In the months after Robyn Doolittle's groundbreaking series of exposés about the scandal-ridden Toronto mayor Rob Ford, she left the Toronto Star for a new investigative role at the Globe & Mail. Then, mostly, silence.
Her lack of bylines belied her hard work behind the scenes as she dug into what would become the story of the year: a 20-month investigation into police departments across Canada and their chronic underreporting of sexual assaults being filed.
Within days of the story's publication earlier this month, police departments, provincial governments, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself promised to start implementing changes into how sexual assaults were recorded.
Robyn joins us to talk about how the story got off the ground and how it will continue to be covered in the months and years to come.