Sylvène Gilchrist

Sylvène Gilchrist

Sylvène Gilchrist is an award winning news and documentary producer, who covers both domestic and international stories, with a special focus on Syria. She can be reached at

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Border agency still using licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack

Canada's border agency is still using Perceptics' licence plate reader equipment — even after the company fell victim to a recent malicious cyberattack in the U.S.

Stage design in fatal Radiohead concert collapse called for parts that didn't exist, witness says

The design for a stage that collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto in 2012 was flawed from its inception and several people knew it, according to Dale Martin, head of the company that was contracted by Live Nation to erect the stage.
CBC Investigates

Halifax man charged with violating Syria sanctions continues to conduct business in war-torn country

A Halifax man who is the first person charged with violating Canada's economic sanctions against Syria is back in Damascus doing business there, CBC News has learned. Nader Kalai, a Syrian national with permanent residency in Canada, is known to be a close associate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

"Enough is enough." That was the reaction of the CEO of a Montreal homeless shelter after Jimmy Cloutier, a longtime client who suffered from schizophrenia, was fatally shot by police on Jan. 6, 2017. Cloutier's death has led to big changes in the relationship between police and the homeless.
CBC Investigates

Air Canada accused of mishandling female pilot's concern of sexism

Jane Clegg had been a military and commercial airline pilot in Canada for three decades. But she tears up talking about her last day on the job as a first officer at the controls of an Air Canada plane in 2013.