Vanmala Subramaniam is a Toronto-based reporter. A business journalist with over a decade of reporting across Canadian media, she previously covered the cannabis sector for the Financial Post, where her scoops and investigations established her as a must-read for anybody with a stake in the nascent industry. Prior to that she led Vice Canada’s Money vertical and worked as a television producer at the CBC on business and current affairs programs including The Fifth Estate. She has travelled the world producing investigative documentaries, including one from the ground in Indonesia on the wrongful conviction of Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman which was instrumental in securing Bantleman’s freedom.
Trust in institutions has plunged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as fearful citizens perceive governments and business leaders to be purposely trying to mislead the public by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations, according to the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer