Order of Canada
Ellen Louks Fairclough, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., LL.D., F.C.A.
|Ellen Louks Fairclough, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., LL.D., F.C.A.
|Companion of the Order of Canada
||October 19, 1994
||March 1, 1995
| Widely respected and admired, she was Canada's first woman cabinet minister and has continued to be a role model and spokesperson, encouraging all people to become involved in public life. In recent years, her enduring commitment to the good of the nation and to the welfare of its citizens has been expressed in a variety of ways, particularly in the social, business, and health care communities. This is a promotion within the Order.
|Officer of the Order of Canada
||December 17, 1979
||April 16, 1980
| Chartered accountant, former politician and first woman cabinet minister in the federal government. In that capacity she held several portfolios and was a Canadian delegate to the United Nations. She has long been involved in numerous community organizations in her home city of Hamilton.
|Deceased on November 13, 2004.