Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

July 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Governor General Announces 60 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 1, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include five Companions (C.C.), 18 Officers (O.C.), and 37 Members (C.M.). Among them are two honorary members. These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

Awarded for the first time in 1967, during Canada's Centennial Year, the Order of Canada launched the creation of our country's own system of honours. For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult the Web site: http://www.gg.ca/honours/index_e.asp.

The list of recipients (Annex A), citations (Annex B) and an Order of Canada backgrounder (Annex C) are avaible at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/lista.pdf

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