Paul McKay, Ottawa Citizen reporter, accepts the 1998 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Roméo LeBlanc.
The newspaper was honoured for a series of stories that exposed the lax disciplinary treatment of crooked lawyers by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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.