Jonathon Gatehouse

CBC Investigative Journalist

Jonathon Gatehouse has covered news and politics at home and abroad, reporting from dozens of countries. He has also written extensively about sports, covering seven Olympic Games and authoring a best-selling book on the business of pro-hockey. He works for the national investigative unit in Toronto.

Latest from Jonathon Gatehouse

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.

Border agency made a mistake in issuing U.S. billionaire a quarantine exemption: Blair

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says an American billionaire was mistakenly permitted to enter Canada without following the 14-day quarantine rule because of a decision by the Canada Border Services Agency.
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Billionaire critic of COVID-19 restrictions says Ottawa let her skip 14-day quarantine

American business executive Liz Uihlein, who has campaigned against COVID-19 restrictions, says she was granted a special exemption from Canadian quarantine rules for a 36-hour business trip to Toronto.
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Police make arrest after Indigenous Lives Matter signs torched in possible hate crime

York Regional Police have arrested a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in the tiny village of Schomberg, Ont. People living there had printed yard signs to oppose racism, then someone stole and burned the signs proclaiming that Indigenous Lives Matter.
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How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario's COVID-19 net

The Ontario towns of Leamington and Kingsville have some of the highest rates of coronavirus infection in Canada, with large outbreaks on farms and at greenhouses. The province has started testing migrant workers, but these new measures overlook undocumented workers.
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Witness video captures violent takedown of elderly Black couple at GTA hospital

An elderly Black couple are alleging that Durham Regional Police and staff at an Ajax, Ont., hospital assaulted and abused them during a fall 2018 confrontation, and then tried to suppress video of the incident via threats of arrest and legal action.
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Ontario's Doug Ford says he relies on COVID-19 experts, but his government won't identify them

Ontario's Premier has pledged to be transparent about the scientific advice he's getting on COVID-19. But his government refuses to disclose who is providing the expertise, or share exactly what they are saying. On Tuesday, Ford called CBC coverage of the issue "insulting."
CBC Investigates

Ontario needs to be more transparent with COVID-19 data, critics say

Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, one of Canada's hardest-hit provinces is still unable to share some basic details about the spread of the disease.

Plenty of swabs but fewer people: Inside a drive-thru COVID-19 testing centre

While parts of the country continue to grapple with supply, capacity or logistics issues, this drive-thru testing facility in Collingwood, Ont., has a different problem: not enough patients. 
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N.S. gunman's 'advantage': Hours passed before RCMP told public he was disguised as one of them

The RCMP have acknowledged they were aware that Gabriel Wortman was driving a replica cruiser and wearing a police uniform for hours before they shared the information with the public. A lag that friends and family say may have contributed to the deaths of six people.
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Nova Scotia gunman didn't hide his fake RCMP cruiser — even from police, says ex-boss

The man police say killed 22 people in Nova Scotia last weekend made no secret of his quest to build a near-perfect, highly detailed replica of an RCMP cruiser, according to those who knew him.
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'They don't know if they've caught him': Recordings reveal chaos of Nova Scotia manhunt

Newly obtained video and audio recordings capture the chaos and confusion during the 13-hour manhunt for the gunman in last weekend's shootings across Nova Scotia.
CBC Investigates

Advocates wonder why long-term care COVID warnings were ignored

With half of all COVID-19 deaths so far occurring in long-term care residences Canadian politicians are scrambling to respond. But experts say the deadly toll of the outbreak among the frail and elderly was all too predictable.

Ontario's public health chief steps aside as COVID-19 fight intensifies

Public Health Ontario has confirmed that its CEO, Dr. Peter Donnelly, is stepping away from his job, one day after Premier Doug Ford demanded immediate action to improve COVID-19 testing rates.

'It's just a job that has to get done': Alberta couple helps stranded Canadians get home

After two weeks of fear and frustration, hundreds of Canadian tourists are now on their way home from Peru. But many are critical of Ottawa's airlift effort, and say they might still be stuck if it wasn't for the work of several fellow travellers who helped mobilize the repatriation campaign.

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