The Wrongful Conviction of Glen Assoun
When convicted murderer Glen Assoun was freed from prison on a rare court-ordered release, The Halifax Examiner’s Tim Bousquet wanted to know why. During a five-year odyssey, in a dogged and sometimes solitary pursuit to uncover the truth, Bousquet fought to get documents unsealed and to shine light into a dark corner of the legal process. His work helped reveal grave police misconduct in the original investigation. Assoun was granted a new trial and exonerated. And the federal government changed its policy regarding applications for wrongful convictions. This is what journalism can do: it can right a wrong; it can transform a life.