Toronto Star reporter David Bruser accepts 2008 Michener Citation of Merit from Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
The Toronto Star was honoured for an investigation into the high level of lead in toys being sold in Canada that resulted in the largest series of product recalls in Canadian history.
The photo was taken during the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 10, 2009.
The distinction between the Michener Award and other media awards is primarily the emphasis on the degree of arm’s-length public benefit that is generated. Journalistic excellence alone is not enough. Other criteria include the resources available to the news organization – an effort to level the playing field for small, medium, and large-size organizational applicants.