Richard Raycraft

Web writer and producer

Richard is a web writer with CBC News and an associate producer with CBC Radio. He's worked at CBC in London, Ont., Toronto, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.

Latest from Richard Raycraft

LGBTQ Canadians facing a rising tide of hatred, Trudeau says

In a speech at a Pride flag-raising ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that hatred of LGBTQ people is on the rise in Canada.

MPs adopt budget bill after Poilievre calls on Parliament to work 'all summer long' to rewrite it

MPs passed the government's budget bill on Thursday, after Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said his caucus wants to work through the summer to drastically change it.

Number and severity of wildfires grows, but Blair says federal aid isn't stretched thin

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said Friday that wildfires raging across the country are growing in number and severity, even as he assured provinces and territories that Ottawa isn't running short of firefighting resources.

Immigration minister says AI isn't making final immigration decisions

Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Minister Sean Fraser says new technology has greatly accelerated processing times in his department — but he insists that artificial intelligence (AI) isn't making any final decisions on whether an immigration application is approved.

New top Mountie pledges 'change and growth' at RCMP as he assumes command

The RCMP's new commissioner said he wants to drive "change and growth" in the national police service as he officially assumed command on Thursday.

Poilievre calls on Singh to force a foreign interference inquiry

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is calling on NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to drop the NDP's support for the Liberals in the House of Commons to force the government to call a public inquiry into foreign political interference.

Johnston says no to public inquiry on foreign interference

David Johnston has recommended against calling a public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian politics.

Johnston to decide on calling foreign interference public inquiry today

Former governor general David Johnston will issue a decision Tuesday on whether Canada needs a public inquiry into foreign interference.

Committee of MPs, former judges to examine firing of 2 National Microbiology Lab scientists

Members from all official parties in the House of Commons and three former judges will sit on a new ad hoc committee to look into the controversial firing of two scientists from Canada's top virology lab in Winnipeg.

Federal government proposes stricter bail system in new bill

The federal government is proposing changes to the country's bail system that would make it harder for those accused of a range of different offences to be released on bail.