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22 June 2021,     OTTAWA

Police chief sues Ottawa Life Magazine


Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has filed a defamation lawsuit against Ottawa Life Magazine claiming it falsely portrayed Sloly as a corrupt, incompetent liar in an article published in March. The story was first reported in the Ottawa Citizen.

            Sloly is asking for $150,000 in damages and a court order to remove the content from the internet, claiming the article is malicious, false, and part of a “bizarre campaign” to ruin his reputation.

22 June 2021,     OTTAWA

Bill C-10 passes the House


BillC-10, which aims to regulate programming distributed by media streaming services and social media platforms, received approval in the House of Commons. The bill is scheduled to go to the Senate next, but whether it gets there is uncertain. If an election is called later this year, the bill is dead.

22 June 2021,     TORONTO

New Indigenous Reporters Network


Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are launching the Indigenous Reporters Network, a first-of-its-kind program designed to support and empower Indigenous journalists from coast to coast to coast.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 900 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

17 June 2021,     TORONTO, ON

The 2021 COPA Categories have been Released.

The COPAs enter their 13th year in 2021 and the COPAs has grown into the largest Digital Awards program in Canada. One of the COPA’s mandates in to provide a forum for all publishers in Canada to participate to reflect the nation’s multicultural diversity. The best way is to allow them is let them  enter for free.

In 2020, this was provided via a COVID news category to help publishers participate in what was a very challenging year. In 2021, it has been expanded two include two categories - the "Best Feel Good Story” and "Best Multi-Cultural" story. Also new in 2021 are the Best Webinar and Best Virtual Event categories. BusinessWire has also come back as returning sponsor in 2021. 

14 June 2021,     TORONTO

National Magazine Awards Winners 2021


The National Magazine Awards Foundation recently announced its 2021 National Magazine Awards Winners during a live-streamed event.


• Toronto Life is a six-time gold winner, including for the prestigious Magazine Grand Prix, and a two-time silver winner.

• Katherine Laidlaw is the gold winner in both long-form feature writing for “The Long Shadow of Elizabeth Wettlaufer,” published in Chatelaine, and Investigative Reporting for “Heartbreaker,” published in Toronto Life.

14 June 2021,    

New mag for National Indigenous History Month

 To mark National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous

Peoples Day, publishers Owlkids, 4Canoes, and have released The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island: Celebrating Indigenous Culture Together, a special magazine for kids aged 4 to 12, which is available on Canadian newsstands now.

Created in consultation with Anishinaabe educators, artists, and community members on Manitoulin Island, the 36-page magazine highlights Indigenous stories and teachings, showcases Indigenous art, emphasizes the importance of caring for the environment, and much more.

14 June 2021,     HALIFAX

AJA winners announced


The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) also announced the gold and silver winners in the 2020 competition. Here are a few highlights. View all 2020 finalists on the AJA site.


 Magazine Article Gold winners: Tom Cheney/Nick Hawkins, Saltscapes , A dying breed

Best Cover gold winner: Atlantic Books Today: New voices, better world.

Best Profile article gold winner:  Stephen Kimber, Atlantic Business Magazine, CEO of the year.

14 June 2021,     CALAGARY

Alberta Magazine Awards Winners


The Alberta and western provinces magazine industry gathered online on June 3 to honour the winners of the Alberta Magazines Awards hosted by Alberta journalist, author and magazine lover Omar Mouallem.

Awards were presented for excellence in magazine content published in 2020 in 22 Showcase categories and five Achievement award categories, including the out-of-province awards for Best Story from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

•Edify was named Alberta Magazine of the Year. Judges said the magazine “has built on the success of its long-standing brand Avenue Edmonton to create a familiar yet surprising magazine.”

14 June 2021,     TORONTO

Fashion Magazine, Chatelaine partner up for Beauty Awards


Fashion, Chatelaine and Chåtelaine are collaborating for a reimagined Beauty Awards, the largest in Canada. The new Beauty Awards winners will be featured in a print insert in a spring 2022 issue of each publication.              The winners will be showcased for one year on (coming soon) as well as being featured in a digital article on Fashion, and fr.Châ

29 May 2021,     TORONTO

NMA:B2B Award winners announced


The National Media Awards Foundation announced its NMA:B2B winners across various digital channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, its own website and its e-newsletter.

Pivot, CPA was the big winner of this year’s awards with six gold medals, including Best Magazine, and two silver medals. Professions Sante took two gold and two silver.

Here are the other gold and silver winners

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