Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 30, 2008 08:24 ET

Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2008) - 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 4 Companions (C.C.), 14 Officers (O.C.), and 42 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on 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 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 available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/order_eng.pdf

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