Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada
July 1, 2008
OTTAWA — Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 75 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include five Companions (C.C.), 26 Officers (O.C.), and 43 Members (C.M.), as well as one Honorary Officer. These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Order of Canada.
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
The list of recipients (Annex A), citations (Annex B) and an Order of Canada backgrounder(Annex C) are attached.
Annex A - RECIPIENTS
On the recommendation of the Advisory Council of the Order of Canada, the Governor General is pleased to announce the following appointments:
Annex B- CITATIONS
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, P.C., C.C.
For her distinguished contributions to Canadian politics, and for her active involvement and leadership in the promotion of global democracy, international cooperation and women in politics.
The Honourable John C. Major, C.C.
For his contributions to the Canadian justice system, including 13 years of service on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada.
G. Wallace F. McCain, C.C., O.N.B.
For his continued leadership and contribution to business and industry, both in Canada and abroad, as well as for his widespread philanthropy.
(This is a promotion within the Order.)
Raymond Moriyama, C.C.
For his contributions to the field of architecture, and for inspiring a new generation of young architects through his designs of some of Canada’s most innovative urban structures.
(This is a promotion within the Order.)
Marcel Trudel, C.C., G.O.Q.
For his contributions as a historian, and for his written works on the history of New France, which continue to enrich our heritage.
(This is a promotion within the Order.)
Jocelyne Alloucherie, O.C.
For her contributions to the visual arts as an internationally renowned sculptor.
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M.
For her work as an arts advocate, fundraiser, and business and community leader who has brought her leadership and vision to the benefit of cultural, community and charitable associations at the local, provincial and national levels.
Randolph C. (Randy) Bachman, O.C.
For his contributions as an iconic Canadian rock musician and for his support of Canadian music as a producer of emerging Canadian artists.
Robin W. Boadway, O.C.
For his contributions to public policy in Canada, notably as a leading scholar in the field of public sector economics.
Raymond Breton, O.C.
For his contributions to the advancement of sociology and to the understanding of the impact of multiculturalism and linguistic diversity on Canadian society.
AA Bronson, O.C.
For his contributions as a solo artist and a member of General Idea who has influenced and inspired generations of his peers.
Victor S. Buffalo, O.C.
For his contributions to the Aboriginal business community, notably as chief of the Samson Cree Nation, and for working to secure the economic well-being of his community through the establishment of Peace Hills Trust.
Maria Campbell, O.C., S.O.M.
For her contributions to Canadian literature and media as a writer, playwright, filmmaker and educator, as well as for her advocacy of Métis and Aboriginal issues.
Joan Clark, O.C.
For her contributions as a pioneer for women in law, and as a major force in improving animal protection by helping to bring about a groundbreaking animal protection law and the implementation of standards regarding the use of animals in research.
George Elliott Clarke, O.C., O.N.S.
For his contributions as a poet, professor and volunteer who has brought his original voice and his perspective on the Black experience to contemporary Canadian literature, and who has generously shared his time and talents with young and emerging writers.
Jean-Marie Dufour, O.C., O.Q.
For his contributions to education, research and the development of the field of economics as an internationally renowned econometrics specialist.
Basil (Buzz) Hargrove, O.C.
For his contributions as a labour leader who is respected on both sides of the bargaining table, and for his advocacy for equality and human rights in Canada and abroad.
Martha Jodrey, O.C.
For her contributions as a philanthropist, volunteer and fundraiser who has supported many educational, health care, cultural and community causes throughout Nova Scotia, and who has helped to increase educational services for students with disabilities.
The Honourable Donald J. Johnston, P.C., O.C.
For his contributions to public service in Canada, and as secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, where he introduced many important initiatives that continue to benefit the international community.
Victor Ling, O.C., O.B.C.
For his contributions as an esteemed health care leader, including his groundbreaking research that has helped the scientific community to better understand why certain cancers become drug-resistant.
Peter Mansbridge, O.C.
For his contributions to broadcasting, for his commitment to helping Canadians better understand their country and the world, and for his dedication to literacy and Canada’s youth.
Allan P. Markin, O.C.
For his contributions to Canada’s natural resources sector, and for his generous philanthropy in the areas of health care and post-secondary education.
