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Opening comments:  More at the end.
So you want to be a member of the Order of Canada

Here is all they set out as criteria and restrictions.
It says "
The only exceptions are federal and provincial politicians and judges, who may not be appointed while holding office."
and "
There are no posthumous awards."

    The fact that politicians at the
federal and provincial levels who are in office are not allowed to be considered, shows an understanding that, while in office a person has the power and resources to get an army of people out in support of an applaction for a politician to be made a member of the Order of Canada, for all the wrong reasons.  Usually using taxpayers money to gain the needed support!
This must be extended to municipal politicans!

    The fact that there are "no posthumous awards." is a real problem for Hazel supporters.  She could die any time at her age and she was not likley to ever willing retire.  Looks like if she did not get the award while in office, she never would.

Hazel McCallion's Bio.

Governor General 2005-11-15 News release

Governor General to invest 43 recipients into the
Order of Canada

OTTAWA––Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside at the first investiture ceremony of the Order of Canada of her mandate at Rideau Hall on Friday, November 18, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. Please note that the investiture ceremony is closed to the public.

The Governor General, who is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will present 43 recipients with their insignia of membership. Eighteen Officers and 25 Members will be invested.

The Order of Canada recognizes people who have made a difference to our country. From local citizens to national and international personalities, all Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada, our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement. Three different levels of membership honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope: Companion, Officer and Member.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. Appointments are made on the recommendation of an advisory council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. The motto of the Order is Desiderantes meliorem patriam–“They desire a better country.”

A media schedule for the investiture ceremony (Annex A), a complete list of recipients (Annex B), a backgrounder (Annex C) and the citations for the recipients (Annex D) are attached.

Media information 
Lucie Brosseau
Rideau Hall Press Office
(613) 998-0287

Public information
Chancellery of Honours
(613) 993-3524 or 1 800 465-6890 

ANNEX  A  -  Members of the media are asked to observe the following schedule:

9:30 a.m.  Media arrive at Rideau Hall

10:00 a.m.    Ceremony begins
Entrance of Their Excellencies
The Governor General speaks
The Governor General presents the insignia
(Members first, followed by Officers and Companions)

11:30 a.m.   Media interviews with recipients



David Barrett, O.C.     Victoria, British Columbia
Simon Brault, O.C.     Montreal, Quebec
John Robert Cunningham, O.C.     Camrose, Alberta
James Cameron Hogg, O.C.     Vancouver, British Columbia
Marcel Junius, O.C.     Quebec, Quebec
James Kudelka, O.C.     Vittoria, Ontario
Rita Lafontaine, O.C.     Montreal, Quebec
Jacques Lamarre, O.C.     Montreal, Quebec
Catriona Le May Doan, O.C.     Calgary, Alberta
Rita Letendre, O.C., O.Q.     Toronto, Ontario and Montréal, Quebec
Ronald Neil Mannix, O.C., A.O.E.     Calgary, Alberta
Elizabeth May, O.C.     Ottawa, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia
William L. Sauder, O.C., O.B.C.     Vancouver, British Columbia
Eldon Raymond Smith, O.C.     Calgary, Alberta
James M. Stanford , O.C.     Calgary, Alberta
Ronald R. Tasker, O.C.     Toronto, Ontario
Bruce Trigger, O.C.     Montréal, Quebec
Shania Twain, O.C.     Switzerland and Timmins, Ontario


