Paul Martin, Scotty Bowman among Order of Canada recipients

Gov. Gen. David Johnston presided over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall today, welcoming a former prime minister, former NHL coach and 42 other high-achieving Canadians into its distinguished circle.

22 members, 21 officers and one companion invested at Rideau Hall

Peter Singer (centre), Jeffrey Skoll (right) and former prime minister Paul Martin were invested as officers and companion respectively, during Order of Canada ceremonies on Friday. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

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