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Sidney's Picks: Sex Work, Surveillance, and a Socialist Mayor for London

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Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

  • Should sex work be legal?
  • London elects Sadiq Khan, the city’s first socialist Muslim mayor
  • A political scientist explains why Donald Trump is a weak general election candidate
  • The FBI orders cops to manufacture fictitious chain of evidence to hide surveillance

Sidney's Picks: McDonald's, Antisemitism, and Waterboarding

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Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: Mourning Prince, Doubting Trump

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Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

  • Richard Kim of the Nation remembers the late rock star Prince
  • Uber settles major lawsuit, leaving driver status undecided 
  • Donald Trump’s new manager tells RNC brass that he’s just putting on an act to get votes
  • Rewire launches Choice/Less a storytelling podcast about reproductive rights

Sidney's Picks: Taxes, Diamonds, and Sea Monkey Millions

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Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: Panama Papers, Basic Income, and Arsenic

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The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: Seeing Stars, Bernie's Army, and Workplace Power

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Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

Canadian Hillman Prize-winners Announced

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The winners of the 2016 Canadian Hillman Prizes have been announced. Congratulations to all the winners and their news outlets! 


The judges chose three pieces that brought to light critical new information on the subject of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada and contributed to the federal government’s decision to call an inquiry into this tragedy.

“A Country’s Crisis: Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,” The Globe and Mail 

SQ abuse: women break the silence,” Radio-Canada’s Enquête 

“Missing and Murdered: Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Honorable Mentions

“The Skin I’m In,” Toronto Life

“Known to Police,” The Toronto Star

Minding the Monster,” The Walrus

Click here for the complete list of the winning journalists and descriptions of their outstanding contributions to Canadian journalism.

Click here for the Globe’s coverage of the win.