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Steve Buist

Investigative Reporter & Feature Writer, The Hamilton Spectator

Steve Buist is an investigative reporter and feature writer at the Hamilton Spectator. He is responsible for producing large investigative projects, such as the highly-acclaimed Code Red project, which began in 2010 and has been examining the connections between health and poverty by mapping the health of Hamiltonians down to the level of neighbourhoods. He has won three National Newspaper Awards and been nominated five other times. He’s also been named the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Investigative Journalist of the Year three times and been named Ontario’s Journalist of the Year four times. In the summer of 2014, Buist won one of the world’s most prestigious cancer journalism awards as he earned the 2014 Best Cancer Reporter Award from the European School of Oncology.
How I Uncovered a Botched Murder Shutterstock / Nomad_Soul

How I Uncovered a Botched Murder Investigation

As a longtime investigative reporter at the Hamilton Spectator, I've seen my fair share of injustices, outrageous behaviour and bafflegab. Rarely, though, have I seen all of that concentrated so heavily in one place as I have in the story we've christened Railroaded -- a re-examination of the 1983 murder of a Toronto mobster named Domenic Racco and the subsequent wrongful conviction of two Hamilton men.
11/28/2014 05:51 EST