This year GCL has shared hundreds of pieces from across the country, from deep-dive investigations and personal essays, to profiles and reported features. It’s a daunting (but exciting) task to sift through them to pick out favourite pieces from the past year.
The following list, in alphabetical order of the author’s name(s), comprises 10 pieces from 2019 that are especially notable for their quality and craft.
I also think this list, if looked at as a whole, presents an interesting time capsule on Canada in 2019 and what sorts of issues were on people’s minds. Happy reading.
December 12, 2019
GREAT CANADIAN LONGFORM’S BEST OF 2019
Gwen Benaway, This Magazine
Kate Black, Maisonneuve
Are breast implants making women sick?
Julie Chadwick, The Walrus
Tamara Jong, Leonarda Carranza, Carte Blanche
The Man Behind the Yonge Street Van Attack
Katherine Laidlaw, Toronto Life
Michael Lista, Toronto Life
Leah McLaren, Toronto Life
Zander Sherman, Report on Business Magazine
Suzannah Showler, The Walrus
Why does any Canadian need a handgun?
Patrick White, Tom Cardoso, The Globe and Mail