Heather Bishop, C.M., O.M.     Woodmore, Manitoba
Paul Michel Bosc, C.M., O.Ont.     Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Peter Busby, C.M.     Vancouver, British Columbia
Allan Ian Carswell, C.M.     Thornhill, Ontario
Wallace B. Chung, C.M.     Vancouver, British Columbia
Denzil Doyle, C.M.     Kanata, Ontario
Thelma Finlayson, C.M.     Burnaby, British Columbia
Gerald L. Freed, C.M.      Windsor, Ontario
David A. Ganong, C.M.      St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Yvan Guindon, C.M.     Montreal, Quebec
Robert Edgar Hulse, C.M.     Elora, Ontario
Raymond P. LeBlanc, C.M.     Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hazel McCallion, C.M.     Mississauga, Ontario
Father Thomas McKillop, C.M.      Toronto, Ontario
Dorothy Moore, C.M., O.N.S.     Membertou, Nova Scotia
A. Edward Safarian, C.M.      Toronto, Ontario
Arthur R.A. Scace, C.M.     Toronto, Ontario
Gordon Wesley Staseson, C.M., S.O.M.     Regina, Saskatchewan
Clarence Tillenius, C.M., O.M.     Winnipeg, Manitoba
Muriel Stanley Venne, C.M.     Edmonton, Alberta
Garrett Anthony Warner, C.M.     Hamilton, Ontario
The Honourable Hilary M. Weston, C.M., O.Ont.     Toronto, Ontario
Reverend Gordon Winch, C.M.     Toronto, Ontario
Carol Davey Young, C.M.     Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Honourable Thomas George Zuber, C.M.     Windsor, Ontario

ANNEX  C  -  Order of Canada Backgrounder

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. It is our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

Three different levels of membership—Companion, Officer and Member—honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope.
Appointments are made on the recommendation of an advisory council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. The Governor General is the Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order.

Membership in the Advisory Council reflects the diversity and excellence in Canadian society. Certain Advisory Council members are appointed by virtue of their office; others are appointed to the Council for a fixed term to achieve a balanced representation of the various regions of the country.
The members of the Council are:

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada (Chair)
The Honourable Thomas R. Berger, O.C.
Mrs. Ruth Miriam Goldbloom, O.C.
Mr. Richard Francis Haskayne, O.C.
Mr. Alex Himelfarb, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
Mr. Tom Jackson, O.C.
Miss Karen Kain, C.C., Chair, Canada Council for the Arts
Mrs. Judith A. LaRocque, C.V.O., Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage
M. L. Jacques Ménard, O.C.
Mr. Gilles Paquet, C.M., President, the Royal Society of Canada
Ms. Bonnie M. Patterson, Chairman of the Board, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Any group or individual is welcome to nominate deserving individuals as candidates for appointment.

Any Canadian may be nominated for the Order of Canada.
The only exceptions are federal and provincial politicians and judges, who may not be appointed while holding office.

Non-Canadians may be considered for honorary appointments.

There are no posthumous awards.


David Barrett, O.C.
Victoria, British Columbia
Officer of the Order of Canada

Deeply committed to the public good, David Barrett has advanced progressive policies in the areas of health care, social services and the environment. A member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for over two decades, he led the New Democratic Party to its first provincial victory. During his mandate as premier, he left a lasting legacy through the creation of a guaranteed income plan for senior citizens, a public automobile insurance program and the British Columbia Human Rights Board, among others. Demonstrating a sustained commitment to his ideals, he has been one of the guiding forces behind the Tommy Douglas Research Institute.

Simon Brault, O.C.
Montreal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

With extraordinary determination, Simon Brault has long been deeply committed to promoting culture across Canada. This advocate for the arts seeks every opportunity to address his favourite theme in local, national and international forums. Vice-Chair of the Canada for the Arts and Director General of the National Theatre School, he is well-known for is expertise in cultural policy. He was the driving force behind the project to restore the Monument-National in Montreal and spearheaded the creation of the Journées de la Culture, which continue to grow with each passing year. He is also a founding member and Chairman of Culture Montréal, which champions the key role played by the arts and culture in defining and developing the City of Montreal.

John Robert Cunningham, O.C.
Camrose, Alberta
Officer of the Order of Canada

One of Canada’s most distinguished medical physicists, John Cunningham has made substantive contributions to medical radiation physics. A former chief clinical physicist at the Ontario Cancer Institute and professor of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, he developed innovative concepts and methods for radiation dose calculations used to treat cancer patients around the world. He is the co-author of the seminal textbook, The Physics of Radiology, and is one of the founders of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine. Throughout his career, he has generously shared his expertise with students and colleagues and has served as a member of numerous national and international committees. 

James Cameron Hogg, O.C.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Officer of the Order of Canada

Professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia, James Hogg is one of Canada’s leading pulmonary pathologists. His research on lung disease has greatly advanced our knowledge in this area. A former professor at McGill University, he later established a pulmonary research laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, which, under his leadership, grew into a premier research institution. An outstanding teacher and mentor, he continues to inspire both students and colleagues.

