Laura Clementson

Laura Clementson is a journalist with CBC News. She can be reached at laura.clementson@cbc.ca. Follow Laura on Twitter @LauraClementson.

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The Fifth Estate

Women in Canada turn to courts in fight for compensation over birth control implant complications

The permanent birth control device Essure has been off the Canadian market for four years — but pain and serious complications linger among some women who are seeking compensation from a manufacturer that says it intends to defend its product "vigorously."

'He was a good and caring person,' says wife of migrant worker who died of COVID-19 on Ontario farm

The wife of 31-year-old Bonifacio Eugenio-Romero, a Mexican migrant worker who died of COVID-19 while working on a southwestern Ontario farm has provided information about her husband for the first time since his death last month.
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

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.

Food producers worry if supply chain can handle COVID-19 without migrant workers

Canada's top grocers say they are able to keep up with demand amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but some food producers are expressing concern over the impact the border restrictions could have on Canada's agricultural food production.

'We're not feeling very safe': Employees, passengers question COVID-19 screening at Pearson

There are questions at Toronto's Pearson International Airport about whether the screening process for new arrivals is thorough enough amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
CBC Investigates

Pressure to have multiple babies putting surrogates 'at risk'

A three-month CBC investigation revealed that a lot of women who become surrogates feel internal and external pressure to have multiple babies. And experts warn that there isn't enough medical oversight of women who have babies in quick succession.
CBC Investigates

Why a lack of oversight of surrogacy in Canada leaves some parents feeling taken advantage of

It's illegal to pay a surrogate to carry someone else's baby in Canada. Yet, surrogacy is far from free. A CBC investigation into the industry reveals why some parents are left with serious questions about payments they made — and why they're reluctant to report their concerns. 
Fifth Estate

'It's overwhelming': Survivors create public list of Catholic clerics accused of sexual abuse

Survivors of sexual abuse by Catholics clerics have compiled and published a list of men accused of the abuse in a southwestern Ontario diocese over the past 60 years.

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