Le Courrier publisher Benoit Chartier accepts 2008 Michener Citation of Merit from Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
The weekly Quebec newspaper was honoured for an investigation into the misuse of public funds by the post-secondary education institution CEGEP of Saint-Hyacinthe. The reports triggered a further investigation by the Auditor General of Quebec and recommendations for improved governance at CEGEPs.
The photo was taken during the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 10, 2009.
Each year, the governor general honours the laureates at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Roland Michener’s successors have graciously adopted and maintained a personal interest in the Michener Awards Foundation and its commitment to Canadian journalistic excellence.