Sandra Bartlett is a CBC Radio National Reporter and a Producer in the Investigative Unit. She has worked with reporters across the country on stories - about allegations of biker gang infiltration of the Edmonton police - the Missing Women investigation in B.C. - problems with Canada Pension disability benefits in Saskatchewan - a police drug squad scandal in Toronto - problems with Ottawa's adverse drug reaction reporting system - scams in the GST system that saw crooks get away with millions. Many of these stories have been recognized with awards for their investigative journalism.
Sandra has been with CBC Radio in Ontario and Saskatchewan since the mid-80s. She began her journalism career as a freelancer in Regina, writing for local and national magazines while also researching for the book, A Canadian Tragedy, written by Maggie Siggins. This book tells the story of Saskatchewan politician, Colin Thatcher who was convicted of killing his former wife JoAnn Wilson. Sandra also worked on the award winning CBC mini-series which followed, called Love and Hate.
In 1991 Sandra came to Toronto for an eight month Southam Fellowship at the University of Toronto. When that ended in the spring of 1992, she joined the National Radio newsroom.
Since 1994 Sandra has produced more than two dozen documentaries and network specials - in subjects including the connections the 9-11 hijackers had with Canada, the detainees at the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Monia Majigh's fight to free her husband from a Syrian jail, an examination of one of the massacres in the war in Kosovo and the education of Arab and Jewish children in Israel. Many of these documentaries have won national and international awards.
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