OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Public Policy Forum will recognize the contributions of four exceptional Canadians at its 27th Annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards in Toronto on April 10, 2014.
This year's honourees are:
- Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc. and former President of Home Depot Canada and Asia
- Mary Simon, Chairperson, National Committee on Inuit Education, former President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Canada's first Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs
- Sheila Fraser, former Auditor General of Canada
- Heather Munroe-Blum, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University
"After paying tribute to Canada's Prime Ministers in 2012 and the Clerks of the Privy Council in 2013, the Public Policy Forum is returning to its tradition of recognizing Canadians from all sectors and regions of the country," said David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Forum. "These honourees represent the highest standards of accomplishment, leadership, and service to their respective fields and to their country."
Toronto Star journalist Susan Delacourt will receive the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism, presented by Open Text. Erin Freeland Ballantyne, founder of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning in the Northwest Territories, will receive the Emerging Leader Award, presented by TD Bank Group. Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz will co-chair the event. Media interviews can be arranged with honourees.
Each year, the Forum's Testimonial Dinner & Awards recognizes distinguished Canadians who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of public policy and good governance in our country. For more information on this year's event, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ppforum.ca/events/testimonialdinner2014
The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors.
SOURCE: Public Policy Forum
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