6 Mar

The Last Post Files: Fighting subversion or protecting the government from embarrassment?

<p><em>The Last Post was one of the best alternative publications of the 1970s. While the small team of journalists was creating solid investigative journalism, the RCMP Security Service was keeping a close watch. One of its aims? Protect the government from embarrassment. </em></p><p><strong>By Paul Weinberg</strong></p><p> </p>

17 Dec

Grilling the Guest – Laurier LaPierre and the Hot Seat Interview

<p><em>Laurier LaPierre, who died Sunday at the age of 83, was a pioneer in modern television broadcasting. His flamboyant style was designed to engage and provoke, but ultimately to hold powerful people to account.</em></p><p><strong>By Cecil Rosner</strong></p><p> </p><p>As a pioneer of early CBC current affairs journalism, Laurier LaPierre made a lasting contribution to a key element of investigative work – the focused accountability interview.</p>

24 Oct

Investigating private companies

<p>When it comes to investigating companies, it makes a huge difference whether the corporation is publicly-traded or privately-held.</p><p>Securities regulators ensure that public companies report certain types of information regularly. The best place online to find such information for Canadian companies is <a href=""></a></p><p>But it's a completely different story for private outfits. There are few mandatory reporting requirements. This means investigative journalists have to be more resourceful.</p>

9 Nov

Sean Holman says goodbye to Public Eye

<p><em>Over the last seven years anyone wanting to know more about who was pulling the levers of provincial politics in British Columbia inevitably turned to Public Eye, a unique online news source, created and doggedly maintained by journalist <strong>Sean Holman</strong>. After thousands of stories and many exclusives, Holman has now called it a day for Public Eye. Here he tells us in five lessons what worked and, ultimately, what failed. -- Bilbo Poynter</em></p><p><strong>Journalism might not be a cause worth donating to for most Canadians</strong></p>

17 Oct

Working with WikiLeaks: the rewards and the frustrations

<p><em>J-Source's Investigative Journalism editor <strong>Cecil Rosner</strong> brings us a special dispatch from the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev: What it was like for the investigative journalists who worked with Julian Assange, and why one will never do it again.</em></p>

25 Jun

New project tracks reports released by government

An online project for journalists that tracks and links to government and NGO reports in Canada, which launched in April, now has more than 170 entries. Reports Canada, a blog […]

12 May

Helping Canadian journalists dig deeper

Practising reporters and students of journalism have a new guide through the complexities of investigative reporting in Canada. Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide is the work of Robert […]

3 Jul

IRE’s Beat Source Guide

Created by Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. This site provides access to reporter contacts, links, and resources searchable by beat.

30 May

Libel-proofing CAR investigations

Global Investigative Journalism ConferenceToronto, Canada, May 26, 2007 Presenters: Dean JobbJournalism ProfessorUniversity of King’s College, HalifaxAuthor, Media Law for Canadian JournalistsEditor, Law Section, Robert CribbToronto Star Deputy Investigative EditorInstructor, […]

21 Feb

Seven basic rules of investigative reporting

The Committee for Concerned Journalists has a variety of tools on its website to help journalists, students and teachers, including this list of seven basic tools for Investigative Reporting produced […]