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Stuck in bed 23 hours a day: What's wrong with home care in Canada and how another country changed course
Margot Algie suffers from a neurodegenerative disease and needs home care for all her daily activities. But she’s often only up for only one hour a day before another home care worker arrives to put her back to bed. A leading geriatrician says Canada needs to take a page from Denmark.
Liv died alone: Why it can be so hard for parents to help drug-addicted kids
In B.C., where it can seem easier for kids to get high on illicit drugs than it is for their parents to get them help, it has some of them asking: Why do the laws of the province render them virtually helpless when it comes to taking care of their own children?
Russian billionaire is behind mansion that housed Harry and Meghan, leaked files show
For two years, it's been an international mystery: Who really owns the $18-million Vancouver Island mansion where Prince Harry and Meghan wintered in 2020? Canada's lack of transparent land records means it's not easy to find out, but the Pandora Papers led CBC to the answer.
Money manager for ultra-rich has almost $5M tax bill, but CRA can't get its hands on assets
He's a multimillionaire investment adviser for the ultra-rich who likes big bottles of pricey champagne. Charles Shaker also owes almost $5 million in taxes, the Canada Revenue Agency says. But thanks to a lack of transparency, in tax havens and also in Canada, it's a bill that's proving hard to collect on.
This police officer has a history of violence. Now he's on trial for assault
A police officer in Ontario’s Niagara region has been charged with assaulting a fellow officer. An investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found that the case of Const. Nathan Parker raises questions about a system that allows officers to stay on the job despite serious disciplinary records.
Canadian Forces rescinds appointment of high-ranking military police officer sanctioned for sexual comments
The head of Canada’s military police has revoked his appointment of a military police officer who faced sanctions three years ago for making sexual comments about three women at a Christmas policing function.
$10,000 wire transfer disappears after bank puts it in wrong account
It's advertised as a safe and reliable way to move money, but an Ontario couple says the $10,000 wire transfer they sent their adult son in Alberta was deposited into the wrong account, and then disappeared. An expert says Canada's wire transfer system is flawed and prone to errors.
Paralyzed man says he's risking his health because he can't afford medical supplies he needs to urinate
A Toronto man who was paralyzed in a fall years ago finds himself struggling to pay for basic medical supplies he needs, including catheters. Advocates say thousands of Canadians with spinal cord injuries are in the same situation and governments need to step up and better fund medical equipment.
She begged for help as husband struggled: Why home care is failing thousands while companies profit
Nearly one million Canadians rely on some sort of home care support, but a Marketplace investigation has found a shroud of secrecy around for-profit companies’ use of public funds. Critics say the broken system is providing substandard care – and sometimes no care at all – for those most vulnerable.
Canadian Olympic sliders' call for change gets support from U.S. counterparts
Canadian bobsled and skeleton athletes have received public support from their American counterparts.
From concussions to coercion: Why Canada's Olympic sliders say their safety is at risk
More than 80 of Canada's bobsleigh and skeleton athletes say the organization that governs their sport in Canada doesn't prioritize their safety.
Why Canada is losing affordable rental housing faster than it's being built
Research shows that in the last decade, Canada has been losing affordable rental homes far faster than new ones are being built, and it’s forcing some renters out of the homes and communities they know.
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CanSino-McMaster deal may turn out to be 'case study of what not to do in partnerships with China': expert
A vaccine collaboration between McMaster University in Hamilton and a former Chinese partner stalled years ago and they are now independently racing to develop similar COVID-19 boosters, The Fifth Estate has found.
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New sex abuse allegations target son of former headmaster at now-closed Christian boarding school
More former students of a now-shuttered Christian boarding school in eastern Ontario are coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse against a son of the former headmaster, fearing he continues to be a danger to children.
Kamloops residential school survivors recall students going missing, digging graves for classmates in orchard
For survivors who attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School, the discovery of suspected graves has brought about a reckoning and stirred troubling secrets and memories of abuse they saw and endured decades ago.
Infiltrator wanted to 'kneecap' a violent neo-Nazi group
An anti-fascist activist who infiltrated a neo-Nazi organization walked away with a trove of audio and video recordings that provide a rare insight into the minds of members of such groups and their radicalization, a researcher says.
U.S. SEC seeks $68M from B.C. 'mastermind' of huge alleged stock fraud
U.S. authorities are moving to seize bank and stock accounts of Fred Sharp, a private banker from Vancouver who allegedly set up dozens of offshore shell companies to enable a billion-dollar series of pump-and-dump stock frauds by other Canadians.
Elvis Stojko took out $6.5M in life insurance on his parents and says he has no idea why it ended up offshore
The Pandora Papers reveal that former world figure skating champ Elvis Stojko had a multimillion-dollar insurance policy in a trust in Belize. He says it's the first he's hearing that his money went there.
Peter Nygard won't be charged in Winnipeg cases involving 8 women, police say
Disgraced clothing manufacturer Peter Nygard will not face charges in his hometown of Winnipeg, after a 10-month police investigation into allegations of sexual assault from eight women, The Fifth Estate has learned.
Got something in self storage? What you need to know amid rising thefts
A Vancouver woman says she trusted a big self-storage company to keep her cherished belongings safe. Instead, they disappeared with no sign of a break-in. A security expert warns that theft at storage lockers is on the rise and says many companies don’t provide adequate protection.
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He was told he had the N.B. 'mystery illness.' But a 2nd opinion says no as doubts swirl about diagnoses
A second diagnosis for a New Brunswick man identified as part of a cluster of neurological patients with a mystery illness gave him some answers, but questions remain about whether the cluster actually exists.
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WE Charity misled donors about building schools in Kenya, records show
Marc and Craig Kielburger’s WE Charity routinely misled school-aged children and wealthy philanthropists across North America for years as it solicited millions for schoolhouses in Kenya and other projects in its Adopt-A-Village program, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.
CRA battling attempt to halt its probe of offshore 'mastermind' and his clients
Ottawa asked the Federal Court of Appeal on Wednesday for the green light to continue auditing a B.C. man, as well as a dozen of his associates and clients, linked to an organization that helped wealthy Canadians move tens of millions of dollars through tax havens.
Offshore 'mastermind' ran $300M 'shadow bank' for clients' tax-haven money, draft CRA report says
Scores of wealthy Canadians had access to a Vancouver-based "shadow bank" that they used to buy homes, vacation properties, cars and airplane tickets with funds stashed in tax havens, according to a confidential draft report by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Banks blame customers duped by fake cheques in online job scams
Ivy Hotchkiss says she believed a fake cheque was real because the money initially showed up in her bank account, prompting her to e-transfer $3,500 to scammers. A consumer protection law professor says financial institutions should do more to protect customers.