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CBC Investigates

This man is on his deathbed because of the health care he received in prison, lawsuit alleges

Garrie Garrell is suing the federal government for $12 million. He alleges the care he received from medical staff during a recent two-year stint behind bars, primarily at Beaver Creek federal prison in Gravenhurst, Ont., is the reason he's dying.

Ontario man battles Bell and contractor after worker uses power tool to clean his car

Bell Canada and its contractors are being blamed for causing property damage and failing to compensate homeowners. The time-consuming battles lead to headaches and frustration for those who now regret allowing the workers on their property. Experts explain why getting compensation is so hard.

Former Canadian TV executive convicted of fraud filed false tax returns, hid millions, CRA alleges

A disgraced Montreal TV executive convicted of fraud is facing allegations from the Canada Revenue Agency that he filed false tax returns and hid assets worth millions in offshore accounts in Bermuda and other foreign locations.

Being Black on campus: Why students, staff and faculty say universities are failing them

Students, staff and faculty at some of Canada’s largest universities say they have experienced anti-Black racism on campus, and that they were targeted if they spoke out about their treatment, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

Fatal care: Teen stabbed to death in foster home not the only casualty of for-profit care

Children’s aid societies in Ontario place one in five foster kids in homes operated by the private sector. While the responsibility and revenue are substantial, a Fifth Estate investigation sparked by the killing of a teen in a home in Barrie found systemic problems and a lack of public oversight.

Exposed: Culture of sexism entrenched in Ottawa Police Service

From casual sexism such as being called “fresh meat” to criminal allegations of sexual assault, CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found an entrenched culture of sexism within the Ottawa Police Service.

Foster teen killed in Ontario home run by for-profit company

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a privately operated foster home in Barrie, Ont., and another foster youth staying in the home at the time has been charged with first-degree murder.

Ex-wife of Christine Jessop's killer talks about coming to grips with the awful truth

Heather Hoover, the ex-wife of the man police say killed Christine Jessop in 1984, talks with CBC News about learning and coping with the truth about the murder of the nine-year-old girl.

This police officer has a history of violence. Now he's on trial for assault

A police officer in Ontario’s Niagara region has been charged with assaulting a fellow officer. An investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found that the case of Const. Nathan Parker raises questions about a system that allows officers to stay on the job despite serious disciplinary records.

Apple blocks widow from honouring husband's dying wish

A widow is locked in a four-year battle with Apple over online material she already legally owns — unless she jumps through complicated and expensive hoops. Experts say tech companies refusing to hand over online assets is a big problem that will only get bigger.
CBC Investigates

U.S. authorities seize Florida-bound convoy allegedly smuggling 270 kg of Canadian marijuana

U.S. authorities recently intercepted a convoy of late-model pickup trucks pulling trailers in New York state with more than 270 kilograms of Canadian-grown marijuana headed for Florida, U.S. court documents allege.

Don't show a photo of David Suzuki: How WE Charity tried to keep its donors happy

A decision to remove an image of David Suzuki from programming for WE Days illustrated a larger problem at WE Charity, former employees told CBC’s The Fifth Estate. A great deal of attention was paid to finding, keeping and making sure donors and sponsors were happy.

Kielburger brothers say WE Charity controversy left them 'political roadkill'

The co-founders of WE Charity say they now regret the organization's decision to invite prominent politicians — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — to their events.

How Peter Nygard kept allegations of sexual assault in the Bahamas secret for more than 2 decades

Peter Nygard kept allegations of rape, involving girls as young as 14, a secret in the Bahamas for more than two decades. A CBC investigation reveals an elaborate effort by the former Canadian clothing mogul to cultivate influence with prominent decision makers in the Bahamas, silence victims and block anyone who tried to expose him.

Secret Nygard videos show former fashion mogul charged with sex trafficking travelling with teenage girl

Hours of behind-the-scenes video shot by a whistleblower show former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who is alleged to have abused women and girls for decades, screaming at his employees and approaching a 16-year-old girl at the London Olympics.
CBC Investigates

Provinces that acted faster had more success limiting spread of COVID-19, data suggests

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit many parts of the country, provinces that were quick to act with strict containment measures have been more successful in limiting the spread, a CBC News analysis suggests.

Copycat pot edibles that look like candy are poisoning kids, doctors say

Can you tell the difference? Pot-laced edibles made to look like children's candy are leading to a spike in poisonings, raising questions about why the illegal websites are allowed to sell them.

Doctor who caught coronavirus variant will 'vigorously defend' against charge she obstructed contact tracing

An Ontario physician and her husband — the first people in Canada known to have caught the coronavirus variant originally detected in the U.K. — are vowing to fight public health charges alleging they provided false information to health officials about their contacts. 
CBC Investigates

1,500 flights and rising as Canadians seek sunny escapes despite surging COVID-19 crisis

Thousands of Canadians are thumbing their noses at government advice to stay home and hopping international flights to sunny destinations even as the COVID-19 crisis worsens. Canadian air carriers operated more than 1,500 flights between Canada and 18 popular vacation spots since Oct. 1.

Senior presumed to have COVID-19 left soiled in bed for days after home care visits cancelled

A Mississauga, Ont., senior who relies on provincially funded home care was left soiled in his bed for days after he and his wife became ill with COVID-19 nearly two weeks ago and care workers stopped showing up.

Ontario couple faces charges over 1st Canadian cases of new COVID-19 strain, detected only by fluke

The first known cases in Canada of a variant of the coronavirus first reported in the U.K. were discovered only by fluke, and the couple who fell ill are now facing public-health charges, CBC News has learned. 
CBC Investigates

Canadian internet sleuths, anti-hate group helping to identify Capitol rioters

As more and more cellphone videos surface of the storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week, Canadians are leading some of the efforts to document and identify some of those involved in the riot.
CBC Investigates

How a 'hotshot whiz-kid' ensnared a Sask. company in a $97.5M deal riddled with red flags

Input Capital, a publicly traded company based in Regina, says it is investigating after its $97.5-million proposed sale to smooth-talking American businessman Eric Blue collapsed two months ago.
The Big Spend

Exclusive golf course books $1 million surplus, aided by federal COVID-19 relief

The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, one of the country's oldest private courses, has built a $1-million surplus thanks in large part to federal pandemic wage subsidies. It plans to use the money to offset future losses, and help repave its parking lot.

Did former Canadian ISIS member lie to the New York Times or to CBC News?

Contradictory stories from a Canadian man about his time with ISIS in Syria raise questions about whether what he’s told two major media organizations about his role in killings overseas is true, and what should be done about it?