List of Companions of the Order of Canada

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Companions of the Order of Canada, the highest level of the Order of Canada, have demonstrated the highest degree of merit to Canada and humanity, on the national or international scene. Up to 15 Companions are appointed each year,[1] with a limit of 165 living Companions at any given time.[2] Companions are entitled to use the post-nominal "C.C.".[3] As of May 29, 2012, there were 151 living Companions[4] (including three honorary). This list shows all of the Companions, in alphabetical order, both living and deceased.

Name Birth year Death year Awarded date Invested date Comments
Aga Khan IV 1936 October 29, 2004 June 6, 2005 Honorary appointment
John Black Aird 1923 1995 October 21, 1992 April 21, 1993 Member of the Order of Ontario
Pierrette Alarie 1921 2011 November 15, 1995 October 8, 1996
Lincoln Alexander 1922 2012 April 30, 1992 October 21, 1992 Member of the Order of Ontario
Jean Victor Allard 1913 1996 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Doris Anderson 1921 2007 May 1, 2002 February 21, 2003
Louis Applebaum 1918 2000 November 15, 1995 February 15, 1996
Louise Arbour 1947 October 25, 2007 October 10, 2008 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Denys Arcand 1941 October 29, 2004 June 10, 2005 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Edgar Archibald 1885 1968 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Eric Arthur 1898 1982 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
Kenojuak Ashevak 1927 2013 June 21, 1982 October 20, 1982
Margaret Atwood 1939 June 22, 1981 November 6, 1988
Edwin Baker 1893 1968 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Charles Band 1885 1969 May 26, 1969 October 28, 1969
Marius Barbeau 1883 1969 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Lloyd Barber 1932 2011 April 22, 1993 October 27, 1993 Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Henry J. M. Barnett 1922 May 8, 2003 December 12, 2003
John Bassett 1915 1998 April 30, 1992 April 21, 1993 Member of the Order of Ontario
Michel Bastarache 1947 May 25, 2009 April 7, 2010
Thomas J. Bata 1914 2008 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Laurent Beaudoin 1938 November 17, 1988 April 12, 1989 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean Beetz 1927 1991 April 20, 1989 October 18, 1989
Michel Bélanger 1929 1997 October 27, 1993 April 13, 1994
Jean Béliveau 1931 May 6, 1998 October 22, 1998 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Robert Edward Bell 1918 1992 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Agnes Benidickson 1920 2007 October 23, 1997 February 4, 1998 Member of the Order of Ontario
Avie Bennett 1928 October 30, 2003 May 14, 2004 Member of the Order of Ontario
Mario Bernardi 1930 2013 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972
Pierre Berton 1920 2004 June 23, 1986 November 12, 1986 Member of the Order of Ontario
Claude Bertrand 1917 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971
Charles Herbert Best 1899 1978 December 22, 1967 November 12, 1968 Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Ian Binnie 1939 May 24, 2012 November 23, 2012
Florence Bird 1908 1998 December 22, 1967 November 12, 1968
Claude Bissell 1916 2000 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
S. Robert Blair 1929 2009 June 24, 1985 October 30, 1985
Marie-Claire Blais 1939 June 23, 1972 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Roger Blais 1926 2009 May 1, 2002 February 21, 2003 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean Sutherland Boggs 1922 April 30, 1992 October 21, 1992
Gerald Bouey 1920 2004 June 29, 1987 October 28, 1987
Boutros Boutros-Ghali 1922 May 8, 2003 May 7, 2004 Honorary appointment
William Boyd 1885 1979 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
Willard Boyle 1924 2011 May 6, 2010 November 17, 2010
John Ross Bradfield 1899 1983 June 19, 1973 August 2, 1973
François-Philippe Brais 1894 1972 June 26, 1970 November 20, 1970
Yvette Brind'Amour 1918 1992 June 21, 1982 October 20, 1982 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Ed Broadbent 1936 October 18, 2001 August 31, 2002
Bertram Brockhouse 1918 2003 May 4, 1995 February 15, 1996
Charles Bronfman 1931 April 30, 1992 October 21, 1992
Samuel Bronfman 1891 1971 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Robert Bryce 1910 1997 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
E. L. M. Burns 1897 1985 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Marcel Cadieux 1915 1981 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
Morley Callaghan 1903 1990 December 20, 1982 April 20, 1983
June Callwood 1924 2007 November 15, 2000 May 31, 2001 Member of the Order of Ontario
Kim Campbell 1947 April 10, 2008 September 3, 2010 19th Prime Minister of Canada
Thane Campbell 1895 1978 June 19, 1973 August 2, 1973 19th Premier of Prince Edward Island
Gerald Emmett Carter 1912 2003 December 20, 1982 April 20, 1983
