Governor General Michaëlle Jean with the editorial staff of SRC, a finalist for the 2005 Michener Award. The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 11, 2006.
L-R: Louis Lalande, General Manager, Regional Services – Radio Canada; reporter Christian Latreille; Governor General Michaëlle Jean; His Excellency, Jean-Daniel Lafond; Luc Tremblay, producer and Catherine Cano, Director of News.
Société Radio-Canada received a Citation of Merit for an investigation of two Hydro-Quebec power facilities in northern Quebec which revealed a serious lack of security at the huge dams.
The first award covered the calendar year 1970. Since then, a rich variety of news organizations have had their names inscribed on Michener trophies – print and broadcast, large and small, French and English, East and West. The Michener was also the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.