Thursday, June 30, 2022

Honours watch: Order of Canada recipients

Not a lot of historians on the Canada Day list of Order of Canada appointments.  Most notable, perhaps, is Germaine Warkentin, who is a professor of English, I believe, but has written and edited a great deal of exploration literature and other historical materials over many decades.  

Also Peter Russell, notable political scientist, advisor to Governors-General, and recently author of a vast historical survey, Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests.  ("Based on what?" I said at first, but came to admire it a lot.)

Among writers, notons David Waltner-Toews, poet and writer, expert on ecology and health too, and children's writer Jan Zwicky. 

Speaking of Canada, I'm inclined to honour Canada Day tomorrow. Not everyone will, but Canada exists as a vehicle in which we can strive for better things.Wear red.  Barbeque something.  Take the day off. 

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