Political cartoonists to receive public policy journalism award

OTTAWA, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's Public Policy Forum will honour two of our country's premier political cartoonists for their lifetime contributions to public discourse. Montreal-based cartoonists, Serge Chapleau and Terry Mosher (Aislin) will receive the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism at the Forum's Testimonial Dinner & Awards on April 16, 2015, in Toronto.

"We're very pleased to recognize two great political cartoonists and long-time friends, for their prolific body of work," says David Mitchell, the Forum's President & CEO. "They've provoked us with memorable images and thoughtful commentaries, helping us make sense of – and laugh at – the political and policy complexities of our country and the world." 

Terry Mosher has been using Aislin, the name of his elder daughter, for over 30 years as a cartoonist for Montreal's English-language newspaper, The Gazette. Serge Chapleau has been a cartoonist for La Presse since 1996. They are both winners of the National Newspaper Award for Editorial Cartooning.

The Hyman Solomon Award recognizes journalists whose insightful work helps Canadians understand how changes in public policy affect them. The Award celebrates the journalistic integrity of the late Hyman Solomon, Ottawa Bureau Chief of the Financial Post.

More than a thousand leaders from all sectors of Canadian society will gather at the Forum's 28th annual 'homecoming' for the policy community, to pay tribute to the incisive cartoonists. Premier Kathleen Wynne will chair the event, which will also honour: Ed Clark, Former Group President & Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group; Peter Herrndorf, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Centre; Roberta Jamieson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Indspire, former Chief of the Six Nations & former Ombudsman of Ontario; and Michael Sabia, President & Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Each year, the Testimonial Dinner & Awards recognizes distinguished Canadians who have made lasting contributions to the advancement of public policy and good governance in our country.

For more information on the Testimonial Dinner & Awards, or to purchase tickets, please visit our website.

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors.



For further information: Media: Sara Caverley, Communications Coordinator, Public Policy Forum, media@ppforum.ca, Tel.: (613) 238-7858, ext. 228


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