Eric Rankin

Investigative journalist

Eric Rankin is an award-winning CBC reporter. His honours include the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Local Reportage, the 2017 and 2015 RTDNA awards for Best In-depth/Investigative Reporting, and the 2009 Jack Webster award for Best News Reporting.

Latest from Eric Rankin

Canada's political parties pledge support for RCMP members with PTSD

RCMP Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound was hoping to make post-traumatic stress disorder among Mounties an election issue. Now the five major national parties have reacted to her call for change after she revealed her personal struggle with PTSD — and an RCMP support system she describes as "broken" and "in crisis".

High-profile B.C. Mountie with PTSD says support system is 'broken' and 'in crisis'

For six years she was the public face of B.C.'s front-line integrated homicide investigation team, delivering bad news at the height of the province's murderous gang wars. Now, RCMP Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound has emerged as the face of post-traumatic stress disorder.

'A cautionary tale': Legal battle erupts over alleged $20K typo in New West condo sale

An alleged $20,000 typo has sparked a bitter legal battle over the sale of a New Westminster, B.C., condo. The amount paid by the buyer was recorded at $664,000, when, in fact, the real sale price was $644,000 — $20,000 less. Now a court fight is on to recover the alleged overpayment.

B.C.'s housing speculation tax faces first major legal challenge

Six homeowners have launched a legal fight against B.C.’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax. They claim the tax unfairly targets residents and non-citizens who split their time between two homes.
CBC Investigates

B.C.'s 911 system to be revamped after fatal 35-minute rescue delay

Changes are coming to B.C.’s 911 system, after a 35 minute response delay contributed to the death of a woman living on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside last year.

PharmaCare fight ends in win for B.C. amputees denied new limbs

Kia Johnsen will soon be able to walk on two feet again, one real and one artificial. She's finally won her battle to have the replacement of her worn-out artificial leg covered under B.C. health care — something denied to her and others who underwent ground-breaking surgery to better attach prosthetics.

Vicious cycle: Alleged 'chop shops' flourish as bike thefts rise in parts of Vancouver

Are bike "chop shops" operating openly on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside? Or are they simply bike repair shops for DTES residents, as their operators claim? CBC News looks into the suspected fencing operations, to try to find out what happens to the 2,100-plus bikes officially reported stolen in Vancouver each year.
CBC Investigates

Can safety bars protect ATV riders from deadly rollovers?

Safety experts in Canada and abroad say some quad deaths could be prevented with design improvements like roll bars. That idea has met stiff resistance from manufacturers and many riders.

B.C. health minister promises decision on potentially life-changing drug coming 'soon'

Like most 13 year olds, Miles Ambridge loves super hero movies. But unlike others his age, he doesn’t wish he had super powers. He says he just wants to be able to walk one day. Or at the very least, crawl.
CBC Investigates

Transport Canada pays $518K to Victoria man who says job discrimination left him destitute

A Victoria man has been handed what he says is the biggest human rights damage award in Canada because he was denied a job as an intelligence analyst with Transport Canada on account of his depression.
CBC Investigates

Controversial Police Foundations course on hold after B.C. government crackdown

Documents obtained by CBC News reveal a B.C. career college that falsely claimed an almost 100 per cent employment rate for graduates of its Police Foundations program, placed less than one per cent of its graduates in policing — after charging them $20,000 for the course. Now Discovery college has pulled down the program's webpage, after the province ordered it to remove 'outdated information' or face penalties for non-compliance.

Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands $18K from woman after ticket scam

A woman who says she unknowingly bought fraudulently obtained airline tickets online claims she’s being treated like a criminal by Air Canada. The carrier is demanding Ann Qian repay over $18,600 for flights between Toronto, Vancouver and Shanghai — and has banned her from flying its routes until she pays.

B.C. career college cited for 'false or misleading' advertising of police course

Discovery Community College has had its knuckles rapped by the province for “false or misleading” advertising of its police foundations program— a $20,000 course the college says gives students “the skills to pursue a career as a law enforcement professional.”

In the toilet: when your 'water-resistant' phone isn't covered for water damage

Cellphone manufacturers are selling more ‘water-resistant’ models. But as some users have found out the hard way, that that promise isn’t exactly water-tight.

Coquitlam piano teacher dies 3 months before scheduled sexual assault trial

A Coquitlam piano teacher charged with sexually assaulting former students has died, three months before his scheduled trial. Dymtro Kubyshkin, 69, was facing 15 counts involving 11 alleged victims: nine charges of sexual assault, four counts of touching for a sexual purpose, and two charges of invitation to touch involving children under the ages of 14 and 16.