Two Manitobans receive Order of Canada
Governor General David Johnston invests Phil Fontaine as an Officer of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday November 22, 2013 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A pair of Manitobans received Canada's highest honour on Friday. Former Assembly of First Nations chief Phil Fontaine and University of Manitoba medical professor Patricia Martens received the Order of Canada in a ceremony presided over by Governor General David Johnston.
Fontaine was inducted as an Officer of the Order for his work on First Nations issues, notably his work to resolve claims arising from Canada’s residential schools.
Martens was made a member of the order for her commitment to improving the health of Manitobans.
Other inductees on Friday included former federal cabinet minister Brian Tobin and businesswoman Lise Watier.