Investiture of the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall on Thursday May 31, 2001
May 22, 2001
OTTAWA — Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, and His Excellency John Ralston Saul, will preside at an investiture ceremony of the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 4 p.m.
The Governor General will present a total of 53 Canadians with their insignia of membership. Thirty-seven Members, 13 Officers and three Companions will be invested. The Governor General is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order.
The Order of Canada recognizes people who have made a difference to our country. From local citizens to national and international personalities, all Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada -- our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement. Three different levels of membership honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope: Companion, Officer and Member.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. Appointments are made on the recommendation of an Advisory Council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. The motto of the Order is "Desiderantes meliorem patriam - They desire a better country".
If you know someone who has made a difference, you can nominate this person for the Order of Canada by calling 1-800-O-Canada to receive an information brochure and nomination form; completing a nomination form and mailing it to the Chancellery of Honours, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A1; or by visiting our Web site at www.gg.ca.
Members of the media are advised to use the Princess Avenue Gate (report to Commissionaire at Princess Anne entrance) and to observe the following schedule:
Mark Angelo, C.M., O.B.C.
A tireless volunteer, he is considered by many to be Canada's pre-eminent river conservationist. He founded and continues to coordinate B.C. Rivers Day, a project attracting some 45,000 volunteers who clean up waterways throughout the province. Tremendously active with the B.C. Heritage River Program, he was the first non-government appointee to the national Canadian Heritage River Board. In addition, he has helped coordinate major conferences in his province for the last 25 years and has lent his expertise to fledgling conservation organizations around the world.
Kell Antoft, C.M.
A distinguished educator, he has inspired generations of Nova Scotians with his leadership and selfless devotion to a multitude of causes. He has been recognized for his innovative work on public administration and for his untiring efforts for the Canadian Cancer Society. His involvement in Katimavik demonstrates his concern for the development of youth and his will to improve our society for future generations.
John Edward Bahen, C.M.
A highly successful construction industry executive, he directed landmark projects such as the Skytrain light rail system in Vancouver. A pre-eminent University of Toronto volunteer and benefactor, he co-established two Chairs in civil engineering, endowed the Michael Bahen Chair in epilepsy research and has contributed towards the establishment of a new centre of information technology. The National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company have also benefited from his generosity.
Lawrence Ross Coates Barclay, C.M.
Choosing to build his career as a chemist at Mount Allison University, he modernized teaching and research methods. He has involved his students in his pioneering work and has given them publication opportunities. He attracted millions in research grants to this undergraduate program, encouraging generations of young Canadians to pursue their education in Atlantic Canada. Officially retired, he continues to inspire and share his passion with students as a University Research Professor.
George G. Blackburn, C.M., M.C.
He has had a multifaceted career as an award-winning playwright and script writer, radio producer, public servant and author. In recent years, he has gained extensive recognition for his books based on his experiences as an artillery officer in the Second World War. This trilogy, which has garnered tremendous respect and numerous awards, has been hailed as some of the finest literature in print about the reality of Canadians at war. Director of the Canadian Battle of Normandy Federation, he also remains active with many community and military-oriented organizations.
Christopher Robert Brookes, C.M.
He founded the Mummers Theatre Troupe of Newfoundland. Nationally and internationally renowned, the company raises cultural awareness and stimulates dialogue on social and economic issues. A distinguished theatre director, radio and television producer and author, he has been recognized with numerous awards. An entire community of performers is benefiting from his leadership and pioneering spirit.
Pauline P. Brown, C.M.
A devoted missionary and public health nurse, she has spent four decades working with the underprivileged population in India. She has developed programs and teaching materials aimed at promoting healthy living, family planning and early illness detection. As the Director of the Community Health Centre in Mendha and Coordinator of the Village Development Programme of the Diocese of Bhopal, she continues to dedicate herself to the care of the people of India.
Judith Feld Carr, C.M.
