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Governor General to invest 43 recipients into the Order of Canada
OTTAWA, Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Michaelle 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) and a backgrounder (Annex C) are attached. To obtain
the citations for the recipients, please visit our website at: www.gg.ca
LIST OF RECIPIENTS
Shania Twain, O.C. Switzerland and Timmins, Ontario
Along with others listed