Governor General Adrienne Clarkson with the editorial staff of the Calgary Herald, finalist for the 2004 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 14, 2005.
Seated L to R: Malcolm Kirk, Herald editor-in-chief; Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson; His Excellency John Ralston Saul; reporter Grant Robertson. Standing: Lorne Motley, Herald deputy editor.
The Calgary newspaper was honoured for a major investigative report which explored the deceptive marketing practices of a United Kingdom based company that was positioning itself to become the major energy supplier for Alberta homes.
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.