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Order of Canada

Oscar E. Peterson, C.C., C.Q., O.Ont., D.Mus.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Oscar E. Peterson, C.C., C.Q., O.Ont., D.Mus. C.C. Mississauga
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada June 25, 1984 April 10, 1985
With his classical bent and passion for perfection Oscar Peterson is probably today's finest jazz pianist. By virtue of his many world tours he has become Canada's musical ambassador. He is a staunch champion of the equality of our ethnic minorities. (This is a promotion within the Order.)
Officer of the Order of Canada June 23, 1972 April 11, 1973
Jazz pianist, composer and conductor of world renown.
Deceased on December 23, 2007.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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