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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.