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Appointments to the Order of Canada

December 30, 2011

Governor General Announces 66 New Appointments to the Order of Canada


OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 66 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include one Companion (C.C.), 28 Officers (O.C.) and 37 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 40 years, more than 5 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

The list of recipients, with short citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached. For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult our website at www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=5&lan=eng.

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RECIPIENTS

COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, P.C., C.C.

Montréal, Que.

Politics


OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

General Maurice Baril, O.C., C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. (Ret'd)

Ottawa, Ont.

Protective Service

The Honourable James Karl Bartleman, O.C., O. Ont.

Perth, Ont.

Public Service

Aldo Albert Daniel Bensadoun, O.C.

Montréal, Que.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Lieutenant-General Joseph Jacques Charles Bouchard, O.C., C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.

Ottawa, Ont.

Protective Service

William Scott Bowman, O.C.

Montréal, Que. and Sarasota, FL, U.S.A.

Sports

Alain Dubuc, O.C.

Montréal, Que.

Communications

Robert R. Fowler, O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Public Service

Donald A. S. Fraser, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Science

Gordon Guyatt, O.C.

Dundas, Ont.

Health Care

General Rick J. Hillier, O.C., C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D. (Ret'd)

Ottawa, Ont.

Protective Service

P. Thomas (Tom) Jenkins, O.C.

Waterloo, Ont.                                       

Industry/Commerce/Business

Hugh A. Krentz, O.C.

Calgary, Alta.

Engineering

Bruce Kuwabara, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Architecture

The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Public Service

R. Peter MacKinnon, O.C.

Saskatoon, Sask.

Education

James McEwen, O.C.

Vancouver,  B.C.

Engineering

Stuart McLean, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Communications

Jean-Jacques Nattiez, O.C., C.Q.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Montréal, Que.

Arts/Music

Charles Pachter, O.C.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Visual

Catherine Robbin, O.C.

Tottenham, Ont.

Arts/Music

Seymour Schulich, O.C.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Willowdale, Ont.                              

Philanthropy

David W. Scott, O.C.

Ottawa, Ont.

Law

Jeffrey Skoll, O.C.

Toronto,Ont. and Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.

Philanthropy

Calvin Ralph Stiller, O.C., O. Ont.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Arva, Ont.                                 

Health Care

Yuli Turovsky, O.C., C.Q.

Montréal, Que.

Arts/Music

Brian Williams, O.C.

Willowdale, Ont.                      

Communications

Tim Wynne-Jones, O.C.

Perth, Ont.

Arts/Writing

Alvin Zipursky, O.C.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Care


MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

Miriam Adams, C.M.

Toronto, Ont. 

Arts/Stage

Archibald (Archie) Alleyne, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Arts/Music

Cheryl Bartlett, C.M.

Sydney, N.S.

Education

Hans-Ludwig Blohm, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont. 

Arts/Visual

Margaret Bloodworth, C.M.

Ottawa, Ont. 

Public Service

Lawrence S. Bloomberg, C.M., O. Ont.

Toronto, Ont.

Philanthropy

Benoît Bouchard, C.M.

Roberval, Que.

Politics

France Chrétien Desmarais, C.M.

Westmount, Que.

Voluntary Service

Jocelyne Côté-O'Hara, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Thomas (Tom) Dawe, C.M.

Conception Bay South, N.L.

Arts/Writing

Jean Deslauriers, C.M.

Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Que.

Health Care

Daphne E. Dumont, C.M.

Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Law

John T. Ferguson, C.M.

Edmonton, Alta.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Mary Ferguson-Paré, C.M.

Lakefield, Ont.         

Health Care

Joella Foulds, C.M.

Southside Boularderie, N.S.

Arts/Music

Mary Margaret Hetherington, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Law

Noel Pattison James, C.M.

Kingston, Ont.

Science

Ana Paula Lopes, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Voluntary Service

Denis Losier, C.M.

Moncton, N.B.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Leslie (Les) Manning, C.M.

Medicine Hat, Alta.

Arts/Visual

Michael Meaney, C.M., C.Q.

Beaconsfield, Que.    

Social Sciences

David Northcott, C.M., O.M.

Winnipeg, Man.

Social Service

Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O. Ont.

Toronto, Ont.

Social Service

Aaju Peter, C.M.

Iqaluit, NU

Voluntary Service

Samuel Pierre, C.M., C.Q.

Saint-Laurent, Que.

Engineering

Sean Riley, C.M.

Antigonish, N.S.

Education

Pierrette Robitaille, C.M.

Longueuil, Que.

Arts/Stage

Nigel Rusted, C.M., O.N.L.

St John's, N.L.

Health Care

Kathleen (Kathy) Sendall, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Louise Sicuro, C.M.

