Matthew Pierce


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Real estate agents caught on hidden camera facilitating mortgage fraud for a fee

An undercover investigation by CBC Marketplace has exposed some networks of real estate agents, mortgage brokers and bank employees facilitating mortgage fraud for a fee.
CBC Investigates

More than 1 in 5 residents in long-term care given antipsychotics without a diagnosis, data shows

Nationally, 22 per cent of long-term care residents are receiving antipsychotic medications while having no clinical indication of their necessity, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) — a number that's been increasing since the pandemic started.
CBC Investigates

Patients say regulator for Ontario doctors slow to act as more complaints about Toronto gynecologist roll in

In late December 2021, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario disclosed that Dr. David Gerber would face complaints from 10 patients at a disciplinary hearing, up from the six previously announced in 2020.

Why Canada is losing affordable rental housing faster than it's being built

Research shows that in the last decade, Canada has been losing affordable rental homes far faster than new ones are being built, and it’s forcing some renters out of the homes and communities they know.

WE Charity misled donors about building schools in Kenya, records show

Marc and Craig Kielburger’s WE Charity routinely misled school-aged children and wealthy philanthropists across North America for years as it solicited millions for schoolhouses in Kenya and other projects in its Adopt-A-Village program, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.

Black market in Google reviews means you can't believe everything you read

Using data gathering and analysis techniques, a CBC News Investigation has catalogued just a portion of one fake review network on Google's My Business pages — 208 fake accounts that posted 3,574 fake reviews for 1,279 businesses across North America.
CBC Investigates

CRA has nearly 1,200 complaints of companies misusing COVID money, but has issued no fines

The Canada Revenue Agency has received nearly 1,200 complaints about companies allegedly misusing federal support money designed to protect jobs during the pandemic. But the CEWS program places few restrictions on how recipient companies operate, so Ottawa's hands are tied, critics say.

Many debtors owing $250K and more aren't paying GTA governments

For more than a decade, the Regional Municipality of York has been trying to collect $775,317.50 from Edward Sivitilli, the individual with the largest unpaid fine in the Greater Toronto Area.
CBC Investigates

Failure to pay: $1.3B in fines dating back decades owed to provinces and territories

A CBC News investigation found Canadian provinces and territories are owed more than $1.3 billion in unpaid fines for everything from parking tickets to tax violations to environmental infractions, with some dating back decades.
CBC Investigates

Canadian internet sleuths, anti-hate group helping to identify Capitol rioters

As more and more cellphone videos surface of the storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week, Canadians are leading some of the efforts to document and identify some of those involved in the riot.