Winnipeg Free Press Editor Margo Goodhand accepts 2008 Michener Citation of Merit from Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
The Free Press was recognized for a two-year investigation of the state of the First Nations child welfare system in Manitoba that resulted in an amendment to the provincial Child and Family Service Act that made child safety the primary consideration.
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.