Her story is one of international drama and suspense. Driven by a selfless concern for others, in 1973 she and her husband established a network to assist members of the Jewish community in Syria to obtain the right to travel outside their country. After his death a year later, she remained at the forefront of this movement and was known to those who sought her aid as simply "Mrs. Judy." Years of persistence and compassion resulted in more than four thousand people being able to leave the country. Today, she continues to work with human rights groups concerned with the plight of refugees.
Georges Codling, C.M.
This proud Canadian has the gift of inspiring love for music. Through his teaching and as Director of Harmonie Calixa-Lavallée, he has been a major influence on the musical scene in his region. In addition, he helped develop the Harmonies du Québec. Former president and director of the Fédération internationale des Harmonies, he also has been a strong supporter of the first Quebec publishing house for concert band music.
Carol Ann Cole, C.M.
She is one of Canada's best-known breast cancer survivors. Responding to her own diagnosis and the loss of her mother, she launched the Comfort Heart initiative which has raised a million dollars for cancer research. These small pewter hearts symbolize hope to countless Canadians whose lives have been touched by cancer. A former vice-president of Bell Canada, she also worked for more than two decades to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile causes in Toronto, including shelters and drop-in centres for the homeless.
Fred Cooke, C.M.
A highly respected ornithologist and Chair of the Centre for Wildlife Ecology at Simon Fraser University, he has devoted his life to the study and conservation of Canada's bird population. Well known internationally for his research work on Arctic snow geese, he is also an active volunteer with amateur bird watching groups, professional ornithological organizations and conservationists. He instills in others his passion for migratory birds and encourages positive action by governments, universities and the community.
The Honourable Gregory Thomas Evans, C.M., O.Ont.
He has had a long and distinguished career in the legal profession. A trial lawyer for more than 20 years in northern Ontario, he later served on the highest trial and appeal courts of his province, notably as Chief Justice of the High Court of Ontario. Honorary President of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, he is an ardent advocate for justice and fairness in the judicial process. Appointed Ontario's first Integrity Commissioner, he played an important role in the development of the Members' Integrity Act.
Marielle Fleury, C.M.
For more than 40 years, she has helped raise the profile of Canadian fashion design to new heights. The first designer to work closely with Quebec weavers, she made her mark by creating coats inspired by our culture. She has taken part in tours and presentations of collections here and abroad to promote Quebec and Canadian fashion. Theatre, television and radio have benefited from her creative talents and the unique fund of knowledge she shares today with students at LaSalle College.
Murray Frum, C.M.
Through his voluntary and philanthropic endeavours, he has contributed to the cultural life and landscape of his community. Chairman of the Frum Development Group, he is a director of the Toronto Arts Council Foundation and the Toronto International Film Festival. A governor of the Mount Sinai Hospital, he has served on numerous boards, including those of Saturday Night Magazine and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. Chairman of the Ontario Arts Council Foundation, he has generously donated pieces of his primitive art collection to the Art Gallery of Ontario where he is a trustee.
Frederick William Gorbet, C.M.
He has been called one of Canada's outstanding public servants. Described as a brilliant strategist, he was the principal author of major economic and financial policies for the federal government. A former Deputy Minister of Finance, he has also held senior executive positions in the private sector. He is currently a consultant and director of the financial services program at York University's Schulich School of Business. His community involvement includes Governor of York University, and Director of the North York Harvest Food Bank and the Institute for Research into Public Policy.
Lyle Shantz Hallman, C.M.
A businessman and philanthropist, he is Chief Executive Officer of the Hallman Group of Companies. A strong supporter of health care and education, he is Governor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Foundation and a founding member of the board of directors of Conrad Grebel College. Committed to the betterment of his community, he has provided financial resources to the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation and has funded an institute and professorship at the University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.
Stewart Edward Hart, C.M.