John Robert Cartwright 1895 1979 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970 12th Chief Justice of Canada
Thérèse Casgrain 1896 1981 December 18, 1974 April 16, 1975 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Claude Castonguay 1929 December 18, 1974 April 16, 1975 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Clifford Chadderton 1919 2013 October 21, 1998 February 3, 1999 Member of the Order of Ontario
Floyd Chalmers 1898 1993 December 17, 1984 April 10, 1985
Joan Chalmers 1928 October 23, 1997 May 7, 1998 Member of the Order of Ontario
Gretta Chambers 1927 April 27, 2000 May 7, 1998 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Louise Charron 1951 November 19, 2012 May 3, 2013
Lionel Chevrier 1903 1987 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Ludmilla Chiriaeff 1924 1996 June 25, 1984 October 3, 1984 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Brock Chisholm 1896 1971 July 6, 1967 November 5, 1968
Fernand Choquette 1895 1975 December 22, 1972 April 11, 1973
Robert Choquette 1905 1991 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean Chrétien 1934 May 3, 2007 February 22, 2008 20th Prime Minister of Canada
Member of the Order of Merit
Joe Clark 1939 October 19, 1994 May 3, 1995 16th Prime Minister of Canada
Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Howard Clark 1903 1983 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
Adrienne Clarkson 1939 September 28, 1999 September 28, 1999 26th Governor General of Canada
Gilles Cloutier 1928 October 27, 1993 February 16, 1994 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
John Clyne 1902 1989 December 22, 1972 April 11, 1973
Reuben Cohen 1921 October 18, 2001 February 22, 2002 Member of the Order of New Brunswick
Leonard Cohen 1934 October 10, 2002 October 24, 2003 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Major James Coldwell 1888 1974 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Alex Colville 1920 2013 December 14, 1981 April 21, 1982 Member of the Order of Nova Scotia
Harold Copp 1915 1998 June 23, 1980 April 8, 1981
Clément Cormier 1910 1987 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972
James Corry 1899 1985 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968
Peter Cory 1925 May 1, 2002 November 30, 2002
Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter 1907 2003 April 17, 1997 October 22, 1997
Purdy Crawford 1931 May 3, 2007 April 11, 2008
Donald Creighton 1902 1979 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Paul-André Crépeau 1926 2011 April 30, 1992 October 21, 1992 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Thomas Crerar 1876 1975 December 17, 1973 December 17, 1973
David Cronenberg 1943 June 30, 2014 Member of the Order of Ontario
Richard Cruess 1929 June 30, 2014 Member of the National Order of Quebec
Buck Crump 1904 1989 June 25, 1971 April 12, 1972
E. M. Culliton 1906 1991 June 22, 1981 October 21, 1981
David Culver 1924 July 11, 1988 November 8, 1988 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Balfour Currie 1902 1981 June 23, 1972 June 23, 1972
Camille Dagenais 1920 December 20, 1982 April 20, 1983 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Roy Daniells 1902 1979 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Pierre Dansereau 1911 2011 December 19, 1969 October 28, 1970 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Barney Danson 1921 2011 May 3, 2007 October 2, 2008
Paul David 1919 1999 December 14, 1981 April 21, 1982 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
George Forrester Davidson 1909 1995 December 22, 1972 October 24, 1973
Robertson Davies 1913 1995 December 22, 1972 April 11, 1973 Member of the Order of Ontario
Bill Davis 1929 December 23, 1985 April 9, 1986 18th Premier of Ontario
Member of the Order of Ontario
Natalie Zemon Davis 1928 June 29, 2012 September 28, 2012
John de Chastelain 1937 June 30, 2014
A. Jean de Grandpré 1921 June 29, 1987 October 28, 1987
Louis-Philippe de Grandpré 1917 2008 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Robert Defries 1889 1975 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Rock Demers 1933 May 3, 2007 February 22, 2008
Marie Deschamps 1952 November 21, 2013
Jules Deschênes 1923 2000 October 21, 1992 October 27, 1993
Paul Desmarais 1927 2013 December 29, 1986 April 29, 1987 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
John James Deutsch 1911 1976 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969
Jacques Dextraze 1911 1976 January 11, 1978 April 19, 1978 Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Jack Diamond 1909 2001 November 15, 2000 December 4, 2001 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Brian Dickson 1916 1998 October 25, 1990 April 17, 1991 15th Chief Justice of Canada
Celine Dion 1968 October 23, 2008 July 26, 2013 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Tommy Douglas 1904 1986 June 22, 1981 October 21, 1981 Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Charles George Drake 1920 1998 May 6, 1998 August 19, 1998 Member of the Order of Ontario
