Gov. Gen. David Johnston presided over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday.

22 members, 21 officers and one companion received their new honours, including:


  • Jazz musician Archibald Alexander Alleyne
  • Photographer Hans-Ludwig Blohm
  • Volunteer and philanthropist Lawrence Bloomberg
  • Former cabinet minister and ambassador Benoît Bouchard
  • Cape Breton Magazine and book publisher Ronald Caplan
  • Thoracic surgeon Jean Deslauriers
  • Musician, broadcaster and cultural promoter Joella Foulds
  • Health care educator and innovator John Gilbert
  • Litigator and judge Mary Hetherington
  • Folk singer/songwriter and literacy advocate Paul Valdemar (Valdy) Horsdal
  • Philanthropist and business leader Frederick Hyndman
  • Businessman, politician and Acadian/French-language activist Denis Losier
  • Poet, novelist and academic Pierre Nepveu
  • Food bank founder and anti-poverty activist David Northcott
  • Actor and activist Eric Peterson
  • Business leader and philanthropist Thomas Stanfield
  • Culinary enthusiast and journalist Anita Stewart
  • Engineering innovator and philanthropist Donald Taylor
  • Actor, director, playright and arts advocate R.H. Thomson
  • Academic, feminist and Francophone literature advocate Maïr Verthuy
  • Entrepreneur and philanthropist Brett Wilson
  • Diabetes researcher and medical professor Bernard Zinman


  • Computational chemistry and molecular photonics researcher André Bandrauk
  • Former chief of defence staff and UN military advisor Maurice Baril
  • Former Ontario lieutenant governor, diplomat, and aboriginal and mental health advocate James Bartleman
  • ALDO founder, AIDS activist and philanthropist Aldo Albert Daniel Bensadoun
  • NHL coach Scott Bowman
  • Writer and editor Nicole Brossard
  • Journalist, editor and columnist Alain Dubuc
  • Columnist, author, commentator and documentary-maker Gwynne Dyer
  • Former ambassador and diplomat Robert Fowler
  • Statistician and professor Donald Fraser
  • Spiritual leader, author and theologian Laurence Freeman
  • Civil engineer and safety advocate Hugh Arthur Krentz
  • Architect and professor Bruce Kuwabara
  • Legal scholar and academic administrator Peter MacKinnon
  • Playwright, mathematician and volunteer John Mighton
  • Litigator and community activist David Scott
  • Bioethicist and health policy expert Peter Singer
  • eBay founder, philanthropist and film producer Jeffrey Skoll
  • Home Depot Canada president and Habitat for Humanity volunteer Annette Verschuren
  • Sports broadcaster and volunteer Brian Williams
  • Pediatrician and researcher Alvin Zipursky


  • Former prime minister and business leader Paul Martin