Gil Shochat

Investigative producer

Gil Shochat is an award-winning investigative producer-director with CBC/Radio-Canada. He's worked in Canada and internationally on subjects including the coal industry, the Russian mafia, TD Bank, the global war on terror, as well as Canada's role in the international asbestos trade.

Latest from Gil Shochat

How Canadian recycling could be fuelling pollution in India

A Radio-Canada investigation tracked down bales of paper contaminated with soft plastics to a rural region of India, where locals say the plastic is being burned.

Quebec's workplace safety board waited 10 months to make N95 masks mandatory after first recommendation

In February of this year, Quebec's workplace health and safety board ordered that health workers in COVID-19 hot zones must wear N95 masks. According to documents obtained by Radio-Canada's Enquête, this measure was recommended by the board's partner research organization 10 months earlier.

In New Brunswick, opposing forestry industry practices can be dangerous for your career

Glyphosate has become key to sustaining New Brunswick's vast forestry industry, but some advocates say that those who have raised concerns about the herbicide have been unjustly punished for it. Now, one college instructor has filed a wrongful dismissal suit, alleging he was fired from his forestry college because of his critical views.

Court documents reveal Monsanto's efforts to fight glyphosate's 'severe stigma'

A review by CBC/Radio-Canada of internal Monsanto documents disclosed in a court case last year reveals the many efforts the company took to fight a UN agency assessment that glyphosate, the principal ingredient in its Roundup, was probably carcinogenic to humans.

'Troubling allegations' prompt Health Canada review of studies used to approve popular weed-killer

Health Canada says in light of "troubling allegations," its scientists are reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada's most popular herbicide, Roundup.

Quebec Bar ignored warning Lac-Mégantic victims were being 'harassed' by lawyers

The Quebec Bar Association admits it could have done a better job protecting victims of the 2013 deadly rail disaster from the 'disturbing' tactics used to persuade them to sign on to file lawsuits in U.S. courts — for a fee.

Questionable Texas law firm pockets millions from Lac-Mégantic compensation fund

The families of the 47 people killed in the July 2013 train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Que., decided to sue the companies involved in the tragedy in U.S. courts. Working with them behind the scenes was a Texas case runner named Willie Garcia. He's not a lawyer.

Canadian asbestos poses a health risk in Vietnam

A leaked cable from the U.S. embassy in Hanoi says asbestos health and safety standards in Vietnam do not adequately protect workers and attempts to limit the health effects of the fibre seem doomed to fail.

Offshore wind company sues province for $2.25 billion

An Ontario offshore wind company is seeking $2.25 billion in damages from the provincial government after the province declared a moratorium on off-shore wind farms.

Health Canada's asbestos advice rejected by government

The Canadian government ignored advice from Health Canada that asbestos be added to a global list of hazardous materials in 2006, CBC News has learned.