November 30, 2011
The CCIR has signed up for the Aviva Community Fund challenge, for a chance to share in $1-million that will be distributed by Aviva to the worthwhile charitable projects that get enough votes. The semi-finalists will be announced at the beginning of December and the winning ideas will be decided in early January 2011. We’re
November 14, 2011
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United States has deported more than 250 Haitians since January knowing that one in two will be jailed without charges in facilities so filthy they pose life-threatening health risks.
An investigation by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found that the Obama administration has not followed its own policy of seeking alternatives to deportation when there are serious medical and humanitarian concerns.
November 9, 2011
Over the last seven years anyone wanting to know more about who was pulling the levers of provincial politics in British Columbia inevitably turned to Public Eye, a unique online news source, created and doggedly maintained by journalist Sean Holman. After thousands of stories and many exclusives, Holman has now called it a day for Public Eye. Here he tells us in five lessons what worked and, ultimately, what failed. This article is also available on J-Source.
August 26, 2011
The Clinton Foundation has inspected 20 trailers installed at four locations in the Haitian town of Léogâne, after an investigative report by The Nation, The Gazette and the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting found a host of problems with the units designed to be used as classrooms and emergency shelters.
August 5, 2011
On June 17, 2010, the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission approved an ambitious project for emergency hurricane shelters. Proposed and financed by IHRC co-chair Bill Clinton’s own foundation, the project was to construct “hurricane-proof” emergency shelters that could also serve as schools to provide Haitian schoolchildren “a decent place to learn.” Now with hurricane season underway and tropical storm Emily battering Haiti with flash floods and mudslides, the people of Léogâne are left without a “Plan A”. An update on the investigation by the Investigate Fund of the Nation Institute, CCIR Investigates, and the Montreal Gazette.