Announcing SABEW Canada’s Best in Business nominees!

SABEW & SABEW Canada logos vTORONTO – The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada is pleased to announce the list of nominees for its first-ever Canadian Best In Business competition, which recognizes outstanding business reporting published or broadcast in 2014.

The nominees represent some of Canada’s most venerable news organizations, including Canadian Business, Bloomberg Canada, The Globe and Mail, the Wall Street Journal’s Canadian bureau, Maclean’s and more.

The nominated works reflect a diverse set of issues particular to Canadian business — from pipelines and banks to medical marijuana and the death of the Canadian Wheat Board.

“We’re delighted to announce the first-ever nominees for the SABEW Canada Best in Business awards,” said Marty Wolk, SABEW president and an assigning editor at NerdWallet, the personal finance website. “We are proud to expand our efforts to recognize and honour the best business and financial journalism in Canada. Congratulations to the nominees!”

“There’s no other awards contest like this in Canada,” added Bryan Borzykowski, chair of SABEW Canada and a member of SABEW’s board of governors. “This is a chance for business journalists to showcase their work and have it judged by their peers.”

There are a total of 26 finalists in nine categories, selected from nearly a hundred applicants from publications across the country. Categories include investigative, commentary, investing and personal finance, features, multimedia, beat reporting, package and profile.

SABEW Canada would like to extend a very heartfelt thank-you to our distinguished judges, chosen from among Canadian and U.S. news outlets and journalism schools.

The winners will be announced at the Best In Business awards reception on April 15 at Valdez in Toronto. Business journalists interested in attending can register at The cost is $10 for SABEW members and $30 for non-members. Attendance includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks.


Nominees for SABEW Canada’s first annual Best in Business awards (in no particular order):

Beat reporting

Claudia Cattaneo, Energy, Financial Post

Marina Strauss, Retail, The Globe and Mail

Doug Alexander, Banking, Bloomberg


Eric Reguly, Report on Business

James Cowan, Canadian Business

Jason Kirby, Maclean’s

Long-form feature (2,500 words or more)

Jake MacDonald, “The Cost of Freedom”, Report on Business magazine

Peter Kuitenbrouwer, “Rebirth of Highway H20”, Financial Post

Trevor Cole, “CEO of the Year”, Report on Business magazine

Short-form feature (2,500 words or less)

Alistair MacDonald, “The Irvings”, Wall Street Journal

Greg Quinn, “Trappers”, Bloomberg

Michael McCullough, “Yes, You Can Build a Pipeline Here,” Canadian Business


Bruce Livesey, “Where our Clothes Come From”, Report on Business magazine

Stephanie Nolen, “High and Dry”, Report on Business magazine

Grant Robertson, “The Pot Stock Problem”, The Globe and Mail


Mark Brown, Stefania Di Verdi, Mike Shoss, “Canada’s Best Places to Live 2014”, MoneySense

Tavia Grant, “No Safe Use”, The Globe and Mail

Peter Kuitenbrouwer, “Rebirth of Highway H20”, Financial Post

Package or ongoing series

Chester Dawson and Amy Harder, Selling Canada’s Crude, Wall Street Journal

Edward Greenspon, Andrew Mayeda, Rebecca Penty, Theophilos Argitis, Jeremy van Loon and Hugo Miller, Energy Super Power, Bloomberg

Sunny Freeman, Zi-Ann Lum and Daniel Tencer, Working Poor, Huffington Post Canada

Personal finance/Investing

Julie Cazzin, “Looking After Mom and Dad”, MoneySense

Rob Carrick, personal finance columnist, The Globe and Mail


Carol Toller, “Lessons From a Brain Damaged CEO”, Canadian Business

Trevor Cole, “CEO of the Year”, Report on Business magazine

Alistair MacDonald, “The Irvings”, Wall Street Journal



The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is a 50-year-old organization with more than 3,000 members across the globe. Journalists from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN and other organizations big and small are involved in the organization.

A group of Canadian journalists launched SABEW Canada, SABEW’s first international chapter last year. We now have about 200 members, among them reporters and editors from The Globe and Mail, National Post, Canadian Business, Maclean’s, MoneySense, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and more.

SABEW’s mission statement is simple: We want to define and inspire excellence in business journalism. We do that by hosting educational events with company chief executives, leading business journalists and well-known politicians, among others.

We also offer teletraining to members to help improve their skills, and hold networking events where business journalists can make new connections and catch up with old colleagues and friends.

Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement!

For more information, contact Bryan Borzykowski at or 416-305-1563.



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