Jean Drapeau 1916 1999 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
George A. Drew 1894 1973 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968 14th Premier of Ontario
Richard Drouin 1932 October 5, 2006 May 4, 2007 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Davidson Dunton 1912 1987 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Pierre Dupuy 1896 1969 December 22, 1967 April 24, 1968
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900 2002 August 1, 2000 October 31, 2000 Honorary appointment
Arthur Erickson 1924 2009 December 14, 1981 April 21, 1982
Willard Estey 1919 2002 April 20, 1990 October 24, 1990
John Robert Evans 1929 January 11, 1978 October 24, 1979 Member of the Order of Ontario
Ellen Fairclough 1905 2004 October 19, 1994 March 1, 1995 Member of the Order of Ontario
Marcel Faribault 1908 1972 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971
Gérald Fauteux 1900 1980 June 26, 1974 December 6, 1974 13th Chief Justice of Canada
Gérard Filion 1909 2005 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
George Bernard Flahiff 1905 1989 June 26, 1974 December 6, 1974
Ross Flemington 1897 1971 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971
Robert Ford 1915 1998 December 17, 1971 July 21, 1972
Maureen Forrester 1930 2010 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Eugene Forsey 1904 1991 November 17, 1988 April 12, 1989
Claude Fortier 1921 1986 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Yves Fortier 1935 April 19, 1991 October 30, 1991 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Charles Foulkes 1903 1969 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969 Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Terry Fox 1958 1981 September 14, 1980 September 19, 1980 Member of the Order of the Dogwood
Youngest ever Companion
Celia Franca 1921 2007 June 24, 1985 October 30, 1985 Member of the Order of Ontario
Ruth Frankel 1903 1989 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969
Ursula Franklin 1921 October 21, 1992 April 21, 1993 Member of the Order of Ontario
Armand Frappier 1904 1991 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Rowland Frazee 1921 2007 April 19, 1991 October 30, 1991
Martin Friedland 1932 October 30, 2003 October 30, 2004
Henry Friesen 1934 May 30, 2001 May 9, 2003 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Leslie Frost 1895 1973 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969 16th Premier of Ontario
Northrop Frye 1912 1991 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972
William Fyfe 1927 2013 April 20, 1989 October 18, 1989
Walter Gage 1922 1978 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971
George Alexander Gale 1906 1997 July 11, 1977 October 26, 1977
Mavis Gallant 1922 2014 October 21, 1992 October 27, 1993
Marc Garneau 1949 May 8, 2003 December 12, 2003
Stuart Garson 1898 1977 June 25, 1971 November 16, 1972
Jean Gascon 1920 1988 June 25, 1975 April 7, 1978
Roger Gaudry 1913 2001 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
William-Henry Gauvin 1913 1994 June 25, 1975 October 15, 1975
Frank Gehry 1929 November 12, 2002 June 16, 2003 Originally Honorary Appointment
Became Canadian Citizen in 2003
Arthur Gelber 1915 1998 October 19, 1994 March 1, 1995
Gratien Gélinas 1909 1999 October 23, 1989 April 18, 1990 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Pierre Gendron 1916 1984 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
Jacques Genest 1919 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Paul Gérin-Lajoie 1920 June 25, 1979 April 16, 1980 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Reva Gerstein 1917 October 23, 1997 February 4, 1998 Member of the Order of Ontario
Paul-Antoine Giguère 1910 1987 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
Gustave Gingras 1918 1996 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972
Émile Girardin 1895 1982 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969
Roland Giroux 1913 1991 July 11, 1977 October 26, 1977
Phil Gold 1936 December 23, 1985 April 9, 1986 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Victor Goldbloom 1923 April 27, 2000 November 16, 2000 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Nicholas Goldschmidt 1908 2004 April 20, 1989 October 18, 1989
Charles Gonthier 1928 2009 May 3, 2007 February 22, 2008
Donald Gordon 1901 1969 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968 Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Walter L. Gordon 1906 1987 June 23, 1976 October 20, 1976
Joseph Gosnell 1936 October 5, 2006 May 4, 2007 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Allan Gotlieb 1928 December 21, 1987 April 19, 1991
Duncan Archibald Graham 1882 1974 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968
Alain Grandbois 1900 1975 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Herb Gray 1931 2014 May 8, 2003 February 20, 2004
