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Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada

February 20, 2007

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 89 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include three Companions (C.C.), 29 Officers (O.C.) and 57 Members (C.M.). These appointments have been in effect since October 5, 2006. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

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

COMPANIONS

Richard Drouin, C.C., O.Q. (promotion within the Order)

Quebec, Que.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Joseph Gosnell Sr., C.C., O.B.C. (promotion within the Order)

New Aiyansh, B.C.

Social Service

Ronald D. Southern, C.C., C.B.E. (promotion within the Order)

Calgary, Alta.

Industry / Commerce / Business

OFFICERS

Ross Campbell, O.C.

Gatineau, Que.

Public Service

Robert Carsen, O.C.

Paris, France; and Toronto, Ont.

Arts / Stage

Peter Desbarats, O.C.

London, Ont.

Communications

Louis Fortier, O.C.

Quebec, Que.

Science

Paul Gendreau, O.C.

Beresford, N.B.

Social Sciences

Nicolas Georganas, O.C., O.Ont.

Ottawa, Ont.

Computer Science

James A. Gosling, O.C.

Redwood City, U.S.A.; and Calgary, Alta.

Computer Science

Antoine M. Hakim, O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Health Care

Bryan L. Harvey, O.C., S.O.M.

Saskatoon, Sask.

Science

M. Daria Haust, O.C.

London, Ont.

Health Care

Arthur Hiller, O.C.,

Beverly Hills, U.S.A.; and Edmonton, Alta.

Arts / Films

Chaviva Milada Hošek, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Education / Public Service

Eric Hoskins, O.C., M.S.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Social Service

Hector J. Jacques, O.C.

Dartmouth, N.S.

Engineering

Cyril Max Kay, O.C. (promotion within the Order)

Edmonton, Alta.

Science

Robert Louie, O.C.

Kelowna, B.C.

Social Service

Clifford Garfield Mahood, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Advocacy

Jacob H. Masliyah, O.C.

Edmonton, Alta.

Engineering

Jaymie M. Matthews, O.C.

Vancouver, B.C.

Science

Arthur B. McDonald, O.C.

Kingston, Ont.

Science

Gerald McMaster, O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Arts / Visual

William H. New, O.C.

Vancouver, B.C.

Education

Francis A. Plummer, O.C.

Winnipeg, M.B.

Health Care

Dorothy M. Pringle, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Care

Rémi Quirion, O.C.

Verdun, Que.

Science

Dennis C. Smith, O.C.

Collingwood, Ont.

Science

Liliane M. Stewart, O.C., O.Q., C.D.

Montreal, Que.

Philanthropy

Ben Weider, O.C., C.Q. (promotion within the Order)

Montreal, Que.

Industry / Commerce / Business

E. Douglas Wigle, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Care

MEMBERS

Bertha Allen, C.M.

Inuvik, N.W.T.

Voluntary Service

Sister Katherine Bellamy, C.M., O.N.L.

St. John’s, N.L.

Arts / Music

Henry John Bergen, C.M.

Coaldale, Alta.

Industry / Commerce / Business

André Caillé, C.M.

Foster, Que.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Jan de Vries, C.M.

Pickering, Ont.

Voluntary Service

Catherine A. (Kiki) Delaney, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Michel Donato, C.M.

Outremont, Que.

Arts / Music

Howard Engel, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts / Writing

Paul Fazio, C.M.

Pointe-Claire, Que.

Education

William Garden, C.M.

Sidney, B.C.

Marine Engineering

Father Michael Gardener, C.M.

Iqaluit, Nun.

Religion

Helen E. Gardiner, C.M.

Caledon East, Ont.

Philanthropy

Roland Gauvin, C.M.

Moncton, N.B.

Arts / Music

Patsy George, C.M., O.B.C.

Vancouver, B.C.

Social Service

Barbara Gowdy, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts / Writing

Lois Hollstedt, C.M.

North Vancouver, B.C.

Social Service

Erast R. Huculak, C.M.

Etobicoke, Ont.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Frances Itani, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont.

Arts / Writing

Alex S. Janvier, C.M.

Cold Lake, Alta.

Arts / Visual

Connie Kaldor, C.M.

Greenfield Park, Que.; and Regina, Sask.

Arts / Music

Pearl Keenan, C.M.

Teslin, Y.T.

Voluntary Service

Craig Kielburger, C.M., M.S.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Social Service

Pastor Harry Lehotsky, C.M. (deceased)

Winnipeg, Man.

Voluntary Service

Mary Majka, C.M., O.N.B.

Harvey, N.B.

Environment

Rémi Marcoux, C.M.

Outremont, Que.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Austin A. Mardon, C.M.

Edmonton, Alta.

Health Advocacy

John T. Mayberry C.M.

Burlington, Ont.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Eric H. Molson, C.M.

Westmount, Que.

Philanthropy

The Honourable W. Kenneth Moore, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Law

Avrum Morrow, C.M.

Montreal, Que.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Timothy M. Murray, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Care

Geraldine Nakonechny, C.M.

Edmonton, Alta.

Education

Hanna Newcombe, C.M.

Hamilton, Ont.

Voluntary Service

Carol Newell, C.M.

Vancouver, B.C.

Philanthropy

Daniel O’Brien, C.M., O.N.B.

Chester Basin, N.S.; and Fredericton, N.B.

Education

Patrick O’Flaherty, C.M.

St. John’s, N.L.

Education

J. Norgrove Penny, C.M

Victoria, B.C.

Health Care

Robert L. Pierce, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Industry / Commerce / Business

David S. Precious, C.M.

Halifax, N.S.

Health Care

Valerie Pringle, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Communications

Hartley T. Richardson, C.M.

Winnipeg, Man.

Voluntary Service

Jean Roberts, C.M.

Bagnols-en-Forêt, France; and Toronto, Ont.

Arts / Stage

Joseph D. Robertson, C.M.

Dauphin, Man.

Environment

Oren Robison, C.M.

Nipawin, Sask.

Communications

Mark H. Rowswell, C.M.

Thornhill, Ont.

Arts / Stage

Jane Vance Rule, C.M., O.B.C.

Galiano Island, B.C.

Arts / Writing

Charles S. Scranton, C.M.

Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Evelyn Shapiro, C.M.

Winnipeg, Man.

Education

Gérard Snow, C.M.

Moncton, N.B.

Law

Joan Stebbins, C.M.

Lethbridge, Alta.

Arts / Visual

Robert O. Stephens, C.M.

Warkworth, Ont.

Voluntary Service / Health Care

A. Jonathan Stoessl, C.M.

Richmond, B.C.

Health Care

Setsuko Thurlow, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Social Service

Anthony P. Toldo, C.M., O.Ont.

Windsor, Ont.

Industry / Commerce / Business

Lorne Trottier, C.M.

Beaconsfield, Que.

Industry / Commerce / Business

David A. Young, C.M

Toronto, Ont.

Arts / Music

Melvin N. Zajac, C.M

Vancouver, B.C.

Philanthropy

An Order of Canada backgrounder is attached.

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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 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. Membership in the Advisory Council reflects 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)
·  The Honourable Thomas R. Berger, O.C.
·  Dr. Patricia A. Demers, President, Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada
·  Mr. Richard Francis Haskayne, O.C.
·  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

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: 2007-02-21
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