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Grant Robertson
StaffInvestigative Reporter / Senior WriterToronto

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

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

In 2023, he won the Michener Award, Canada’s highest honour in journalism presented by the Governor General, for his work the previous year exposing Hockey Canada's secret funds used for sexual assault settlements.

In 2023, he was also awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists' McGillivray Award as Investigative Reporter of the Year, and the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, for his investigation of Hockey Canada’s financial dealings.

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

He is the winner of a record nine National Newspaper Awards; including business reporting (2004, 2014), explanatory writing (2011, 2016), sports writing (2011, 2021, 2022), short feature writing (2013), and long feature (2018).

He is a seven-time recipient of a Michener Citation 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; a 2020 series that exposed flaws in the government’s risk assessments on COVID-19; and a 2021 investigation into abuse in sports.

He is a recipient of both a U.S. SABEW Award and a Canadian SABEW Award for business investigations, including a probe into the Boeing 737 Max disasters, as well as an Online Journalism Award. 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

Honours & Awards

Michener Award, 2022

9-time National Newspaper Award Winner

7-time Michener Award Citation of Merit

Canadian Association of Journalists - Don McGillivray Award for Investigative Journalism, 2023

Canadian Journalism Foundation - Jackman Award for Investigative Journalism, 2022 and 2020

Canadian Hillman Prize for Excellence in Journalism, 2021

Global Editors Network Data Journalism Awards - Investigation of the Year, 2018

U.S. SABEW Award for Business Journalism, 2013, 2019

SABEW Canada Award for Business Journalism, 2014

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

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