Internationally recognized judge, a playwright and a novelist among local people in Order of Canada honours

Local people who’ve made their mark in fields from cybercartography to folk music are among new appointments to the Order of Canada announced by Governor General Mary Simon Tuesday.

Appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of an advisory council, they will be presented with their insignia at ceremonies to be held at future dates.

“Canada is defined by the people that make up this great country,” Simon said in a release from Rideau Hall.

“These most recent nominees to the Order of Canada are shining examples of the commitment and outstanding contributions Canadians have made to the well-being of communities throughout this land, whether it be social, environmental, scientific, economic, cultural or related to mental and physical health. ”

The local and regional residents honoured include:

Officers

The Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C., Ottawa — “For his transformative contributions to Canadian sport as an internationally recognized expert in sports law and as a former Olympian.

Tomson Highway O.C., Gatineau — “For his sustained and distinguished contributions to theatre and Canadian culture as one of our foremost playwrights and novelists.” This is a promotion within the order.

Edward J. Ratushny, O.C., O.Ont., Q.C., Ottawa — “For his contributions to the field of administrative law, and for his leadership in sports arbitration and law.”

Graham David Sher, O.C., Ottawa — “For his contributions to public health and for being instrumental in the development of Canada’s largest blood system operator.”

Ian Tamblyn, O.C., Chelsea, Que. — “For his enduring contributions as a folk music icon, adventurer and cultural ambassador for Canada.”

D. R. Fraser Taylor, O.C., Ottawa — “For his innovative contributions to cartography, and for spearheading the theoretical and practical development of cybercartography.”

Members

Lawson A. W. Hunter, C.M., Q.C., Ottawa — “For his distinguished career in government, business and private practice as one of the country’s leading competition and antitrust lawyers.”

Gregory Marchildon, C.M., Gatineau — “For his contributions to health care policy in Canada, and for his mentorship of the next generation of policy-oriented researchers.”

Robert Duff McKeown, C.M., Chelsea, Que. — “For his excellence in investigative journalism for television.”

Pradeep Merchant, C.M., Greely, Ont. — “For his longstanding contributions to his community, including his philanthropy and his leadership in the promotion of bilateral ties between Canada and India.”

George M. Thomson, C.M., Kingston, Ont. — “For his contributions to family law in Canada, and for his innovative leadership as a judicial educator and mentor.”

Visit the Governor General of Canada’s website for a complete list of the 135 people honoured.

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