Joanne Levasseur

Producer, CBC News I-Team

Joanne Levasseur is a producer for the CBC News I-Team based in Winnipeg. She has worked at CBC for more than two decades.

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CBC Investigates

Peter Nygard's son fears dad will flee Canada before sex assault investigation is complete

Peter Nygard's son says he fears his father will flee Canada before it's determined whether or not criminal charges can be laid in connection with allegations of sexual assault, leaving no way to bring the fashion mogul back to face his accusers in the future.

Police HQ contractor loses bid to stop city from getting documents seized in RCMP raid

Winnipeg Police headquarters contractor Caspian Construction lost a skirmish Friday in its battle against a City of Winnipeg lawsuit alleging fraud and kickbacks.

City of Winnipeg in court to fight for documents seized by RCMP during police HQ investigation

The City of Winnipeg will make its case in court Monday for access to documents obtained by the RCMP during their five-year investigation into the construction of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters.

Former Winnipeg CAO Phil Sheegl's case split from other defendants in police HQ lawsuit

The City of Winnipeg's lawsuit against former CAO Phil Sheegl, which alleges fraud and conspiracy in the construction of the police HQ, will be dealt with separately from but at the same time as the lawsuit against more than two dozen other defendants.

Former CAO should be sued separately over Winnipeg police HQ , court hears

The lawyer for Winnipeg's former chief administrative officer says if allegations against his client aren't dropped he should get a separate hearing.

Manitoba Liberal leader wants education minister out over participation in webinar with far-right politician

The leader of Manitoba’s Liberal Party is calling for resignation of Manitoba Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen for his participation in two webinars that included a far-right politician from Germany.

Hand sanitizers packaged in beverage containers create alcohol poisoning risk: experts

Sherif Mohsen doesn’t consider himself to be the complaining type, but he knew he had to speak up after coming close to drinking 70 per cent alcohol thinking it was water. Turns out it was hand sanitizer packaged in beverage bottles. 

Manitoba's economic outlook may not be as bleak as premier says, according to credit rating agencies

Though Manitoba's economy, like others around the globe, has been hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, the picture may not be as desperate as the province's premier has made it out to be, according to two credit rating agencies.

Calls to Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health tripled after start of pandemic

Manitobans concerned about COVID-19 are flooding the province’s workplace safety and health office with tips about unsafe work.

Manitoba's premier says province has the highest debt in the country. Not so, says CIBC economist

Premier Brian Pallister has repeated the claim that Manitoba is the most indebted province in Canada at every press conference he's held this week, even going so far as to say the province has the highest debt per capita.

Prominent Winnipeg business leader urges Pallister government to halt cost-cutting

The CEO of Richardson Financial Group says now is not the time for government cuts to spending.
CBC Investigates

Sales of Winnipeg company's COVID-19 detection tests halted by Health Canada

For at least a week in March, any Canadian with a credit card could purchase an $18 test from Safecare Canada’s website. CBC News obtained one of those tests but did not use it.

VLTs still operating in Manitoba despite physical distancing recommendations

It’s been two weeks since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the province. Schools have suspended classes, gyms are closed and casinos are shut down but video lottery terminals in lounges and hotels remain in operation.

Alcohol must keep flowing during pandemic to prevent serious withdrawal: addiction experts

Making sure alcohol is available may not seem like a necessity during a public health emergency, but it can be a matter of life or death for those with severe addiction. 

Winnipeg religious services cancelled, but worship continues

Most in-person mass and prayer services are cancelled in Winnipeg due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, but believers still have options to practise their faith. 

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