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Order of Canada

Margaret Atwood, C.C., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Margaret Atwood, C.C., LL.D. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada June 22, 1981 November 6, 1988
A poet, novelist and critic, she has long been a major cultural force in Canada and is now considered one of the country's most prominent and internationally-known literary figures. In addition to her writing, she has long been heavily involved in the feminist and writing communities as well as in Amnesty International, PEN International and in environmental protection organization. (This is a promotion within the Order).
Officer of the Order of Canada December 17, 1973 April 3, 1974
For her contributions to literature as poet, novelist, essayist, and teacher.
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