Andreas Wesley

Andreas Wesley has been an investigative journalist and documentarian for more than 25 years.

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CBC Investigates

Foreign nurses out $24,000 — and left with no recourse — after job offers in N.L. disappear

A Niagara Falls, Ont., mother who paid a Toronto-based employment agency $24,000 for immigration services to bring her two daughters, who are foreign nurses, to Canada discovered there was nowhere to turn after a dispute arose with the agency and the job offers were revoked.
CBC Investigates

Courts not protecting our kids, domestic violence survivors say

Survivors of domestic violence are generally supportive of their children having a relationship with their former partners, but say they wish their concerns about safety, retraumatization and their childrens’ fears about being around the other parent were given greater consideration in family court, a CBC investigation has found.
CBC Investigates

Domestic violence survivors say family courts are failing them 

Survivors of domestic violence say the family court system should give more consideration to the history of abuse and the safety of spouses and children when ruling on child custody. CBC spoke to a dozen survivors in several provinces who say joint custody is not always in the best interests of the child.
CBC Investigates

Exclusive ski club received $1.4M in federal COVID relief amid 'record' year

Leaked financial documents show that Georgian Peaks, an exclusive Ontario ski club, received almost $1.4 million in federal pandemic relief in 2020/21 — a record-breaking season. The club ended up with a $1.5-million budget surplus, and hiked initiation fees to $43,000.
CBC Investigates

Parents begged for investigation of controversial junior hockey coach during stint in Alberta town

On Jan. 29, 2020, a group of hockey parents and billet families with the Edson, Alta., Junior A Aeros spent a long evening debating the wording of the letter they were writing, and worrying about the fallout. But they were in agreement — something had to be done about the team's coach, Bernie Lynch.

Junior hockey coach's suspension for 'inappropriate' texts, emails to player not made public by team or league

In January, Bernie Lynch was suspended without pay from his job as head coach of the Fort Frances Lakers, a Junior 'A' club in northwestern Ontario, and ordered to have no further contact with the players. But more than two months later, neither the team nor the league has publicly disclosed this.

Workplace compensation claims reflect toll COVID-19 has taken on Canada's workers

CBC News reached out to provincial workplace compensation boards across the country and found that more than 26,000 claims have been filed for contracting COVID-19 at work.

Ontario's big cities face looming landfill shortage after change to approvals process

Ontario’s large cities may be left scrambling to find space for their garbage because of new legislation that makes it much harder to build landfills in the province.

We looked at every confirmed COVID-19 case in Canada. Here's what we found

CBC News has dug deep into the data on over 120,000 COVID-19 cases collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to examine how the illness affects the young, the elderly, men and women in order to better understand what's most likely to land you in hospital — or worse.
CBC Investigates

No running water on Air Canada flight from China during worsening coronavirus outbreak

A 13-hour Air Canada flight from Beijing to Toronto operated without running water as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in China last week. Air Canada says it will no longer operate international flights experiencing water supply issues.