Order of Canada
Oscar E. Peterson, C.C., C.Q., O.Ont., D.Mus.
|Oscar E. Peterson, C.C., C.Q., O.Ont., D.Mus.
|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.