Marcel Junius, O.C.
Quebec City, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

Marcel Junius’ commitment to preserving and promoting heritage is a source of pride and inspiration. This architect and emeritus urban planner held a variety of posts in which he displayed exceptional talents as an organizer, innovator and leader. As president of the Commission des biens culturels du Québec, he expanded the concept of heritage and developed the tools needed to manage it. He founded the Organization of World Heritage Cities and became its first secretary-general. In addition to working with international organizations and universities, he is one of the initiators and the vice-president of the International Historical Heritage Foundation Canada. He is also the president of the Institut Québec-Europe: un patrimoine commun. This civic-minded individual, whose motto is “people before stones”, has also shared his knowledge as a teacher at a number of universities.

James Kudelka, O.C.
Vittoria, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

As a dancer, choreographer and artistic director, James Kudelka has consistently explored uncharted, creative territory. While studying at the National Ballet School, he amassed an impressive vocabulary of steps and connections and continued to hone his skills while ascending from the ballet’s corps to the role of soloist. Gifted with an innate ability to craft unique and resplendent works that blend classical and modern dance into new-age masterpieces, he has earned a place at the pinnacle of his profession and in the hearts of dance lovers around the world. 

Rita Lafontaine, O.C.
Montreal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

Rita Lafontaine is undoubtedly one of our finest actresses. Her talent is immense, and the public adores her. The sheer breadth of her repertoire demonstrates her versatility as she moves seamlessly from theatre to television to film, and the exceptional quality of her acting has earned her many awards. Known especially for her unforgettable portrayals of characters drawn from the world of Michel Tremblay, she has also starred in various television movies and series. A socially committed and kind-hearted woman, she gives of her time and energy as provincial spokeswoman for the Grande guignolée des médias. A lover of the arts, she has become personally involved in the development of regional theatre and visual arts.

Jacques Lamarre, O.C.
Montreal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

President and chief executive officer of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Jacques Lamarre is one of Canada’s most respected business people. Under his visionary leadership, the engineering firm has become one of the premier firms in its field internationally. He has helped position the company as a world leader in some 15 activity sectors, including energy, infrastructure, environment and water. An active member of various boards, including that of the Royal Bank of Canada, the professional engineer is also a sought-after speaker who shares his experience with Canadian university students. His achievements and leadership have earned him a reputation as a model business executive.

Catriona Le May Doan, O.C.
Calgary Alberta
Officer of the Order of Canada

Known as the “Fastest Woman on Ice”, Catriona Le May Doan is a double gold Olympic medalist and a positive role model for Canadians of all ages. Now retired from competition, she remains a major force in amateur sport, serving as a director of the Canadian Sport Centre in Calgary and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, among others. Dedicated to mentoring the next generation of athletes, she is equally engaged in voluntary service in the wider community. A director of the Mustard Seed Foundation, Samaritan’s Purse and the Youth in Motion Education Foundation, she is also an active supporter of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada and World Vision Canada. 

Rita Letendre, O.C., O.Q.
Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

Rita Letendre is a pioneer of abstract art in Quebec and one of the leading figures of contemporary painting in Canada. When she burst onto the scene in the 1950s, she quickly took her place among the most promising artists of her generation. Over the years she has developed a rich artistic vocabulary and explored all manner of styles and techniques, mastering them all. Her works are found in both private and public collections and have been shown around the world, including her celebrated “arrow” paintings, which helped to cement her reputation. These impressive, luminous trajectories inhabit such places as Ryerson University in Toronto and California State University in Long Beach. Her paintings have been featured in many exhibitions, including retrospectives that speak to the role of this bold artist in the history of visual arts.

Ronald Neil Mannix, O.C., A.O.E.
Calgary, Alberta
Officer of the Order of Canada

Ronald Mannix is a successful entrepreneur who has freely lent his leadership abilities to not-for-profit organizations. He is the founder and a patron of the Calgary International Organ Competition and Festival and the Cantos Music Foundation.
A generous philanthropist, he quietly supports a number of organizations, including Mount Royal College and the universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge.  While he prefers to stay out of the limelight, the impact of his various contributions serves as a powerful beacon for other business leaders to follow.

