Left to Right: Olivia Ward, reporter Toronto Star; former governor general Roland Michener; Governor General Jean Sauvé; Victor Malarek, reporter, the Globe and Mail.
The Globe and Mail was honoured for reporting on the special problems of unseen immigrants. The Star shared the Michener award for a series on Metro Toronto’s ethnic minorities.
Former Governor General Roland Michener was presented with a special Michener Award for his initiative in creating the prestigious journalism awards program.
The Michener Award is the only Canadian journalism award bearing the name of a Governor General and it is won by the news organization rather than individual journalists. It is open to broadcast and print organizations, large and small.