Greg Weston, representing the Ottawa Citizen. accepts the 1993 Michener Award from His Excellency, Ramon Hnatyshyn, Governor General of Canada. The Citizen was honoured for its coverage of the controversial plan to privatize Toronto’s Pearson airport. The award ceremony was held at Government House in Ottawa, May 9, 1994.
There were 58 news organizations competing for the prestigious Michener Award. The presentation marked the 24th year of the award program since its inception in 1970.
The Michener Award for meritorious and disinterested public service in journalism is the only Canadian journalism award bearing the name of a governor general and it differs from most such awards in that it goes to the organization, not to individuals.