Elizabeth May, O.C.
Ottawa, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia
Officer of the Order of Canada

Elizabeth May has been a respected voice for Canada’s environmental movement for more than 30 years. Sought out nationally and beyond our borders, she has been involved with organizations concerned with natural resource management, sustainable development and the protection of global ecosystems. She has also contributed to the creation of several national parks, the implementation of pollution control measures and to the drafting of environmental legislation. In 1998, in honour of her achievements, Dalhousie University created the Elizabeth May Chair in Women's Health and the Environment. Executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada, she has made a profound difference to the quality of life of Canadians in our lifetime and hopefully for generations to come.

William L. Sauder, O.C., O.B.C.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Officer of the Order of Canada

William Sauder has provided insight, wisdom and leadership to benefit British Columbians. Chair and former CEO of International Forest Products (Interfor), he has been a leader in Western Canada’s forest industry for over two decades. He has devoted a great deal of time and effort to the development of the University of British Columbia (UBC), serving as chair of its Board of Governors and as chancellor. He has also made generous gifts to UBC in order to establish a business school and to fund research chairs, particularly in the areas of pediatric and heart disease. 

Eldon Raymond Smith, O.C.
Calgary, Alberta
Officer of the Order of Canada

Eldon Smith has displayed an uncommon level of dedication to the health and welfare of others. This cardiologist and researcher earned widespread recognition for his research into hypertension and cardiac failure. Professor emeritus and former dean of medicine at the University of Calgary, he developed new partnerships that allowed the faculty to grow. His broad legacy includes the establishment of a magnetic resonance research centre in Calgary, home to the only intra-operative MRI magnet in the world. As a consultant, he provided valuable guidance in setting up educational and health care programs in Russia, New Zealand and the Philippines. He is also known for his contributions to numerous medical organizations, committees and task forces.

James M. Stanford , O.C.
Calgary, Alberta
Officer of the Order of Canada

Engineering and managing the development of major fossil fuel ventures across the country, James Stanford has been building Canada's energy capability for over 30 years. While at the helm of Petro-Canada, he used his innovative spirit and keen insight to lead the company through a major restructuring that positioned it as an industry leader. He also imbued the company with a strong set of values, demonstrating a deep commitment to the environment. In addition, he has lent his time and talents to a number of organizations, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Alberta and the Mount Royal College Foundation.

Ronald R. Tasker, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

Professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, Ronald Tasker is a world renowned neurosurgeon as well as a caring physician, teacher and mentor. His meticulous study of the human brain’s deepest centres has broadened our understanding and improved the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease and other forms of tremors, involuntary movements and chronic pain resulting from cancer and other diseases. Involved in the community, he has served with environmental organizations such as the Ontario Federation of Naturalists and has written handbooks cataloguing the various species of plant life, butterflies and birds that are popular guides for nature enthusiasts.

Bruce Trigger, O.C.
Montreal, Quebec
Officer of the Order of Canada

Hailed as one of Canada’s most distinguished anthropologists, Bruce Trigger is also renowned and respected around the world for his work in history and archaeology. He is an innovative thinker whose books and publications challenge people to question widely accepted beliefs and stereotypes, such as the role of Native cultures in history. His two-volume work focussing on the Huron people and the fur trade, The Children of Aataentsic: A History of Huron People to 1660, is a classic in its field. An influential scholar, he has helped to reevaluate the way in which Canadian history is viewed.

Shania Twain, O.C.
Switzerland and Timmins, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

The rags-to-riches story of Canadian superstar Shania Twain has become legendary. Although impoverished materially as a child, she was instilled with a strong sense of pride by her family. Even then, music played an important role in her day-to-day life. Today, she enjoys enormous success, yet she remains true to her roots. Dedicated to eliminating child hunger, she supports a number of food distribution agencies like food banks and breakfast programs in schools. From small-town Ontario to the pinnacle of the entertainment industry, her journey has inspired countless other emerging musicians.


