Congratulations to us! The Nation has been nominated for three Newspaper Awards by the Quebec Community Newspapers’ Association.
A story about Chapais’ attempt to build a dump to import garbage from across Quebec by Alex Roslin was nominated for Best News Story. The Quebec government cancelled the project after Alex reported on the Cree objections to the idea.
A nomination for Best Editorial on a General Issue went to William Nicholls for “Paternalism according to Menard.” The editorial discussed Quebec Municipal Affairs Minister Serge Menard’s plan to do away with local referendums on municipal issues, which Will suggested was an attack on democracy.
Alex’s “Public Money, Public Trust” was nominated for Best Investigative Reporting. The feature article raised questions about wrongdoing and lack of accountability in the management of the James Bay Cree Cultural Education Centre under Janie Pachano.