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Janet McFarland

Janet McFarland is the real estate reporter for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, with a focus on residential real estate trends. She joined Report on Business in 1995, and has specialized in reporting on corporate governance, executive compensation, pension policy, business law, securities regulation and enforcement of white-collar crime. In 2002, she was instrumental in launching the Globe's Board Games project, an annual review of corporate governance practices of Canada's largest companies. Janet has also written extensively on issues related to women in leadership. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Carleton University, and has received a number of awards for her work. She has been nominated six times for National Newspaper Awards and has won twice. She has also received three nominations for Michener Awards, which are granted annually by Canada’s Governor General to recognize excellence in public service journalism. Janet was awarded a Southam Fellowship under a program allowing journalists to spend a year studying at the University of Toronto. In 2014, she was the inaugural winner of the Landsberg Award, presented by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Canadian Women’s Foundation to recognize a journalist giving greater profile to women’s equality issues. Before joining the Globe, Janet was a reporter at The Financial Post and The Winnipeg Free Press.

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Troubled developer Fortress searching for buyers for many of its properties as legal woes mount Subscriber content
Toronto housing sputters back to life as prices, sales grow in August Subscriber content
Court upholds anti-SLAPP law in dismissal of Fortress defamation suit Subscriber content
Fortress legal woes grow as St. Catharines project placed in receivership Subscriber content
Vancouver, Toronto housing slowdown takes toll on Canada’s economic growth Subscriber content
Toronto region home sales, prices rebound in July Subscriber content
New mortgages, home sales down in 2017 as delinquency rates improve Subscriber content
Toronto, Vancouver housing markets still ‘highly vulnerable’: CMHC Subscriber content
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Investors misled about land values in Fortress developments: RCMP Subscriber content
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U.S. dismisses case against Canadian theatre producer Garth Drabinsky in Livent Inc. affair Subscriber content
OSC orders Sino-Forest executives to pay more than $81-million in penalties Subscriber content
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Canadian home prices forecast to surge late this year Subscriber content
CMHC shifts gears amid falling demand for insured mortgages Subscriber content
Fortress investors could face ‘significant losses’ Subscriber content
Executive Compensation
Why Canadian CEO pay has soared over the past decade Subscriber content
Investors pick fight with HBC over chairman Richard Baker’s pay package Subscriber content
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