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Doris H. Anderson, C.C., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Doris H. Anderson, C.C., LL.D. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada May 1, 2002 February 21, 2003
A passionate champion for the rights of women, she has helped to shape public opinion on a host of important social issues. Whether advocating for progressive divorce laws, for freedom of reproductive choice, or for enshrining the equality of men and women in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, she remains a brave and tenacious leader whose impact on Canadians will be felt for generations. A gifted communicator and generous mentor to young Canadian writers, she is a recognized author in her own right, penning several critically acclaimed works.

This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada December 18, 1974 April 16, 1975
Editor of "Chatelaine". For her contributions to publishing and to public affairs.
Deceased on March 2, 2007.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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