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Order of Canada

Gordon Lightfoot, C.C., O.Ont., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Gordon Lightfoot, C.C., O.Ont., LL.D. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada May 8, 2003 December 13, 2003
A singer-songwriter, musician and poet, Gordon Lightfoot has been telling our stories in song for over five decades. He possesses a unique ability to blend contemporary urban music with our traditional roots. Genuine and reserved, he has a down-to-earth style that defies categorization. The consummate perfectionist, he has influenced a host of other musicians with his versatility and thought-provoking lyrics. With an impressive list of successful recordings to his credit, he has garnered numerous industry awards and remains one of Canada's most beloved musicians.

This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada June 26, 1970 March 31, 1971
Folk singer and composer of folk songs of international renown.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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