Joseph Loiero

Joseph Loiero is an investigative journalist with The Fifth Estate.

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Coverup allegation in deadly B.C. train crash prompts calls for Trudeau, RCMP to intervene

Families of three rail workers killed in a crash in the Rockies of eastern B.C. almost two years ago are calling on the prime minister to intervene after a former Canadian Pacific Railway police officer alleged his superiors obstructed his investigation.
The Fifth Estate

CP Rail failed to identify hazards linked to deadly derailment, Transport Canada finds

Transport Canada has concluded CP Rail failed to properly identify safety hazards in the B.C. mountains following a workplace fatality investigation into a train derailment which killed three workers, CBC News has learned.
CBC Investigates

COVID-19 taking a toll in prisons, with high infection rates, CBC News analysis shows

A preliminary analysis by CBC News suggests that, despite prevention measures such as releasing thousands of low-risk offenders, infection rates are still five times higher in provincial jails and up to nine times higher in federal facilities than in the general population.

U.S. son can't see sick mother in Canada because he's not 'immediate family' under current regulations

Mary Goldman says she was shocked when the Canada Border Services Agency confirmed that her brother wouldn't be allowed in the country because he does not fall under any of the categories for a family exemption, even though their mother is Canadian.
CBC Investigates

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.
CBC Investigates

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.
CBC Investigates

Number of workers at B.C.'s Site C dam project rises, as some call for shutdown over COVID-19

Work continues on some portions of the Site C hydroelectric dam project in northern B.C., raising concerns that physical distancing won’t be maintained at the jobsite and worker’s camp, which is currently housing about 1,000 people.

International students feeling isolated and financially strapped as they wait out pandemic

As universities and colleges close their campuses and ask students to leave residences in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, international students in Canada are finding themselves increasingly isolated, lonely and worried about their future.

Suspending prison visits over COVID-19 sparks fears of inmate backlash

In an attempt to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, most visitations with inmates have been suspended indefinitely in all Ontario jails and all federal facilities across Canada.
CBC Investigates

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.
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Son of slain B.C. artist demands RCMP revive dormant investigation as new details emerge

When Cristiano Savioli travelled to Cortes Island, B.C., from his hometown in Italy after the brutal slaying of his father, Stefano, in the summer of 2010, he vowed to do everything he could to help investigators solve the case. Today, the homicide case lies dormant and Cristiano Savioli wants answers.