Piers McDonald, O.C.
For his contributions to the Yukon, where he served as government leader and member of the Territorial Legislature, and for his leadership in the economic development of the North.
The Honourable Frank McKenna, P.C., O.C., O.N.B.
For his contributions to public service, and as a business and community leader who has had an important and lasting influence on the economic revitalization of New Brunswick and on the growth of businesses across Canada.
Timothy R. Oke, O.C.
For his contributions to meteorology and urban climatology, as well as for his mentoring of generations of geographers.
The Honourable Landon Pearson, O.C.
For her commitment and leadership in advocating for the rights of children and youth, nationally and internationally, for more than four decades.
Clayton H. Riddell, O.C.
For his leadership in the Canadian petroleum industry as a renowned exploration geologist, and for his generous philanthropic support of numerous community organizations.
John N. Smith, O.C.
For his contributions to the Canadian film industry as a filmmaker whose works, such as The Boys of St. Vincent, Dieppe and Welcome to Canada, have touched audiences across Canada and around the world.
David J. Sweet, O.C.
For enhancing Canada’s reputation as a leader in forensic odontology—the science of victim identification using dental charts and analysis of teeth—and for his contributions as a teacher, researcher and consultant.
Audrey Thomas, O.C.
For her contributions as one of our nation’s most accomplished fiction writers, notably as a master of the short story, and as a revered teacher and mentor.
W. Paul Thompson, O.C.
For his contributions to Canadian theatre, notably for bringing the stories of ordinary Canadians to the stage, and for bringing theatre to the people through performances held in rural communities, as well as large cities, across the country.
Gordon E. Arnell, C.M.
For his contributions as a businessman, notably in the North American commercial real estate industry, and for his support of several organizations.
Constance Backhouse, C.M.
For her contributions as an award-winning educator and author in the areas of history and the law, and as an activist for human rights.
Lyle R. Best, C.M.
For his leadership as a fundraiser, mentor and volunteer with numerous charitable, sports and community organizations.
Paul Bley, C.M.
For his contributions as a pioneering figure in avant-garde and free jazz, and for his influence on younger jazz pianists.
Peter Boneham, C.M.
For his contributions as a leader and innovator in dance, notably as a choreographer, artistic director and creator of Le Groupe Dance Lab, a unique centre for research and development of contemporary dance.
Yvette Bonny, C.M., C.Q.
For her contributions as a role model within the Haitian community and for young Black women in Quebec, as well as for her dedication to children as a pediatrician-hematologist.
Jeanne-d’Arc Bouchard, C.M., C.Q.
For her innovative contributions as a nurse, advocate and creator of a public assistance program designed to provide care and readjustment services for people suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Robert E. Brown, C.M., O.Q.
For his contributions as a leader in Canada’s aerospace industry, and for his dedicated service to and support of non-profit organizations.
Judith Chernin Budovitch, C.M.
For her contributions as a community volunteer who has supported various artistic, educational and civic groups in New Brunswick, notably the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Dominic Champagne, C.M.
For his contributions to the performing arts as an author, director, producer, comedian and performing arts educator.
Simon Chang, C.M.
For his contributions to the fashion industry as well as for his philanthropy and social engagement.
Marcel A. Desautels, C.M.
For his contributions as a businessman and philanthropist, and for his unfailing support of business and management education in Canadian universities.
The Honourable Myra A. Freeman, C.M., O.N.S.
For her contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as an educator, community volunteer and former lieutenant-governor who has always championed young people and their achievements.
Robert G. Glossop, C.M.
For his contributions to sociology and to the advancement of Canadian social policy and family law, though his longstanding involvement with the Vanier Institute of the Family.
Vladimir Hachinski, C.M.
For his contributions to the field of neurology, notably as a leading expert and researcher in the study of stroke and dementia.
Dezsö J. Horváth, C.M.
For his academic leadership and sustained commitment to business education in Canada.
Elke and Tim Inkster, C.M.
For their distinctive contributions to publishing in Canada and for their promotion of new authors, as co-founders of The Porcupine's Quill, a small press known for the award-winning beauty and quality of its books.
Patrick J. Keenan, C.M., O.Ont.
