Zach Dubinsky

Senior Writer, CBC Investigations Unit

Zach Dubinsky is an investigative journalist. His reporting on offshore tax havens (including the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers), political corruption and organized crime has won multiple national and international awards. Phone: 416-205-7553. Twitter: @DubinskyZach Email

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CBC Investigates

Federal pledge to publicly disclose who owns some private companies catches provinces off-guard

Ottawa says it's taking aim at financial crime with its pledge in last week's budget to create a publicly accessible database of the true owners of private companies. But experts say the change will be toothless without the support of the provinces and territories.

As ICUs fill up, doctors confront grim choice of who gets life-saving care

The moment every health-care worker dreads is drawing perilously near in Ontario — when a lack of ICU beds means doctors will have to decide who gets potentially life-saving care and who doesn't.

CRA has found 35 cases of tax dodging in the Panama Papers leak, 5 years later

Five years after one of the world's biggest leaks of financial records exposed the tax-haven dealings of politicians, athletes, celebrities and mobsters, the Canada Revenue Agency has found missing money in 35 of the hundreds of Canadian cases it has analyzed.

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. 

Doctor gone from 2 nursing homes after being charged with obstructing COVID-19 contact tracing

An Ontario doctor who caught the coronavirus variant is no longer on the medical team at two nursing homes east of Toronto, after it was revealed this week that she's been charged with obstruction for allegedly misleading health officials about her contacts.

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. 
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Genealogy buff delighted to find he helped solve Jessop cold case — but also learns he's killer's cousin

A retired Torontonian who's spent years mapping his family tree has unknowingly helped police crack the Christine Jessop cold case through his DNA. In so doing, he also found a relative with the darkest of pasts.

'Cash envelopes' were 'funnelled' to Toronto councillor's election campaigns, OPP allege witnesses said

Police investigating Justin Di Ciano and his council colleague Mark Grimes set forth some eye-popping, but largely uncorroborated, allegations in their bid to search a high-profile Toronto polling firm for evidence, court records show.
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Debt-ridden translation agency says it can't pay its freelancers — but still recruits them

What was once one of the largest translation firms in Canada says it's so deep in tax debt it can't pay hundreds of thousands of dollars owing to its freelance workers — but it is still soliciting them to take on new work, CBC News has found.
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Corruption probe alleges Vaughan ex-mayor Di Biase may have committed fraud in building family cottage

Police investigating former Vaughan mayor Michael Di Biase over the construction of his family cottage say they turned up evidence he illicitly accepted an "advantage or benefit" from one of the biggest recipients of city construction contracts.