Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 16, 2011 11:20 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present Vanier Medal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2010 Vanier Medal to Mr. Bryan P. Davies, Chair of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and Vice-Chair of the Canadian Securities Transition Office. The ceremony will be held at Rideau Hall, on Friday, March 18, 2011, at 10 a.m.

On this occasion, His Excellency will recognize and honour Mr. Davies for his important contributions to the public service in the critical areas of financial services and policy. Mr. Davies has laid down the foundations for future growth and creativity in Canadian public service.

The Vanier Medal, managed by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, is one of the highest forms of recognition for Canadian public administrators. It was created in 1962 in honour of Canada's second Canadian-born governor general, the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier. The Medal is awarded annually to a person who has shown distinctive leadership and has made significant contributions to the fields of public administration and public service in Canada.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office in advance.

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