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Order of Canada
Marq de Villiers, C.M.
Port Medway, Nova Scotia [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on May 6, 2010; Invested on November 17, 2010
Marq de Villiers is a gifted social and political commentator. His long and distinguished career has included contributions as a journalist, editor, and as the author or co-author of more than a dozen books. He has sought to foster understanding and to raise awareness of diverse topics, including history, politics and the environment. His vision and skill have been recognized with prestigious literary awards both in Canada and in his native South Africa.