Reporter Leslie Papp accepts the 2000 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on behalf of the Toronto Star.
The newspaper was recognized for its investigation into the risks of alternative medicine and the link between loss of lives and use of unproven cures.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, May 24, 2001.
The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, goes to a news organization. The Award is heavily influenced by the results generated by the entries submitted for the competition. Consideration is also given to the resources available to the news organization.