The journalists, columnists and columnists of La Presse are recipients of seven prizes at the renowned Canadian Journalism Competition, presented Friday evening in Toronto. Our journalist and columnist Isabelle Hachey is notably named journalist of the year.

“What makes us most proud of these numerous awards is their diversity,” said François Cardinal, Associate Editor. A diversity that shows the quality, but also the depth of the journalism practiced at La Presse to reach the greatest number of readers, thanks in large part to donors. »

Among all Canadian dailies, La Presse comes second with seven wins out of 23 categories. The Globe and Mail is in first place with 9 awards.

The Canadian Press, the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the National Post, the St. John’s Telegram, the Toronto Star, TorStar and the Vancouver Sun/The Province got one win each.

Isabelle Hachey is the only double winner of the evening. She won the award in the International Reporting category for her work in Ukraine at the start of the war. She was also a recipient in the Chronicle category, for her texts on the war in Ukraine, on Quebec laws allowing a rapist to have parental rights, and on the death of Joyce Echaquan under racist insults, in Joliette. .

She was also a finalist with Marie-Ève ​​Tremblay in the Grande Enquête category. Kelly Grant of The Globe and Mail received the award for reporting on an outbreak of tuberculosis in Nunavut.

Isabelle Hachey was named journalist of the year among the 21 winners of the different categories of the competition. In her career, she has been a four-time winner of the Canadian Newspaper Awards, and 15 times a finalist.

La Presse chief columnist Stéphanie Grammond won the prize in the Editorial category, for her writing on the war in Ukraine, the proposal for an automated light rail system in Montreal and the protection of the French language.

In culture, reporters Charles-Éric Blais-Poulin and Marissa Groguhé are recipients for their reporting on a wave of suicides in the performing arts community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behind the camera, photojournalist Robert Skinner won the General News Photo award for his shot of a homeless boy doing somersaults while in hospital with COVID-19.

The head of La Presse’s investigative team Vincent Larouche was awarded the prize for best supported reporting for his coverage of the shadow trial, a criminal trial held in secret in a manner “incompatible with the values ​​of a liberal democracy. “, according to the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Journalists and columnists from La Presse were also finalists on eight other occasions, for a total of 14 nominations. This is the highest ranking for the daily newspaper in 15 years.

The Canadian Newspaper Contest was created in 1949 by the Toronto Press Club. It aims to encourage and reward excellence in journalistic work among Canadian daily newspapers.