Gazette reporter William Marsden, part of a dying breed of journalists who specialize in investigative reporting, has been nominated for a Press Freedom Award for an investigation into Pauline Marois’s Ile Bizard estate, which prompted the PQ leader to sue the paper for $2 million.
Of course, he and others nominated are underdogs compared to Daniel Leblanc, the guy who may end up going to jail for refusing to identify the source of his information on the sponsorship scandal.
UPDATE (May 7): And the winner, of course, is Daniel Leblanc.
Could he conceivably go claim refugee status in a country where the absolute right of a reporter to hide his sources is enshrined law? That would be a big black eye for Canada…