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Stompin' Tom Connors, O.C., LL.D.

Ballinafad, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 9, 1996; Invested on November 13, 1996

Known across the country, this singer-songwriter, fiddler and guitarist is a staunch supporter of Canada, its music and musicians. A modern minstrel, he has criss-crossed the country chronicling our times and capturing our heritage in song. Mindful of his humble roots, he has spent a lifetime championing the "common" folk. His songs have given a voice to the indomitable spirit of working Canadians and have become woven into our national fibre.

Deceased on March 6, 2013