General + Regulatory + Telecom + Media NewsDenham Jolly, Glenn O'Farrell among new Order of Canada appointees

Denham Jolly, Glenn O’Farrell among new Order of Canada appointees

Glenn O’Farrell

SCTV cast member Dave Thomas, former Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) President Glenn O’Farrell, and Denham Jolly, founder of Canada’s first Black-owned radio station Flow 93.5 (CFXJ-FM), are among 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

Announced Friday, the new member list includes 8 Companions (C.C.), 21 Officers (O.C.) and 85 Members (C.M.), as well as one Honorary Member.

Janette Bertrand

Actor, singer and philanthropist Tom Jackson, Quebec actress and journalist Janette Bertrand, and actress, producer and director Denise Filiatrault are among those receiving promotions within the order to Companion.

Dan Duguid

Montreal actor, comedian and film director Claude Meunier was named an Officer, while new Member appointees from the media, film and broadcast sectors include former Hockey Night in Canada commentator Brian McFarlane; Manitoba champion curler and broadcaster Don Duguid; former Canadian Broadcast Standards Council national chair Ron CohenWilliam Fox, a past Ottawa and Washington Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star and former Executive Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Development at Bell Canada; Quebec Senator Joan Fraser “for her trailblazing career as a journalist and for her commitment to minority language rights”; trade unionist, journalist, author and former Newfoundland politician Edward Finn; and Quebec documentary filmmaker Gérard Raymond Le Chêne.

Olympic figure skating champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were also named Members of the Order.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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