Three Canadians were named companions, the order's highest tier. Among them was Dick Pound, a Montreal-based lawyer and current president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He also served two stints as a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
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Pound's appointment to companion was a promotion, as he was named an officer of the order in 1992.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to "recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation." More than 6,000 people have been named members since its inception.
The three tiers of the order are companion, officer and member.
Among the most notable new appointments is Mark Carney, who spent more than five years as the governor of the Bank of Canada and is credited with successfully steering Canada's economy through the global recession. Carney became the governor of the Bank of England in July 2013.
Dr. Julio Montaner, a Vancouver-based HIV/AIDs research pioneer and treatment advocate, and Eleanor Wachtel, writer and host of CBC Radio's flagship literary program Writers & Company, were also named as officers.
Other notable Canadians to receive the honour as members were Hockey Night in Canada stalwart announcer Bob Cole; Wally Buono, one of the CFL's most successful coaches; Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL player and advocate for sexually abused children; and married pop music stars and philanthropists Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk.
Each year there are about three ceremonies in Ottawa where honourees are formally invested into the order by the Governor General. Those listed Friday will be able to attend an upcoming ceremony of their choice in 2015.- On mobile?See the full list of recipients here Suggest a correction