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They Desire a Better Country/Ils désirent une patrie meilleure

by Lawrence Scanlan

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Twice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in the choices: excellence, service to the nation, passion, innovation, commitment, dedication, brilliance. The order's motto effectively captures the generous and selfless spirit of these people: Desiderantes meliorem patriam—they desire a better country.
The Order of Canada—our nation's highest honour—was launched fifty years ago in 1967 by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Since then, almost seven thousand Canadians have received the award for service to their communities, the nation, and, in some cases, the world.
To celebrate the Order of Canada's fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Rideau Hall Foundation commissioned this exceptional book with the aim of encouraging Canadians to learn about some of the remarkable individuals who have garnered this prestigious award. And though this book captures only a handful of their stories, it is a reflection of the inspiration all Order of Canada members bestow upon us.

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Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

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  • File size: 9344 KB
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  • File size: 25043 KB
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Twice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in the choices: excellence, service to the nation, passion, innovation, commitment, dedication, brilliance. The order's motto effectively captures the generous and selfless spirit of these people: Desiderantes meliorem patriam—they desire a better country.
The Order of Canada—our nation's highest honour—was launched fifty years ago in 1967 by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Since then, almost seven thousand Canadians have received the award for service to their communities, the nation, and, in some cases, the world.
To celebrate the Order of Canada's fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Rideau Hall Foundation commissioned this exceptional book with the aim of encouraging Canadians to learn about some of the remarkable individuals who have garnered this prestigious award. And though this book captures only a handful of their stories, it is a reflection of the inspiration all Order of Canada members bestow upon us.

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    Publisher:
    Figure 1 Publishing

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781773270067
    File size: 9344 KB
    Release date: February 8, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781773270067
    File size: 9344 KB
    Release date: February 8, 2017

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781773270050
    File size: 25043 KB
    Release date: February 8, 2017

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    English