Heather Bishop, C.M., O.M.
Woodmore, Manitoba
Member of the Order of Canada

From her home in rural Manitoba, Heather Bishop has successfully cultivated a career of international scope as an independent artist. Since founding her own record company in 1976, this talented musician has released several acclaimed folk and children’s albums, and has toured extensively in many countries. Highly admired for her social activism, she has championed women’s rights and has spoken out against racism and homophobia. She also helped to develop and teach one of the country’s first pre-trades training for women courses at Red River College, in Winnipeg.

Paul Michel Bosc, C.M., O.Ont.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

For the past four decades, Paul Bosc has contributed to the evolution of Canada’s wine industry, particularly in the Niagara region. In 1978, he founded the Château des Charmes winery and became one of the first to cultivate European grapes, displaying his abilities as an innovator with passion and flair. Throughout his career, this artisan has distinguished himself as a dynamic mentor who shares his knowledge freely with others. He played a vital role in establishing Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute and Ontario’s Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA).

Peter Busby, C.M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Member of the Order of Canada

An inventive and internationally recognized architect, he has been at the forefront of green building design in this country. Peter Busby has promoted environmental sustainability within his profession as a means of reducing greenhouse gasses and conserving energy. He has played a leading role in this regard by chairing the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Sustainable Building Committee, co-founding the Canada Green Building Council and serving as a member of the National Steering Committee for Innovation in Construction.

Allan Ian Carswell, C.M.
Thornhill, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Allan Carswell is a physicist and entrepreneur whose research pioneered the use of laser radar (lidar) for remote sensing applications, such as monitoring the Arctic ozone layer. As founder and chairman of the board of Optech Inc., he positioned his company as a global leader in the field of lidar technology. Equally committed to the betterment of his community, he has been a generous benefactor to the Toronto East General Hospital and the York University Foundation and serves as a volunteer for an outreach program for the homeless. Professor emeritus at York University, he is a role model for young entrepreneurs and scientists alike, and has made an exemplary contribution to Canadian science and technology. 

Wallace B. Chung, C.M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Member of the Order of Canada

Professor emeritus of surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Wallace Chung has advocated passionately for the preservation of his cultural heritage. He played a key role in establishing Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre and provided leadership as vice-chair of the Canadian Multiculturalism Council. Over the years, he has assembled a unique collection of memorabilia, artifacts and printed items relating to the Canadian Pacific Railway and its trans-oceanic liner, the Empress of Asia. He has generously donated a significant portion of his collection to UBC and the Vancouver Maritime Museum to enable scholars and the public to gain a better understanding of the history of Asian immigration to Western Canada. 

Denzil Doyle, C.M.
Kanata, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

A technology guru, Denzil Doyle has been instrumental in the promotion, development and growth of Canada’s high technology industry. As co-founder of Capital Alliance Ventures, this pioneering entrepreneur led the investment of millions of dollars in the telecommunications and software sectors. For more than four decades, he has provided financial backing and career guidance to emerging and established businesses through his speaking engagements and his publications, most notably with Making Technology Happen. Known as the father of Silicon Valley North, he is highly respected for mentoring the next generation of Canada’s high tech leaders.

Thelma Finlayson, C.M.
Burnaby, British Columbia
Member of the Order of Canada

A trailblazing entomologist and a beloved teacher and advisor, Thelma Finlayson is a source of inspiration to countless young women. She was among the first women scientists to enter the federal government’s research branch in the 1930s and she later became a founding member of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Pest Management. Named the University’s first professor emerita upon her retirement in 1979, she continues to show a deep concern and affection for young people by voluntarily providing counselling to thousands of students who have found themselves in academic difficulty.

Gerald L. Freed, C.M.
Windsor, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

A successful businessman and outstanding volunteer, Gerald Freed has been a major force in his community for over 40 years. As president of Freeds of Windsor, a leading retailer of men’s wear, he is well-known for his business acumen and integrity. Equally renowned for his selfless dedication to the service of others, he has generously given of his time and talents to serve in leadership roles with numerous organizations. Assumption University, the University of Windsor, the Greater Windsor Community Foundation and the Jewish Community Centre have all benefited from his support, commitment and fundraising abilities.

