Ramisha Farooq

Editor, The Canadian Press

Location icon Canada

A versatile and creative writer fusing a background in broadcast and digital media with expertise in content creation to deliver quality materials spanning print, web and video. Also known for excellence in meeting deadlines in high-pressure situations and communications in a variety of business settings.

Ramisha has been published in the Toronto Star, CBC, Maclean’s Magazine and Yahoo Canada. In addition to her extensive reporting experience with various print and broadcast outlets, Ramisha is also a trained photographer.

Portfolio
Yahoo
06/06/2017
Canadian health care a 'ticking time bomb'

A poll commissioned by Yahoo Canada News found that 75 per cent of Canadians rank 'improving' health care as their top priority for the federal government.

Yahoo
02/08/2017
With electoral reform out, is Bill C-51 next on the chopping block?

Bill C-51, introduced by the former Conservative government, has faced backlash across the country since its inception. Justin Trudeau's government abandoned a long-standing campaign promise this week when they nixed a pledge to introduce electoral reform before the next federal vote. The move sparked

Yahoo Canada
03/13/2017
Leitch successfully using bad publicity to manipulate media: expert

Conservative Leadership candidate Kellie Leitch's brash campaign tactics and hard-right policy stance are deliberate attempts to knock out her competitors, experts say. And what may seem like outlandish behaviour may actually be carefully crafted campaign strategy.

Ryersonian.ca
03/23/2016
Obituary: Rob Ford dies at 46 from rare cancer

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who became an international celebrity for his inebriated political antics, died March 22. He was 46. Ford had battled pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, since late 2014. He underwent surgery in mid-2015 to remove the cancer, but two new tumours appeared soon after.

CBC News
Next governor general will 'reflect the diversity of Canada,' says Trudeau

In a Friday announcement in Toronto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at the nature of the coming change-up in the governor general's office. Trudeau said the next appointment would express Canada's diversity and referenced the answer he gave last November when he was asked why he created a cabinet with equal number of men and women.

Ontario Association of Former Parliamentarians
05/24/2017
Women & the Vote

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long struggle in Canada. It was met with resistance as women tried to gain basic human rights alongside issues of equity and justice to improve their lives, as well as the right to vote. Activists were looking for improvements in education, healthcare and employment, and an end to violence against women and children. Their struggle came to a head in 1917, when it is commonly assumed that women won the right to vote. This, however, isn’t exactly...

Yahoo
10/19/2016
PHOTOS: Trudeau's hits and misses after one year in office

One year ago, Justin Trudeau's "sunny ways" attitude prevailed as he defeated long-time prime minister Stephen Harper in a sweeping election victory. Trudeau made a commitment to Canadians who wanted 'real change.' Yahoo Canada takes a look at how the Liberals have faired one year into their term.

CBC News
Health Minister Jane Philpott confirms 9 cases of Zika virus in Canadians

The number of Canadians infected with the Zika virus has risen to nine, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Wednesday. The minister said there have been no cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in Canada. "We can assume that they were most likely mosquito-borne, but they were all contracted [outside] the country, not local transmission," Philpott said.