Sean Holman is a journalism instructor at the University of Victoria and was the founding editor of the pioneering online investigative political news service, Public Eye. A former syndicated columnist, Holman also worked as a legislative reporter for 24 Hours Vancouver and The Vancouver Sun. In 2004, Holman won the Jack Webster Award for a five-month investigation into what became known as the Doug Walls affair. In addition to teaching, he hosts a talk show on CFAX 1070, Victoria's most listened to radio station, and provides a weekly political commentary for Vancouver's News 1130. A former government communications advisor, his coverage has also appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Times Colonist and Dow Jones News Service.
Reporting beat: Politics
Connection to B.C.: Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Holman believes the most important issue facing British Columbians today is "The declining condition of civil society and the structural lack of democracy within our parliamentary form of government." His favourite place in the province is wherever his wife is.
Stories by Sean Holman
Two recent reads reach different conclusions.
One last shot at the tyranny of the talking point.
Fortunately, there are two guys who actually want to teach us how to access information.
Thanks to access to information, a glimpse inside the federal spin doctor machine.
Enraged by redacted FOIs? Baffled by backroom deals? Hashtag it #cdnfoi.
Public here barred from records freely available in US to help avert disasters.
In another blow to data collection, feds abandon survey that seeks to understand us.
The more investigative reporters sacked, the less incentive the rest have to probe.
It's the (Ikea) monkey on media's back. How to make the public care about government?
Time to demand it. Because when reporters become repeaters, we all suffer.
Veteran muckraker's new monthly column maps the boundaries of accountability in Canada.
Columns of text can't compete with interactive, outcome-driven ways of engaging.
Clark. Haakstad. McDonald. Mentzelopoulos. Millar. White. The power six behind BC's premier.
Attacked from inside her caucus, the premier hasn't built vital support from everyday British Columbians. What went wrong?
Revised FOI approach may look good on surface, but dig deeper and it's bad news.
Jay Hill, former Harper whip, registers to rep a top donor to premier's campaign, Westcoast Energy.
As high profile BC NDP voices weigh in on the rift, a scorecard to keep track.
NDP's Horgan wants to slow revolving door between regulators and regulated.
Ministry tight-lipped on why it cleared bureaucrat to work for EOG Resources.
Lobbying effort to get 'renewable energy' approval from state's politicians came up empty.
CanWest newspapers co-sponsor government-run public relations centre in Downtown Eastside during Olympics.
Local officials say they need more staff, money and legal assurances to do the job.
How much? Seven times the budget for filling FOIs.
Kids at risk as infighting stalls 62 action items almost three years old.
Total may top $250,000. Gaming industry rep denies he solicited contributions.
Patrick Kinsella, chair of BC Liberal election campaigns, has denied lobbying and is not registered.
Children left to live with known abusers; probe planned.
Give Campbell's global warming team a Code of Silence Award!
Sean Holman spills the dirt and URLs.
It's been promised for three years, and now we've got it. What's next? Trouble with the "vision thing."