Cross-border corruption reporting

  • Event: 2017 Vancouver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Andrew McIntosh of Puget Sound Business Journal; Bruce Livesey of National Observer; Kathy Tomlinson of The Globe and Mail; Robert Cribb of Toronto Star
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 20 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Multipurpose Room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Rob Cribb, Toronto Star

Some of the continent's hardest-nosed investigators share techniques of sniffing out corruption and getting past the barriers that keep it hidden from public view.


Speaker Bios

  • Robert Cribb is an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into offshore tax evasion, child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors and public-health threats. Cribb is co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). He teaches investigative reporting at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto. @thecribby

  • Bruce Livesey is an award-winning investigative journalist and the lead investigative reporter for the National Observer. His writing has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers in Canada, including The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, National Post, Toronto Star, The Gazette, The Walrus, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer and The Financial Post.

  • McIntosh covers Boeing and global aerospace for Seattle's Puget Sound Business Journal. A Certified Fraud Examiner and FOIA expert, he's a 3-time winner of Canada’s National Newspaper Award, an IRE finalist, and SABEW award winner. He's a North American working as an investigative reporter for The Sacramento Bee, National Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette. This spring, he co-authored a best-selling book about the Hells Angels in Quebec.

  • Kathy Tomlinson lives in Vancouver and she joined the Globe’s national investigative team in August, 2015.  Prior to that, she hosted CBC’s ‘Go Public’ segment. Kathy’s been an investigative reporter for the better part of three decades and worked in Washington, D.C., Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.

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