The dark side of The Star: In aftermath of reporter’s death, concerns about newspaper’s ‘toxic’ workplace culture raised

The Toronto Star has been called “the best investigative newspaper in Canada.” Since Michael Cooke’s 2009 appointment as editor-in-chief, it has aggressively pursued stories exposing sexism, power imbalances, inappropriate behaviour and harassment at workplaces such as the CBC and in the restaurant industry.

But recent allegations surrounding the suicide of award-winning reporter Raveena Aulakh open the organization up to questions about whether its own practices are adequate and how a company should respond when employees raise allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

  • Martin B

    Be glad you don’t work in that shitpile.

  • Jay Currie

    That was one long, boring, article which could be summed up with, “Don’t dip your pen in the company ink.”


  • Minicapt

    The Toronto Star replicates a black hole?


  • simus1

    Every day, somewhere in our vast universe, stars die.
    Even if it is at the centre the universe, Red Star will not be spared.

  • ontario john

    Gee. that great feminist Heather Mallick hasn’t said a word about it. Maybe born again socialist Michael Coren will.

  • K1

    Well if you have a cracking good story you can’t get past the louts at the front desk …. there is editing going on by ….low wage earners.
    Not just the Star doing this …(having your dumdums on the front lines)