Friday, June 9, 2023

Rich Little, Brian Stewart, Colleen Jones, Vic Sarin among new Order of Canada appointees

Impressionist Rich Little, actor Victor Garber, and CBC personality and curling champ Colleen Jones are among the new round of appointees to the Order of Canada.

Governor General Mary Simon announced 99 new appointments to the Order on Thursday, including 32 Officers and 65 Members. John Bragg, founder of cable provider Bragg Communications, and actor and producer Eugene Levy received promotions within the Order to Companion.

Vic Sarin

In addition to Little and Garber, among the new Officers named are director, cinematographer and screenwriter Vic Sarin, French-Canadian actor Michel Côté, film historian and theorist André Gaudreault, author and filmmaker Eli Rubenstein, and retired CBC correspondent Brian Stewart.

New Members of the Order include aforementioned broadcaster Colleen Jones; former CBC Radio host and military heritage author Ted Barris; Franco-Manitoban journalist Bernard Bocquel; longtime La Presse reporter Michèle Ouimet; former Radio-Canada foreign correspondent Raymond Saint-Pierre; former CBC producer and past Executive Director of The Walrus, Shelley Ambrose; Prospero Pictures founder Martin Katz; Quebec producer, director and columnist Stéphane Laporte; Canadian media and communications scholar André Caron; former CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein; and University of Alberta law professor, author and media personality Tim Caulfield.

NHL’er Sidney Crosby, music producer Bob Ezrin, Parachute Club front woman Lorraine Segato and former pro soccer goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, are among the other notable inductees. Find the full list here.

One of our country’s highest honours, appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. Appointees will be invited to an investiture ceremony at a later date to receive their insignia.

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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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