Paul Dennis & Michael Kenny

1999 Amethyst Award

Paul Dennis and Michael Kenny

Ministry of Natural Resources

In recognition of the great persistence, ingenuity and use of new law-enforcement technology involving DNA analysis that they used to enforce the law and prove that a commercial annual banquet in Toronto was illegally serving moose meat from north of Superior.

See article from Canadian Geographic magazine

The Amethyst Award presented to Ontario Public Servants was established in 1993 and designed to recognize outstanding achievements by people, not programs, in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). These are people who have extended themselves, whether in creating a whole new way of delivering a service, developing time and money-saving technology, or showing extraordinary professionalism and care in performing their daily tasks.

The award is a lucite trophy featuring Ontario amethyst and bearing the award logo. Recipients are also presented with certificates (signed by the Secretary of Cabinet and the Premier) and a lapel pin.