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Eugene F. Whelan, P.C., O.C., C.D., P.Ag.

Amherstburg, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on December 21, 1987; Invested on May 6, 1988

During his many years as Minister of Agriculture, "The Great Canadian Farmer" turned Canada into a country known the world over for the efficient production of top-quality food. As former President of the World Food Council and more recently as a businessman, he has devoted himself to the cause of worldwide hunger through long-term agricultural improvement in developing countries.

Deceased on February 19, 2013