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By Christopher McCreery

This absolutely illustrated background 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 by way of the Crown and their fellow Canadians with the established 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 global battle, via to Vincent Massey and Lester Pearson’s nice wish to see their fellow voters famous with a really Canadian honour. information about the layout of the insignia, investitures, and in demand individuals of the Order of Canada also are integrated. wealthy with illustrations and ancient vignettes, this e-book offers an simply available window into the interesting heritage of our pre-eminent nationwide honour.

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