ORDER OF ONTARIO RECIPIENTS INCLUDE WRITER, ASTRONAUT AND PHYSICIAN

Feb 03, 2015

By Michael Kramer

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26 Ontarians have been named to receive the province’s highest honour.

And the list of recipients of The Order of Ontario includes internationally celebrated writer and lecturer John Raulston Saul – as well as social justice advocate Barbara McQuarrie.

Also honoured is the former executive director of the Canadian branch of Doctors Without Borders, Marilyn McHarg.

Others include:

– Rick Green, co-creator of and performer on The Red Green Show

– David Williams, Canadian astronaut, physician and scientist

– Ming-Tat Cheung, a cardiologist and medical researcher who was instrumental in building the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

– Charles Pachter, nationally recognized artist whose work as been exhibited around the world and in The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Royal Ontario Museum and the McMichael Gallery

– Eva Marszewski, founder and executive director of Peacebuilders International (Canada), an organization that provides at-risk youth an alternative to the criminal justice system.

The list was announced today by Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

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