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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 27 Ontario Newspaper Awards and five National Newspaper Awards and one Canadian Association of Journalists Award.

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The Wolf in Priest's Clothing: Complete series

From the age of 9 until he was 12 William O'Sullivan was sexually abused by Catholic priest Donald Grecco. That abuse set O'Sullivan on a path that landed him a Catholic boys school infamous for clergy abuse, and eventually in prison. Decades after it happened, O'Sullivan reported what Grecco did to him as a boy and his one-time priest is now facing a prison sentence.| This series won an Ontario Newspaper Award and a National Newspaper Award.
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About

Grant LaFleche

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

Since he started at the Standard in 1998, Grant has been nominated for 27 Ontario Newspaper Awards, where he has been twice nominated as the journalist of the year. He has also been nominated for five National Newspaper Awards, the top prizes in Canadian journalism, and a Canadian Association of Journalists award.

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.

More recently, his investigation into Niagara's regional government, in a series of stories called All The Chair’s Men, played a major role in triggering an Ontario Ombudsman’s investigation into the Niagara Region and impacted the 2018 municipal election. That series has been nominated for two Ontario Newspaper Awards this year, two National Newspaper Awards and a Canadian Association of Journalists Award.

His work appears in TorStar/Metroland Niagara newspapers across Canada, including the Hamilton Spectator and Toronto Star.

He was also the host of the Standard's Lake to Lake podcast. He is the current host of the Inside The Newsroom podcast.

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Skills

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