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SABEW Canada names Best in Business finalists

April 16, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

The Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is excited to (belatedly) announce the list of finalists for the 6th Annual Best in Business Awards competition, recognizing outstanding business reporting published and produced in Canada in 2019.

This year’s finalists covered a wide range of stories, including a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of Dofasco’s founding family, the spin-off effects of climate change, the future of work, an inside look at how lawyers get paid, money laundering, and the mysterious death of a crypto CEO.

Audio or Visual Storytelling

Scott Gill and James McLeod (Financial Post), “Focals by north”

Sean Stanleigh, Stephanie Chan, Laura Regehr, Ann Lang and Tara Deschamps (The Globe and Mail), “Industry interrupted”

Matt Lundy (The Globe and Mail), data visualizations

Beat Reporting

Brent Jang, The Globe and Mail (natural gas industry)

Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail (transportation)

Catherine McIntyre, The Logic (the gig economy)

Breaking News

The Logic (Amanda Roth and Catherine McIntyre), “Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto reach a deal”

The Globe and Mail (Josh O’Kane, Alex Bozikovic, Jeff Gray, Rachelle Younglai and Tom Cardoso), Sidewalk Lab negotiations

The Globe and Mail (Emma Graney, Jeffrey Jones, Carrie Tait, Kelly Cryderman, Gary Mason, James Bradshaw, Christine Dobby, Andrew Willis, Ian McGugan, David Milstead and David Berman), “Encana to move its headquarters to U.S.”


Kevin Carmichael (Financial Post)

David Parkinson (The Globe and Mail)

Rita Trichur (The Globe and Mail)

Editorial Newsletter

HuffPost Canada (Daniel Tencer), HuffPost Canada Housing Newsletter

The Logic (The Logic staff), Daily Briefing

Financial Post (Yadullah Hussein and Pam Heaven), Posthaste

Feature (Long-Form)

Charles Wilkins (Report on Business magazine), “Castaways”

Zander Sherman (Report on Business magazine), “Forged by fire”

Joe Castaldo, Alexandra Posadzki, Jessica Leeder and Lindsay Jones (The Globe and Mail), “Crypto chaos”

Feature (Short-Form)

Joe O’Connor (Financial Post), “An historic gold mine in a tiny Ontario town…”

Danielle Bochove (Bloomberg News), “In planet’s fastest-warming region, jobs come with thaw”

Sean Silcoff (The Globe and Mail), “Montreal analytics startup uses AI to play a big role
in NHL playoffs”


Matthew McClearn, Geoffrey York and Stephanie Nolen (The Globe and Mail),
“See No Evil”

Gordon Hoekstra and Kim Bolan (Vancouver Sun), money laundering

Joe Castaldo, Alexandra Posadzki, Nathan VanderKlippe and Jessica Leeder
(The Globe and Mail), “How did Gerald Cotton die?”


Geoffrey Morgan and Vanmala Subramaniam (Financial Post), “Rural Alberta (dis)advantage”

Ryan Stuart (BCBusiness Magazine), “The future of work”

Chris Fournier, Erik Hertzberg, Natalie Wong, Kevin Orland and Paula Sambo (Bloomberg News), consumer debt

Personal Finance and Investing

Victor Ferreira (Financial Post), “The inconvenient truth about responsible investing”

Tim Shufelt (The Globe and Mail), “The data game”

Mark Brown, Sandra E. Martin, Julie Cazzin, Chris Richard and Daisy Barette (MoneySense), “Canada’s best dividend stocks 2020”


Kristine Owram and Susan Berfield (Bloomberg News), Bruce Linton

Steve Kupferman (Pivot), “Toy Story”

Jason Kirby (Report on Business magazine), “Trash talking”


Geoffrey Morgan (Financial Post), “Billionaire Koch brothers dump Canada’s
oil sands leases…”

Niall McGee and Rachelle Younglai (The Globe and Mail), “Barrick eyes hostile bid…”

Mark Rendell and Jeffrey Jones (The Globe and Mail), “CannTrust allegedly used fake walls to hide pot…”

Trade Article

Kelsey Rolfe (Benefits Canada), “Rise of the machines”

Daniel Fish (Precedent Magazine), “Paying the partners”

Leah Golob (Investment executive), “Singles: a growing demographic”

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