Governor General David Johnston with the staff of CTV News, winner 2013 Michener Citation of Merit.
Seated L-R: Lisa LaFlamme, Chief Anchor & Senior Editor, CTV News; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News.
Standing L-R: Tina Romito, Field Producer; Robert Fife, CTV News Ottawa Bureau Chief; Philip Ling, Field Producer; Russ Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation.
CTV News was honoured for breaking many of the stories in the Senate expense scandal, including a secret $90,000 repayment scheme involving the Prime Minister’s Office. The reportage contributed to significant action including investigations by the RCMP, the federal ethics commissioner, and a Senate committee.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 11, 2014.
The first award covered the calendar year 1970. Since then, a rich variety of news organizations have had their names inscribed on Michener trophies – print and broadcast, large and small, French and English, East and West. The Michener was also the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.