Sara Mojtehedzadeh may very well be Canada’s only full-time labour reporter.
This past fall, as the Toronto Star’s ‘work and wealth’ reporter, Mojtehedzadeh went undercover for a month at Fiera Foods—a factory in Toronto where a temp agency worker was recently killed.
Her month-long stint led to Undercover in Temp Nation, an explosive year-long investigation into the company. Her and Brendan Kennedy‘s reporting is exemplary, but its kind is nearly extinct. In a time when robust coverage of unions and ‘workplace issues’ is scarce, and sporadic-at-best labour stories are relegated to the business section, investigations like Mojtehedzadeh’s are rare.