Mansbridge appointed to Order of Canada

Peter MansbridgePeter Mansbridge, anchor and chief correspondent for CBC’s “The National,”  was named as one of the 75 to become officers of the Order of Canada this year.

Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean made the announcement on Canada Day. The 75 include five companions, which is the highest rank, and  26 officers, 43 members and one honorary officer.

Mansbridge, 60 this week,  has been with the CBC since he was 19 years old.  He also hosts CBC Newsworld’s “Mansbridge One on One.”

Others included in the list were controversial abortion activist Henry Morgentaler, former Prime Minister Kim Campbell and billionaire Wallace McCain, co-founder of McCain Foods.

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