Geoff Leo

Senior Investigative Journalist

Geoff Leo is a Michener Award nominated investigative journalist and a Canadian Screen Award winning documentary producer and director. He has been covering Saskatchewan stories since 2001.

Latest from Geoff Leo

Carrie Bourassa, who claimed to be Indigenous without evidence, has resigned from U of Sask.

In a brief statement, the University of Saskatchewan has announced that Carrie Bourassa has resigned. This comes about eight months after a CBC investigation revealed that she had been claiming Indigenous ancestry without evidence.

Engineer who designed Sask. bridge that collapsed hours after opening facing disciplinary hearing

Regina engineer Scott Gullacher will face a disciplinary hearing next month over allegations that he broke the rules when he designed a bridge in rural Saskatchewan that collapsed just hours after it was opened to the public. 

Hackers claim they've sold some SLGA data onto 'black market,' put rest on dark web

The organization that stole data from Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) in a Christmas Day hack, claims it has now sold "the most valuable data." it took. In a post on the social media app Telegram, the hackers wrote "we assume it's already on the black market."

SLGA sends businesses 1st direct warning credit card data may have been stolen, almost 3 months after hack

On Monday, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) emailed some of its business partners, alerting them their credit card data may have been stolen during a Christmas Day hack of the organization’s computer systems.

SLGA business partners should have figured out on their own that their data may have been stolen: minister

The minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) says the Crown corporation didn’t directly notify its business partners that their data may have been stolen in a hack because those companies should have figured it out on their own.
CBC Investigates

No warning from government that personal data was hacked: Sask. Liquor and Gaming suppliers

Suppliers whose data was stolen in a Christmas Day hack of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority’s (SLGA’s) computers systems say the government never informed them that their personal data, including credit card numbers, had been taken.

Hundreds of Indigenous leaders take aim at false claims of Indigeneity

Hundreds of Indigenous scholars, administrators, students and elders from across Canada met virtually this week to talk about how to prevent people who falsely claim they are Indigenous from taking benefits that aren't intended for them. 
Analysis

Universities across Canada addressing Indigenous identity fraud in wake of Carrie Bourassa investigation

Universities across Canada are taking steps to address the issue of Indigenous identity fraud in the wake of a CBC investigation about Carrie Bourassa and her false claims of Métis, Anishnaabe and Tlingit ancestry.

University of Sask. appoints independent investigator to examine Carrie Bourassa's Indigenous identity claims

The University of Saskatchewan has announced that it has appointed an independent investigator to examine Carrie Bourassa's many claims to Indigenous identity.

Federal health research funding agency cuts ties with Carrie Bourassa, who falsely claimed Indigenous ancestry

Canada's federal agency for funding health research has cut ties with University of Saskatchewan Prof. Carrie Bourassa following a CBC News investigation casting doubt on her claims of being Indigenous.

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