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CBC Investigates

What the SNC board may have known about the firm's dealings in Libya — like the office safe with $10M cash

A CBC News investigation looks at why a group of top directors who left SNC-Lavalin years ago have plenty at stake if the bribery case against the engineering company goes to trial. What were the red flags they may have missed on their watch?
CBC Investigates

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO rejects allegations firm paid bribes with EDC money

The former CEO of SNC-Lavalin has lashed out at allegations made by an unnamed company insider, denying taxpayer-backed loans from Canada were ever used to pay bribes under his watch.
CBC Investigates

SNC-Lavalin insider's bribery allegations spark probe by Crown agency that loaned the firm billions

Export Development Canada has hired outside legal counsel to review some of its dealings with SNC-Lavalin. The review comes after a company insider told CBC News the engineering giant secured billions in loans from the Crown agency over the years, some of which he alleges was intended to pay bribes.

5 things we may never know about the SNC-Lavalin scandal

The SNC-Lavalin prosecution is the largest corporate corruption case in Canadian history, complete with $50 million in foreign bribes, ties to a bloody dictator and a foiled smuggling plot. But Canadians may never learn the full story if it's all quietly settled out of court.
CBC Investigates

'I'm in shock': Toronto police rule out charges after 30 women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

Toronto police sex crimes investigators say there are “no grounds” to lay criminal charges against a former RCMP doctor. That’s despite 30 women alleging they were sexually assaulted during mandatory medical exams in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Ticketmaster secret scalper program not illegal, Competition Bureau says

Canada's Competition Bureau said Thursday it has closed its investigation into Ticketmaster's secret scalper program, and concluded the company's TradeDesk software does not break federal competition legislation.
CBC Investigates

'They covered it up': 3 women go public with sexual assault allegations against former RCMP doctor

Three woman who worked for the RCMP are going public with allegations of sexual assault in the 1980s at the hands of an RCMP doctor that they say multiple agencies covered up.

'Hand caught in a cookie jar': Band managers demand answers about Ticketmaster's secret scalper program

Managers of popular musical acts such as Mumford & Sons, Mark Knopfler, Radiohead and the Pixies are blasting Ticketmaster over its secretive partnership with scalpers that was exposed in a recent CBC News investigation.

Bad week at the box office: Ticketmaster faces call for federal probe in the U.S.

A congressman is calling on the U.S. attorney general to investigate possible "corruption" and "market malfeasance" at global entertainment giant Live Nation after a recent CBC/Toronto Star report exposed a secret partnership between the company's Ticketmaster division and scalpers.

Ottawa, U.S. Congress asking questions about Ticketmaster, Live Nation resales

The federal minster of innovation, science, and economic development is looking into revelations from a joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation that Ticketmaster — and its parent company, Live Nation — are working with large-scale scalpers to resell millions of dollars worth of tickets.

Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers

A U.S. law firm is seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of fans who purchased inflated resale tickets through Ticketmaster, on the heels of a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation.
CBC Investigates

'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Read about what CBC News and the Toronto Star discovered after sending a pair of reporters undercover to a ticket industry convention in Las Vegas that brings together box-office giants and the world's top scalpers in the same room.
CBC Investigates

New Ontario government puts brakes on anti-scalping law

Ontario has quietly shelved a key part of the controversial anti-scalping law that would have capped prices ticket scalpers can charge to fans of live music and sports, a joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has learned.
CBC Investigates

RCMP faces $1.1B lawsuit over bullying, harassment claims dating back decades

Canada’s national police force is facing a mammoth $1.1-billion lawsuit — believed to be the biggest in the force’s history — over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff and even volunteers dating back decades.
CBC Investigates

Tragically Hip legacy law on ticket scalping a 'toothless disaster,' critics warn

Ontario’s new law promising to cap prices of scalped sports and concert tickets is doomed to fail, critics warn. The law is just weeks away from taking effect and the province isn't adding any new staff to help enforce it.