Governor General Announces 69 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

Governor General Announces 69 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced (December 30th) 69 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 6 Companions (C.C.), 14 Officers (O.C.) and 49 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

The list of recipients, with short citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached. For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult our website at



Brenda Andrews, C.C. Toronto, Ont.
The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, P.C., C.C., O.M.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Winnipeg, Man.


Atom Egoyan, C.C.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Toronto, Ont.
Angela Hewitt, C.C., O.B.E.
This is a promotion within the Order.
London, United Kingdom and Ottawa, Ont.
Margaret MacMillan, C.C.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Oxford, United Kingdom and Toronto, Ont.
Arthur B. McDonald, C.C.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Kingston, Ont.


Marcel Boyer, O.C. Montréal, Que.
Julie Dickson, O.C. Ottawa, Ont.
Nassif Ghoussoub, O.C. Vancouver, B.C.
Magella Gros-Louis, O.C., O.Q. Wendake, Que.
Dany Laferrière, O.C., O.Q. Montréal, Que.
Guy Latraverse, O.C., C.Q. Montréal, Que.
Brian M. Levitt, O.C. Westmount, Que.
Richard H. McLaren, O.C. London, Ont.
Daniel Poliquin, O.C.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Ottawa, Ont.
The Honourable Richard Scott, O.C., O.M. Winnipeg, Man.
Frances Alice Shepherd, O.C. Toronto, Ont.
Jennifer Anne Stoddart, O.C. Montréal, Que.
Donald John Taylor, O.C.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Calgary, Alta.
Mary Anne White, O.C. Halifax, N.S.


George Baird, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Bernard Bélanger, C.M., C.Q. La Pocatière, Que.
David Bissett, C.M., A.O.E. Calgary, Alta.
Denise Bombardier, C.M., C.Q. Montréal, Que.
Joseph Boyden, C.M. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. and Ahmic Harbour, Ont.
Laura Brandon, C.M. Ottawa, Ont.
Sophie Brochu, C.M. Bromont, Que.
Phyllis Bruce, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Rudy Buttignol, C.M. Vancouver, B.C.
Barbara Byers, C.M. Ottawa, Ont.
The Honourable Catherine Callbeck, C.M. Central Bedeque, P.E.I.
Robert  Campbell, C.M. Sackville, N.B.
Susan M.W. Cartwright, C.M. Ottawa, Ont.
Antoni Cimolino, C.M. Stratford, Ont.
Jack L. Cockwell, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Patricia Cranton, C.M. Lakeville Corner, N.B.
The Honourable Joseph Z. Daigle, C.M. Dieppe, N.B.
Wade Davis, C.M. Bowen Island, B.C.
Rollande Desbois, C.M., C.Q. Montréal, Que.
Diane Dufresne, C.M., C.Q. Montréal, Que.
Ivan Kenneth Eyre, C.M., O.M. Winnipeg, Man.
Meric Gertler, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Ted Grant, C.M. Victoria, B.C.
Barbara Hall, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Odette Heyn, C.M. Winnipeg, Man.
Jean-Marc Lalonde, C.M. Rockland, Ont.
Pierre H. Lessard, C.M. Montréal, Que.
Peter S. Li, C.M. Richmond, B.C.
Rohinton Mistry, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
John Mulvihill, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Marie-José Nadeau, C.M. Montréal, Que.
Audrey O’Brien, C.M. Ottawa, Ont.
Sandra Paikowsky, C.M. Montréal, Que.
Erna Paris, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Helen Fogwill Porter, C.M. Paradise, N.L.
Placide Poulin, C.M. Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que.
Louise Richer, C.M. Montréal, Que.
Kent Roach, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Cathy Roozen, C.M., A.O.E. Edmonton, Alta.
Morris Rosenberg, C.M. Ottawa, Ont.
Fiona Amaryllis Sampson, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
P. Kim Sturgess, C.M. Calgary, Alta.
Noreen Taylor, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Faye Thomson, C.M. Winnipeg, Man.
Peter Valentine, C.M. Calgary, Alta.
Helen Vari, C.M. Toronto, Ont.
Douglas Ward, C.M. Ottawa, Ont.
Richard Weber, C.M. Alcove, Que.
Frederic Wien, C.M. Halifax, N.S.