Christopher McCreery's Fifty Years Honouring Canadians: The Order of Canada, PDF

By Christopher McCreery

This absolutely illustrated heritage lines the Order of Canada from its institution in 1967 to its position at the present time as a countrywide honour.

Over the previous fifty years greater than six thousand Canadians were appointed to the Order of Canada. those that embrace the motto of the Order via their efforts to “Desire a greater country,” remain famous through the Crown and their fellow Canadians with the popular white snowflake insignia. This illustrated historical past lines the origins of the Order, from the controversy surrounding Canadians accepting peerages and knighthoods that happened in the course of the First international conflict, via to Vincent Massey and Lester Pearson’s nice wish to see their fellow voters famous with a very Canadian honour. information about the layout of the insignia, investitures, and well known participants of the Order of Canada also are incorporated. wealthy with illustrations and historic vignettes, this ebook presents an simply obtainable window into the attention-grabbing heritage of our pre-eminent nationwide honour.

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