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Order of Canada

Alastair W. Gillespie, P.C., O.C., M.Comm.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Alastair W. Gillespie, P.C., O.C., M.Comm. O.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 21, 1998 February 3, 1999
He has excelled in all of the many initiatives he has undertaken in the private and public sectors. As a Minister of the Crown, he served with distinction in a variety of portfolios. After leaving politics, he returned to business where he carved out a unique niche in the fossil fuels industry. His record of community service spans four decades and includes a leadership role as Director of the Spinal Cord Centre at Toronto's Lyndhurst Hospital, Director of the National Ballet School and President of the Canadian Opera Company. His tenacity, coupled with a maverick entrepreneurial spirit, has earned him the respect and admiration of Canadians from coast to coast.
 
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