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Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada

June 29, 2007

OTTAWA – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 71 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include seven Companions (C.C.), 17 Officers (O.C.), and 47 Members (C.M.). Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

This year marks an important anniversary for the Order of Canada. It was created on July 1, 1967, and has since become the centrepiece of our country’s System of Honours. 2007 is a celebration of 40 years of outstanding achievements and excellence in all sectors of society.

On the recommendation of the Advisory Council of the Order of Canada, the Governor General is pleased to announce the following appointments:

COMPANIONS

The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, P.C., C.C.

Ottawa, Ont., and Shawinigan, Que.

Politics

Purdy Crawford, C.C.
(Promotion within the Order)

Toronto, Ont.

Industry/Commerce/Business

The Honourable Barnett J. Danson, P.C., C.C.
(Promotion within the Order)

Toronto, Ont.

Voluntary Service

Rock Demers, C.C.
(Promotion within the Order)

Montréal, Que.

Arts/Film

The Honourable Charles D. Gonthier, C.C.

Outremont, Que.

Law

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, C.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Law

Preston Manning, C.C.

Calgary, Alta.

Politics


OFFICERS

Bertha Clark, O.C.

Athabasca, Alta.

Social Service

Tom Cochrane, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Music

Paul Corkum, O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Science

The Honourable William Hoyt, O.C.

Fredericton, N.B.

Law

Molly Johnson, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Music

Leon Katz , O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Engineering

Edward A. Lyons, O.C.

Winnipeg, Man.

Health Care

Michael P. MacLear, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Communications

Alistair MacLeod, O.C.

Windsor, Ont.

Arts/Writing

Carolyn McAskie, O.C.

New York, N.Y., U.S.A. and Wakefield, Que.

Public Service

Derek Oland, O.C.

New River Beach, N.B.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Miles Richardson, O.C.

Vancouver, B.C.

Social Service

Robbie Robertson, O.C.

Los Angeles, C.A., U.S.A. and Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Music

Ginette Lemire Rodger, O.C.

Nepean, Ont.

Health Care

Jane Stewart, O.C.

Montreal, Que.

Science

Pamela Wallin, O.C.

New York, N.Y., U.S.A. and Wadena, Sask.

Communications

Kenny Wheeler, O.C.

London, U.K. and Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Music


MEMBERS

Jean-Baptiste (John) Arcand, C.M.

Saskatoon, Sask.

Arts/Music

Chrystine Brouillet, C.M.

Montreal, Que.

Arts/Writing

Elizabeth (Libby) Burnham, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Social Service

Jean C. Chiasson, C.M.

Pointe-Brule, N.B.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Joan Craig, C.M.

Halifax, N.S.

Voluntary Service

Alexander (Al) Davidson, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont.

Public Service

Mary Dawson, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont.

Public Service

Flora Dell, C.M.

Moncton,N.B.

Voluntary Service

Robert Doyle, C.M.

Stratford, Ont. And Halifax, N.S.

Arts/Stage

Maria K. Eriksen, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Health Care

John Fanning, C.M.

Dundas, Ont.

Arts/Music

Bunny Ferguson, C.M.

Edmonton, Alta.

Voluntary Service

William Fitzgerald, C.M.

St. Anthony, N.L.

Health Care

J. Barry French, C.M.

Oakville, Ont.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Ronald Gillespie, C.M.

Dundas, Ont.

Science

Terrance Gillespie, C.M.

Halifax, N.S.

Heath Care

Muriel Gold, C.M.

Montreal, Que.

Arts/Stage

Charlotte Gray, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont.

Heritage/Writing

Doreen Hall, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Music

Robert H.A. Haslam, C.M.

Okotoks, Alta.

Health Care

The Honourable Lynda Haverstock, C.M., S.O.M.

Regina, Sask.

Public Service

Brent Hawkes, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Social Service

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

Westmount, Que.

Voluntary Service

Beryl Ivey, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Philanthropy

Zbigniew Kabata, C.M.

Nanaimo, B.C.

Science

Laurent Lapierre, C.M.

Montreal, Que.

Education

Ronald Edward Lawless, C.M.

Beaconsfield, Que.

Public Service

Jon Lien, C.M.

Portugal Cove, N.L.

Science

Patricia (Ann) MacCuspie, C.M.

Truro, N.S.

Education

Douglas MacPhee, C.M.

New Waterford, N.S.

Arts/Music

Robert R. McEwen, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Thomas W. Noseworthy, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Health Care

Elizabeth Parr-Johnston, C.M.

Chester Basin, N.S.

Education

Jean E. Portugal, C.M.

Scarborough, Ont.

Arts/Writing

Lola Rasminsky, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Education

Donald B. Rix, C.M., O.B.C.

Vancouver, B.C.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Leon Rooke, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Writing

Kent Stetson, C.M.

Montreal, Que. and Marshfield, P.E.I.

Arts/Writing

Jeff Turnbull, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont.

Health Care

Jim Vallance, C.M.

Vancouver, B.C.

Arts/Music

H.P. Daniel (Sandy) Van Ginkel, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Architecture

Timothy Vernon, C.M.

Saanichton, B.C.

Arts/Music

Fredrick A. (Fred) Walsh, C.M.

Berwick, N.S.

Voluntary Service

Michael R. Weir, C.M.

Draper, U.T., U.S.A. and Toronto, Ont.

Sports

Howard White, C.M., O.B.C.

Madeira Park, B.C.

Communications

Wilfrid Wilkinson, C.M.

Evanston, IL, U.S.A. and Trenton, Ont.

Voluntary Service

Clara Will, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Education

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ORDER OF CANADA BACKGROUNDER

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. It is our country’s highest civilian honour for lifetime achievement. Three different levels of membership—Companion, Officer and Member—honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope.

Appointments are made on the recommendation of an advisory council, chaired by the chief justice of Canada.

The governor general is the Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order. Members of the Advisory Council reflect the diversity and excellence in Canadian society. Certain members are appointed by virtue of their office; others are appointed for a fixed term to achieve a balanced representation of the various regions of the country.

The current members of the Advisory Council are: 

·  The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada (Chair)

·  Dr. Patricia A. Demers, President, Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada

·  Mr. Tom Jackson, O.C.

·  Ms. Karen Kain, C.C., Chair, Canada Council for the Arts

·  Ms. Judith A. LaRocque, C.V.O., Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage

·  Dr. Daurene E. Lewis, C.M.

·  Mr. Kevin Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

·  Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, O.C. 

·  Ms. Bonnie M. Patterson, Chair, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

·  Dr. Patricia Baird, O.C., O.B.C.

·  Mr. J.E. (Ted) Newall, O.C.

Any group or individual is welcome to nominate deserving individuals as candidates for appointment.

Any Canadian may be nominated for the Order of Canada. The only exceptions are federal and provincial politicians and judges, who may not be appointed while holding office.

Non-Canadians may be considered for honorary appointments.

Updated: 2007-07-04
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