POLITICS

Former premier, justice, hockey coach added to the Order of Canada

06/29/2012 04:02 EDT | Updated 08/29/2012 05:12 EDT
OTTAWA - A former Supreme Court justice, a renowned historian, a former premier and a legendary hockey coach are among the latest additions to the Order of Canada.

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.