Government of Canada

Government of Canada

June 30, 2005 15:45 ET

Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada 2005

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 30, 2005) - The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, presented today the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada to four senior public servants for sustained and exceptional performance of their duties and accomplishments.

Recipients of this coveted award this year are:



- Robert A. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export
Development Canada;
- Mary M. Gusella, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights
Commission;
- Ian C. Green, Former Deputy Minister and Senior Advisor to the
Minister, Health Canada; and
- Joseph Lewis Buckle, Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police Forensic Laboratory Services.


"In a world that is increasingly complex and interactive, Canada has become a shining example of integrity, balance, accountability, transparency and fairness in public administration and especially in the support and advice that the members of the Public Service of Canada give to our political leaders," said Prime Minister Martin. "We all have a duty to be vigilant in encouraging and preserving these treasured values and ethics. The recipients of this year's Outstanding Achievement Award are already well known and respected in their fields and are innovative managers dedicated to providing the very best in public service to their fellow Canadians."

The Government of Canada introduced the Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest honour in the Public Service of Canada, in 1966. A Committee of distinguished Canadians appointed by the Prime Minister selects the recipients. Recipients receive a framed certificate, a gold pin and an original Canadian work of art. The Outstanding Achievement Award is administered by the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada.

Background information and details on the Outstanding Achievement Award 2005 recipients are available at: http://www.hrma-agrh.gc.ca/hr-rh/ar-pr/outstanding/siglist_e.asp.

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This news release is available online at: www.hrma-agrh.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada
    Pierre Marquis
    Manager, Media Relations
    (613) 957-2674
    or
    Media contact for Robert A. Wright:
    Phil Taylor
    (613) 598-2904
    or
    Canadian Human Rights Commission
    Media contact for Mary M. Gusella:
    Gabrielle Lavoie
    (613) 943-9074
    or
    Health Canada
    Media contact for Ian C. Green:
    Nathalie Lalonde
    (613) 957-1803
    or
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Media contact for Assistant Commissioner Joseph Lewis Buckle
    Kevin Shaw
    (613) 993-6147