Mar 21 2019 — Ricochet — For years, a Swiss NGO has alleged wrongdoing by a collection of Ottawa-headquartered real estate and investment companies and reached out to authorities in numerous jurisdictions. It filed a complaint in Canada in January 2016, alleging the companies were not meeting the financial disclosure guidelines set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]
Mar 14 2019 — Ricochet — A military investigation of four soldiers behind controversial company Fireforce Ventures has resulted in ‘remedial measures’ for one and a return to active duty for all. A soldier who made racist statements on a white nationalist podcast has been given the green light to return to duty with the Canadian Forces.
Dec 11 2018 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — Over the last three weeks Ricochet has left voicemails and sent multiple emails to the Conservative Party of Canada’s director of communications, asking whether any of the men who worked at an online store specializing in Rhodesian military gear are or were members of the party. The company was the subject of an investigation that […]
Apr 13 2017 — Ricochet — As one of Canada’s only bilingual media outlets, we feel bilingualism is a key requirement for leadership of any federal party. To assess that skill we will pose one policy question in French to each candidate. The editors of our French edition will then assign a letter grade to reflect the candidate’s command of the […]
Mar 30 2017 — Ricochet — Today marks the first installment in a series of feature interviews with the candidates to lead Canada’s New Democratic Party. As one of Canada’s only bilingual media outlets we feel bilingualism is a key requirement for leadership of any federal party. To assess that skill we will be posing one policy question in French to […]
Mar 2 2017 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — Yesterday Montreal woke up to an act of domestic terrorism. A threat letter sent to media promised to detonate one “small artisanal amateur explosive device” per day in spaces where Muslims congregate on campus, unless the university agreed to ban Muslim prayers and close Muslim prayer spaces.
Dec 14 2016 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — In response, online advocacy group LeadNow called on their supporters to hand-deliver copies of the Liberal election promise to the offices of Liberal MPs across Canada on Dec. 13. From Fredericton to Vancouver, citizens turned out at over 50 offices to call on their representatives to keep their election promise. In 49 cases the visits […]
Dec 1 2016 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — NSA whistleblower fears for the safety of three families who sheltered him in 2013. In 2013, Edward Snowden was a man on the run. The National Security Agency contractor had fled his home in Hawaii with a trove of classified documents that revealed the existence of a massive domestic spying operation in the United States.
Oct 26 2016 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — A deal has been reached between the government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the governments of Labrador’s three Indigenous groups over the contentious Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The deal follows all day negotiations with premier Dwight Ball at the provincial legislature in St. John’s.
Oct 25 2016 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — This morning a Newfoundland court issued an arrest order for journalist Justin Brake, citing him for trespassing and failing to comply with a court injunction when he followed Indigenous land protectors whose protest he was covering onto the worksite of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.
Oct 24 2016 — Gabriel D’Astous, Sophie Birks and Amanda Harvey-Sanchez — Ricochet — We talked about standing in solidarity with Indigenous peoples, like the Tsleil-Waututh Nation who have been fighting on the frontlines against Kinder Morgan since day one. We talked about how being in our early twenties, we’ve never lived through a month of below average temperatures. We thought about the die-off of the Great Barrier Reef, […]
Oct 5 2016 — Toula Drimonis — Ricochet — In a spectacular display of political opportunism, a number of politicians and pundits, mostly Conservative, went into a collective tizzy the minute the news broke, demanding Monsef resign, questioning whether there would be a formal investigation, and whether her “file” would be sent to immigration.
Sep 15 2016 — Ethan Cox — Ricochet — Leaked emails expose major rift in Canadian green movement.The fallout from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s sudden decision to fire three members of her shadow cabinet earlier this week has now expanded to Quebec. Today Ricochet can report on further disclosures in emails provided by party sources. In one thread between May, Weaver, deputy […]
Sep 14 2016 — Ricochet — Is the leader of the BC Green Party calling the shots for the federal Greens under Elizabeth May’s leadership? Ricochet has learned that May cited the forthcoming B.C. provincial election in an email threatening to fire three of her shadow cabinet members if they did not apologize to BC Green leader Andrew Weaver.