GATINEAU, QC, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the
appointment of Richard J. Gwyn to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian
Museum of Civilization—soon to become the Canadian Museum of
History—for a term of four years.
"I am delighted that Mr. Gwyn, a renowned historian both in Canada and
abroad, has accepted the invitation to join the Board of Trustees,"
said Minister Moore. "His expertise, along with his experience in the
public affairs and communications fields, will be of great benefit to
the Board of the newly created Canadian Museum of History."
Mr. Gwyn—a historian, writer, and one of Canada's best-known and most
highly-regarded political columnists—spent 30 years working for the Toronto Star. The author of seven best-selling books, including an award-winning
biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, Mr. Gwyn is also the recipient of a
number of awards, including two National Newspaper Awards, a National
Magazine Award, and five citations for merit. In 2002, he was named an
Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Gwyn was born in England and
immigrated to Canada in 1954.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation operates the Canadian
Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum, and the Virtual Museum
of New France. Their principal role is to preserve and promote the
heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby
contributing to the enhancement of Canadian identity. For more
information, visit the Corporation's website at www.civilization.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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