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Postmedia/Torstar local newspaper deal is cynical and destructive: CAJ

OTTAWA / Nov. 27, 2017 / CNW / — The message Postmedia and Torstar sent when they swapped community newspapers in Ontario was succinct: local journalism is not a priority at either company, said the Canadian Association of Journalists. “Postmedia and Torstar pretend to support thriving ...

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In The Field: Abigail Bimman

When I first called Park Lane Terrace to inquire about an unregistered nurse working on staff, the administrator scoffed at me. “That’s not true ... All of our staff are registered,” I was told. Abigail Bimman describes how she ended up alerting long-term care facilities to a...

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RCMP named Canada's most secretive law enforcement agency

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of law enforcement agencies. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for ...

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In The Field: Michelle Gagnon

The story behind CBC's The Extremes is one of sticking with a story.  On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions tore through Brussels' Zaventem airport. Just over an hour later, another at the Maelbeck metro station. Both, obvious soft targets strategically chosen to strike as glob...

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New award for Indigenous journalists

OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists and JHR are pleased to announce a new journalism award: the JHR / CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award. This new award will join the 14 other categories within the annual CAJ Awards program starting this year. Entries ...

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In The Field: Travis Lupick

 The Downtown Eastside is arguably the country’s most visible example of the human cost of Canada’s opioid abuse. Travis Lupick explains how he teamed up with Amanda Seibert to take readers and viewers to the streets to tell the story of an embattled community struggling to help &nd...

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In The Field: Grant Robertson

"The boxes of long-forgotten files, including transcripts and statements of claim dating back to the early 1990s, related to a series of patent fights between Purdue and some of Canada’s biggest drug companies. " Grant Robertson explains how he and colleague Karen Howlett&...

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CAJ remarks at committee on Bill C-58

CAJ President Nick Taylor-Vaisey appeared at a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on Oct. 25. The committee is studying Bill C-58, which would amend the federal Access to Information Act. These were his opening remarks: Thank you for invi...

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Canada's most secretive local government agency: Toronto Hydro

TORONTO / Oct. 24 / CNW — Toronto Hydro is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of local government departments and agencies. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson Unive...

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Canada's most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada

Canada's most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada OTTAWA / Oct. 18 / CNW — Ottawa's point-man on access-to-information reform, Treasury Board President Scott Brison, is this year's first recipient of the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in governme...

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