As patriarch of Canada's first family of professional wrestling, he has made an important contribution to the sport for more than five decades. Founder of Stampede Wrestling and an icon of the golden era of wrestling, he has been coach and mentor to countless young athletes, imparting the highest standards of athleticism and personal conduct. A generous supporter of community life in Calgary, he is a loyal benefactor to more than thirty charitable and civic organizations including the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children and the Alberta Firefighters Toy Fund.
Catherine G. Hennessey, C.M.
She is a tireless advocate for historical conservation in Prince Edward Island. For the past 35 years, she has raised awareness of the importance of preservation of the natural and built heritage in her province. In her various roles, notably as Executive Director for the Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, she has used her expertise to promote the historical integrity of Charlottetown. She currently volunteers in support of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery to ensure that future generations will be able to appreciate and enjoy the rich diversity of the Island.
John Hobday, C.M.
He has given a lifetime of service to the arts. Former Theatre Director of Charlottetown's Confederation Centre and Administrative Director of Halifax's Neptune Theatre, he was the first National Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. As Executive Director of the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation and Seagram's Corporate Donations program, he deftly matches organizations with patrons, fostering the growth and stability of Canada's artistic community and cultural uniqueness.
John Edward Hudson, C.M.
Affectionately known in his community as "Dr. Ed", he is a country doctor who continues to care for his patients today, as he has done for the last 50 years. His vision of rural health care delivery was the basis for the Hamiota District Health Centre from which he works. Emphasizing progressive medicine, outreach programs, education and prevention, the Centre now serves as a model for the rest of the province. Communicating his energy, enthusiasm and compassion for others, he has also been a mentor to many physicians throughout rural Manitoba.
Sue Johanson, C.M.
She has been a strong, successful advocate for sex education in Canada over the last three decades. Best known for her nationally televised Sunday Night Sex Show and for her Toronto-based radio call-in show, she is a popular figure with adolescents and young adults. A registered nurse, she opened one of the city's first birth control clinics and has talked to thousands of students in high schools, colleges and universities across the country. Listening without judgement and candid in her responses, she helps Canadians to improve their understanding of sexuality and their ability to make wise health choices.
G. Jake Lamoureux, C.M.
For the past forty years he has given his heart and soul to the betterment of his community. Whether it be for the benefit of abused and mistreated children, people struggling with substance addiction or senior citizens, he has used his many abilities to launch innovative fundraising initiatives and to motivate others. Because of his tireless efforts, support agencies such as the Children's Treatment Centre, the Cornwall United Way and Friendship House can continue to offer much-needed services to some of society's most vulnerable.
Charmaine Letourneau, C.M.
An educator, a leader and a role model in the Deaf community, she has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for Deaf people and to encourage an integration of their culture and experience in Canadian society. An inspiration to many, she advocates for equal rights and initiates special cultural, recreational and social programs. Serving on the executives of provincial and national organizations and Assistant Principal of the Alberta School of the Deaf, she has enriched the lives of Deaf and hearing Canadians for almost thirty years.
Sara Lee Lewis, C.M.
She is Co-founder and Managing Director of Nova Scotia's Mermaid Theatre. Her creativity and managerial talent have ensured the company a sterling reputation for quality theatre for young people in Canada and abroad. Throughout its thirty-year history, Mermaid's multimedia adaptations of children's literature, in which puppetry features prominently, have acquainted hundreds of thousands of young people with classic literary works.
Samuel Ralph Loschiavo, C.M.
A highly respected entomologist, he has made major contributions to Canadian society through his innovative research work. His studies were instrumental in improving the storage capability and quality of prairie cereals used worldwide today. A longtime volunteer in his province's Italian and arts communities, he founded or co-founded such institutions as the Italian Canadian League of Manitoba and Winnipeg's Folklorama, and continues to offer his support to the Italian Canadian Memorial Foundation.
Bahadur Madhani, C.M.
