulations and the dangers of using marijuana. Continue reading →
“I hope to sell cannabis. I hope a lot of others can too. Why not put the buds right beside all the veggies in the market?” Continue reading →
“The House will be returning on Saturday, September 15th starting at 1:00pm and will sit for part of the afternoon.” Continue reading →
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Premier Doug Ford’s government has launched a new social media account to promote its agenda. Continue reading →
The bill, in addition to a number of other changes, moves to overhaul Toronto City Council by slashing the number of councillors from 44 to 25. Continue reading →
Government sources told Global News proposed legislation would reduce the number of wards and councillors in Toronto to 25 from 47. The proposed boundaries would match federal and provincial constituencies. Continue reading →