Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada



    OTTAWA, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 87 new
appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include three
Companions (C.C.), 29 Officers (O.C.) and 55 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
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    Richard Drouin, C.C., O.Q.        Quebec, Que.      Industry / Commerce /
    (promotion within the Order)                        Business
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    Joseph Gosnell Sr., C.C., O.B.C.  New Aiyansh, B.C. Social Service
    (promotion within the Order)
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    Ronald D. Southern, C.C., C.B.E.  Calgary, Alta.    Industry / Commerce /
    (promotion within the Order)                        Business
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    OFFICERS
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    Ross Campbell, O.C.               Gatineau, Que.    Public Service
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    Robert Carsen, O.C.               Paris, France;    Arts / Stage
                                      and Toronto, Ont.
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    Peter Desbarats, O.C.             London, Ont.      Communications
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    Louis Fortier, O.C.               Quebec, Que.      Science
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    Paul Gendreau, O.C.               Beresford, N.B.   Social Sciences
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    Nicolas Georganas, O.C., O.Ont.   Ottawa, Ont.      Computer Science
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    James A. Gosling, O.C.            Redwood City,     Computer Science
                                      U.S.A.; and
                                      Calgary, Alta.
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    Antoine M. Hakim, O.C.            Ottawa, Ont.      Health Care
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    Bryan L. Harvey, O.C., S.O.M.     Saskatoon, Sask.  Science
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    M. Daria Haust, O.C.              London, Ont.      Health Care
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    Arthur Hiller, O.C.,              Beverly Hills,    Arts / Films
                                      U.S.A.; and
                                      Edmonton, Alta.
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    Chaviva Milada Hosek, O.C.        Toronto, Ont.     Education / Public
                                                        Service
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    Eric Hoskins, O.C., M.S.C.        Toronto, Ont.     Social Service
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    Hector J. Jacques, O.C.           Dartmouth, N.S.   Engineering
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    Cyril Max Kay, O.C.               Edmonton, Alta.   Science
    (promotion within the Order)
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    Robert Louie, O.C.                Kelowna, B.C.     Social Service
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    Clifford Garfield Mahood, O.C.    Toronto, Ont.     Health Advocacy
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    Jacob H. Masliyah, O.C.           Edmonton, Alta.   Engineering
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    Jaymie M. Matthews, O.C.          Vancouver, B.C.   Science
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    Arthur B. McDonald, O.C.          Kingston, Ont.    Science
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    Gerald McMaster, O.C.             Ottawa, Ont.      Arts / Visual
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    William H. New, O.C.              Vancouver, B.C.   Education
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    Francis A. Plummer, O.C.          Winnipeg, M.B.    Health Care
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    Dorothy M. Pringle, O.C.          Toronto, Ont.     Health Care /
                                                        Nursing / Education
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    Rémi Quirion, O.C.                Verdun, Que.      Science
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    Dennis C. Smith, O.C.             Collingwood, Ont. Science
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    Liliane M. Stewart, O.C.,         Montreal, Que.    Philanthropy
    O.Q., C.D.
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    Ben Weider, O.C., C.Q.            Montreal, Que.    Industry / Commerce
    (promotion within the Order)                        / Business
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    E. Douglas Wigle, O.C.            Toronto, Ont.      Health Care
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    MEMBERS
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    Bertha Allen, C.M.                Inuvik, N.W.T.    Voluntary Service
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    Sister Katherine Bellamy, C.M.,   St. John's, N.L.  Arts / Music
    O.N.L.
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    Henry John Bergen, C.M.           Coaldale, Alta.   Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    André Caillé, C.M.                Foster, Que.      Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Jan de Vries, C.M.                Pickering, Ont.   Voluntary Service
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    Catherine A. (Kiki) Delaney, C.M. Toronto, Ont.     Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Michel Donato, C.M.               Outremont, Que.   Arts / Music
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    Howard Engel, C.M.                Toronto, Ont.     Arts / Writing
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    Paul Fazio, C.M.                  Pointe-Claire,    Education
                                      Que.
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    William Garden, C.M.              Sidney, B.C.      Marine Engineering
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    Father Michael Gardener, C.M.     Iqaluit, Nun.     Religion
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    Helen E. Gardiner, C.M.           Caledon East,     Philanthropy
                                      Ont.