James Lorne Gray 1913 1987 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
Wayne Gretzky 1961 May 25, 2009
Roger Guindon 1920 2012 December 17, 1973 April 3, 1974 Member of the Order of Ontario
Peter Gzowski 1934 2002 October 21, 1998 February 3, 1999
Ian Hacking 1936 May 13, 2004 March 11, 2005
Emmett Matthew Hall 1898 1995 December 18, 1974 April 16, 1975
Francess Halpenny 1919 June 25, 1984 October 3, 1984
Rick Hansen 1957 June 29, 1987 March 29, 1988 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Kenneth Hare 1919 2002 June 29, 1987 October 28, 1987 Member of the Order of Ontario
Lawren Harris 1885 1970 December 19, 1969 October 28, 1970
James M. Harrison 1915 1990 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Evelyn Hart 1956 April 13, 1994 August 22, 1997 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Václav Havel 1936 2011 May 8, 2003 March 3, 2004 Honorary appointment
Anne Hébert 1916 2000 June 28, 1968 April 8, 1969 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Arnold Heeney 1902 1970 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968
Gordon Henderson 1912 1993 July 11, 1988 November 8, 1988
Martha Henry 1938 October 25, 1990 April 17, 1991 Member of the Order of Ontario
Ben Heppner 1956 October 23, 2008 September 3, 2010
Gerhard Herzberg 1904 1999 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968
Henry Hicks 1915 1990 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
Lotta Hitschmanova 1909 1990 December 17, 1979 October 15, 1980
Gerda Hnatyshyn 1935 January 10, 1990 January 29, 1990 Wife of the 24th Governor General of Canada
Ray Hnatyshyn 1934 2002 January 10, 1990 January 29, 1990 24th Governor General of Canada
Helen Sawyer Hogg 1905 1993 June 23, 1976 October 20, 1976
Peter Hogg 1939 May 8, 2003 February 20, 2004
Harley Hotchkiss 1927 2011 May 25, 2009 November 5, 2009 Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
William Hutt 1920 2007 December 19, 1969 October 28, 1970 Member of the Order of Ontario
Frank Iacobucci 1937 May 3, 2007 April 11, 2008
George Ignatieff 1913 1989 December 17, 1973 April 3, 1974
Richard M. Ivey 1925 April 27, 2000 February 28, 2001
A. Y. Jackson 1882 1974 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968 Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Stephen A. Jarislowsky 1925 October 23, 2008 November 5, 2009 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Michaëlle Jean 1957 September 27, 2005 September 27, 2005 27th Governor General of Canada
Diamond Jenness 1886 1969 December 20, 1968 March 25, 1970
Norman Jewison 1926 November 1, 1991 April 29, 1992 Member of the Order of Ontario
Raoul Jobin 1906 1974 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Albert Wesley Johnson 1923 2010 November 14, 1996 April 16, 1997
David Lloyd Johnston 1941 October 23, 1997 May 7, 1998 28th Governor General of Canada
Sharon Johnston 1943 September 1, 2010 September 5, 2010 Wife of the 28th Governor General of Canada
Wilfred Judson 1902 1980 July 4, 1978 October 18, 1978
Karen Kain 1951 April 19, 1991 October 30, 1991
Yousuf Karsh 1908 2002 April 20, 1990 October 24, 1990
Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside 1898 1992 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
Roy Kellock 1893 1975 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Thomas Worrall Kent 1922 2011 May 30, 2001 October 17, 2001
Larkin Kerwin 1924 2004 December 15, 1980 April 8, 1981 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Raymond Klibansky 1905 2005 April 27, 2000 November 16, 2000 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Walter Koerner 1898 1995 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Arthur Kroeger 1932 2008 April 27, 2000 February 28, 2001
Claire L'Heureux-Dubé 1927 May 8, 2003 December 12, 2003 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Gérard La Forest 1926 April 27, 2000 November 16, 2000
Huguette Labelle 1939 May 30, 2001 February 22, 2002 Member of the Order of Ontario
Luc Lacourcière 1910 1989 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Jean-Daniel Lafond 1944 September 27, 2005 September 27, 2005 Spouse of the 27th Governor General of Canada
Phyllis Lambert 1927 October 18, 2001 August 31, 2002 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Antonio Lamer 1933 2007 November 15, 2000 February 28, 2001
Roger Landry 1934 November 14, 1996 February 26, 1997 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Renaude Lapointe 1912 2002 April 20, 1989 October 18, 1989
Bora Laskin 1912 1984 March 13, 1984 October 3, 1984 14th Chief Justice of Canada
Margaret Laurence 1926 1987 December 17, 1971 June 27, 1972
Gerald Le Dain 1924 2007 October 23, 1989 April 18, 1990
Diana Fowler LeBlanc 1940 January 23, 1995 January 23, 1995 Spouse of the 25th Governor General of Canada
Roméo LeBlanc 1927 2009 January 23, 1995 January 23, 1995 25th Governor General of Canada
Member of the Order of New Brunswick
