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Greg Mercer

Area of Expertise

Atlantic Canada bureau

Greg Mercer is The Globe and Mail’s Atlantic Canada reporter. He’s worked as a journalist across Canada for more than 20 years, reporting for The Guardian, The Narwhal, Huffington Post, Toronto Star, National Post, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Sportsnet.ca and the Waterloo Region Record.

His reporting on the toxic legacy of Kitchener’s rubber industry earned a 2019 Michener Award nomination and a National Newspaper Award and prompted Ontario to review hundreds of previously-denied compensation claims from sick rubber workers. That investigation also led to the 2019 Michener-Deacon investigative journalism fellowship to examine occupational disease in Canada.

Greg’s other career highlights include two extended assignments in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and covering the 2012 and 2016 Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.

Years in Journalism

20

Honours & Awards

Finalist, Michener Award for public service journalism 2019

Winner, National Newspaper Award for local reporting 2019

Finalist, National Newspaper Award for political writing 2019

Winner, Ontario Newspaper Award for arts writing 2019

Winner, Ontario Newspaper Award for beat writing 2018

Finalist, Ontario Newspaper Award for sports writing 2018

Finalist, Ontario Newspaper Award for sports writing 2016

Winner, Ontario Newspaper Award for feature writing 2015

Finalist, Ontario Newspaper Award for sports writing 2013

Finalist, Ontario Newspaper Award for news series

Winner, Ontario Newspaper Award for outdoors writing 2011

Winner, Ontario Newspaper Award for column writing 2010

Winner, Ontario Newspaper Award for sports writing 2008

Finalist, National Newspaper Award for local reporting Finalist, Ontario

Newspaper Award for business writing 2007

Winner, Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists 2006

Finalist, Atlantic Journalism Award (AJA) for sports reporting 2005

Finalist, Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award (AJA) 2005

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