Dave Seglins

CBC Investigations

Dave Seglins is an investigative journalist whose recent work includes exposés on global ticket scalping, offshore tax avoidance and government surveillance. He covers a range of domestic and international issues, including rail safety, policing, government and corporate corruption.

Latest from Dave Seglins

Officials probe arrival of 500 puppies, 38 of them dead, aboard flight from Ukraine

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating after the gruesome discovery of dozens of dead and dying dogs aboard a recent flight from Ukraine.
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Why crude oil trains keep derailing and exploding in Canada — even after the Lac-Mégantic disaster

The former top investigator of Canadian train crashes says Ottawa needs to "drop the hammer" on the rail industry in the wake of seven oil train derailments since 2015.
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Rail safety expert warns of more mountain crashes due to faulty brakes if Transport Canada doesn't act

The Transportation Safety Board warned this week that standard rail inspections are missing a majority of brake defects and called on Transport Canada to come up with a better system to ensure brake safety, but an ex-TSB director says the regulator has known about the problem for years.
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Lawmakers in Canada, U.S. call for probes of Live Nation/Ticketmaster's 'outrageous' refund policy

There are now calls from politicians in both Canada and the U.S. for investigations into global entertainment giant Live Nation over its refusal to immediately refund all ticket-holders for thousands of concerts and live events disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Live Nation/Ticketmaster decision to withhold refunds 'reprehensible,' say fans, members of Congress

Fans around the world — and now two members of Congress — are demanding entertainment giant Live Nation refund tickets for all events cancelled or disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. But Live Nation says 90 per cent of its shows are simply being postponed for future dates that have yet to be set.
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Thefts in hospitals lead to lockup of masks, protective gear amid COVID-19 supply shortage

Many hospitals across the country are being forced to keep precious supplies of protective masks, gloves and sanitizer under lock and key, in part due to fear of theft, CBC News has learned.
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Do alcohol and COVID-19 isolation mix? Some health experts don't think so

Liquor store sales increased across the country in March as Canadians stocked up to wait out the COVID-19 lockdown. That has some addiction experts warning about the potentially risky mix of packed liquor cabinets, stress, anxiety and weeks stuck at home.
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Canadian flight crews demand protective suits as more than a dozen fall ill with COVID-19

More than a dozen Canadian flight attendants have fallen ill with COVID-19, CBC News has learned. The union representing the country's largest airline says crews need better protective gear.

How sick Canadian travellers are masking COVID-19 symptoms to get through airport screening

Canadians desperate to return home from abroad in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic are easily circumventing air travel screening aimed at preventing sick and infected passengers from boarding planes, CBC News has found.

Soap and water to fight COVID-19 not available on all Canadian flights

Passengers flying on some shorter routes and smaller aircraft on Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines are stuck relying only on hand sanitizer in aircraft washrooms, CBC News has found.
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Police not probing recent rail disasters, crude oil derailments, deaths for possible negligence

Public police forces are choosing not to investigate major accidents at CN and Canadian Pacific Railway, including recent crude oil train crashes and deadly derailments, a CBC News investigation into Canada’s rail system has found.

Rail disaster video surfaces on anniversary of CP crash amid controversy over police probe

Video has surfaced of the aftermath of the fatal derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train a year ago. It comes in the wake of a CBC/Fifth Estate report that has sparked controversy over whether an outside police force should conduct an investigation into the crash.

Train safety investigator wants RCMP to probe fatal CP mountain crash

The lead safety investigator looking into the fatal runaway crash of a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train last February at the Spiral Tunnels near Field, B.C., says the RCMP should step in to investigate potential negligence by the railway company.

Families of CP Rail workers killed in B.C. mountain crash demand investigation be reopened

The mystery of what led to the crash of CP Rail Train 301 in 2019 has lingered, leaving victims’ loved ones desperate for answers, and angry and suspicious.

Police officer suspects internal 'coverup' by CP Rail in fatal B.C. mountain crash

A police officer probing the death of three CP Rail crewmen killed in a runaway train crash in B.C. last February alleges he was denied access to key evidence and suspects a "coverup" by the railway.