Dec 30, 2013
By Michael Kramer
More than 80 new appointees will be receiving the Order of Canada or will be promoted from their current level.
Governor General David Johnston says those being honoured next year include actors Colm Feore and Sarah Polley, author Douglas Coupland, journalists Steve Paikin and George Jonas, historian Michael Bliss and fashion TV host Jeanne Beker.
Also included is actor, director and Soulpepper Theatre Company Artistic Director Albert Schultz.
Former Conservative deputy prime minister Don Mazankowski and retired Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps are among four eminent Canadians who are being promoted to Companions of the Order of Canada – the highest honour.
These latest honourees will be presented with their insignias and officially invested into the Order of Canada at a later date, most likely during one of several investiture ceremonies held each year at Rideau Hall.