June 15, 2017

Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada-15 June 2017

OTTAWA—Today, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced six new appointments to the Order of Canada.

New appointees are Sylvia Maracle and the members of The Tragically Hip.

Ms. Maracle and Mr. Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip will accept their insignia as part of a special presentation of Canadian honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Rideau Hall. The ceremony’s full list of recipients and their citations are published in a separate media advisory. The other members of The Tragically Hip will receive their insignia at a later date.

Sylvia Maracle, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario
Officer of the Order of Canada

For her leadership in shaping the urban Indigenous experience and for her efforts to promote the well-being of Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Rob Baker, C.M., Gord Downie, C.M., Johnny Fay, C.M.,
Paul Langlois, C.M., and Gord Sinclair, C.M.
Kingston and Toronto, Ontario
Members of the Order of Canada

For their contribution to Canadian music and for their support of various social and environmental causes.

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