Scott Anderson

Producer, the fifth estate

Scott Anderson is a producer at the fifth estate. He has been an investigative journalist in both print and broadcast. He has covered stories at city hall, across the country and around the world.

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RCMP used covert search and surveillance powers before arresting high-level intelligence official

The RCMP obtained more than two dozen court-ordered warrants and authorizations over a 15-month period prior to and after the arrest of Cameron Ortis, then the director general of its National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre.

N.S. gunman's replica patrol car had something that slain RCMP constable's car didn't

The replica police car that the gunman drove on his killing rampage through rural Nova Scotia last month was distinct from most other RCMP patrol vehicles in at least one way. It was equipped with a black push bar on the front bumper. But exerts disagree on how much of a difference that made in the head-on collision with the vehicle of RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, who died at the scene after confronting the gunman.
CBC Investigates

RCMP have not disclosed when first 911 call came in about N.S. mass shooting

The Nova Scotia community where one of the deadliest mass killings in this country's history began earlier this month does not have 24-hour-a-day policing and was in the process of reviewing its RCMP service. Neither the mayor nor the RCMP have said at what time the initial 911 call came in.

Canadian government shopping for high-demand N95 masks on the international market

The Trudeau government's announcement Tuesday that it is spending up to $2 billion to procure personal protective equipment — including more than 60 million N95 masks — comes weeks into a global pandemic and raises questions about Canada's emergency preparedness. 

How a lab in Sask. that focuses on animals became Canada's $23M hope for a COVID-19 vaccine

In the global race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government announced Monday it is pumping $23 million into an academic research lab in Saskatoon. Here is a look at how the facility that started out as a modest veterinary lab in 1975 became Canada's best hope for a vaccine. 
CBC Investigates

COVID-19: Airlines, union say they need more guidance from government on mandatory screening

As of midnight Wednesday, all airlines bound for Canada are required to screen passengers before they board flights. But it's still unclear what those measures will be or how they will be enforced by airline operators.

'I told him about my problems': Priest's confession of child abuse used to boost case against Catholic Church

The confession a Quebec priest made just before he died in prison is being used by his victims to try to hold the Catholic Church accountable for decades of child abuse.

Killer of Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook gets 2 life sentences for 1987 murders

William Talbott II, 56, is the first person to ever be convicted as a result of genealogy research.

What did Canadian mining executives know about possible human rights violations in Eritrea?

Executives at Nevsun Resources repeatedly denied direct knowledge of human rights violations at their site in Eritrea, but company documents filed in court and reviewed by CBC’s The Fifth Estate show executives at the highest level appear to have been informed of issues of forced labour and other possible human rights violations at the mine a decade ago.

Barry Sherman's cousin fails lie detector test over allegation of plot to kill Honey Sherman

An angry and bitter cousin of Barry Sherman has failed a lie detector test after making unsubstantiated allegations that the former Apotex CEO was part of an aborted plot to kill his wife two decades ago.