Dedicated to helping those in need, he uses his business expertise to provide leadership and practical wisdom to the causes he embraces. Volunteering with numerous charitable organizations, notably the United Way of Greater Toronto, he has shared his enthusiasm and commitment with many of his peers, inspiring them to work for the betterment of our society. His innovative education and integration programs for the Toronto Muslim community have been models for other centres across the country.
Norbert Rubin Morgenstern, C.M., A.O.E.
He is an authority on geotechnical engineering and an ambassador of Canadian know-how. Widely consulted on projects throughout the world, he is past President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Canada's foremost practitioner of geotechnique, he is past President and Vice-President of several of our national engineering institutes and societies. An inspiring educator for the past 40 years, he has been honoured by the University of Alberta with the title University Professor Emeritus.
Kenneth George Murray, C.M.
A devoted volunteer and philanthropist, he has channelled his entrepreneurial spirit and keen business sense into numerous community, regional and national organizations. He is the driving force behind a University of Waterloo research program aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people with Alzheimer Disease. He has also been active for decades with the Homewood Health Centre, a treatment facility for those with mental-health and addiction problems. As well, he has served the University of Guelph for 50 years in various capacities, including Chair of the Board of Governors.
William Needles, C.M.
Vital to the heart and soul of the Stratford Festival, he has provided leadership and inspiration there for nearly 50 years. One of the theatre company's founding members, he has appeared in more than 100 productions, lending a sense of identity, continuity and cohesiveness to the Festival. Committed to transmitting his love for his craft, he taught drama for many years at the University of California, Irvine and remains a generous and much-loved role model and mentor for young actors.
Leslie Raymond Peterson, C.M., O.B.C.
He has demonstrated outstanding leadership and public service. A prominent lawyer, he left a successful practice to serve his province. First elected in 1956, he was appointed to Cabinet, as Minister of Education, then Minister of Labour and finally, Attorney General, during a political career which spanned three decades. Returning to private life, he became Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, where he is remembered by faculty and students as an insightful and sensitive leader.
Carol Dorothy Proctor, C.M.
An advocate for social work, she has been a pioneer in every aspect of the profession in New Brunswick. Her quest to deliver the best possible service led to new professional standards. Through her vision and leadership, innovative groundbreaking programs were established for clients and their families. Her dedication has also extended to volunteering her time, thus ensuring that the gaps in services were filled. On the eve of her retirement, she added to her legacy by co-founding the program Help Au Secours, a 24-hour telephone help line.
Ralph F. Ritcey, C.M.
He was a mentor for many of today's Inuit leaders during his 20-year tenure as Superintendent of Education for the federal Department of Northern Affairs. He is admired for his contributions to policy and program development which enabled young Inuit students to leave the North to pursue their studies. Remembered fondly by those students for his caring devotion and his friendship, he also furthered the cause of the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada as their Executive Director, helping to give the Inuit people a common voice.
Ezra Schabas, C.M., O.Ont.
Former Principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto, he has had a major influence on music in Canada. He co-founded and was first General Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. His publications on Sir Ernest MacMillan and the Canadian Opera Company are considered to be definitive works. A distinguished juror and consultant, for the past fifty years, he has been a constant source of knowledge, advice and encouragement for young musicians, promoting Canadian musical talent.
J. Blair Seaborn, C.M.
Throughout his 40-year career, he demonstrated a strong commitment to public service. A former Deputy Minister of the Department of the Environment, he also played important roles in foreign affairs and in consumer policy. During the 1980s, he served as Canadian Chair of the International Joint Commission. He further showed his ability to find solutions to complex issues as Chair of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's panel on Nuclear Fuel Waste Management.
Allan C. Shaw, C.M.
He was instrumental in helping Nova Scotia's industries and businesses prepare for excellence in the global marketplace. Currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Shaw Group Limited, he shares his expertise with community organizations related to youth, post-secondary education, trade and economic development. A successful entrepreneur, he has used his business acumen to the benefit of his community for over 35 years.