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    Roland Gauvin, C.M.               Moncton, N.B.     Arts / Music
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    Patsy George, C.M., O.B.C.        Vancouver, B.C.   Social Service
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    Barbara Gowdy, C.M.               Toronto, Ont.     Arts / Writing
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    Lois Hollstedt, C.M.              North Vancouver,  Social Service
                                      B.C.
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    Erast R. Huculak, C.M.            Etobicoke, Ont.   Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Frances Itani, C.M.               Ottawa, Ont.      Arts / Writing
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    Alex S. Janvier, C.M.             Cold Lake, Alta.  Arts / Visual
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    Connie Kaldor, C.M.               Greenfield Park,  Arts / Music
                                      Que.; and Regina,
                                      Sask.
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    Pearl Keenan, C.M.                Teslin, Y.T.      Voluntary Service
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    Craig Kielburger, C.M., M.S.M.    Toronto, Ont.     Social Service
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    Pastor Harry Lehotsky, C.M.       Winnipeg, Man.    Voluntary Service
    (deceased)
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    Mary Majka, C.M., O.N.B.          Harvey, N.B.      Environment
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    Rémi Marcoux, C.M.                Outremont, Que.   Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Austin A. Mardon, C.M.            Edmonton, Alta.   Health Advocacy
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    John T. Mayberry C.M.             Burlington, Ont.  Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Eric H. Molson, C.M.              Westmount, Que.   Philanthropy /
                                                        Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    The Honourable W. Kenneth Moore,  Calgary, Alta.    Law
    C.M.
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    Avrum Morrow, C.M.                Montreal, Que.    Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Timothy M. Murray, C.M.           Toronto, Ont.     Health Care
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    Geraldine Nakonechny, C.M.        Edmonton, Alta.   Education
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    Hanna Newcombe, C.M.              Hamilton, Ont.    Voluntary Service
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    Carol Newell, C.M.                Vancouver, B.C.   Philanthropy
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    Daniel O'Brien, C.M., O.N.B.      Chester Basin,    Education
                                      N.S.; and
                                      Fredericton, N.B.
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    Patrick O'Flaherty, C.M.          St. John's, N.L.  Education
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    J. Norgrove Penny, C.M            Victoria, B.C.    Health Care
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    Robert L. Pierce, C.M.            Calgary, Alta.    Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    David S. Precious, C.M.           Calgary. Alta.    Health Care
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    Valerie Pringle, C.M.             Toronto, Ont.     Communications
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    Hartley T. Richardson, C.M.       Winnipeg, Man.    Voluntary Service
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    Jean Roberts, C.M.                Bagnols-en-Forêt, Arts / Stage
                                      France; and
                                      Toronto, Ont.
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    Joseph D. Robertson, C.M.         Dauphin, Man.     Environment
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    Oren Robison, C.M.                Nipawin, Sask.    Communications
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    Mark H. Rowswell, C.M.            Thornhill, Ont.   Arts / Stage
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    Jane Vance Rule, C.M., O.B.C.     Galiano Island,   Arts / Writing
                                      B.C.
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    Charles S. Scranton, C.M.         Charlottetown,    Industry / Commerce /
                                      P.E.I.            Business
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    Evelyn Shapiro, C.M.              Winnipeg, Man.    Education
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    Gérard Snow, C.M.                 Moncton, N.B.     Law
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    Joan Stebbins, C.M.               Lethbridge, Alta. Arts / Visual
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    Robert O. Stephens, C.M.          Warkworth, Ont.   Voluntary Service /
                                                        Health Care
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    A. Jonathan Stoessl, C.M.         Richmond, B.C.    Health Care
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    Setsuko Thurlow, C.M.             Toronto, Ont.     Social Service
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    Anthony P. Toldo, C.M., O.Ont.    Windsor, Ont.     Industry / Commerce /
                                                        Business
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    Lorne Trottier, C.M.              Beaconsfield,     Industry / Commerce
                                      Que.              / Business
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    David A. Young, C.M               Toronto, Ont.     Arts / Music
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    Melvin N. Zajac, C.M              Vancouver, B.C.   Philanthropy
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    An Order of Canada backgrounder is attached.


    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, RSC: 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
    




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Chancellery of Honours, (613) 993-3524, 1-800-465-6890, www.gg.ca

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