Montréal, Que.

Arts

Margaret Spoelstra, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Care

Anita Stewart, C.M.

Elora, Ont.

Communications

Claude St-Laurent, C.M.

Saint-Lambert, Que.  

Communications

Garnette Sutherland, C.M.

Calgary, Alta.

Health Care

Donald J. Taylor, C.M.

Bragg Creek, Alta.

Industry/Commerce/Business

Maïr Verthuy, C.M.

Montréal, Que.

Education

Bernard Zinman, C.M.

Toronto, Ont.

Health Care



RECIPIENTS’ CITATIONS

COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, P.C., C.C.
Montréal, Quebec
Companion of the Order of Canada

For his distinguished contributions to Canadian politics and for his active involvement in promoting opportunities for Aboriginal Canadians.


OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

General Maurice Baril, O.C., C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. (Ret'd)
Ottawa, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the nation, notably for his leadership as head of the Canadian Forces, and for his ongoing contributions to peacekeeping around the world.

James K. Bartleman, O.C., O. Ont.
Perth, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to his country, notably as lieutenant governor, and as a champion of mental health, literacy and poverty reduction.

Aldo Albert Daniel Bensadoun, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his achievements as a business executive, and for his social and philanthropic engagement.

Lieutenant-General Joseph Jacques Charles Bouchard, O.C., C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.
Ottawa, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to global peacekeeping and security, and for his support for the protection of human rights.

William Scott Bowman, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to hockey as a coach and mentor.

Alain Dubuc, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a journalist, columnist and author covering economic and political issues in Canada.

Robert R. Fowler, O.C.
Ottawa, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a public servant, diplomat and representative of Canada.

Donald A. S. Fraser, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the advancement of statistical sciences in Canada.

Gordon Guyatt, O.C.
Dundas, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the advancement of evidence-based medicine and its teaching.

General Rick J. Hillier, O.C., C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D. (Ret’d)
Ottawa, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his service to our nation, which has inspired pride in our Canadian Forces.

P. Thomas Jenkins, O.C.
Waterloo, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his innovative contributions to the development of the high technology industry in Canada.

Hugh A. Krentz, O.C.
Calgary, Alberta
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the development of standards in the construction industry, leading to safer infrastructures for Canadians.

Bruce Kuwabara, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions, as an architect, to our built landscape and for his commitment to professional excellence.

The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C.
Ottawa, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a senior public servant, notably as head of Canada’s public service, and as a business leader and volunteer.

R. Peter MacKinnon, O.C.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to education and for his commitment to innovation and research excellence.

James McEwen, O.C.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to biomedical engineering, notably as an inventor and entrepreneur.

Stuart McLean, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to Canadian culture as a storyteller and broadcaster, as well as for his many charitable activities.

Jean-Jacques Nattiez, O.C., C.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the development of musicology as a researcher, professor and specialist of music semiotics.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Charles Pachter, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada (promotion)

For his contributions to the arts community as an iconic artist, and for his charitable activities.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Catherine Robbin, O.C.
Tottenham, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For her accomplishments as a premier mezzo-soprano of international repute and as a professor of classical vocal performance.

Seymour Schulich, O.C.
Willowdale, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his transformational philanthropy in support of our education and health care institutions.

This is a promotion within the Order.

David W. Scott, O.C.
Ottawa, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the legal profession and for his charitable activities.

Jeffrey Skoll, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario and Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his generous commitment to social causes and for his innovative practice of philanthropy.

Calvin Ralph Stiller, O.C., O. Ont.
Arva, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his leadership as a medical entrepreneur and for his advancement of scientific research and innovation.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Yuli Turovsky, O.C., C.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the promotion of Canada’s musical excellence as a teacher, and as an internationally renowned cellist and conductor.

Brian Williams, O.C.
Willowdale, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to sports broadcasting, notably that of amateur sports, and for his community involvement.

Tim Wynne-Jones, O.C.
Perth, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to Canadian literature, notably as a writer of children’s fiction.

Alvin Zipursky, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to pediatrics in Canada and in developing countries.


MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

Miriam Adams, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to preserving and popularizing Canadian dance history.

Archibald (Archie) Alleyne, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a jazz percussionist and as a mentor to young and emerging jazz musicians.

Cheryl Bartlett, C.M.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to developing a new approach to integrating Mi’kmaq learning traditions into post-secondary science education.

Hans-Ludwig Blohm, C.M.
Ottawa, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For his commitment to preserving Canada’s northern heritage through the lens of his camera.

Margaret Bloodworth, C.M.
Ottawa, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions as a senior public servant, notably as a deputy minister and as Canada’s national security advisor.

Lawrence S. Bloomberg, C.M., O. Ont
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For his social engagement and philanthropy, notably in the areas of health care and education.

