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

'Hand caught in a cookie jar': Band managers demand answers about Ticketmaster's secret scalper program

Managers of popular musical acts such as Mumford & Sons, Mark Knopfler, Radiohead and the Pixies are blasting Ticketmaster over its secretive partnership with scalpers that was exposed in a recent CBC News investigation.

Bad week at the box office: Ticketmaster faces call for federal probe in the U.S.

A congressman is calling on the U.S. attorney general to investigate possible "corruption" and "market malfeasance" at global entertainment giant Live Nation after a recent CBC/Toronto Star report exposed a secret partnership between the company's Ticketmaster division and scalpers.

Ottawa, U.S. Congress asking questions about Ticketmaster, Live Nation resales

The federal minster of innovation, science, and economic development is looking into revelations from a joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation that Ticketmaster — and its parent company, Live Nation — are working with large-scale scalpers to resell millions of dollars worth of tickets.

Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers

A U.S. law firm is seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of fans who purchased inflated resale tickets through Ticketmaster, on the heels of a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation.
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'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Read about what CBC News and the Toronto Star discovered after sending a pair of reporters undercover to a ticket industry convention in Las Vegas that brings together box-office giants and the world's top scalpers in the same room.
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Why it's difficult to make industry pay when it's accused of starting costly wildfires

Even if the province were to determine the activities of a private company accidentally ignited a wildfire that's destroyed forests and homes on the northeastern shore of Georgian Bay, there's no guarantee the company would have to pay for any damage or firefighting expenses.
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Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building a major wind-turbine project on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay amidst tinder-dry conditions caused a forest fire that is now devouring more than 5,600 hectares of land.
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New Ontario government puts brakes on anti-scalping law

Ontario has quietly shelved a key part of the controversial anti-scalping law that would have capped prices ticket scalpers can charge to fans of live music and sports, a joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has learned.

Minister under fire over handling of RCMP harassment amid $1.1B lawsuit

Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is facing renewed criticism over his handling of harassment and bullying inside the RCMP, in the wake of a new $1.1-billion class action lawsuit launched against the force.
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RCMP faces $1.1B lawsuit over bullying, harassment claims dating back decades

Canada’s national police force is facing a mammoth $1.1-billion lawsuit — believed to be the biggest in the force’s history — over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff and even volunteers dating back decades.
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Ex-MP received 'secret' cut of $12.4M deal in resort town run by his sister, OPP probe alleges

A former Liberal MP may have used his connections with municipal officials in Collingwood, Ont. — including his sister, the mayor — to secure a $756,000 consulting fee that was hidden from taxpayers in the fast-growing resort town northwest of Toronto, police documents obtained by CBC News reveal.
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Tragically Hip legacy law on ticket scalping a 'toothless disaster,' critics warn

Ontario’s new law promising to cap prices of scalped sports and concert tickets is doomed to fail, critics warn. The law is just weeks away from taking effect and the province isn't adding any new staff to help enforce it.

To censor the internet, 10 countries use Canadian filtering technology, researchers say

Technology developed by a company in Waterloo, Ont., is being used by regimes and democracies throughout the world to censor online content, according to a new global investigation conducted by Citizen Lab.
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Air Canada faces seatbelt, vehicle defect charges after death of Toronto baggage handler

Air Canada has been charged with a string of offences in the 2016 death of an employee killed at Toronto's Pearson International Airport after the baggage-handling tractor he was driving flipped over, ejecting him onto the tarmac.
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Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors strong-arm scalpers, look to cash in on resale tickets

A CBC/Toronto Star investigation has learned the company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors is trying to get in on the profits being made by professional scalpers.