Grant LaFleche


St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Grant LaFleche

I am a veteran investigative journalist and political columnist, currently working at the St. Catharines Standard, which is part of the PostMedia network, in Niagara Region, Ontario. My work has been featured in the Niagara PostMedia group of papers, as well as PostMedia papers across Canada.


LaFleche: Want to help? Then get your hands dirty.

Take a hard look at this photo from Guatemala. This is life outside of the comfortable Canadian bubble. Two children, sitting in a sea of trash, not far from where piles of garbage burn, wait for their mother to finish scavenging along side the cows, a pig, a dog, and huge, jet-black vultures. Do you wonder what that mother is thinking? Did she ever have dreams of another life? What does she want her children's lives to be?be?
The St. Catharines Standard Link to Story

Friday the 13th may have finished Trudeau

Unless you happen to be a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. Then you might have cause for dread. Because Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, might be the day the Liberals lost the next federal election. True, the leaderless Conservatives don’t have the necessary focus to form a government. For the moment, these factors favour Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Toronto Sun Link to Story

LaFLECHE: A cycle that has to end

There was nothing in the long row of battered shopping carts of any real value. A few dollars worth of old cardboard, broken containers and yellowing newspapers stacked alongside worn out sheets of carpet, plastic bags and a few blankets. Garbage. Less than worthless. Except to John Puto.
The St. Catharines Standard Link to Story

The Grant Rant Blog

Grant LaFleche's weekly blog and podcast featuring political commentary about Niagara, Ontario, Canada and beyond.
The Grant Rant blog/podcast Link to Story


Grant LaFleche

Grant LaFleche is an award-winning journalist and columnist with the St. Catharines Standard in Niagara, Ontario.

Since he started at the Standard in 1998, Grant has been nominated for 21 Ontario Newspaper Awards and two National Newspaper Awards. His work appears in Postmedia's Niagara newspapers, in the Toronto Sun chain of papers and the National Post.

Grant is the co-founder of the Pearl Gloves charity boxing show and a certified Boxing Ontario trainer.


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  • Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Investigative journalism
  • Research
  • Narrative writing
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