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It is with regret that we announce that the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting (CCIR) is winding down operations after five years of supporting investigative journalism in Canada. With your support, the CCIR has supported important and ground-breaking investigative journalism projects, which you can continue to view at this site: canadiancentreinvestigates.org. However, the funding environment
We’re excited to announce the publication of CCIR associate journalist Bruce Livesey’s important new book, ‘Thieves of Bay Street’, a rare exposé of white collar crime in Canada, published by Random House and available on a bookstore shelf near you. The CCIR gave some early material support toward the research of ‘Thieves’ – thanks to the
The CCIR’s Alex Roslin reports on the incredible obstacles facing some of Canada’s returning combat troops as the battle addiction and mental illness caused by war. This article appeared in the Montreal Gazette. Stuart Langridge was a poster boy for the Canadian military. The triathlete and mountain man competitor served in Bosnia and Afghanistan, where
The City of Los Angeles recently passed an ordinance that will require all performers in adult film shoots to wear condoms. This after two HIV outbreaks in 10 years. Porn is a multi-billion dollar, largely unregulated industry. Opponents of the porn business herald the move as a way into wide spread abuses on porn sets.
Toor Jan was clearly nervous when he arrived at the guesthouse in Kandahar, Afghanistan. “If my boss found out I did this, he will shoot me,” the young heroin dealer told the Georgia Straight in an interview.
Toor Jan (not his real name) described last March how he sold large amounts of heroin to Afghan translators working at two NATO bases in Kandahar who, in turn, resold the heroin to NATO soldiers.