Ian Binnie, who retired from the high court last year, has been named a companion of the order, its highest rank.
Natalie Zemon Davis, a University of Toronto historian and author of The Return of Martin Guerre, is also named a companion, as is Montreal conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is named a new officer of the order, along with veteran TV journalist Craig Oliver and Michael Pitfield, a former senator and one-time clerk of the Privy Council.
Pat Quinn, who coached five different NHL teams during a storied career and led Team Canada to an Olympic goal medal in 2002, is also a new officer.
There are 69 new additions to the order and one promotion.
Quebec violinist Angele Dubeau, who was named a member in 1996, is promoted to officer.
Among the other new officers are:
_ Chantal Hebert, a well-known political columnist.
_ Paul Hoffman, a British Columbia geologist known for landmark research on the Precambrian period.
_ Marianne McKenna, a noted Toronto architect.
_ John Richard of Ottawa, former chief justice of the Federal Court of Appeal.
Notables named as members include:
_ Silver Donald Cameron, a Nova Scotia journalist, writer and community activist.
_ Greg Hollingshead, an Edmonton author and winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction in 1995
_ Frances Lankin, a former Ontario cabinet minister and retired CEO of the Toronto United Way.
_Des McAnuff, outgoing artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and a two-time Tony award winner.
_ Lino Saputo, a Quebec businessman and philanthropist and founder of the cheese company which bears his name.
The actual awards will be presented at ceremonies later this year.