Benoît Bouchard, C.M.
Roberval, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For his dedicated service to the community in various roles, including as a politician and representative of Canada abroad.

France Chrétien Desmarais, C.M.
Westmount, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For her tremendous support for her community through her involvement and philanthropic action.

Jocelyne Côté-O’Hara, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions, as a business woman and mentor, to the advancement of women in the workforce.

Thomas (Tom) Dawe, C.M.
Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to Newfoundland literature as a poet, teacher and co-founder of Breakwater Books and TickleAce magazine.

Jean Deslauriers, C.M.
Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the field of thoracic surgery, in Quebec and internationally.

Daphne E. Dumont, C.M.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions as a lawyer and volunteer with various legal associations.

John T. Ferguson, C.M.
Edmonton, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a business and community leader, notably with the University of Alberta.

Mary Ferguson-Paré, C.M.
Lakefield, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to the nursing profession and to improved quality of care for patients.

Joella Foulds, C.M.
Southside Boularderie, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to Cape Breton Island’s cultural sector as an arts administrator and volunteer.

Mary Margaret Hetherington, C.M.
Calgary, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

For her pioneering achievements as a woman in law and for her work in northern communities.

Noel Pattison James, C.M.
Kingston, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to geology, notably in his work on carbonate sedimentology.

Ana Paula Lopes, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions as a volunteer and philanthropist to various arts and health care organizations.

Denis Losier, C.M.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the economic and social development of his province, as a politician, businessman and community leader.

Leslie (Les) Manning, C.M.
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the promotion of ceramics, as an artist, teacher and arts advocate.

Michael Meaney, C.M., C.Q.
Beaconsfield, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to neuroscience, notably through his research on the effect of early adversity on neural development.  

David Northcott, C.M., O.M.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Member of the Order of Canada

For his commitment to fighting poverty and hunger in Canada.

Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O. Ont.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her advocacy on behalf of immigrants and for her devotion to reducing inequality.

Aaju Peter, C.M.
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to the preservation and promotion of Inuit culture and language.

Samuel Pierre, C.M., C.Q.
Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the field of wired and wireless communications networks, and for his volunteerism within Quebec’s Haitian community.

Sean Riley, C.M.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to St. Francis Xavier University and for his community leadership.

Pierrette Robitaille, C.M.
Longueuil, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to the performing arts as an actress on stage, in film and on television, and for her community involvement.

Nigel Rusted, C.M., O.N.L.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a physician and surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador over the course of seven decades.

Kathy Sendall, C.M.
Calgary, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to the advancement of women in engineering and in the corporate sector.

Louise Sicuro, C.M.
Montréal, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For her role as a cultural activist, notably as the founder of the Journées de la culture.

Margaret Spoelstra, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her advocacy on behalf of people with autism and their families.

Anita Stewart, C.M.
Elora, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions as a journalist, author and culinary activist and for her promotion of the food industry in Canada.

Claude St-Laurent, C.M.
Saint-Lambert, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions to the evolution of Francophone print and broadcast journalism.

Garnette Sutherland, C.M.
Calgary, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

For advancing the field of neurosurgery, notably through the use of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.

Donald J. Taylor, C.M.
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as an innovative entrepreneur and generous philanthropist.

Maïr Verthuy, C.M.
Montréal, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

For her contributions to the advancement of Francophone literature and of women, as a professor, researcher and activist.

Bernard Zinman, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For his contributions as a leading diabetologist, advancing the knowledge of the disease and its complications.



ORDER OF CANADA BACKGROUNDER

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the centrepiece of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country.

Motto and Levels

The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM(They desire a better country). Her Majesty The Queen is the Sovereign of the Order, and the governor general is the chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order.

Companion – Post-nominal: C.C.

Recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of the highest degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large

Officer – Post-nominal: O.C.

Recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large

Member – Post-nominal: C.M.

Recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity

Insignia Description

The insignia of the Order is a stylized snowflake of six points, with a red annulus at its centre, which bears a stylized maple leaf circumscribed with the motto of the Order, DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM(They desire a better country), surmounted by St. Edward’s Crown.

Eligibility

All Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada, with the exception of federal and provincial politicians and judges while in office. The Order’s constitution permits
non-Canadians to be considered for honorary appointments. They may be considered for outstanding achievement that reflects honour on Canada and/or lifetime contributions to humanity at large. There are no posthumous appointments.

Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievement, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada. Usually, promotions are considered five years after the first appointment.

Nominations

Any person or group is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as a candidate for appointment to the Order of Canada. Appointments are made on the recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada, an independent council chaired by the chief justice of Canada. Members of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada reflect 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.

For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit the Honours section of our website at www.gg.ca