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Order of Canada

St-Clair Balfour, O.C., D.S.C., B.A., LL.D.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on November 17, 1988; Invested on April 12, 1989

Former chairman of the Southam Press Limited, President of The Canadian Press and Vice- Chairman of the Council of the Commonwealth Press Union, he became known as one of the most highly respected newspaper publishers in Canada. He is equally well-known, however, for his outstanding contributions to the arts, medicine and education through such organizations as The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards in Canada, the University of Toronto, The Canadian Heart Foundation and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.