The Order of Canada

On the seventeenth of February, Her Excellency the Right Honourable MichaŽlle Jean, the Governor General of Canada, shall induct thirty-three Canadians into the Order of Canada; one as a Companion, ten as Officers, and twenty-two as Members. The presentation of one's membership insignia to the Order is the highest honour for lifetime achievement in Canada.

Her Excellency serves our nation as the Principal Companion and Chancellor of the Order of Canada; she presides over the ceremonies at which membership investitures are made, and presents new members with their insignia.

The most prominent investiture being made at the ceremony is to be that of Richard Taylor, to be named a Companion of the Order of Canada (the highest rank, among other Companions and other than that of the Governor General, in the Order).

Invitations to the Order of Canada are determined by the Advisory Council; this Council is Chaired by the Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, our Chief Justice of Canada and Privy Councillor for the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

Richard Taylor is a recipient of the Nobel Prize from 1990, and was invited to the Order of Canada for his exemplary work in the field of physics; he shares responsability for the discovery and construction of the quark model, and therefore serving an invaluable contribution to the sciences.


What do you think warrants an invitation to the Order of Canada?
I think not
Those who fight to keep your country free.
Overjoyed to hear that Steve Smith,also known as Red Green,is being honoured with this award today in Ottawa.
Yes, Steve Smith is being sworn in as a Member of the Order of Canada correct? It should be noted that his involvement with the Red Green project is not his only accomplishment; he is involved with the Writers Guild of Canada, the Banff Television Festival, and serves the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network as its spokesperson.

Those who fight to keep your country free.

There are already service medals for those who fight in wars.

There is also the Order of Militay merit, and the Royal Victorian Order.[/quote]
the surviving members of skinny puppy
Haggis McBagpipe
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadox

What do you think warrants an invitation to the Order of Canada?


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