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Grant Robertson is a journalist who has been recognized for investigative journalism, business reporting, sports writing, and feature writing. He joined The Globe and Mail in 2005, from the Calgary Herald.

Currently a member of The Globe and Mail’s investigative team based in Toronto, he has covered four Olympics, written extensively about business and the financial markets, the pharmaceutical industry, public health, and has worked as a political reporter on Parliament Hill. His work has also appeared in Report on Business Magazine and Sports Illustrated.

In 2021, he was awarded the Canadian Hillman Prize, which honours excellence in journalism in service of the common good, and the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, for investigative work that uncovered serious flaws in Canada's pandemic preparedness and response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

He is the winner of seven National Newspaper Awards; including business reporting (2004, 2014), sports writing (2011), explanatory writing (2011, 2016), short feature writing (2013), and long feature (2018).

He is a six-time finalist for the Michener Award, presented by the Governor General for meritorious public service journalism, including a 2008 investigation into Canada’s 911 emergency response system; a 2013 probe into the deadly rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic. Que.; a 2017 data investigation into white collar crime; and a 2020 series that exposed flaws in the government’s risk assessments on COVID-19, including the silencing of Canada's pandemic early warning system less than a year before the outbreak hit.

He was also part of a Globe and Mail team that won investigation of the year at the 2018 Global Editors Network Data Journalism Awards in Lisbon.

Born and raised in Calgary, he now lives in Toronto and is an avid runner.

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Phone: 416-585-5782

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Years at The Globe and Mail

Grant Robertson abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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