Reporter Dennis Bueckert accepts the 1998 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Roméo LeBlanc on behalf of Canadian Press.
The news service was honoured for a series of reports that kept the plight of hepatitis C patients, victims of tainted blood, before the public as they fought for compensation.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, April 19, 1999.
Each year, the Governor General has honoured Michener Award and Fellowship winners at a Government House ceremony. Each of Roland Michener’s successors has graciously adopted and maintained a personal interest in the Michener Awards Foundation and its commitment to Canadian journalism excellence.