Sylvène Gilchrist

Sylvène Gilchrist

Sylvène Gilchrist is an award winning news and documentary producer, who covers both domestic and international stories, with a special focus on Syria. She can be reached at sylvene.gilchrist@cbc.ca

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CBC Investigates

Thousands of suspected injuries tied to breast implants revealed in manufacturer data dump, CBC analysis finds

Health Canada was left in the dark for years about thousands of suspected injuries and complications related to breast implants — including multiple mentions of a rare cancer — that manufacturers failed to report, CBC News has learned.
CBC Investigates

Some prisoners not offered COVID-19 shots until months after general public, CBC analysis finds

More than 6,700 prisoners across Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 — a rate much higher than the general population. Yet a CBC News analysis has found that in some facilities, prisoners waited until May for their chance at a first vaccination.
CBC Investigates

Why race-based data collection by police could play a role in reform debate

As the Black Lives Matter movement spreads across Canada, the conversation around police accountability and reform has grown, including a rising interest in collecting more race-based data on people who interact with officers. 
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.

Border agency still using licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack

Canada's border agency is still using Perceptics' licence plate reader equipment — even after the company fell victim to a recent malicious cyberattack in the U.S.

Stage design in fatal Radiohead concert collapse called for parts that didn't exist, witness says

The design for a stage that collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto in 2012 was flawed from its inception and several people knew it, according to Dale Martin, head of the company that was contracted by Live Nation to erect the stage.
CBC Investigates

Halifax man charged with violating Syria sanctions continues to conduct business in war-torn country

A Halifax man who is the first person charged with violating Canada's economic sanctions against Syria is back in Damascus doing business there, CBC News has learned. Nader Kalai, a Syrian national with permanent residency in Canada, is known to be a close associate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

"Enough is enough." That was the reaction of the CEO of a Montreal homeless shelter after Jimmy Cloutier, a longtime client who suffered from schizophrenia, was fatally shot by police on Jan. 6, 2017. Cloutier's death has led to big changes in the relationship between police and the homeless.
CBC Investigates

Air Canada accused of mishandling female pilot's concern of sexism

Jane Clegg had been a military and commercial airline pilot in Canada for three decades. But she tears up talking about her last day on the job as a first officer at the controls of an Air Canada plane in 2013.

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