Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced 113 appointments to the second-highest honour for merit in Canada, including editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon, opera singer Barbara Hannigan, businessman Robert Pace and bioethicist Francoise Baylis.
The Order of Canada, given to more than 6,500 people since its creation in 1967, recognizes Canadians who have been high achievers in their fields or have shown dedication or service to their community and country.
In a news release from the Governor General, MacKinnon of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald is praised for being "one of Canada's most skilled, empathetic and provocative editorial cartoonists."
"MacKinnon named to Order of Canada" in The Casket.