"Not me. No connection," Richmond Hill resident Alex Minassian angrily posted on Facebook, as media started to bombard him with messages after mistaking him for Alek Minassian — the alleged suspect who killed 9 in Toronto by ramming a van into pedestrians on Yonge Street. "NBC, ABC, CBC, stop harassing my friends and family."
National Observer is co-nominated for the special report The Price of Oil, an investigation involving reporters from three newsrooms, journalism schools at the University of Regina, Ryerson University, Concordia University and UBC, the Michener Foundation and the Corporate Mapping Project.
Groans were heard in the B.C. Supreme Court today, as over two dozen pipeline opponents who were arrested alongside two prominent federal MPs in Burnaby in March learned they were facing criminal charges for their civil disobedience.
More than 87 million people were affected by a data scandal involving political campaigning firm Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the social media company said on Wednesday. The estimated total includes more than 600,000 Canadians.
National Observer will now have a trio of finalists up for national journalism awards in May after Emilee Gilpin made the cut as a finalist for an award recognizing Canada's best emerging Indigenous journalist.
On Thursday, the Canadian Association of Journalists announced finalists for its annual awards recognizing the country's best investigative journalism of 2017, including National Observer's managing editor Mike De Souza and reporter Carl Meyer.