There are currently close to 100,000 inactive wells in the province, which are wells that have stopped producing. Continue reading
Mike De Souza
Mike De Souza is an investigative journalist and producer with Global News in Toronto.
He has covered politics for more than a decade, focusing in recent years on energy and environment policies in government and industry. In 2017, Mike won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his investigation that exposed a conflict of interest in the federal review of the Energy East pipeline project, which was subsequently terminated.
A Montreal native, Mike has worked as a broadcast and print journalist in his home town, as well as the National Assembly in Quebec City, Parliament Hill in Ottawa and Calgary. He has worked for Reuters, Postmedia and The Montreal Gazette and as managing editor of National Observer.
A specialist in filing targeted access to information requests, Mike is constantly pursuing multiple lines of questioning and investigations and he always has an eye open for his next scoop.
The provincial regulator warned in April that some companies were walking away from contaminated sites without properly shutting down. Continue reading →
Both the Republicans and Democrats have rules that would allow them to decide who’s on the ballot, but it may be too late to make any changes. Continue reading →
WE Charity has received at least $5.5 million from the Trudeau government from 2015-2019. Continue reading →
The newly-released document contradicts previous claims that temporary oil patch rule changes were aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading →
A federal watchdog put the RCMP on notice three years ago after investigating how it monitors Indigenous-led action. The police force hasn’t responded. Continue reading →
Via Rail is set to announce 1,000 nationwide layoffs, according to a company letter. The move comes amid ongoing concerns about job losses due to COVID-19. Continue reading →
The health authority agreed to pay for advice on how to talk about COVID-19 impacts after being told there was no way to know how much it would cost. Continue reading →
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé says he will review why the chief executive of the West Island health authority paid for advice on how to talk about coronavirus deaths. Continue reading →
A lobbying firm billed more than $140,000 in 21 days as part of a contract advising Montreal health-care officials what to say about dozens of coronavirus deaths. Continue reading →
A labour union says federal officials investigated at least 10 coronavirus-related workplace safety complaints without interviewing the workers who had filed the work refusals. Continue reading →
In Ontario, labour inspectors completed 8,600 field visits. Of those, 4,000 were conducted in-person and more than 4,600 were conducted remotely. Continue reading →
This is not how you pursue “ethical oil,” said Mikisew Cree First Nation Chief Archie Waquan. Continue reading →
Employees and management at the agency are navigating through urgent COVID-19-related programs in the midst of a major labour dispute. Continue reading →
Global News reviewed inspection reports going back to the beginning of 2019 for the five care homes Canadian Forces teams were dispatched to in mid-April. Continue reading →