David A. Ganong, C.M.
St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Member of the Order of Canada

David Ganong has made outstanding contributions to economic development in New Brunswick. A fourth-generation chocolatier and a creative and visionary businessman, he has emphasised product innovation, employee satisfaction and solid community relations to ensure Ganong Brothers’ continuing success. To help promote rural economic growth, he employs hundreds of St. Stephen residents and works with the town to support tourism initiatives, such as the annual Chocolate Festival. Moreover, he is known as a national advocate of corporate governance, serving as a model of integrity and accountability in Canadian business.

Yvan Guindon, C.M.
Montreal, Quebec
Member of the Order of Canada

Yvan Guindon has made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of our biopharmaceutical knowledge for the purpose of developing new medicines. During his career, this eminent chemist has gained a fine reputation for his research in therapeutical chemistry, which has led to more than 45 patents. He has held leading positions in major pharmaceutical companies, including Merck Frosst Canada. Formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal, he is currently the Director of its Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratory. Also a professor at the Université de Montreal and McGill University, he inspires scientific excellence in a new generation of researchers.

Robert Edgar Hulse, C.M.
Elora, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Deeply committed to fostering a vibrant community, Robert Hulse has made outstanding contributions to the spiritual and cultural life of Elora. Renowned throughout the village for his inspirational leadership, dedication and love of music, he served as the rector of St. John’s Anglican Church for 40 years. Co-founder of the Elora Festival, he has been instrumental in its continuing success as one of our country’s leading choral and classical music festivals. He also oversaw the establishment of one of Canada’s first professional church choirs and was a founding member of the Elora Festival Singers.

Raymond P. LeBlanc, C.M.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

Raymond LeBlanc is highly respected for his innovative approaches to eye care. A professor and former head of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Dalhousie University, he developed the department’s international reputation for academic excellence and was instrumental in the creation of a clinical eye care centre for the Maritimes. He also played a leading role in the development of an integrated and comprehensive eye care program for Nova Scotia. Moreover, his voluntarism has benefited organizations such as the Canadian Glaucoma Society and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Hazel McCallion, C.M.
Mississauga, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Hazel McCallion’s commitment and dedication to the people of Mississauga have made her one of Canada’s best known and longest serving mayors. She has taken on leadership roles within many municipal government organizations, such as the Greater Toronto Area Mayors’ Committee. Resolute in her commitment to improving the quality of life of her fellow citizens, she has also served as chair of the World Health Organization symposia on healthy cities. In addition, her annual charity golf tournament has helped to raise funds for a myriad of local, provincial and national organizations.

Father Thomas McKillop, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Father Thomas McKillop has been a major force in promoting ecumenism, responsibility and social engagement amongst Canada's youth. In 1966 he co-founded the Youth Corps, a church-based movement welcoming young people of all faiths. He was determined to give young people a sense of direction, bringing them together to help the most vulnerable members of society and also to reflect on the world surrounding them. Now retired, he remains a source of inspiration, whose achievements have had life-changing effects on many people.

 Dorothy Moore, C.M., O.N.S.
Membertou, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

With conviction and determination, Dorothy Moore has championed the Mi’kmaq Nation. Throughout her long career as an educator, she has created learning opportunities for Aboriginal youth and promoted the inclusion of Native history in Nova Scotia’s curricula. At Cape Breton University, she was instrumental in developing the Mi’kmaq Studies Program, which helps to preserve the community’s traditions by offering courses in their language, as well as on their history and on their culture. An advocate for social justice, she has also fought against racism and intolerance as a member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and the Aboriginal Rights Commission.

A. Edward Safarian, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Edward Safarian is an internationally renowned economist, teacher and researcher. For more than 50 years, he has been making major contributions to our understanding of foreign direct investment and international trade. He has also had a significant impact on public policy in Canada, through his writings on free trade and competition policy, and as a consultant to the federal government on the economic aspects of the Canadian constitution. Numerous organizations, including the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, have benefited from his leadership and expertise.

Arthur R.A. Scace, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

An outstanding lawyer with a national reputation in the field of income tax law, Arthur Scace is also known for his exceptional voluntary service. He is a counsel at McCarthy Tétrault and a former national chairman of the firm. Respected for his leadership and wisdom, he has given generously of his time and talents to many educational and cultural organizations. He has served as Canadian Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust, Chair of the Henry White Kinnear Foundation and Director of the Harold Fox Education Fund for more than two decades. In addition, he has made a valuable contribution to the Canadian Opera Company as President.

