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The work we do at to share grassroots and uniquely progressive perspectives directly to your screens each week is truly a team effort.

And this year, members of our reporting team are being recognized for this work at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA).

Pro Bono columnist Celia Chandler is competing for best blog column for her pieces reflecting on medically assisted death in Canada. Parliamentary correspondent Karl Nerenberg is competing for best news coverage for his coverage of Bill 21 in Quebec, and how it is about the fear of difference, not secularism. Columnist Antonia Zerbisias is competing for best continuing coverage of a news story for her persistent coverage of Doug Ford’s government in Ontario and its regressive policies. is also short-listed for best community news website — special shout-out to the editorial team for this category: Michelle Gregus, Matthew DiMera, Sophia Reuss, Victoria Fenner, Christina Turner and Brenda O’Farrell for their focus on the Green New Deal and climate crisis; Maya Bhullar, Humberto DaSilva and Raul Burbano for their coverage of the 2018 Venezuelan election; and Zaid Noorsumar (labour reporting) and Phillip Dwight Morgan (Toronto municipal election coverage) for their work as staff writers.

rabble will be competing among other publications such as Huffington Post Canada, CTV and Policy Options.

“It’s an honour for rabble and its body of work to be considered, and we thank all of our contributors for their amazing reporting over the past year. We are so excited to see their work recognized on a larger scale,” says publisher Kim Elliott.

Thanks to rabble staff from the past year, including operations coordinator Tania Ehret, administrative coordinator Shirley Marquez, and Marianela Ramos, working on graphic design, who each play a critical role behind the scenes of this nonprofit media organization.

COPA winners will be announced in November.

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Kim Elliott

Publisher Kim spent her first 16 years on a working family farm in Quebec. Her first memories of rabble rousing are of strike lines, promptly followed by Litton’s closure of the small town...