Nicole Brockbank

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Nicole Brockbank is a reporter for CBC Toronto's Enterprise Unit. Fuelled by coffee, she digs up, researches and writes original investigative and feature stories. nicole.brockbank@cbc.ca

Latest from Nicole Brockbank

Canada's top court to hear appeal on whether or not to keep Doug Ford's mandate letters secret

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Ontario government's appeal on whether or not it will be able to keep PC Leader Doug Ford's mandate letters secret.

Toronto to deter encampments by contracting private security guards to patrol some parks 24/7

The City of Toronto will have private security guards patrol a handful of parks 24/7 this summer to deter people from setting up encampments and to notify city staff whenever new tents go up.
CBC Investigates

Lawyer disbarred years after GTA clients lost $7.7M in syndicated mortgages

More than five years after dozens of Greater Toronto Area investors found out they’d lost the millions they collectively invested in syndicated mortgages, their lawyer has been disbarred by the Law Society of Ontario's tribunal.
CBC Investigates

Homebuyers set to lose unprotected deposits of up to $150K after GTA developer refused licences

Nearly 30 townhouse buyers in two Ideal Developments projects in Richmond Hill, Ont., are likely to lose a total of $2.8 million in unprotected deposit funds after the builder was refused licences by an Ontario oversight body and the projects were cancelled.

Toronto businessman accused of $12M pandemic Ponzi scheme found and charged with fraud

A Toronto businessman accused of orchestrating a $12-million pandemic-related Ponzi scheme was arrested and charged with fraud by Toronto police on Monday, just hours after investigators discovered his location, CBC News has learned.

An injury on vacation led to a 10-year legal battle. Now, this PI is fighting to keep $790K in damages

Toronto-based private investigator Tom Klatt wants to warn Canadian travellers about how hard it is to hold others accountable for injuries sustained on vacation abroad after his decade-long legal battle with a Sandals resort.
CBC Investigates

Ford government appeals to Canada's top court to keep premier's mandate letters secret

The Ontario government has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to weigh in on the province’s nearly four-year fight to keep Premier Doug Ford’s mandate letters to his cabinet ministers secret.

Couple trying to move to Toronto warn of elaborate online rental scam in red-hot market

An Oakville, Ont., couple want to warn other prospective renters about an elaborate rental scam they say is preying on those trying to find a quasi-affordable apartment in Toronto’s red-hot housing market.

'Explosion' of above guideline rent increases pricing out some Toronto tenants, advocates say

Although above guideline rent increases are legal under Ontario's Residential Tenancy Act to help cover the cost of capital expenses, tenants and tenant advocates argue they shouldn't be.
CBC Investigates

Family lawyer of woman abducted in Wasaga Beach questions if police took her safety seriously

The lawyer representing the family of a woman abducted in Wasaga Beach, Ont., says that despite evidence Elnaz Hajtamiri was in 'imminent danger' the circumstances of her disappearance suggest police didn't have an organized plan to keep her safe. 

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