The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Eligibility and Nominations

Anyone may nominate an individual for the civil division of the Meritorious Service Decorations. Nomination forms for the civilian division should be sent to the Chancellery of Honours for consideration. Once the research has been completed, a civil Advisory Committee will review the nominations and submit recommendations of eligible candidates to the Governor General for approval.

Regarding the military division, a commanding officer nominates potential candidates. A military Advisory Committee, chaired by the Chief of the Defence Staff, reviews nominations and submits recommendations of eligible nominees to the Governor General for approval.

The Chancellery of Honours keeps all nominations confidential to respect privacy and to avoid disappointment if the nominee is not selected. We ask that nominators and others involved respect this policy.

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To locate the PDF file from the browser, click on the arrow next to the downloaded file icon and click on "Show in folder" (on a PC) or "Show in Finder" (on a Mac).

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Date modified: December 7, 2015