SABEW & SABEW Canada logos vTORONTO, April 16, 2015. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada would like to congratulate the winners of its first-ever Canadian Best in Business competition.

Nearly 100 business journalists came to Valdez Restaurant in Toronto to watch the awards presentation and to get together with colleagues. Nine winners were chosen from a pool of 26 finalists, representing a diverse range of outstanding business reporting done in 2014.

SABEW Canada would also like to thank the sponsors of last night’s event, including TD Bank, the Canadian Securities Institute, Schulich School of Business and CNW Group.

The winners (in bold) and nominees are listed below.

Beat reporting

Marina Strauss, Retail, The Globe and Mail
Claudia Cattaneo, Energy, Financial Post
Doug Alexander, Banking, Bloomberg


Eric RegulyReport on Business
James Cowan, Canadian Business
Jason Kirby, Maclean’s

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

Trevor Cole, “CEO of the Year”, Report on Business magazine
Jake MacDonald, “The Cost of Freedom”, Report on Business magazine
Peter Kuitenbrouwer, “Rebirth of Highway H20”, Financial Post

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


Grant Robertson, “The Pot Stock Problem”, The Globe and Mail
Bruce Livesey, “Where our Clothes Come From”, Report on Business magazine
Stephanie Nolen, “High and Dry”, Report on Business magazine


Tavia Grant, Louie Palu, Pawel Dwulit, Christopher Manza, Laura Blenkinsop, Ted Mumford, “No Safe Use”, The Globe and Mail
Mark Brown, Stefania Di Verdi, Mike Shoss, “Canada’s Best Places to Live 2014”, MoneySense 
Andrew Barr, Mike Faille, April Fong, Angela Hickman, Peter Kuitenbrouwer, Kevin Libin, Laura Pedersen, John Richardson, Jonathon Rivait, Gigi Suhanic, Erin Valois, Jeff Wasserman, “Rebirth of Highway H20”, Financial Post

Package or ongoing series

Edward Greenspon, David Scanlan, Andrew Mayeda, Rebecca Penty, Theophilos Argitis, Jeremy van Loon and Hugo Miller, Energy Super Power, Bloomberg News
Chester Dawson and Amy Harder, Selling Canada’s Crude, Wall Street Journal
Sunny Freeman, Zi-Ann Lum and Daniel Tencer, Working Poor, Huffington Post Canada

Personal finance/Investing

Rob Carrick, personal finance columnist, The Globe and Mail
Julie Cazzin, “Looking After Mom and Dad”, MoneySense


Alistair MacDonald, “The Irvings”, Wall Street Journal
Carol Toller, “Lessons From a Brain Damaged CEO”, Canadian Business
Trevor Cole, “CEO of the Year”, Report on Business magazine


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.

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