Toronto Police wins CAJ secrecy award

The Toronto Police Service has won the Canadian Association of Journalists’ 10th annual Code of Silence award, given annually to the most secretive government agency in Canada. The winner was announced at the CAJ’s annual awards gala during its national conference in Montreal on May 29 night. A full winners list is available at the CAJ site, and reproduced here:

The winner in the OPEN NEWSPAPER/WIRE SERVICE (circulation greater than 25,000) category is:
Linda Gyulai
The Water Meter Series
The Gazette
The winner in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category is:
Gordon Hoekstra
Downtown Fix
Prince George Citizen
The winners in the OPEN TELEVISION (greater than 5 minutes) category are:
Robert Osborne, Victor Malarek, Patti-Ann Finlay, Anton Koschany, Brett Mitchell
Beyond Justice
The winners in the OPEN TELEVISION (Less than 5 minutes) category are:
Lynn Burgess and Laurie Graham
E-Health Ontario Scandal
CBC News: The National
The winner in the REGIONAL TELEVISION category is:
Chris O’Neill-Yates
Who’s minding the kids
CBC News: Newfoundland
The winners in the OPEN RADIO NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS category are:
Tina Pittaway and Neil Sandell
Risky Business
CBC Radio One
The winners in the CAJ/Marketwire COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING (CAR) category are:
Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher
Dangling the Dollars
The Ottawa Citizen/Chronicle Herald
The winner in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:
Louie Palu
The Front Line
Zuma Press
The winner in the MAGAZINE category is:
Michael Friscolanti
After the Detention, A Betrayal
The winner in the FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY category is:
Maureen Brosnahan
The Least of These
CBC Radio
The winner in the SCOOP category is:
Alison Crawford
Bishop Lahey
CBC National Radio News
The winner in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:
John Vennavally-Rao
Metro Storms
CTV News
The winner in the PRINT FEATURE category is:
Matthieu Aikins
Unembedded in Afghanistan
The Coast
The winner for the CAJ/CNW Student Award of Excellence is:
David Karp
$117 Million of Prime Toxic Land
McMaster University