Dave Seglins

CBC Investigations

Dave Seglins is an investigative journalist whose recent work includes exposés on global ticket scalping, offshore tax avoidance and government surveillance. He covers a range of domestic and international issues, including rail safety, policing, government and corporate corruption.

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CBC Investigates

1,500 flights and rising as Canadians seek sunny escapes despite surging COVID-19 crisis

Thousands of Canadians are thumbing their noses at government advice to stay home and hopping international flights to sunny destinations even as the COVID-19 crisis worsens. Canadian air carriers operated more than 1,500 flights between Canada and 18 popular vacation spots since Oct. 1.
CBC Investigates

RCMP launch criminal probe into COVID-19 death tied to massive Alberta meat plant outbreak

Ariana Quesada, 16, walked into the RCMP detachment in High River, Alta., on Friday and filed a formal complaint asking police to investigate potential criminal negligence in the death of her father.
The Fifth Estate

RCMP launch probe into Canadian Pacific runaway train crash that killed 3 crew members

The RCMP’s major crimes unit in British Columbia has opened a criminal investigation into a fatal runaway train crash and allegations of a coverup at Canadian Pacific Railway, following a derailment that killed three crew members near Field, B.C., in February 2019.
The Fifth Estate

Coverup allegation in deadly B.C. train crash prompts calls for Trudeau, RCMP to intervene

Families of three rail workers killed in a crash in the Rockies of eastern B.C. almost two years ago are calling on the prime minister to intervene after a former Canadian Pacific Railway police officer alleged his superiors obstructed his investigation.

Workplace compensation claims reflect toll COVID-19 has taken on Canada's workers

CBC News reached out to provincial workplace compensation boards across the country and found that more than 26,000 claims have been filed for contracting COVID-19 at work.
The Fifth Estate

CP Rail failed to identify hazards linked to deadly derailment, Transport Canada finds

Transport Canada has concluded CP Rail failed to properly identify safety hazards in the B.C. mountains following a workplace fatality investigation into a train derailment which killed three workers, CBC News has learned.

We looked at every confirmed COVID-19 case in Canada. Here's what we found

CBC News has dug deep into the data on over 120,000 COVID-19 cases collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to examine how the illness affects the young, the elderly, men and women in order to better understand what's most likely to land you in hospital — or worse.

Officials probe arrival of 500 puppies, 38 of them dead, aboard flight from Ukraine

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating after the gruesome discovery of dozens of dead and dying dogs aboard a recent flight from Ukraine.
CBC Investigates

Why crude oil trains keep derailing and exploding in Canada — even after the Lac-Mégantic disaster

The former top investigator of Canadian train crashes says Ottawa needs to "drop the hammer" on the rail industry in the wake of seven oil train derailments since 2015.
CBC Investigates

Rail safety expert warns of more mountain crashes due to faulty brakes if Transport Canada doesn't act

The Transportation Safety Board warned this week that standard rail inspections are missing a majority of brake defects and called on Transport Canada to come up with a better system to ensure brake safety, but an ex-TSB director says the regulator has known about the problem for years.
CBC Investigates

Lawmakers in Canada, U.S. call for probes of Live Nation/Ticketmaster's 'outrageous' refund policy

There are now calls from politicians in both Canada and the U.S. for investigations into global entertainment giant Live Nation over its refusal to immediately refund all ticket-holders for thousands of concerts and live events disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBC Investigates

Live Nation/Ticketmaster decision to withhold refunds 'reprehensible,' say fans, members of Congress

Fans around the world — and now two members of Congress — are demanding entertainment giant Live Nation refund tickets for all events cancelled or disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. But Live Nation says 90 per cent of its shows are simply being postponed for future dates that have yet to be set.
CBC Investigates

Thefts in hospitals lead to lockup of masks, protective gear amid COVID-19 supply shortage

Many hospitals across the country are being forced to keep precious supplies of protective masks, gloves and sanitizer under lock and key, in part due to fear of theft, CBC News has learned.
CBC Investigates

Do alcohol and COVID-19 isolation mix? Some health experts don't think so

Liquor store sales increased across the country in March as Canadians stocked up to wait out the COVID-19 lockdown. That has some addiction experts warning about the potentially risky mix of packed liquor cabinets, stress, anxiety and weeks stuck at home.
CBC Investigates

Canadian flight crews demand protective suits as more than a dozen fall ill with COVID-19

More than a dozen Canadian flight attendants have fallen ill with COVID-19, CBC News has learned. The union representing the country's largest airline says crews need better protective gear.

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