Charles Philippe Leblond 1910 2007 October 21, 1999 February 9, 2000 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Maurice LeClair 1927 December 23, 1985 April 9, 1986
Gabrielle Léger 1917 1998 January 14, 1974 January 14, 1974 Spouse of the 21st Governor General of Canada
Jules Léger 1913 1980 June 19, 1973 June 19, 1973 21st Governor General of Canada
Paul-Émile Léger 1904 1991 June 28, 1968 October 28, 1969 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Robert Legget 1904 1994 October 23, 1989 April 18, 1990
Roger Lemelin 1919 1992 June 23, 1980 October 15, 1980 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean Paul Lemieux 1904 1990 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Raymond Lemieux 1920 2000 April 13, 1994 May 3, 1995 Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Robert Lepage 1957 May 25, 2009 November 4, 2011 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean Lesage 1912 1980 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971 19th Premier of Quebec
Georges-Henri Lévesque 1903 2000 June 25, 1979 October 24, 1979 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
David Lewis 1909 1981 December 15, 1976 April 20, 1977
Stephen Lewis 1937 October 10, 2002 October 24, 2003
Bennett Lewis 1908 1987 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Gordon Lightfoot 1938 May 8, 2003 December 13, 2003 Member of the Order of Ontario
Arthur Lismer 1885 1969 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Charles Locke 1887 1980 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971
Bernard Lonergan 1904 1984 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Peter Lougheed 1928 2012 December 29, 1986 April 29, 1987 10th Premier of Alberta
Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Arthur R. M. Lower 1889 1988 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
John MacAulay 1895 1978 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Brian Macdonald 1928 October 18, 2001 October 26, 2002
Donald Stovel Macdonald 1932 April 13, 1994 October 19, 1994
Flora MacDonald 1926 October 21, 1998 April 14, 1999 Member of the Order of Ontario
Member of the Order of Nova Scotia
Ronald St. John Macdonald 1928 2006 April 27, 2000 October 26, 2002
James MacDonnell 1884 1973 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Jack Mackenzie 1888 1984 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Norman MacKenzie 1894 1986 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969 Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
William Archibald Mackintosh 1895 1970 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Hugh MacLennan 1907 1990 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Ernest MacMillan 1893 1973 June 27, 1969 November 19, 1969 Knight Bachelor
H. R. MacMillan 1885 1976 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Norman John MacMillan 1909 1978 June 26, 1974 December 6, 1974
Antonine Maillet 1929 December 14, 1981 April 21, 1982 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Member of the Order of New Brunswick
John C. Major 1931 April 10, 2008 December 12, 2008
Nelson Mandela 1918 2013 September 3, 1998 September 24, 1998 Honorary appointment
Ernest Manning 1908 1996 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970 8th Premier of Alberta
Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Preston Manning 1942 May 3, 2007 December 12, 2008 Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Jean Marchand 1918 1988 June 23, 1986 November 12, 1986
Léo Marion 1899 1979 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Member of the Order of the British Empire
Lois Marshall 1924 1997 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Claire Martin 1914 2014 May 30, 2001 October 17, 2001 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Goldwyn Arthur Martin 1913 2001 April 17, 1997
Paul Joseph James Martin 1903 1992 January 14, 1976 April 7, 1976
Paul Martin 1938 November 3, 2011 May 25, 2012 21st Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Martineau 1895 1985 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
Ronald Martland 1909 1997 June 21, 1982 October 20, 1982 Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Vincent Massey 1887 1967 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 18th Governor General of Canada
Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour
Don Mazankowski 1935 November 21, 2013 Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Harrison McCain 1927 2004 November 1, 1991 October 21, 1992 Member of the Order of New Brunswick
Margaret McCain 1934 November 21, 2013 27th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
Wallace McCain 1930 2011 April 10, 2008 May 15, 2009 Member of the Order of New Brunswick
Jack McClelland 1922 2004 November 15, 2000 May 31, 2001
Robert Baird McClure 1900 1991 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971
Pauline Mills McGibbon 1910 2001 December 15, 1980 April 8, 1981 Member of the Order of Ontario
