Enquête is an award-winning investigative journalism TV program on Radio-Canada hosted by Alain Gravel. While Enquête was already known for unearthing controversial scoops, such as Canadian Olympic champion Genviève Jeanson’s use of performance enhancing drugs in 2007, the show gained notoriety for risk-taking journalism for its investigation of widespread corruption and Mafia involvement in the Québec construction industry. Facing pressure and direct threats from members of the business community, the criminal underworld, and the government of Québec, Enquête persevered in its coverage of the story. Even as the sensitive situation began to involve instances of real violence, such as the suicide of former police officer and alleged mafia informant Ian Davidson, Enquête refused to succumb to intimidation and maintained its journalistic imperative.
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Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award