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Lloyd Axworthy, P.C., C.C., O.M.

Winnipeg, Manitoba [Canada]

Companion of the Order of Canada

Awarded on November 19, 2015;

Lloyd Axworthy, C.C.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Companion of the Order of Canada

For his principled contributions to international human rights and for his leadership in post-secondary education, particularly in support of Aboriginal students.
This is a promotion within the Order.

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 8, 2003; Invested on December 12, 2003

A member of Parliament for over 20 years, Lloyd Axworthy has played a prominent role in Canadian public affairs. As minister of Foreign Affairs, he was highly praised for his vision and diplomacy in advancing the concepts of human security and peace building. He provided exceptional leadership on challenging issues such as anti-personnel mines, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, the establishment of the International Criminal Court and the plight of child soldiers in Africa. He continues to encourage human security policies in his current role as director and chief executive officer of the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues.