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December 15, 2006 15:54 ET

CN applauds Lorie Kane's investiture into the Order of Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 15, 2006) - CN congratulates LPGA touring professional Lorie Kane on being invested as a Member of the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, who is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, presided at the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall today in Ottawa. CN became a major sponsor of Lorie Kane in 2006.

In addition to being one of Canada's premier golfers, Kane serves as an excellent role model and inspiration to young athletes. A native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Kane is also a well-known volunteer who participates in many fundraising events.

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer, CN, said: "CN is very proud of Lorie. This is a well-deserved honour. Lorie is a tremendous ambassador for Canada, the game of golf, and CN. At this summer's CN Canadian Women's Open in London, Ontario, Lorie played a key role in encouraging many of the top players in the world to compete there. Without a doubt, she was the crowd favourite."

The 2007 CN Canadian Women's Open will take place August 13-19 at the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club in Edmonton, Alberta.

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