Pierre Sormany receives the 1995 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency, Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada.
Pierre Sormany has been involved with many sociological and economic projects that precede his successful fellowship proposal to examine “the new social contract” Canadians must adopt because of the national public debt burden. The resulting social spending cuts affect more than two million jobless Canadians who must cope with the steady erosion of the social safety net.
Introduced in 1987, the fellowships of the Michener Award Foundation are to advance education in the field of journalism and to foster promotion of the public interest through values that benefit the community. Each year, one or two fellowships have been awarded to mature journalists who wish to use four-month study-leaves to enhance their ability to pursue public service journalism.