Gillian Cosgrove, Montreal Gazette reporter, shares a lighter moment with George Hutchison of the London Free Press during a break in the Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Lindsay Crysler (left), Executive Editor of The Gazette looks on.
The Gazette received the 1975 Michener Award for a series of articles on the treatment of unwanted or problem girls in provincially-maintained detention centres.
The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, honours and celebrates outstanding public service in journalism. Entries are judged particularly for their professionalism and their impact on the public. Daily and weekly newspapers, news agencies, radio and television stations and networks and periodicals are eligible.