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Economy, Politics, Society

Liberal legislation to tighten rules for pandemic emergency assistance

The Liberal government is proposing legislation aimed at cracking down on fraudulent claims for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), but will not punish people who made “honest mistakes” in claiming the federal pandemic assistance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced »

Health, Society

Coronavirus: Scams, hoaxes, fake sites, and myths

It doesn’t take a crisis for fraudsters, fakers, and general creeps to try to take advantage of people, but it helps. With the current pandemic and fears, lies, myths, scams, fraud has become rampant, and while some of the various »

Economy, Society

Fraud, identity theft increasing, Canadians seem complacent

The agency which tracks all types of fraud in Canada estimates the cost of mass marketing fraud, (phone, internet, mass mailing, e-mail, personal contact) to be almost $130 million per year. This is what is reported, but apparently only a »

International, Society

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud in Libya case, corruption charges dropped

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has pleaded guilty to one charge of fraud and will pay a $280-million fine in relation to its dealings in Libya, federal prosecutors announced in court Wednesday in Montreal. The prosecution is also recommending »

Society

Former SNC-Lavalin executive found guilty of Libya corruption charges

A former senior executive of Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin was found guilty Sunday of corruption and fraud charges related to the company’s dealings with the family of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. After three days of deliberations, »

Economy, Society

4.2 million members of Canadian credit union affected by data breach

Quebec-based lender Desjardins Group says the massive data breach it reported in June appears to be far larger than initially thought, affecting 4.2 million customers in Quebec and Ontario. The credit union initially said the breach affected around 2.7 million people and 173,000 »

Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct 18.19.20, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canada’s election and political opinion polls: Can they influence voters? In any major election, there are almost always dozens of opinion polls taken, and often on a daily basis. They »

Society

Police-reported crimes rose in 2018, but homicides decreased, report

The annual report from Statistics Canada on police-reported crime in 2018 came out today and it shows an increase for the fourth consecutive year, but other crimes are, on the contrary, on the decline. Police-reported crime is measured by both »

Economy, Politics

SNC-Lavalin opts for judge-only trial in corruption case

The Canadian construction and engineering giant at the centre of a political scandal that shook the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year will seek a trial by judge alone in a corruption case related to its »

Internet, Science & Technology

University of Calgary journal targeted by serial ‘hijacker’ of scientific publications

A University of Calgary journal is the among the targets of a serial “hijacker” who has created fake versions of dozens of scientific publications over the last several years in an effort to scam money from researchers, according to an expert »