E. Noël Spinelli, C.M.
This energetic business leader and model of generosity is known for his commitment to his community, especially in the area of culture. Founder of Concerts Spinelli, he also helped establish the Lachine lyric art centre and Concerts Lachine. An active member of various boards of directors, he is driven by a remarkable level of enthusiasm and a desire to share his love of music by making it more accessible to his fellow citizens.
Mona Winberg, C.M.
She is a passionate, respected advocate. In her long-running Toronto Sun column, she addressed countless issues confronting those with disabilities. She has been an active volunteer since the 1960s, serving in such leadership roles as President of the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy. As a member of a municipal advisory committee, she successfully lobbied for a public transit system for people with disabilities. Having triumphed over tremendous physical challenges posed by her own cerebral palsy, she is a role model of courage and persistence and an inspiration to others.
George Bain, O.C.
He has had an impressive career in journalism, as a reporter, editor, European correspondent and political columnist. For many years he wrote deftly on national political affairs in The Globe and Mail, and later as a columnist with Maclean's magazine. Author of several books, he was honoured with the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. A former director of the School of Journalism at King's College, Halifax, he is admired and respected by his peers. He has contributed greatly to the development of journalism in Canada and is a role model for aspiring journalists.
Herbert W. Beall, O.C. (deceased)
During a distinguished career with the Canadian Forest Service that spanned nearly four decades, he was one of the first to study the behaviour and nature of forest fires. He pioneered the development of a system of predicting fire danger by linking weather conditions and forest combustibility. His innovative research laid the foundation for Canada's internationally recognized forest fire danger rating system. A mentor to young scientists, he was also instrumental in the creation of the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry in Nairobi, Kenya.
Edward James Moran Campbell, O.C.
Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, he played a fundamental role in the medical school's evolution into a first-class teaching and research centre. An expert in the treatment of breathing disorders, he discovered and perfected a controlled method of delivering oxygen through the use of a specially designed mask. This invention has been a major breakthrough which has saved countless lives. In addition, his extensive research has increased our understanding of the body's respiratory system.
Arthur J. Carty, O.C.
Former Dean of Research at the University of Waterloo and an internationally respected chemist, he brings his passion for science to his role as President of the National Research Council. His energetic leadership and clear vision have made the Council a major player in the development and expansion of new frontiers of scientific exploration. Today, the NRC attracts many of the country's brightest researchers to its leading-edge research facilities and is forging important partnerships among Canadian universities, industry and government.
Marcel Dubé, O.C.
At 18, he dreamed of teaching French literature. Instead, he became one of the pioneers of Quebec dramatic arts. A prolific author, he has written for both television and the theatre. Many of his works have been translated into various languages and are considered classics, including Un simple soldat and Au retour des oies blanches. Ushering in a new style of dramatic writing, he paved the way for numerous playwrights. Today, his plays continue to be performed in Canada in both French and English and are studied overseas.
Joseph Gosnell Sr., O.C., O.B.C.
Pursuing the dreams of his ancestors, he has negotiated for the last twenty-five years on behalf of the Nisga'a Nation and was instrumental in bringing about the signing of the historic 1999 Nisga'a Treaty. His great determination, enormous patience and unwavering belief in the rights of his people culminated in this, their first modern land claim agreement with British Columbia and Canada. President of the Nisga'a Tribal Council and one of the most highly respected Aboriginal leaders in Canada, he has opened the door for discussion on resource management policy and self-governance for other First Nations.
W. Glen How, O.C.
Consistently and courageously, for more than fifty years, he has fought legal battles to advance civil liberties. The landmark cases he argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of Jehovah's Witnesses enshrined all Canadians' right to freedom of speech, assembly and religious expression and helped pave the way for the Canadian Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A man of conscience, he has, for minimal compensation, defended clients in every province of Canada, many American states and several other countries.
The Reverend Father James Kelsey McConica, O.C.
