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CAJ conference hosts first event open to public: “J-Fest” features journalist Lindsay Kines, editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy and documentary film-maker/editor Damien Gillis

CAJ Damien Gillis (2)Every year the Canadian Association for Journalists hosts a conference, and this years program includes an incredible evening of discussion open to the general public: J-Fest, a celebration of journalism that matters!

The Times Colonist’s Lindsay Kines led investigations into Vancouver’s missing women, the death of toddler Sherry Charlie and the treatment of the developmentally disabled.

Former Province cartoonist Dan Murphy’s pen has skewered politicians on both the left and right, telling truths the printed word can’t.

And filmmaker Damien Gillis’s new film Fractured Land is set to expose the dangers of natural gas development.

On Friday (May 9) at 7:00, these three journalists will talk about their work at J-Fest, a special event for the public organized by the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Hear about the story behind three of the biggest news stories in British Columbia, why editorial cartooning matters more than ever and the reason you should care about the fracking that’s happening in northern British Columbia.

They’ll be talking about the importance of their work – and why Canadians should care about it.

Because we aren’t talking about that, who else will?

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online ( or at the door.

What: J-Fest, featuring documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis, Times Colonist reporter Lindsay Kines and former Province editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy,

Where: Canadian Association of Journalists annual convention

Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver (1110 Howe Street)

When: Friday, May 9 (7:00 p.m.)

Register at:

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