Madeline McNair

Madeline McNair is a producer with CBC's investigative unit. She is based in Toronto.

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CBC Investigates

CRA has nearly 1,200 complaints of companies misusing COVID money, but has issued no fines

The Canada Revenue Agency has received nearly 1,200 complaints about companies allegedly misusing federal support money designed to protect jobs during the pandemic. But the CEWS program places few restrictions on how recipient companies operate, so Ottawa's hands are tied, critics say.
CBC Investigates

Fired junior hockey coach now subject of 2 police investigations

Bernie Lynch, a veteran junior hockey coach who was fired by the Fort Frances Lakers in March for sending inappropriate texts and emails to a player, is now the subject of two police investigations as forces in Regina and Edson, Alta., probe allegations of physical and sexual assault.
CBC Investigates

Parents begged for investigation of controversial junior hockey coach during stint in Alberta town

On Jan. 29, 2020, a group of hockey parents and billet families with the Edson, Alta., Junior A Aeros spent a long evening debating the wording of the letter they were writing, and worrying about the fallout. But they were in agreement — something had to be done about the team's coach, Bernie Lynch.
Exclusive

Junior hockey coach's suspension for 'inappropriate' texts, emails to player not made public by team or league

In January, Bernie Lynch was suspended without pay from his job as head coach of the Fort Frances Lakers, a Junior 'A' club in northwestern Ontario, and ordered to have no further contact with the players. But more than two months later, neither the team nor the league has publicly disclosed this.
Exclusive

Ex-wife of Christine Jessop's killer talks about coming to grips with the awful truth

Heather Hoover, the ex-wife of the man police say killed Christine Jessop in 1984, talks with CBC News about learning and coping with the truth about the murder of the nine-year-old girl.
The Big Spend

As passengers pushed for refunds, Air Canada got more than $400 million for wage subsidy

Air Canada tapped into the most government support during COVID-19 out of all publicly traded companies in Canada that have so far disclosed their finances to stakeholders, a CBC News investigation found.
CBC Investigates

Ontario cancer patient who must travel to U.S. for treatment trapped in near-constant quarantines

Dean Nixon travels to the U.S. twice a month for life-saving experimental treatment. But government officials say he's not eligible for an exemption from Canada's mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine. He faces up to a year of isolation while in Canada unless the rules change or the border opens.
CBC Investigates

UPS executive granted special ministerial exemption from Canada's COVID-19 quarantine

A CBC News Investigation has learned that Nando Cesarone, the president of U.S. operations for shipping giant UPS, received a special ministerial exemption from Canada's mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine. It's one of 191 such passes granted by Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne — 138 of them over the past six weeks.
CBC Investigates

Calvin Hoover's family 'devastated' to learn police believe he killed Christine Jessop

The ex-wife of Calvin Hoover tells CBC that she was devastated to learn that police believe he murdered Christine Jessop in 1984, and she is extending her sympathies to the nine-year-old's family.
CBC Investigates

COVID-19 quarantine exemption for Costco CEO shouldn't have happened, Ottawa says

Costco's American CEO, Craig Jelinek, and one of his senior lieutenants were allowed to skip Canada's mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for an August tour of new grocery stores, CBC News has learned. The two arrived on the same day that three other U.S. executives were granted quarantine exemptions in Canada.

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