Jonathon Gatehouse

CBC Investigative Journalist

Jonathon Gatehouse has covered news and politics at home and abroad, reporting from dozens of countries. He has also written extensively about sports, covering seven Olympic Games and authoring a best-selling book on the business of pro-hockey. He works for the national investigative unit in Toronto.

Latest from Jonathon Gatehouse

The Big Spend

Exclusive golf course books $1 million surplus, aided by federal COVID-19 relief

The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, one of the country's oldest private courses, has built a $1-million surplus thanks in large part to federal pandemic wage subsidies. It plans to use the money to offset future losses, and help repave its parking lot.
The Big Spend

Ottawa has spent $240B fighting COVID-19 in just 8 months. A CBC investigation follows the money

The federal government has provided Canadians with the top-line numbers when it comes to the costs of its eight-month fight against COVID-19. But the details of exactly where the money goes are hard to come by. CBC News tracks the $240 billion in spending.
CBC Investigates

Ontario cancer patient who must travel to U.S. for treatment trapped in near-constant quarantines

Dean Nixon travels to the U.S. twice a month for life-saving experimental treatment. But government officials say he's not eligible for an exemption from Canada's mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine. He faces up to a year of isolation while in Canada unless the rules change or the border opens.
CBC Investigates

Billionaire Trump backer who got August quarantine exemption in Canada tests positive for COVID-19

Uline CEO Liz Uihlein, a U.S. billionaire who was granted a special exemption from Canada's 14-day pandemic quarantine in August despite her public criticism of COVID-19 restrictions, has now contracted the disease.
CBC Investigates

UPS executive granted special ministerial exemption from Canada's COVID-19 quarantine

A CBC News Investigation has learned that Nando Cesarone, the president of U.S. operations for shipping giant UPS, received a special ministerial exemption from Canada's mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine. It's one of 191 such passes granted by Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne — 138 of them over the past six weeks.
CBC Investigates

COVID-19 quarantine exemption for Costco CEO shouldn't have happened, Ottawa says

Costco's American CEO, Craig Jelinek, and one of his senior lieutenants were allowed to skip Canada's mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for an August tour of new grocery stores, CBC News has learned. The two arrived on the same day that three other U.S. executives were granted quarantine exemptions in Canada.

Border agency made a mistake in issuing U.S. billionaire a quarantine exemption: Blair

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says an American billionaire was mistakenly permitted to enter Canada without following the 14-day quarantine rule because of a decision by the Canada Border Services Agency.
CBC Investigates

Billionaire critic of COVID-19 restrictions says Ottawa let her skip 14-day quarantine

American business executive Liz Uihlein, who has campaigned against COVID-19 restrictions, says she was granted a special exemption from Canadian quarantine rules for a 36-hour business trip to Toronto.
CBC Investigates

Police make arrest after Indigenous Lives Matter signs torched in possible hate crime

York Regional Police have arrested a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in the tiny village of Schomberg, Ont. People living there had printed yard signs to oppose racism, then someone stole and burned the signs proclaiming that Indigenous Lives Matter.
CBC Investigates

How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario's COVID-19 net

The Ontario towns of Leamington and Kingsville have some of the highest rates of coronavirus infection in Canada, with large outbreaks on farms and at greenhouses. The province has started testing migrant workers, but these new measures overlook undocumented workers.