Quadriga CEO's widow discusses his death and the missing crypto millions; Canada’s role in reducing Russia-Ukraine tensions; and hockey legend Willie O'Ree's No. 22 jersey retired by Boston Bruins
When Quadriga CEO Gerald Cotten died suddenly in 2018, the passcodes for his cryptocurrency exchange died with him. His clients were locked out of about $250 million in their crypto assets. Investigators later found widespread fraud, and that Cotten ran Quadriga "as his personal slush fund.” Matt Galloway talks to his widow, Jennifer Robertson, about the missing millions and what she did and didn’t know.
Then, the massing of 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s border has prompted fears of an invasion — and global leaders are scrambling to reduce tensions. We discuss what could happen, and Canada’s role, with Illia Ponomarenko, defence reporter with the Kyiv Independent; Aurel Braun, a professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto; and Constanze Stelzenmüller, the Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations at the Brookings Institution.
And legendary Canadian and Boston Bruins player Willie O'Ree's No. 22 jersey was retired last night. We revisit Matt Galloway’s Nov. 2020 conversation with O’Ree, the first Black player in the NHL, who fought racism in his sport.