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New Order of Canada recipients announced at Rideau Hall

The latest appointments to the Order of Canada have been announced by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, who herself is a member of the exclusive club that “honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation.” The list of 103 new »

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Canadian to accept Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

On Aug. 6, 1945, Setsuko Nakamura was a 13-year-old middle-school student in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. That morning an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first atom bomb. Setsuko Nakamura was about 1.8 kilometres from the »

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Governor General announces 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada is one of the highest civilian honours in Canada. Established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, the honour “recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation.” On Friday (June 28) »


Governor General investiture of 44 into Order of Canada

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston presided over the investiture of 44 Canadians into the Order of Canada Friday (May 3). The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year. It recognizes “a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication »