Jun 23, 2020
By Andy Johnson
Nominations for Order of Canada, usually announced by the Governor General on Canada Day, will likely have to wait until much later this fall, due to COVID-19.
The office of Governor General Julie Payette notes that this spring’s advisory council meeting was scrubbed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next gathering is not scheduled until November and the council only meets twice a year.
In the absence of the traditional announcement on Canada Day, the Governor General plans to shine a spotlight on lesser-known Canadian honours; decorations for bravery and meritorious service and the Sovereign Medal for volunteers.