Order of Canada appointees include Paralympian, Supreme Court judge and astrophysicist

Dozens of Canadians representing the arts, sciences, sports, philanthropic and business communities have been named to the Order of Canada. Rideau Hall revealed the list today, ahead of the country's 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Order. Established in 1967, it is one of the country's highest civilian honours and recognizes Canadians who have been high achievers in their fields, or have shown dedication or service to their community and country. "Let's be inspired by the examples set by these remarkable Canadians and use this occasion to build a smarter and more caring country," Gov. Gen. David Johnston said in a release.