Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 28, 2007 11:10 ET

Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 28, 2007) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 61 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include three Companions (C.C.), 18 Officers (O.C.), and 40 Members (C.M.). These appointments have been in effect since October 25, 2007. 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.

A list of the appointments announced by the Governor General as well as Annex A (Citations) and Annex B (Order of Canada Backgrounder) are available at the following address: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/gga1228.pdf

Any group or individual is welcome to nominate deserving individuals as candidates for appointment.

Any Canadian may be nominated for the Order of Canada. The only exceptions are federal and provincial politicians and judges, who may not be appointed while holding office.

Non-Canadians may be considered for honorary appointments.

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