Gordon McGregor 1901 1971 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
William McIntyre 1918 2009 April 19, 1991 October 30, 1991
Hector McKinnon 1890 1981 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968 Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Norman McLaren 1914 1987 June 19, 1973 October 24, 1973 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Samuel McLaughlin 1871 1972 July 6, 1967 September 18, 1968
Marshall McLuhan 1911 1980 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
John B. McNair 1889 1968 July 6, 1967 September 23, 1968 23rd Premier of New Brunswick
22nd Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
John Meisel 1923 April 15, 1999 September 23, 1999
L. Jacques Ménard 1946 December 31, 2012 November 22 2013 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Monique Mercure 1930 October 27, 1993 April 13, 1994 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Norah Evangeline Michener 1901 1987 April 8, 1971 April 8, 1971 Spouse of the 20th Governor General of Canada
Roland Michener 1900 1991 July 1, 1967 July 5, 1967 20th Governor General of Canada
Member of the Order of Ontario
Albert Millaire 1935 May 30, 2001 December 4, 2001 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Frank Robert Miller 1908 1997 December 22, 1972 April 11, 1973 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Brenda Milner 1918 May 13, 2004 December 10, 2004 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
H. R. Milner 1889 1975 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
Joni Mitchell 1943 May 1, 2002 October 30, 2004
Mavor Moore 1919 2006 July 11, 1988 November 8, 1988 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Moses Morgan 1917 1995 June 19, 1973 October 24, 1973
Raymond Moriyama 1929 April 10, 2008 November 5, 2009 Member of the Order of Ontario
Joe Morris 1913 1996 June 25, 1984 October 3, 1984
Brian Mulroney 1939 May 6, 1998 October 22, 1998 18th Prime Minister of Canada
Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Robert Mundell 1932 October 10, 2002 October 24, 2003
Peter Munk 1927 October 23, 2008 June 18, 2010
Anne Murray 1945 December 17, 1984 April 10, 1985 Member of the Order of Nova Scotia
Donald Walter Gordon Murray 1894 1976 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Helen Mussallem 1914 2012 April 30, 1992 October 21, 1992
James Fraser Mustard 1927 2011 October 27, 1993 February 16, 1994 Member of the Order of Ontario
Hilda Neatby 1904 1975 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Nathaniel Nemetz 1913 1997 April 20, 1989 October 18, 1989 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Peter C. Newman 1929 April 20, 1990 October 24, 1990
Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1975 June 29, 2012
John Lang Nichol 1924 May 9, 1996 October 22, 1997
Huguette Oligny 1922 2013 May 9, 1996 November 13, 1996 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Betty Oliphant 1918 2004 December 23, 1985 April 9, 1986 Member of the Order of Ontario
Gordon Osbaldeston 1930 April 17, 1997 October 22, 1997
Bernard Ostry 1927 2006 November 17, 2005 April 5, 2006
Sylvia Ostry 1927 October 25, 1990 April 17, 1991 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Alphonse Ouimet 1908 1988 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
Leonard Outerbridge 1888 1986 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
P. K. Page 1916 2010 October 21, 1998 February 3, 1999 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Jean Papineau-Couture 1916 2000 April 22, 1993 February 16, 1994 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean-Guy Paquet 1938 April 13, 1994 October 19, 1994 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Alphonse-Marie Parent 1906 1970 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
John C. Parkin 1922 1988 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972
George Pearkes 1888 1984 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 20th Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia
Recipient of the Victoria Cross
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Lester B. Pearson 1897 1972 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Member of the Order of Merit
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Alfred Pellan 1906 1988 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Gérard Pelletier 1919 1997 December 18, 1978 October 24, 1979
Wilfrid Pelletier 1896 1982 July 6, 1967 April 26, 1968
Wilder Penfield 1891 1976 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 Member of the Order of Merit
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Jean-Luc Pépin 1924 1995 July 11, 1977 October 26, 1977
Oscar Peterson 1925 2007 June 25, 1984 April 10, 1985 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Member of the Order of Ontario
Chantal Petitclerc 1969 May 25, 2009 September 3, 2010 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Laurent Picard 1927 June 23, 1976 October 20, 1976
