November 17, 2022
It was with great regret that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, was unable to preside over this morning’s investiture of the Order of Canada.
Just as we are asked to stay home to protect others from being sick, the Governor General is doing the same.
She is grateful that the 27th governor general of Canada, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, invested 5 Companions (C.C.), 12 Officers (O.C.) and 31 Members (C.M.) during today’s ceremony in her place.
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada.