“I don’t have much faith in this vehicle at all.”
Consumer and Investigative Reporter
Sean O’Shea is an award-winning investigative and consumer reporter and is regarded as one of the most tenacious reporters in local television. O’Shea has exposed organized crime figures, scam artists and unscrupulous contractors at frequent risk (he was assaulted on air by biker gang members who attacked him with a fire extinguisher.)
A passionate advocate for consumer rights, O’Shea has uncovered scores of scams and has helped viewers recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in over-billed or wrongfully charged services.
Each night, O’Shea fights for fairness in his consumer action segment, Consumer SOS. His reporting helps families spend their dollars wisely on products and services including travel, home renovations, automobiles, telecommunications and entertainment.
O’Shea is also a contributing correspondent to 16:9, the Global News magazine program. His investigative reports have included segments on Canadian connections to the destruction of the Malaysian rainforest, the safety risks of laser eye surgery, and the battles consumers face in selling their own real estate property.
In 2012, O’Shea reported from Ghana in association with Toronto-based Journalists for Human Rights (JHR). He also mentored and trained television reporters with Viasat 1, an independent broadcaster in the west African country.
Born in Calgary, O’Shea began his career at CBC Television. He has also worked in radio and print journalism. He is a graduate of the University of Regina, School of Journalism.
“The second they tell us we can those lights will be back on and we’ll be opening up for business. Hopefully, clinics like this will help that happen.”
“There was one class (where) we sat there for three-and-a-half hours. They didn’t have that day’s presentation put together,” a student told Global News.
The head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business said “thousands” of companies are in a similar position as an Oshawa business owner who called Global News.
“I am really worried we’re at the breaking point,” Dan Kelly, the president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, told Global News.
“We are asking them to fix our vehicle to its pre-stolen condition.”
An Ontario gym co-owner says patrons are welcome to work out at his gym “as long as [they] have a note that says they require physical exercise in a gym.”
“This is incredibly irresponsible. If they (Canada Post) had a house party, it would be no different — we’d be over there and ticketing it,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said.
Frank Statti said he thought the car was stolen, but after calling police an officer it found near Woodstock. It turned out a Milton Nissan technician was driving the vehicle.
Desjardins Insurance refused to pay for the loss because he had modified the Subaru exhaust system without the company’s knowledge or permission.
“I was able to maintain control. This won’t happen to a young driver,” Phil de Manbey said, recalling how the window shattered while driving on Highway 407.
Governments have affirmed that anyone in Canada — regardless of their citizenship status — is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s their turn.
“These gyms are about being healthy. Going to doctors and dying in hospitals, that’s not healthy. Not pharmaceutical stuff, that’s not healthy,” a business partner said.
Global News has learned travellers entering Canada by air can avoid paying more than $1,000 each for a mandatory quarantine because the federal government will pay the whole bill.
Nearly 4,000 bicycles were stolen in 2020, including an increasing number in or beside condos and rental housing. The 2020 total is roughly three times higher than 2014.