Jack Pickersgill 1905 1997 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921 April 26, 2013 April 26, 2013 Extraordinary Companion[5]
Louis-Philippe Pigeon 1905 1986 June 23, 1980 October 15, 1980 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Gordon Pinsent 1930 October 21, 1998 April 14, 1999
Gunther Plaut 1912 2012 October 21, 1999 February 9, 2000 Member of the Order of Ontario
Christopher Plummer 1929 December 20, 1968 September 25, 1970
John Polanyi 1929 June 25, 1979 October 24, 1979 Member of the Order of Ontario
Adrien Pouliot 1896 1980 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972
Christopher Pratt 1935 June 20, 1983 October 5, 1983
Mary Pratt 1935 November 14, 1996 April 16, 1997
Juda Hirsch Quastel 1899 1987 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
Louis Quilico 1925 2000 June 26, 1974 April 16, 1975
Ivan Rand 1884 1969 April 11, 1968 April 26, 1968
Louis Rasminsky 1908 1998 June 28, 1968 November 12, 1968 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Hubert Reeves 1932 October 30, 2003 February 27, 2007 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Louis-Marie Régis 1903 1988 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Escott Reid 1905 1999 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Maurice Richard 1921 2000 May 6, 1998 October 22, 1998 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Kathleen M. Richardson 1927 October 27, 1993 February 16, 1994 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Mordecai Richler 1931 2001 November 15, 2000 December 19, 2001
Jean-Paul Riopelle 1923 2002 June 27, 1969 October 31, 1969 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Edgar Ritchie 1916 2002 June 25, 1975 October 15, 1975
Charles Ritchie 1906 1995 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969
Roland Ritchie 1910 1988 June 24, 1985 October 30, 1985
John Robarts 1917 1982 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972 17th Premier of Ontario
Robert Gordon Robertson 1917 2013 January 14, 1976 April 7, 1976
Rocke Robertson 1912 1998 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970
Norman Robertson 1904 1968 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Louis Robichaud 1925 2005 June 25, 1971 October 29, 1971 25th Premier of New Brunswick
John Josiah Robinette 1906 1996 June 19, 1973 October 24, 1973 Member of the Order of Ontario
Dufferin Roblin 1917 2010 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970 14th Premier of Manitoba
Member of the Order of Manitoba
Guy Rocher 1924 December 17, 1971 October 25, 1972 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Chester Ronning 1894 1984 June 23, 1972 October 25, 1972 Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Ghislaine Roquet 1926 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970
Alfred Rouleau 1915 1985 December 17, 1973 April 3, 1974 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Joseph Rouleau 1929 May 6, 2010 November 17, 2010 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Roger Rousseau 1921 1986 December 15, 1976 April 20, 1977
Jean-Louis Roux 1921 2013 December 21, 1987 May 10, 1988 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Gabrielle Roy 1909 1983 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Maurice Roy 1905 1985 June 25, 1971 April 12, 1972 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Claude Ryan 1925 2004 May 4, 1995 November 16, 1995 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Moshe Safdie 1938 October 29, 2004 September 9, 2005
Guy Saint-Pierre 1934 October 10, 2002 October 24, 2003 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Robert B. Salter 1924 2010 April 17, 1997 October 22, 1997 Member of the Order of Ontario
John Ralston Saul 1947 September 28, 1999 September 28, 1999 Spouse of the 26th Governor General of Canada
Lucien Saulnier 1916 1989 December 17, 1971 April 27, 1973
Jeanne Sauvé 1922 1993 May 14, 1984 May 14, 1984 23rd Governor General of Canada
Maurice Sauvé 1923 1992 May 14, 1984 May 14, 1984 Spouse of the 23rd Governor General of Canada
R. Murray Schafer 1933 November 21, 2013
Edward Schreyer 1935 January 22, 1979 January 22, 1979 22nd Governor General of Canada
Order of Manitoba
Lily Schreyer January 22, 1979 January 22, 1979 Spouse of the 22nd Governor General of Canada
Ted Scott 1919 2004 December 18, 1978 October 24, 1979
F. R. Scott 1899 1985 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Charles Scriver 1930 May 9, 1996 February 26, 1997 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Joseph Sedgwick 1898 1981 June 26, 1974 December 6, 1974
Fernand Seguin 1922 1988 May 24, 1988 November 8, 1988 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Hans Selye 1907 1982 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
Mitchell Sharp 1911 2004 April 15, 1999 September 23, 1999
Robert Fletcher Shaw 1910 2001 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Carol Shields 1935 2003 October 10, 2002 October 26, 2002 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Louis Siminovitch 1935 November 17, 1988 April 12, 1989 Member of the Order of Ontario
