Rob Antle

CBC News

Rob Antle is producer for CBC's investigative unit in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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CBC Investigates

'Painful lessons' as real estate industry pushes for protections

More than three years after Exit Realty on the Rock went bust, tougher rules to protect consumers and real estate agents are in legislative limbo, likely until the fall.

Judge tosses out Anne Squires's lawsuit against Ron Ellsworth

A long-running lawsuit filed by Exit Realty on the Rock owner and admitted fraudster Anne Squires against the former deputy mayor of St. John’s has been dismissed by a judge.
CBC Investigates

A pilot project could have jailed N.L. drivers for unpaid fines. Here's how that went

A provincial initiative launched years ago tried to deal with scofflaw drivers by forcing people with big outstanding fines to appear in court, and threatening them with jail if they didn’t pay up.

'Set to launch': Province to test community service as a way to pay traffic fines

After years of pondering it, the Newfoundland and Labrador government appears set to roll out a new way for people to pay off their traffic fines.

NLESD recovers property linked to fraud case, but legal fees exceed its value

The school district has settled a court action and gotten a shed and trailer back, but the dispute came with a cost.

MV Legionnaire out of service after suffering ramp damage at Portugal Cove dock

The MV Legionnaire has been out of service for a week and is not expected to return until next week, after being damaged May 16.

Tory blue book math doesn't add up on 2005 Atlantic Accord benefits

The Progressive Conservative campaign platform overstates the impact of the 2005 Atlantic Accord by nearly $700 million, and has the Tories giving an evolving series of answers to explain their calculations.
CBC Investigates

Liberal candidate ran failed penny stock firm that sought sweet deal in Cambodia

Humber-Bay of Islands hopeful Brian Dicks is defending his past role as president of a penny-stock company that was briefly valued in the tens of millions.

Tories pledge $3.5M to get rid of 1.6-km rule, let all kids ride the bus to school

The Progressive Conservatives say a $3.5 million cash infusion will allow all students to ride the bus, despite internal government estimates that suggest the cost would be much higher.

Liberals promise bus passes for income support clients in St. John's area

The Liberals say they will provide bus passes to all income support clients in the metro St. John's region, as part of their election platform released this week.

Former Exit Realty on the Rock owner Anne Squires pleads guilty to bilking firms

The Crown and defence are still working out issues related to the case and sentencing could drag into the fall.

From 'the brink' to a 'brighter future': Pre-election N.L. budget touts improving outlook

Three years after Newfoundland and Labrador taxpayers were warned the province's fiscal sky was falling, they are now being showered with good news weeks before going to polls.
CBC Investigates

Medical bus pass policy cited for strain on health system, as doctors call for change

The province has been told that its current medical transportation policy for income support clients has resulted in “unintended consequences."

N.L. public servant salaries are public info, after top court dismisses appeal bid

A Supreme Court of Canada decision effectively enshrines public access to the amounts paid to people on the provincial payroll in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ron Ellsworth alleges Anne Squires asked for cash to not 'harm' his reputation

Ron Ellsworth says Anne Squires approached his business partner in the summer of 2016 with a proposal — Squires would not make public allegations that would “harm” Ellsworth’s reputation as deputy mayor of St. John’s, if Ellsworth agreed to pay her $38,000.