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Harvey Cashore

Harvey Cashore, Canada, is senior producer at the Special Investigations Unit of CBC News.

He began his career in 1987 in Ottawa as the research associate to the investigative journalist and author John Sawatsky.

In 1991 he moved to Toronto, where he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship investigative program the fifth estate, tackling stories involving political corruption, environmental issues, and the influence of lobbying on health policy in Canada.

In 2002, he joined the investigative newsmagazine Disclosure as senior editor, where he produced his first story on offshore tax avoidance, as well as a groundbreaking exposé into body-checking injuries in children's hockey.

He returned to the fifth estate in 2007, running an investigation that proved store clerks were stealing major lottery wins from unsuspecting customers.  He also produced a series of stories revealing how a former Canadian prime minister received cash-stuffed envelopes from a German middleman.

He is the author of two books, the last of which, The Truth Shows Up (2010) was a first-hand account of fifteen years spent tracking secret Airbus commissions.

He has received numerous awards for his work, including the top investigative journalism award from the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Justicia award for best legal reporting, and a Gemini award for best direction.  He is a frequent lecturer on investigative methods and storytelling.

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