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Grant LaFleche

Journalist/Columnist

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Grant LaFleche

I am a veteran investigative journalist and political columnist, currently working at the St. Catharines Standard, part of the TorStar chain of newspapers, in Niagara Region, Ontario. I have been nominated for 23 Ontario Newspaper Awards and three National Newspaper Awards.

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About

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 23 Ontario Newspaper Awards, where he has been twice nominated as the journalist of the year. He has also been nominated for three National Newspaper Awards. His 2017 investigative series, The Wolf in Priest's Clothing, won the Ontario Newspaper Award for feature writing and the National Newspaper Award for local journalism.

His work appears in TorStar/Metroland Niagara newspapers and the Hamilton Spectator. It has also been published in the Toronto Sun chain of papers, the National Post and others.

Grant was the host of the Standard's podcast series, Lake to Lake, and the current host of the Inside The Newsroom podcast.

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

ProtonMail: grantlafleche@protonmail.com

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Skills

  • Boxing
  • Writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Research
  • Investigative journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Photography
  • Video/sound editing
  • Interviewing