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Automotive Journalism Award Winners 1999
AJAC PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Marc Lachapelle, editor of Le Monde de l'Auto in Quebec, and a contributor to the Wheels section of the Toronto Star won the inaugural AJAC Photography Award for his action shot of a Land Rover Discovery, published in Le Monde de l'Auto.
AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR and VOLVO AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JOURANLISM AWARD
Jeremy Cato was named Journalist of the Year, after he won two top automotive awards: the 1999 Automotive Journalist of the Year and the Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism award at a banquet honouring the automobile journalism profession held in Belleville, Ontario.
Cato writes weekly about cars for The Globe and Mail ("Cars and Toys" column, "Report on Business") and is published throughout Canada through the Southam newspaper chain.
As winner of the first Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism, Cato was honoured for two stories published in May and August in the The Globe and Mail.
CASTROL CHINTHE AWARD FOR AUTOMOTVIE WRITING and JULIE WILKINSON MOTORSPORT JOURNALISM AWARD
Dan Proudfoot of The Toronto Sun also won two awards: the Castrol Chinthe Award for Automotive Writing and the Julie Wilkinson Motorsport Journalism Award presented by Bridgestone/Firestone.
Proudfoot won the Castrol Chinthe Award for his Toronto Sun article, "Reflections On My Porsche", and the Julie Wilkinson Award for his Sun article, "Racing is a Team Game".
Arthur Ellis Award
The 1999 Arthur Ellis Award was presented to Vancouver writer Nora Kelly for her novel Old Wounds (HarperCollins).
ASEAN Assignment Awards
Antoine Char, business and political writer with Le Devoir,
and Isabelle Lecomte, writer and columnist for several Maclean
Hunter French-language medical magazines, have both been named
as winners of the 1999 ASEAN Assignment awards offered by the Asia
Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Canada-ASEAN Centre, Singapore.
Banff Mountain Book Festival 1999
The Totem Pole and a Whole New Adventure by Welsh author and climber, Paul Pritchard is the winner of the 1999 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize.
JON WHYTE AWARD FOR MOUNTAIN LITERATURE
Canadian Authors Association Awards For Adult Literature 1999
CAA AWARD FOR FICTION
CAA AWARD FOR POETRY
CAA AWARD FOR DRAMA
CAA JUBILEE AWARD FOR SHORT STORIES
CAA LELA COMMON AWARD FOR CANADIAN HISTORY
CAA BIRKS FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY
Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards 1999
INTERNATIONAL: PRINT / RADIO / TELEVISION
Canadian News Hall of Fame 1999
A publishing giant and a syndicated columnist have been elected to the Canadian News Hall of fame by the Toronto Press Club.
Conrad Black, founder of the daily National Post, and
Allan Fotheringham, whose colums now appear in Maclean's
magazine and Sun Media Newspapers, join 110 writers,
editors, cartoonists and publishers honoured for significant contributions
to journalism in Canada.
Dateline Hong Kong Fellowship 1999
Catherine Pope, BCTV
Freedom of Information and Privacy Awards 1999
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS
Jim Bronskill, a reporter with Southam News in Ottawa used Canada's Access to Information Act to unearth a 20-year program in which federal prisoners were used as guinea pigs in experiments involving drugs, sensory deprivation and shock treatment.
Ann Rees, a reporter at The Province used BC's FOI Act to research a series of articles entitled "Drugging Our Children" which revealed the misuse of the prescription drug Ritalin to control the behaviour of a large number of children in some BC schools.
INFORMATION RIGHTS AWARD
Thomas B. Riley, president of Riley Information Services based in Toronto and Ottawa, has worked on freedom-of-information, privacy and other information issues for over 25 years, and assisted in lobbying to create Canada's Access to Information Act. Tom has played an integral part in the development of laws not only in Canada, but around the world.
PRIVACY ADVOCATE AWARD
Dr. Scott Cornell and Nancy Cornell, launched their own small protest campaign when they refused to cooperate with Statistics Canada's intrusive and mandatory "Family Expenditure Survey". Following their complaints to Canada's Privacy Commissioner and the media, Statistics Canada made compliance with the survey voluntary and reduced the number of questions people are asked.
Dr. Nancy Olivieri, a distinguished physician, medical scientist, and professor of medicine, made front-page news across Canada, when as lead researcher conducting trials of a drug for the treatment of a rare blood disorder, she went public (despite a gag order, threats of lawsuits, and sanctions by the hospital where she practiced) with findings that the drug was causing harmful effects.
Dr. Margaret S. Haydon, at considerable risk to her career
as a a drug evaluator with Health Canada, went public with evidence
that certain drugs being approved by the department could be harmful
to human health.
Frank Ratcliffe Memorial Award
1998 Winner, John McConachie (Ottawa, ON) - CIAU
Pierre Berton Award
Writer and journalist Peter C. Newman, has been chosen to
receive the 2000 Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement
in popularizing Canadian history. The award will be presented at
a dinner in Toronto in February, 2000.
The Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Awards 1999
YOUNG ADULT / MIDDLE READER
Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour 1999
The winner of the 52nd Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour is Stuart McLean for "Home From the Vinyl Cafe" (Viking Press)
Southam Fellows 1999 - 2000
This years' Southam Fellowships at the University of Toronto include an editorial writer, a business journalist, a financial newswire reporter and a documentary producer.
The winners are:
Toronto Book Award 1999
Richard Outram was named the winner of the City of Toronto's 1999 Toronto Book Award for his poetry "Benedict Abroad" (Penguin Books). Richard was presented with a $10,000 cheque from Mayor Mel Lastman at The Word On The Street festival.
These short-listed authors of the 1999 Toronto Book Awards were each presented with a cheque for $1,000 at the festival:
Dennis Bock, "Olympia" (Doubleday Canada Ltd)
For information about awards see: