Dan Gardner, Ottawa Citizen reporter, accepts the 2000 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.
The newspaper was honoured for a 16 part series ‘Losing the War on Drugs‘ which drew the connection between illicit drugs and the tough related social issues of organized crime and concluded the benefits of outlawing drugs don’t outweigh the harms they cause.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, May 24, 2001.
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.