Guy Simonds 1903 1974 December 18, 1970 October 29, 1971 Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Léopold Simoneau 1916 2006 November 15, 1995 October 8, 1996 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
Joey Smallwood 1900 1991 December 1, 1986 December 11, 1986 1st Premier of Newfoundland
Michael Smith 1932 2000 October 19, 1994 May 3, 1995 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Michael Snow 1929 October 25, 2007 May 15, 2009
Omond Solandt 1909 1993 June 26, 1970 October 28, 1970 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Harry Somers 1925 1999 December 17, 1971 April 12, 1972
Margaret Southern 1931 October 25, 2007 May 15, 2009 Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Ron Southern 1930 October 5, 2006 May 4, 2007 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Wishart Spence 1904 1998 June 25, 1979 October 24, 1979 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
John Spinks 1908 1997 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971 Member of the Order of the British Empire
Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Arnold Spohr 1923 2010 October 30, 2003 May 14, 2004 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Graham Spry 1900 1983 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Louis St. Laurent 1882 1973 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967 12th Prime Minister of Canada
George F.G. Stanley 1907 2002 October 19, 1994 March 1, 1995 25th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick since Confederation
William Stephenson 1897 1989 December 17, 1979 February 5, 1980
Maurice Strong 1929 October 21, 1999 April 26, 2000 Member of the Order of Manitoba
Janine Sutto 1921 November 1, 1991 April 29, 1992 Knight of the National Order of Quebec
David Suzuki 1936 November 17, 2005 December 15, 2006 Member of the Order of British Columbia
Thomas Symons 1929 April 17, 1997 February 4, 1998 Member of the Order of Ontario
Robert Taschereau 1896 1970 December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
Charles Taylor 1931 May 4, 1995 February 15, 1996 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Richard E. Taylor 1929 June 29, 2005 February 17, 2006
Paul Tellier 1939 October 21, 1992 April 21, 1993
Veronica Tennant 1946 October 30, 2003 May 14, 2004
Harry Thode 1910 1997 July 6, 1967 April 26, 1968 Member of the Order of the British Empire
Walter P. Thompson 1889 1970 July 6, 1967 October 22, 1968
Shirley Thomson 1930 2010 May 30, 2001 December 4, 2001 Member of the Order of Ontario
Paul Thorlakson 1895 1989 December 18, 1970 March 31, 1971
Graham Towers 1897 1975 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969
Pierre Trudeau 1919 2000 June 24, 1985 October 30, 1985 15th Prime Minister of Canada
Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour
Marcel Trudel 1917 2011 April 10, 2008 October 10, 2008 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
John Turner 1929 October 19, 1994 May 3, 1995 17th Prime Minister of Canada
William Twaits 1910 1985 December 17, 1973 April 3, 1974
Louis-Albert Vachon 1912 2006 December 19, 1969 April 21, 1970 Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Jean Vanier 1928 December 29, 1986 June 4, 1989 Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Pauline Vanier 1898 1991 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Murray Vaughan 1900 1986 June 27, 1969 October 28, 1969
Jon Vickers 1926 December 20, 1968 April 8, 1969
Marcel Vincent 1992 December 22, 1972 October 24, 1973
Patrick Watson 1929 October 18, 2001 October 26, 2002
Ronald Lampman Watts 1929 November 15, 2000 December 4, 2001
L. Dana Wilgress 1892 1969 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Healey Willan 1880 1968 July 6, 1967 November 24, 1967
Bertha Wilson 1923 2007 November 1, 1991 April 29, 1992
John Tuzo Wilson 1908 1993 December 18, 1974 April 16, 1975 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Lois Miriam Wilson 1927 May 8, 2003 December 12, 2003 Member of the Order of Ontario
Michael Wilson 1937 May 6, 2010 November 17, 2010
Harold Wright 1908 1997 June 23, 1986 November 12, 1986
Max Yalden 1930 April 15, 1999 September 23, 1999

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Constitution of the Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. "may fill a maximum of fifteen such vacancies in any year" 
  2. ^ "The Constitution of the Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. "The number of Companions, other than honorary Companions, is limited to one hundred and sixtyfive" 
  3. ^ "The Constitution of the Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. ""C.C.", in the case of a Companion" 
  4. ^ "Find a Recipient". Governor General of Canada. 
  5. ^ "Order of Canada Constitution". "A member of the Royal Family may be appointed as an extraordinary Companion"