Reporter Paul Taylor accepts 1991 Honourable Mention award from Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn on behalf of the Globe and Mail.
The newspaper was recognized for its investigation of sexual offences perpetrated by psychiatrists and therapists against patients in Ontario – mostly against women. The articles provided the impetus for new regulations governing sexual abuse along with prescribed penalties for professional misconduct under the Regulated Health Professions Act.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, May 5, 1992.
Launched in 1970 under the auspices of Canada’s third Canadian governor general, the late Roland Michener, the award focuses on the degree of public benefit generated by media projects, both large and small, in print and broadcast. The annual award is open to daily and weekly newspapers, news agencies, radio and television stations and networks, as well as periodicals. The winners are chosen on the basis of hard-hitting impact, journalistic professionalism, and the resources available for the project.