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Harvey Cashore is an investigative reporter with the CBC's weekly investigative program The Fifth Estate.
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Alberta justice minister calls for probe into prosecutors' handling of autopsy controversy
Alberta’s justice minister says external counsel will be appointed to examine the conduct of Crown prosecutors in the handling of numerous criminal cases relating to alleged flaws in multiple autopsies.
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B.C. billionaire brothers' use of KPMG offshore tax scheme exposed in emails
Numerous internal emails filed in court this summer reveal involvement of Caleb and Tom Chan in a KPMG offshore scheme so secret, neither Canadian tax collectors nor even their spouses were ever supposed to find out.
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CRA signs secret settlement with wealthy KPMG clients involved in offshore tax scheme
The Canada Revenue Agency has once again made a secret out-of-court settlement with wealthy KPMG clients caught using what the CRA itself had alleged was a "grossly negligent" offshore "sham" set up to avoid detection by tax authorities, CBC News has learned.
Names of SNC employees, executives behind thousands of dollars in illegal Liberal Party donations revealed
A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at embattled engineering firm SNC-Lavalin were named in a scheme to illegally influence Canadian elections.
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Son of slain B.C. artist demands RCMP revive dormant investigation as new details emerge
When Cristiano Savioli travelled to Cortes Island, B.C., from his hometown in Italy after the brutal slaying of his father, Stefano, in the summer of 2010, he vowed to do everything he could to help investigators solve the case. Today, the homicide case lies dormant and Cristiano Savioli wants answers.
Transport minister announces task force on school bus seatbelts
Three months after ordering his department to take a "fresh look" at Transport Canada’s no-seatbelt position, Transport Minister Marc Garneau has announced the creation of a task force to look into the possibility of outfitting school buses with the devices.
Defective seats on school minibuses put students at risk of injury, leaked document shows
As far back as 2011, thousands of children across Canada have been riding school buses with a critical safety defect that puts them at an “increased risk of injury” if there is an accident or sudden stop, according to an industry document obtained by CBC’s The Fifth Estate.
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Humboldt crash happened long after internal Transport Canada report warned of injury risk on coach buses
An internal Transport Canada investigation into a fatal crash in 2001 concluded that coach buses without seatbelts may put passengers at “unnecessary risk” of injuries, yet the document was kept hidden for years until The Fifth Estate recently uncovered it using the Access to Information Act.
Internal Transport Canada study showed school buses 'failed' safety tests
A 2010 Transport Canada report that revealed that school buses “failed” safety tests and did not do enough to prevent “serious injuries” was kept hidden from the public,The Fifth Estate has learned.
Seatbelts on school buses could have prevented thousands of injuries, numerous deaths
Thousands of injuries and numerous child deaths could have been prevented across Canada and the United States in the past three decades had school buses been equipped with seatbelts, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.
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.
Barry Sherman allegedly duped by convicted fraudster
On the day he was last seen alive, Barry Sherman's lawyers filed documents in court supporting a lawsuit against a convicted fraudster who had allegedly duped the billionaire philanthropist out of a $150,000 investment, CBC News: The Fifth Estate has learned.
Trudeau government gag order in CIA brainwashing case silences victims, lawyer says
Forty years after revelations that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency funded brainwashing experiments on unsuspecting Canadians, the Trudeau government is continuing a pattern of silencing the victims, a lawyer for one of the families says.
Chief Liberal Party fundraiser tied to $8M loan to offshore trust in Cayman Islands
Newly discovered documents from the Paradise Papers show the Liberal Party’s top fundraiser, Stephen Bronfman, was directly linked to companies that were owed millions by an offshore Cayman Islands trust well into the 2000s — despite his strong denials he had any involvement in the trust after 1998.
BMO ran $288M 'abusive' tax dodge: CRA
The Bank of Montreal ran an "abusive" tax avoidance scheme and inflated its losses by $288 million using foreign shell companies, deliberately thwarting Canada's tax laws, the federal government alleges.