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McLachlin named companion of Order of Canada

Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 9:42 AM | By John Chunn


Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has been named a companion of the Order of Canada.

McLachlin, who retired from the top court on Dec. 17, 2017, was honoured for her “prodigious impact on our country’s legal landscape, notably as the longest-serving chief justice of Canada, as well as the first woman in the role,” according to June 29 press release by Governor General Julie Payette.

In total, 105 people were named to the Order of Canada. For a complete list of recipients, click here.

Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut, and legendary television producer Lorne Michaels were also named companions, the highest level of the Order of Canada.