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No criminal charges in 2016 death of construction worker

Ottawa police have closed their investigation into the death of Olivier Bruneau, a worker who died after being crushed by a massive block of ice at a Little Italy construction site in 2016. The former police chief tells Radio-Canada that collecting evidence was 'very difficult.' 

Carleton Place RCMP building linked to contaminated Kemptville facility

Former RCMP members are now wondering whether a training centre in Carleton Place, Ont., may have led to serious health problems after the building was linked to another facility previously found to be riddled with contaminants.

RCMP confirms hazardous conditions at Kemptville training centre

A former covert RCMP training centre in Kemptville, Ont., that's being blamed for various health problems did in fact contain asbestos, mould and other 'hazardous substances,' the national police force says.
CBC Investigates

Secretive RCMP training facility suspected in illnesses, deaths

For nearly 20 years, members of a covert unit trained at a building in Kemptville, Ont., that was known to be riddled with contaminants. Some have died while others became seriously ill. Now, they're asking if there was a link.

Anti-abortion group's campaign volunteers 'raise questions,' former elections chief says

The anti-abortion organization RightNow is recruiting and training activists to volunteer for 50 candidates in the upcoming federal election, and a former chief electoral officer believes that raises questions. 

'Distasteful alliances': The secret story of Canada's fight against migrants

Doing business with alleged criminals, hunting for human smugglers, providing surveillance equipment to corrupt regimes: Those are just some of the methods used to prevent migrants from making their way to Canada.

NDP asking for investigation into RCMP officer's spying allegations

The NDP is trying to prod the federal government into launching an investigation into whether the RCMP used invasive — and possibly illegal — techniques to eavesdrop on one of their own during a harassment lawsuit.

Privacy commissioner calling on wireless networks to plug security gap

Canada's privacy watchdog is sounding the alarm about the threat of hackers intercepting mobile phone communications from a single phone number.

UN pushing Canada to compensate Quebec man tortured in Mexico

The United Nations Committee Against Torture is asking the Canadian government to explain why it still hasn't acted on a 2011 order to compensate Régent Boily, a Quebec man tortured in a Mexican prison.

Mounties, CSIS still haven't publicly ID'd people behind electronic cell surveillance in Ottawa

After investigating for over a year, the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) are still unable to publicly identify those who have deployed electronic espionage devices in the national capital.

Block of ice nearly hit worker weeks before Bruneau's death

A few weeks before Olivier Bruneau was killed by a piece of ice while working on a Claridge construction site, a block of ice fell right next to another worker on the same site, a Radio-Canada investigation learned.

Intelligence agency withheld information from statement about MP's phone hack

Five months after a Radio-Canada/CBC investigation revealed that the country's major mobile networks are vulnerable to hacking and fraud, documents obtained through Access to Information show that the agency responsible for the security of the federal government's networks withheld some information from the public at the time.

Rogers, Bell and Public Safety refused interviews on phone hack - but talked about it in private

After a CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation in November revealed it was relatively easy to hack MPs' phones on the Bell and Rogers mobile networks, the companies and Public Safety Canada refused to give interviews. That didn't stop them from talking to one another, however.

Quebec man tortured in Mexican prison wants answers from federal government

Canadian Régent Boily spent 10 years in a Mexican prison, where he experienced torture more than once. Now on parole in Canada, he wants the federal government to explain why officials let it happen.
CBC Investigates

Questions prompt coroner's inquest into 1996 construction death

A CBC news investigation into the March 2016 construction site death of Olivier Bruneau has prompted the regional coroner to examine the death of Jesus Revilla, who died in 1996 while working for the same company, under the same supervisor.