Reporter Terence McKenna accepts the 2001 Michener Citation of Merit from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on behalf of CBC News.
CBC News, The National, received the award for ‘Trail of a Terrorist’ – a detailed story about the life in Canada of convicted terrorist Ahmed Ressam who planned to bomb Los Angeles International Airport.
The Citation of Merit was presented at the annual Michener Foundation award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on April 30th, 2002.
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.