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Lynn Johnston, C.M., O.M., D.Litt.

North Vancouver, British Columbia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on November 1, 1991; Invested on April 29, 1992

Living in Northern Ontario, this extremely popular cartoonist created the daily comic strip "For Better or For Worse", an insightful and humorous look at family relationships. The strip appears in more than seven hundred newspapers worldwide and is translated into several languages. She is the first woman and the first Canadian to receive the prestigious Reuben Award for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year".