Governor General David Johnston with the staff of the Windsor Star, winner 2013 Michener Citation of Merit.
Seated L-R: Brian Cross, Senior Copy Editor; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; John Coleman, retired Editorial Page Editor
Standing L-R: Marty Beneteau, Editor-in-Chief; Russ Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation.
The Windsor daily was honoured for its sustained coverage of Cancer Care Ontario’s plan to cancel thoracic surgery in the city and force patients to travel to London. As a result of the coverage, the government reversed its decision.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 11, 2014.
Each year, the Governor General has honoured Michener Award and Fellowship winners at a Government House ceremony. Each of Roland Michener’s successors has graciously adopted and maintained a personal interest in the Michener Awards Foundation and its commitment to Canadian journalism excellence.