Waldron Fox-Decent

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Wally Fox-Decent
Born
Waldron Norman Fox-Decent

(1937-07-22) July 22, 1937 (age 81)
EducationBachelor of Arts, Master of Arts
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba
EmployerUniversity of Manitoba
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
AwardsOrder of Canada
Order of Military Merit
Order of Manitoba
Canadian Forces Decoration

Waldron "Wally" Norman Fox-Decent, CM CMM OM CD (born July 22, 1937) is a Canadian professor, mediator and advisor on constitutional issues and labour relations.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1959 and a Master of Arts in 1971 from the University of Manitoba. From 1962 to 1995, he was professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba.

He joined the Canadian Naval Reserves in 1954 as a cadet at HMCS Chippawa. From 1987 to 1990, he was Chief of Reserves and Cadets for the Canadian Forces. He retired in 1996 with the rank of rear admiral.

In 1989 Fox-Decent chaired the Manitoba Task Force on the Meech Lake Accord. The committee, struck by Premier Gary Filmon and made up of Members of the Legislative Assembly from all three parties, accepted briefs and heard testimony regarding Manitobans' thoughts on the Accord, a constitutional amendment package debated from 1987-1990.[1]

From 1992 to 2005, he was chairman of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.

In 1997, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2003, he was awarded the Order of Manitoba.

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Fox-Decent's personal awards and decorations include the following:

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Order Manitoba ribbon bar.svgQEII Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.pngCanada125 ribbon.png
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.pngQEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.pngCD-ribbon and 2 bars.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Order of Canada (CM) ribbon bar.png Order of Canada (CMM)
  • Appointed Member (CM) on 23 October 1997[2]
Order of Military Merit (Canada) ribbon (CMM).jpg Order of Military Merit (CMM)
  • Appointed Commander (CMM) on 10 July 1989[3]
Order Manitoba ribbon bar.svg Order of Manitoba (OM)
  • Appointed (OM) on 15 July 2003[4]
  • medal number: 054
QEII Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
  • Decoration awarded in 1977
  • Canadian version
Canada125 ribbon.png 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal
  • Decoration awarded in 1992
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • Decoration awarded in 2002[5]
  • Canadian version
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Decoration awarded in 2012[6]
  • Canadian version
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
  • with two Clasp for 32 years of services

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brock, Kathy. A Mandate Fulfilled: The Manitoba Task Force on the Meech Lake Accord,List". Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Outreach Programme, 1990.
  2. ^ "The Governor General of Canada List". Gouvernment of Canada.
  3. ^ "The Governor General of Canada List". Gouvernment of Canada.
  4. ^ "The Order of Manitoba – Official Registery{sic} List". Gouvernment of Canada.
  5. ^ "The Queen Golden Jubilee Medal List". The Governor General of Canada.
  6. ^ "The Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal List". The Governor General of Canada.

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