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Finalists Named in SABEW Canada Best in Business Awards

The Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is pleased to announce the finalists for its 9th annual Best in Business Awards competition, recognizing outstanding business reporting published and produced in 2022.

Once again, we received a record number of entries – nearly 200 in total – beating our own best-ever count from last year.

Thanks to everyone who submitted work despite tightened budgets and expanded workloads. We are grateful as well to our 38 volunteer judges, all highly respected and experienced business journalists who’ve worked for Canadian and U.S. news organizations.

We will celebrate the SABEW BIB Canada 2022 finalists and announce the winners on July 11, 2023, at The Pilot in Toronto, handily located near Bay subway station, with paid parking available nearby. Purchase a ticket.

Without further ado, here (in alphabetical order by media organization) are the finalists for this year’s BIB Canada awards:

Audio or Visual Storytelling
• Kyle Bakx, CBC News
Flipping the switch: Why it’s so difficult for remote communities to end their reliance on diesel power
• Danielle Nerman, Jennifer Keene, CBC News
The cost of living: Why nonsense brand names actually make a lot of sense
• Rob Carrick, Roma Luciw, Kyle Fulton, Kiran Rana, Emily Jackson, Zahra Khozema, The Globe and Mail
Stress Test seasons 5 and 6

Beat Reporting
• Jake Edmiston, Financial Post
The business of food
• Chris Hannay, The Globe and Mail
Small Business
• Alexandra Posadzki, The Globe and Mail
Telecom

Jeff Sanford Best Young Journalist
• Rosa Saba, The Canadian Press

Breaking News Coverage
• Barbara Shecter, Joe Hood, Financial Post
CannTrust trial vaporizes in latest failure of Canada’s white-collar crime regime
• James Bradshaw, Tim Kiladze, David Milstead, The Globe and Mail
Inside Scotiabank’s succession drama that stunned Bay Street
• David Reevely, Claire Brownell, The Logic
Ottawa’s crackdown on the Freedom Convoy’s finances

Commentary
• David Milstead, The Globe and Mail
• David Parkinson The Globe and Mail
• Martin Patriquin, The Logic
Quebec Ink

Editorial Newsletter
• Sarah Laing, Andrew Cruickshank, Srivindhya Kolluru, Canadian Business
The Evolution
• Erica Alini, Michelle Da Silva, Erick M. Ramos, John Sopinski and Ming Wong, The Globe and Mail
MoneySmart Bootcamp
• The Logic Newsroom, The Logic
The Logic Briefing

Feature (long-form)
• Natalie Obiko Pearson, Ekow Dontoh, Dhwani Pandya, Bloomberg News
What happens to your recycled clothing
• Stephen Kimber, Joe Castaldo, The Globe and Mail
Donald Sobey’s victim tells his story
• Richard Warnica, The Toronto Star
Toronto’s airport is now worst in the world for delays

Feature (short-form)
• Jake Edmiston, Financial Post
A grape’s journey
• Irene Galea, The Globe and Mail
Toronto’s housing crisis of 1922 was rooted in policies that still make homes unaffordable in 2022
• Deborah Aarts, Report on Business Magazine
Equifruit: the small startup taking on Big Banana

Investigative
• Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg News
International schools have a racism problem
• Greg McArthur, Andrew Willis, The Globe and Mail
Ford government’s appointment of Heather Zordel as OSC chair prompts resignations
• Josh O’Kane, Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail
Amazon

Outstanding Achievement
• Garry Marr, CoStar News

Package
• Adena Ali, Ian Bickis, Brett Bundale, Tara Deschamps, Christopher Reynolds and Amanda Stephenson, The Canadian Press
Inflation series
• David Reevely, Anita Balakrishnan, Jesse Snyder and Catherine McIntyre, The Logic
Broken links: Inside Canada’s supply chain crisis
• Christine Dobby, The Toronto Star
Risky business

Personal Finance
• Erica Alini, The Globe and Mail
Starting out as a young adult is incredibly expensive in 2022. We crunched the numbers
• Clare O’Hara, The Globe and Mail
Banks block online sale of cash ETFs that compete with bank savings products
• Jason Heath, MoneySense
“Ask a Planner” column

Profile
• Ari Altstedter, Bloomberg News
Frank Gehry’s condo quest
• Jason Kirby, The Globe and Mail
The wheat king
• Jason Kirby, Report on Business Magazine
I will revive
  
Scoop
• Brian Platt, Arne Delfs, Bloomberg News
Germany’s pipeline problem
• Martin Patriquin, The Logic
Caught on tape: Amazon exec threatened Marketplace shutdown in Canada if competition reforms go ahead
• Niall McGee, The Globe and Mail
Critical minerals in Canada

Trade Article
• Hélène Bigras-Dutrisac, Co-Star News
Quebec’s treasured sugar shacks face a sticky future
• Jameson Berkow, The Globe and Mail
What a declining number of advisors means for the investment industry and clients
• Jameson Berkow, The Globe and Mail
Retirement boom raises concerns over advisor compensation

(The Best Young Journalist Award is named after Financial Post and Canadian Business journalist Jeff Sanford, who died in 2018. The award is generously supported by Jeff’s family.)

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