Jamie Strashin


Jamie Strashin is a native Torontonian whose latest stop is the CBC Sports department. Before, he spent 15 years covering everything from city hall to courts and breaking news as a reporter for CBC News. He has also worked in Brandon, Man., and Calgary. Follow him on Twitter @StrashinCBC

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CBC Investigates

Sports groups defrauded by their own members face uphill battle in rebuilding community trust

An investigation by CBC Sports reveals that in the past decade, nearly $8 million has been stolen from dozens of sports leagues and associations across Canada, almost all of it by someone on the inside, leaving the organizations and their members devastated. Rebuilding trust with their communities could take years.
CBC Investigates

Canadian youth sports groups are losing millions of dollars to fraud and theft

A CBC investigation reveals at least 28 separate cases of fraud in Canadian youth sports organizations totalling nearly $8 million.

Canada's largest youth hockey league changes approach to dealing with racism, discrimination

Canada's largest youth hockey league says it is taking steps to "address issues of racism and discrimination in minor hockey."

Crippled by COVID-19, Canada's youth sports sector requires flexibility for families, businesses

Like most businesses in this country, Canada’s billion dollar youth sports industry has been devastated by COVID-19. Thousands of leagues have been sidelined. So, too, have the wide array of businesses that support and supplement young athletes.

Is this the CFL's last gasp or a cash grab?

During Grey Cup week in late-November, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie was almost teetering on the edge of being boastful about the league's future. Within six short months that swagger has all but disappeared, as the league has been brought to its knees by COVID-19.

Golf courses aiming for 'touchless experience' as they begin to open across Canada

While many parts of our economy remain shuttered and other sports continue to wait for the go ahead to resume play, courses in all 10 provinces will soon be open for business.

International restrictions pose a challenge for resuming pro sports

As the NHL, NBA and MLB consider resuming play, the issue of international travel poses another hurdle for Canadian-based teams.

Canada's top doctor says too early to say when sports might return

Dr. Theresa Tam says whatever is decided, including playing games in empty stadiums, will be done with extreme caution.

Ottawa doctor says proof of immunity might be only way for fans to return to sports arenas

After the coronavirus pandemic is conquered and sports has re-emerged, a new layer of security measures must be introduced to ensure public safety.

Virtual racing series has injured Canadian driver Robert Wickens back on the 'road'

Canadian race car driver Robert Wickens is back behind the wheel, racing again against the same drivers that he used to race against every weekend on the IndyCar circuit.