Order of Canada

Is The Order of Canada a Consolation Prize?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

What makes the traditional New Year's announcement of fresh inductees to the Order of Canada so consistently galling is how damn many there always are -- this year, 90 in all. For a nation of such supposedly modest people, Canadians give themselves an awful lot of prizes. All this blind awarding can only wind up achieving the exact opposite of what it's supposed to. Just as printing more money doesn't make everyone richer, simply handing out lots of awards for being great won't actually make more great people -- it'll just devalue the privilege.

Blue Rodeo Founders And More Named To Order of Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Music

OTTAWA - The singer-songwriters behind the enduring success of the band Blue Rodeo headline a talented cast of new appointments to the Order of Canada...

Request Denied

CP | Linda Nguyen and Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an application by Conrad Black to personally address an advisory council weighing whether he shoul...

Precious Medals Returned To West Van Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - Police have recovered a number of medals including an Order of Canada medal that were stolen during a break-and-enter in the Va...

Imprisoned Ex-Mogul Fights To Reclaim Order Of Canada

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Lawyers for Garth Drabinsky were in Federal Court Tuesday fighting on behalf of the disgraced theatre mogul to reclaim the Order of Canada h...

Tonika Morgan: From Street Dreams To Transformative Realities

Samuel Getachew | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

The Order of Canada citation brilliantly captures the biography of Canada's own Francis O'Dea. "Frank O'Dea's triumph over adversity continues to cap...

LOOK: Full List Of 2012's Order Of Canada Inductees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - COMPANIONS OF THE ORDER OF CANADAThe Honourable Louise Charron, C.C. Ottawa, Ont. _ LawL. Jacques Ménard, C.C., O.Q. Montréal, Que. _ Volun...

The 2012 Order Of Canada Inductees Are..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Forty years after they skated their way into history, two members of Canada's Summit Series hockey team have now scored an Order of Canada.Ke...

Klein's Wife Tears Up At Order of Canada Ceremony

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The wife of former Alberta premier Ralph Klein dabbed at her tears Tuesday as she accepted an Order of Canada medal on her ailing husband's ...

Officer Of The Order Of Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein will be made an Officer of the Order of Canada today at Calgary city hall.Klein is battling a form of deme...

How the Duke of Edinburgh Award Changed My Life

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Canada celebrates a great milestone today. For the last five decades, it has enriched the lives of Canadian youth from walks of life. It changed mine. It also took away my shyness and gave me the confidence to explore many initiatives and goals in my life.

Watching the Watchdog: A Farewell to Bob Johnstone

Tim Knight | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Bob Johnstone, one of Canada's great storytellers, has died. Bob was big in everything he did. Big man, big voice, big heart, big soul, big appetite. One of the great interviewers in all Canada. I shall miss him.

Conrad Black Fights To Keep Order Of Canada

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Former media baron Conrad Black has gone to Federal Court, seeking to be allowed to give his side of the story in front of an advisory council looking...

Getting The Order Of Canada

CBC | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada

Rideau Hall has released the latest list of appointees to the Order of Canada. The newest recipients are being honoured for their achievem...

Order of Canada Celebration was (Sadly) Lacking Order

Neil Seeman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Six hundred Order of Canada medallists gathered at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on June 18 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. The medalists, or a goodly portion of them, had 60 years of achievements under their belts. There was a profusion of canes in attendance, as well as walkers and wheelchairs. But the organizers of this event seem not to have expected it.

Part 4: Queen Elizabeth, Canada's Chief Watchdog

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

At the 2010 Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill, Elizabeth started her speech by addressing the 100,000-strong audience as "fellow Canadians..." She's custodian of the Canadian Crown's democratic powers and represents the "power of the people above government and political parties." Which makes her our chief watchdog -- if mostly absent and toothless.

Former PM, Hockey Great Among Order Of Canada Inductees

CBC | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada

Gov. Gen. David Johnston presided over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday. 22 members, 21 officers...

Oh Please! Lord Black is no Omar Khadr

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Like him or not, approve of him or not, despair of him or not, Conrad Black is as Canadian as maple syrup and a hockey stick, and neither a threat nor a danger to fellow Canadians -- unlike, say, Omar Khadr.

Ex-PM, Hockey Coach Among Order Of Canada Recipients

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Hockey coach Scotty Bowman, sportscaster Brian Williams and former prime minister Paul Martin are among 66 notables being inducted to or prom...

50 Notable Canadians Inducted To Order Of Canada

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - Actor-comedian Eugene Levy, hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and scientist and CBC Radio host Bob McDonald are among 50...

Michael J. Fox Joins Order of Canada

CBC | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada

(CBC) - Rock legend Robbie Robertson and actor Michael J. Fox were among 43 people invested with the Order of Canada in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in O...