Left to Right: Jim Romahn, reporter Kitchener-Waterloo Record; Olivia Ward, reporter Toronto Star; former governor general Roland Michener; Governor General Jean Sauvé; Victor Malarek, reporter, the Globe and Mail; Bob Beaty and Kaye Dunn, Calgary Herald reporters; Murray Thomson, managing editor.
The Globe and Mail was honoured for reporting on the special problems of unseen immigrants. The Star shared the Michener award for a series on Metro Toronto’s ethnic minorities.
Honourable Mention was awarded to the St. Catharines Standard for a series on the implications of a washroom-sex scandal.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Record received a Citation of Merit for a series on problems in the agricultural and dairy industries.
The Calgary Herald also received a Citation of Merit for its investigation of firms and people benefitting from the federal government’s scientific research tax credit program.
The Michener Award is the only Canadian journalism award bearing the name of a Governor General and it is won by the news organization rather than individual journalists. It is open to broadcast and print organizations, large and small.