The Honourable Catherine Callbeck, C.M.
Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island
Member of the Order of Canada
For her contributions to the citizens of Prince Edward Island as a former politician and senator, and as a business and community leader.
Catherine Callbeck has made outstanding contributions to Canada as a senator, a politician, and a business and community leader. Over a 30-year career, she served in the provincial and federal legislatures and in the Senate of Canada, and was the first woman elected as a provincial premier. This passionate champion of the citizens of Prince Edward Island has many hallmarks to her distinguished public service, notably her commitment to education and economic development. She has been involved with many organizations, and is a mentor and advocate for women in public life and business.