Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced 91 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Sunday, including a CBC radio host, an investigative journalist, a hockey star and a Quebec actress.
Michael Enright, currently host of CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition, was inducted to the order for "his contributions to Canadian print and broadcast journalism, and for advocating on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities," according to a statement from the office of the secretary to the Governor General.
Enright's journalism career has spanned 50 years, including stints at Time magazine, the Globe and Mail, and Quest Magazine.
In 1974, he hosted CBC Radio's This Country in the Morning. He has also been the temporary host of Sunday Morning, Cross Country Checkup and Montreal's morning radio show, Daybreak. Enright also served as managing editor of the CBC Radio news service, host of As It Happens for 10 years and then hosted the national radio program This Morning.
He's joined by the likes of Stevie Cameron, Paul Henderson and Marina Orsini, who have also been appointed members of the order on an advisory council's recommendation. Order of Canada members are recognized for "a lifetime of distinguished service" in an area, according to the Governor General's website.
- Stevie Cameron, an investigative journalist, received the honour for her contributions in her field and "her volunteer work on behalf of the disadvantaged."
- Hockey legend Paul Henderson, who won the 1972 Summit Series for Canada against the U.S.S.R., made the list for "his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes" and his hockey achievements.
- Quebec actress Marina Orsini was inducted to the order for "her contributions to Quebec culture" and charity support, especially Tel-jeunes — a free, confidential intervention service provided by counsellors and available 24/7 to all young Quebecers.
In total, 56 new members were named. Other notables included Indigo CEO Heather Reisman and former CBC Toronto radio host Andy Barrie.
Another hockey star, Ken Dryden, and 32 others were named officers of the order. The designation, one step higher than member, celebrates "a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree."
Former Supreme Court justice Louise Charron and banker L. Jacques Ménard were given the highest designation: companions. The rank "recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of the highest degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large."
Ménard's designation is a promotion within the order.
The number of living people designated companions of the order can not be more than 165 at any time.