Public Policy Forum announces recipient of Hyman Solomon
OTTAWA, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - André Picard was named today as this year's recipient of the Public Policy Forum's
annual Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism.
The Hyman Solomon Award is presented annually to a journalist whose work
provides insights into the policy-making process in Canada, and
explains to Canadians how changes in public policy affect their
individual well-being and collective economic progress.
"André Picard's research and writing have considerably broadened our
understanding of the dimensions and impact of health policy," said
Public Policy Forum president David Mitchell. "His journalism is
helping to lead Canadians and their governments towards much needed
health care innovation."
Picard is the public health reporter at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of
three books and has received much acclaim for his writing and for his
dedication to improving healthcare. In 2010, he was awarded a National
Newspaper Award as Canada's top newspaper columnist.
The award will be presented at the 24th Annual Testimonial Dinner in
Toronto on April 28th. This year's Dinner will be co-Chaired by New
Brunswick Premier the Hon. David Alward, and GE Canada's President and CEO Elyse Allan. The previously announced Testimonial Award honourees for 2010 are Bill Davis, Gordon Nixon, Monique Leroux and Jim Stanford.
The Public Policy Forum is an independent, non-partisan organization
dedicated to improving governance in Canada. For additional information
about the Forum, visit www.ppforum.ca.
SOURCE PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
For further information:
Caitlin Kealey, Director of Communications
Public Policy Forum