Torstar investigation grabs 2023 Canadian Hillman Prize

The Toronto Star’s Rachel Mendleson and the Hamilton Spectator’s Steve Buist have won a Canadian Hillman Prize for “Unchartered,” their investigation into how police forces across the country were violating fundamental rights with alarming frequency.

Garvia Bailey, who adjudicated the work, described the reporting as “timely, vital and deserves not only to be read widely, but to be recognized for excellence.”

Following Mendleson and Buist’s four-part investigation into the Charter violations, the Toronto police said they were reviewing officers’ conduct in nearly 100 cases.

You can read more about this prestigious recognition here.