Anita Elash

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Anita Elash is a producer with CBC's national investigative unit. Story tips are always welcome.

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Makers of spyware deny marketing their apps to stalkers in domestic-abuse cases

Two companies that sell digital spyware are refuting claims made by a leading digital watchdog group that they market their products as tools for stalkers in domestic-abuse cases. A spokesperson for Flexispy said their software is intended for parents and employers, and that it's "completely unacceptable" for anyone to use it to stalk or harass a partner.
CBC Investigates

It's time to start charging people for using stalkerware to harass their partners, watchdog group says

A new report from The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto says manufacturers and users of so-called stalkerware apps are potentially breaking a variety of laws, but so far police and prosecutors have turned a blind eye.

Asia Bibi's escape to Canada shines light on Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws

As Asia Bibi settles into her new life in Canada after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, her lawyer is already preparing to defend another Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in that country.
CBC Investigates

Minister 'deeply disturbed' by consultant's claim to $1.3M in housing deal with First Nation

Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan says every penny of the $12.8 million meant to rebuild and renovate dilapidated and mould-infested homes in Cat Lake First Nation will go toward housing in the community, not to a consultant who claims he's owed a 10 per cent fee.
CBC Investigates

Consultant says he's owed $1.2M for helping First Nation obtain emergency housing cash from Ottawa

Consultant Gerald Paulin says he's owed $1.2 million after Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario received $12.8 million in emergency housing cash from the federal government. But Cat Lake's chief says the band is still talking it over with its lawyers.

Ottawa to examine First Nation's water system after residents voice concerns

The federal government says it will conduct a "feasibility study" into what it would take to improve the water and sewer system in Garden Hill First Nation in Northern Manitoba — a fly-in reserve where many residents refuse to drink their tap water for fear it's unsafe.
CBC Investigates

This First Nation produces clean water. So why are so many residents afraid to drink it?

In some ways, Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba is a success story. The community has no boil-water advisories. Its water treatment plant produces clean drinking water. So why do many residents refuse to drink their tap water? And why do others have no taps at all? CBC News investigates.
CBC Investigates

Gender persecution the top reason women seek asylum in Canada

A CBC News investigation finds hundreds of asylum seekers come to Canada every year to escape domestic violence. Halyna Holovata of Toronto was one of them.
CBC Investigates

Similarities in Nigerian asylum claims based on sexual orientation have Legal Aid Ontario asking questions

Nigerian asylum seekers in Canada are making so many similar claims based on sexual orientation that the agency in charge of funding their legal representation is worried some claims may be fabricated.