If government is spending money on something, chances are Tom Brodbeck has an opinion on it. If a judge is handing down a sentence or a politician is musing about some new proposed law, Brodbeck probably has something to say about it.
After 13 years of covering federal and provincial politics, the criminal justice system, health care, education and civic affairs, this Winnipeg Sun columnist knows a thing or two about how tax dollars are spent, why criminals often get off scot-free and how come so many politicians think it’s their birthright to interfere in our lives.
As the Winnipeg Sun’s legislative reporter from 1996 to 2001, Brodbeck covered a vote-rigging scandal that rocked Manitoba, a flood of the century that came within a whisker of sinking Winnipeg and a change in government that ended over 10 years of Progressive Conservative rule.
As the Winnipeg Sun’s city columnist for the past six years, Brodbeck cracked the spine of Manitoba’s Public Trustee through a series of investigative pieces – resulting in procedural changes and winning Brodbeck a Sun Media Dunlop award.
His Eight-Ball Awards for soft-on-crime judges are reader favourites. And his Fat Cat bureaucrat reports on over-paid government brass have also gained popular appeal.
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