CBC British Columbia launched Go Public in October of 2007.
We don't make the news - you do.
All of our story ideas come from people who contact us. Many of those people also appear prominently in the stories themselves.
If your story is one we can tackle and it's in the public interest, we will take it on. We get to the bottom of the problem and go after who should be held responsible.
Have a story you think we should tell? Write to us - firstname.lastname@example.org
About Kathy Tomlinson
Host & ReporterKathy Tomlinson started her journalism career in television reporting in 1989, at CTV's Edmonton station CFRN. In the early 1990s, she was the Alberta Legislative Reporter for ITV and its sister station in Calgary.
During the next 10 years, Tomlinson worked as an investigative reporter for the CBC in Alberta and in British Columbia. Her stories helped initiate investigations, change policies and hold governments and companies accountable. She was also instrumental in getting an Alberta woman, Lisa Neve, released from federal prison after she was wrongfully designated a dangerous offender.
After joining CTV as national reporter in Vancouver, Tomlinson moved to Washington, D.C. in 2002 where she reported on the Bush administration and the war in Iraq for CTV's national news. Tomlinson then became CTV's "Whistleblower," using her passion for investigative reporting to lead this news segment devoted to exposing wrongdoing, injustice, incompetence and waste inside and outside the government.
Tomlinson has won several awards for investigative reporting including three Jack Webster Awards for Best Reporting of the Year and several Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) national and regional awards. She won a 2008 award for investigative journalism from the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the 2009 and 2010 award for investigative reporting from the RTNDA. Most recently, she won for best online series of articles at the 2013 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, for her stories on RBC's use of foreign workers. She also won the 2013 CAJ labour reporting award, also for the RBC/foreign workers stories.
She is currently host of CBC Vancouver's news segment Go Public. The investigative stories run on CBC TV, radio and the web. Go Public stories come exclusively from people who write in story ideas. The segment seeks to shed light on untold stories that are of public interest and hold those responsible accountable.
About Enza Uda
ProducerEnza Uda's passion for digging began in 1999, when she started her career at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Her first investigative series dealt with the plight of migrant workers and was picked up by several major newspapers.
Over the years, she has delved into the underworld of trafficked women, child pornography and gun smuggling. She also uncovered harrowing details of the secret past of a Nazi war criminal living in Vancouver for over 50 years. The report contributed in part to his eventual extradition in 2008.
She has tackled diverse stories - from bed bugs to bad landlords. As part of the award-winning Go Public team, her work on pharmacists paying kickbacks to addicts on the methadone program in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside led to investigations by the B.C. government and the College of Pharmacists.
She continues to work tirelessly on Go Public to help ordinary people get heard, get answers and, many times, resolve their issues.