 Gordon Wesley Staseson, C.M., S.O.M.
Regina, Saskatchewan
Member of the Order of Canada

Gordon Staseson has been a driving force and a catalyst within his community for over 50 years. A former businessman, he has been a strong promoter and supporter of civic and sporting organizations and economic development throughout his life. Generous with his time and expertise, he chaired the building committee for the Agridome, the Canada Centre and the Queensbury Centre. He has provided outstanding leadership to a myriad of organizations, including the Regina Economic Development Authority, the Saskatchewan Gaming Authority, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Regina Planning Commission. 

Clarence Tillenius, C.M., O.M.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Member of the Order of Canada

Clarence Tillenius is one of our finest natural painters and illustrators. He has made a lasting contribution to the public appreciation of our distinctive wildlife through his paintings and three-dimensional dioramas. Countless visitors to institutions such as the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature have stood in awe of his breathtaking re-creations of animals in their natural habitat. In addition, he has been steadfast in his support for wildlife and environmental conservation.

Muriel Stanley Venne, C.M.
Edmonton, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

Admired for her works, Muriel Venne is a passionate, articulate and effective champion of human rights and social justice. A founding member of the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the founding president of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, she has worked tirelessly to dispel stereotypes, fight discrimination and promote equality. She played a key role in producing The Rights Path – Alberta, a highly regarded holistic booklet for First Nations people, and she remains committed to providing Aboriginal women with a stronger voice.

Garrett Anthony Warner, C.M.
Hamilton, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Garrett Warner is passionate about equality and social justice. His counsel and leadership are manifest at McMaster University and in the Hamilton community, as well as in villages around the world. His lifelong pursuit of peace through learning and understanding led him to co-found the Theme School on International Justice and Human Rights. In addition, Amnesty International, the United Nations Association of Canada and CUSO have benefited from his deep-seated commitment and enthusiasm. Through his work and benevolent actions, he serves as a model of civic responsibility. 

The Honourable Hilary M. Weston, C.M., O.Ont.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

As Ontario's twenty-sixth Lieutenant-Governor, Hilary Weston served with grace and distinction. Only the second woman to be appointed to this position, she championed community voluntarism and women's and youth issues during her mandate. She established an award in recognition of the valuable work performed by volunteers and a foundation to support youth-related initiatives. Always seeking to improve the quality of life for her fellow citizens, she has been actively involved in numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations throughout her private and public life.

Reverend Gordon Winch, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Gordon Winch is recognized as a vital force in society for his approach to caring for those in crisis. A leading figure in the establishment of the Toronto Distress Centre, he was its first executive director. Instrumental in encouraging the development of many other such centres throughout Ontario and Canada, he was also a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention and played a strong role in the creation of the Assaulted Women’s Helpline. Compassionate and caring, he exemplifies community building and public service. 

Carol Davey Young, C.M.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

Carol Young’s tireless devotion to voluntary service has benefited countless community organizations in Nova Scotia. For decades, she has applied her boundless energy and commitment to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, the Metro United Way, the Children’s Discovery Centre and the Pier 21 Society, among many others. With the Nova Scotia Mental Health Foundation and Laing House, she has raised her community’s awareness in the area of mental illness through her inspiring leadership and personal generosity.

The Honourable Thomas George Zuber, C.M.
Windsor, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Thomas Zuber has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, lecturer and judge.  Called to the Bar in 1951, he lectured at the University of Windsor for many years, where the faculty's Moot Court competition bears his name. Following 17 years in practice, he excelled as both a trial and appellate judge. His Report of the Ontario Court Inquiry brought needed reforms that greatly improved the administration of justice in the province. A role model and mentor to young lawyers, he continues to make an outstanding contribution to his profession.
Created: 2005-11-15
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Strange, don't see a list of Hazel McCallion's brutal achievements and characteristics, which are common knowledge in Mississauga and noted in my letter.  Wonder how that happened.  ]

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