Jason Viau


Jason Viau is reporter for CBC News based in Windsor, Ont. He has an interest in telling stories related to accountability, policing, court, crime and municipal affairs. You can email story ideas and tips to jason.viau@cbc.ca.

Latest from Jason Viau

Ont. lawyers question impartiality of provincial tribunal that hears insurance car crash claims

The impartiality of one Ontario tribunal that oversees many car crash insurance disputes is being called into question. The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) says four adjudicators left the LAT to work for a private insurance company and one of those cases they say is troubling.

Two charges withdrawn against people involved with Ambassador Bridge blockade

Two people have had their charges withdrawn following the Ambassador Bridge blockade last year that shut down North America's busiest land border crossing for seven days.

London's 'game changer' mental health-care model inspires revisioned plan in Windsor

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is wondering why its plan to bring a mental health ER to Windsor has been denied when a similar model exists just two hours away in London.

City's anti-racism initiative has yet to start, after promise by Windsor's mayor 2 years ago

A promise to create an anti-racism initiative by Windsor's mayor in 2021 after the death of George Floyd still hasn't materialized, CBC News has learned.

New LGBTQ bar planned for Windsor fills a need 'where we can go and be ourselves'

Creating a safe space and filling a void is what some LGBTQ community members say will happen when a new bar opens later this year.

Tension continues in Windsor-Essex schools over policies around gender identity

Pride Month is often associated with celebration, happiness and inclusivity. But for some Windsor parents, it raises continued concerns about what's happening in local schools.

City councillor floating the idea of a marina in downtown Windsor

Bringing boaters to downtown Windsor by installing a marina at the foot of Ouellette Avenue is an idea being floated by one city councillor.

Retired Windsor police officer says she wants justice after homophobic comment from fire official

It's been eight years since a high-ranking fire official used a derogatory term about the sexuality of retired Windsor police officer Maureen Rudall. Her case is still making its way through the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Windsor sees increase in alleged assaults by people out on bail, peace bonds

There's an increase in the number of reported assaults in Windsor, Ont., that were allegedly committed by people out on bail or peace bond over a recent five-year period, according to new Statistics Canada data compiled for CBC News.

Inmates are sleeping on the ground at Windsor's jail as overcrowding continues

Overcrowding and staffing shortages at South West Detention Centre (SWDC) in Windsor, Ont., are causing problems that Shelley Taylor describes as inhumane.