SABEW Canada announces Best in Business award winners

TORONTO, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian branch of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) extends its congratulations to the winners of the second annual Best in Business Canada competition.

More than 100 business journalists attended our awards show held at Valdez restaurant in Toronto Wednesday night, surpassing our attendance last year. It was a chance for members of the Canadian business journalism community to celebrate the best writing and reporting the industry has to offer. This year's event featured a new category — Breaking News — bringing the total number of categories to 10.

In addition to thanking all our members and attendees for a great night, SABEW Canada would also like to thank the sponsors of last night's event, including TD Bank, the Schulich School of Business, Fidelity Investments Canada and the Canadian Securities Institute.

Below are the winners (listed in bold) and nominees for each category.

Beat Reporting
Brent Jang, Energy, Globe and Mail
Allison Lampert, John Tilak, Euan Rocha, Allison Martell, Andrea Shalal, Tim Hepher, Arno Schuetze, Mike Stone, Benjamin Lim and Matt Miller, Bombardier, Thomson Reuters
Claudia Cattaneo, Energy, Financial Post

Breaking News
Philip Porado, Melissa Shin, Jessica Bruno and Christopher Guly, 2015 Budget Coverage,
John Shmuel, Gigi Suhanic, Andrew Barr, Chris Gallipeau, Canada Officially in a Recession, Financial Post
Barrie McKenna, Rob Carrick, Tamsin McMahon, Tim Kiladze, Scott Barlow, Tavia Grant, Tim Shufelt, Matt Lundy and Sherrill Sutherland, Rate Cut Surprise, Globe and Mail

Jason Kirby, Maclean's
Deborah Aarts, Canadian Business
David Parkinson, Globe and Mail

Long-Form Feature
Bombardier's Biggest Gamble, Financial Post
Charles Wilkins, The Deep, Report on Business magazine
Patrick White, Starring Brad Katsuyama as Himself, Report on Business magazine

Short-Form Feature
Alistair MacDonald, Rita Trichur, Ben Dummett, RBC's Latin Misadventure, Wall Street Journal
Chester Dawson, Brian Spegele, CNOOC Slips in Canada's Oil Sands, Wall Street Journal
Claire Brownell, Inside Ashley Madison, Financial Post

Peter O'Neil and Gordon Hoekstra, Energy Giant Petronas Faced 'Catastrophic' Safety Issues, Vancouver Sun
Jacquie McNish and Niall McGee, Amaya's improbable $4.9-billion PokerStars gamble and the largest insider trading investigation in Canadian history, Globe and Mail
Tamsin McMahon, Mortgage Fraud, Globe and Mail

Mark Brown, Stefania Di Verdi and Mike Shoss, Best Places to Live 2015, MoneySense
Rob Carrick and Tom Cardoso, Rent Calculator, Globe and Mail
Mark Brown, Romana King, Stefania Di Verdi and Mike Shoss, Best Deals in Real Estate, MoneySense

Package or Ongoing Series
Gordon Hoekstra and Larry Pynn, Pride & Power: First Nations in the B.C. Economy, Vancouver Sun
Tavia Grant, Tamsin McMahon, David Parkinson, Barrie McKenna, David Berman, Roma Luciw, Richard Blackwell, Aron Yeomanson and Matt Lundy, Debt: Canada's Borrowing Binge, Globe and Mail
Chester Dawson, Alistair MacDonald, Brian Spegele and Rita Trichur, Alberta's Oil Woes, Wall Street Journal

Personal Finance/Investing
Rob Carrick, personal finance columns, Globe and Mail
Gary Marr, The TFSA Under Siege, Financial Post
Dan Bortolotti, A Smarter Way to Invest, MoneySense

Tim Querengesser, Given The History…, Alberta Venture
Omar Mouallem, Edmonton's Porn King, Alberta Venture
David Parkinson, Barrie McKenna, The Game Changer, Globe and Mail


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.

SOURCE Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)

For further information: contact Bryan Borzykowski at or 416-305-1563; John Shmuel, Tel: +1 416.383.2475,

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