Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse accepts 2008 Michener Citation of Merit from Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
The newspaper was recognized for a six-month investigation into Canada’s outdated 911 system for handling telephone emergency calls. After the investigation, the federal government ordered a nation-wide update of the country’s emergency phone system, including technology to locate 911 calls from cell phones.
The photo was taken during the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 10, 2009.
The Michener Award for Journalism emerged some 30 years ago from the coincidence of Governor General Roland Michener’s vision of public service in journalism with the formation of a national journalists’ organization.