For his sustained philanthropic contributions, notably in the areas of health care, education and culture.
Marc Kielburger, C.M.
For his dedication and work as the head of Free The Children and Leaders Today and as an activist who is committed to promoting social activism and voluntarism in Canada’s youth.
Rudolph J. Kriegler, C.M.
For his pioneering contributions to the development of innovative technologies, and for his sustained scientific leadership in Canada’s high-technology sector.
Norman Levine, C.M.
For his contributions to the development and advancement of paediatric dentistry and dentistry for people with disabilities.
Christine Leyser, C.M.
For serving as the driving force behind several institutions that provide food, shelter and social services to those in need, making her a pillar of her community and a beacon of hope for those marginalized in society.
H. Wade MacLauchlan, C.M.
For his contributions to the study of law in Atlantic Canada and to the economic development of the province of Prince Edward Island, through his leadership and involvement with numerous academic, cultural and research organizations, including the University of Prince Edward Island.
R. Gordon M. Macpherson, C.M.
For his contributions in the field of heraldry in Canada, and for his leadership in establishing Canada’s international reputation in this field.
Mick Mallon, C.M.
For his contributions as a teacher and linguist who spent decades preserving and revitalizing the Inuktitut language.
Judith Mappin, C.M.
For 30 years of dedication and commitment to the promotion of emerging and established writers as the owner and co-founder of the Double Hook Book Shop, a store devoted entirely to Canadian literature.
Michael Marrus, C.M.
For his contributions as a scholar and historian, notably on the history, causes and consequences of the Holocaust.
Ian W. McDougall, C.M.
For his contributions to classical and jazz music as a renowned trombonist and composer and as an innovative educator and mentor.
Axel Meisen, C.M.
For his important contributions to the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador through his leadership of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, which led to a significant increase in enrolment, unprecedented funding and enhanced research capacity.
Henry Morgentaler, C.M.
For his commitment to increased health care options for women, his determined efforts to influence Canadian public policy and his leadership in humanist and civil liberties organizations.
Philip Walter Owen, C.M.
For his long-standing commitment and contributions to the city of Vancouver.
André Poilièvre, C.M.
For providing social and moral support to Aboriginal and inner-city youth for more than 20 years, and for helping steer them away from the pitfalls of addiction and gang violence.
The Honourable Brenda Robertson, C.M., O.N.B.
For her commitment to the people of New Brunswick as the first woman elected to the provincial Legislature, and as a member of the Senate of Canada.
Kenneth Charles Sauer, C.M.
For his contributions as a volunteer with many regional and provincial organizations, as well as for his leadership in the field of amateur sports, notably through his involvement with the Alberta Games.
Bernard Savoie, C.M.
For his dedication to his fellow Canadians as a doctor and volunteer who is committed to the economic and cultural development of his community.
Lorne Scott, C.M.
For his long-time contributions to nature conservancy in the province of Saskatchewan.
T. Clayton Shields, C.M
For more than three decades of service as the wigmaster to the Stratford Festival of Canada, where he developed innovative techniques and mentored new generations of artists.
John S. Speakman, C.M.
For his contributions as a professor, clinician and volunteer ophthalmologist who has provided comprehensive eye care to First Nations peoples in Canada’s North.
James C. Temerty, C.M.
For his contributions as an entrepreneurial leader in the clean energy sector, and for his philanthropic and volunteer leadership with several local, national and international organizations.
José Verstappen, C.M.
For his contributions to the promotion and vitality of early-period music in British Columbia, and for showcasing Canada within the international early music community.
Henry H. Wakabayashi, C.M., O.B.C.
For his contributions, as a civil and industrial engineer, to significant infrastructure projects in the Vancouver area, and for fostering increased cultural exchanges between Canada and Japan.
George A. Zarb, C.M.
For his contributions and leadership in prosthodontic dentistry, notably for introducing dental implantology to North American dentists.
Charles Aznavour, O.C.
For his contributions to the Francophone culture as a singer, composer and actor and for his work which has helped establish important cultural ties between Canada and the rest of the French-speaking world.
Annex C - 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 recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Order of Canada, an independent 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 on the Order of Canada 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.
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.
People who are not Canadian may be considered for honorary appointments.