Their Excellencies Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond with the editorial staff of The Hamilton Spectator, a finalist for the 2008 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 10, 2009.
The Spectator received the Citation of Merit for its investigation into an extended outbreak of Clostridium Difficile at Ontario hospitals.
Seated left to right; reporter Carmela Fragomeni; Governor General Michaëlle Jean; His Excellency, Jean-Daniel Lafond and reporter Naomi Powell.
Standing left to right; Editor-in-chief, David Estok; reporters Denise Davy and Joan Walters.
The Michener Award for meritorious and disinterested public service in journalism is the only Canadian journalism award bearing the name of a governor general. It is unique in its emphasis on the degree of public benefit generated by an entry and by its weighing of the news-gathering resources available to the competitors.