He is an eminent scholar, whose work on Tudor history has received international accolades. With more than fifty historical studies to his credit, including a sensitive portrayal of Thomas More, he is a recognized expert in the medieval renaissance and reformation periods. Notably, he edited and interpreted the Collected Works of Erasmus and The History of the University of Oxford. Former President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Michael's College, and current President of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, he is a classic humanist whose influence resonates throughout academic circles in Canada and abroad.
The Honourable Robert Keith Rae, P.C., O.C.
Devoted to his country, he has served at both the federal and provincial levels, and as leader of Ontario's New Democratic Party and Premier. He is currently a member of the Tribunal on Internal Trade Disputes and the Security and Intelligence Review Committee. His books, articles and lectures on political theory, industrial relations and constitutional and labour law provoke serious thought about current economic and political realities. He is also a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist who has supported leukemia research for many years.
Jennifer Mary Shay, O.C.
An ecologist of national and international distinction, she is committed to the protection and maintenance of our world ecosystem. Professor Emerita of Botany in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba, she also contributed to the design of the University's graduate program in Landscape Architecture. Appointed to many national advisory committees, she has been honoured for her contributions to environmental policy, for her ongoing research and for her efforts to improve our understanding of ecological and environmental issues.
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Éléonore Tecumseh Sioui, O.C.
As a communicator, writer and shaman, she has long worked to raise general awareness of the condition of Aboriginals and to promote the Huron Wendat culture. A mother of seven children who wanted to set an example of the importance of making a positive contribution to society, she completed her education, having left after only six years of schooling, and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She has spoken at numerous symposia and conferences throughout the world and is also the founder of the first French-language Aboriginal magazine in North America, a socio-cultural centre and a spiritual centre.
Pierre Théberge, O.C., C.Q.
As a teacher, author, speaker and museum administrator, he has won international acclaim for his devotion to promoting culture. As Director of the MontréalMuseum of Fine Arts, he was the driving force behind the renewal of the Museum, as evidenced by outstanding programming designed for specialists and amateurs alike. Under his direction, the Museum was transformed from a relatively unknown institution of mainly local interest to a museum of worldwide renown. He continues to contribute to the development of Canadian museography as Director of the National Gallery of Canada.
Max Wyman, O.C.
Articulate and passionate about Canadian culture, he is one of British Columbia's most respected champions for the arts. He has played a great number of roles to this end, advocating for the development of our arts institutions and promoting the excellence of our national talent. He is an arts critic and analyst, author, actor, awards juror and a valued member of both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. His commentary and contributions continue to nurture and elevate artistic expression in Canada.
June Callwood, C.C., O.Ont.
Her career has been marked by achievement and excellence. Journalist, author, television host and volunteer, she has helped to inform Canadians and to increase social consciousness on many issues concerning women, children and AIDS victims. A tireless advocate for social justice, she has been a central figure in countless action organizations. Founder of Casey House Hospice , she is also a founding member and vice-president of the Campaign Against Child Poverty. Her dedication and commitment to the plight of those in need serve as an example for all Canadians.
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Jack McClelland, C.C.
A legend in Canadian publishing, he has engaged the world in celebrating our writers. Head of McClelland & Stewart for more than 30 years, he steered the company towards a domestic focus and launched the careers of many of our best authors. With originality and passion, he promoted new works and he initiated the New Canadian Library reprint series, ensuring the continued accessibility of classic novels. A recipient of countless honours, he is recognized for broadening the awareness and appreciation of this country's history and culture.
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Mordecai Richler, C.C.
He has helped secure Canada's place on the international literary stage. His characters speak of struggle and triumph; his stories bring St. Urbain and Crescent streets to the world. Colourful and sometimes controversial, he is one of Canada's foremost satirists, well known for his essays and columns. His novels and works of non-fiction have come to form part of our nation's cultural heritage and many have been recognized with honours, including two Governor General's Literary Awards and the Commonwealth Writers Award.