Governor General David Johnston announced 91 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Dec. 30, 2012. There are seven honourees with ties to the law including hockey legend Ken Dryden and retired Supreme Court of Canada justice Louise Charron.
The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. It was established in 1967 during Canada’s centennial year to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. There are three areas of appointment: companion, officers, and members
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.