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Province Honours 25 New Order of Ontario Appointees

Province Honours 25 New Order of Ontario Appointees
2023 Order of Ontario recognizes outstanding leaders for their exceptional contributions to building a stronger province

TORONTO — The Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced 25 new appointments to the Order of Ontario for 2023.

The Order of Ontario – the province’s highest honour – recognizes outstanding people who have made exceptional contributions to help build a stronger province, nation and world. Members of the Order come from all walks of life and represent various sectors of society including public service, business, journalism and health care.

“As Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, it is my privilege to congratulate the Order’s appointees for 2023. These Ontarians have demonstrated the highest levels of merit, excellence and dedication in their respective disciplines, and they have made significant impacts here at home and around the world,” said Lieutenant Governor Edith Dumont. “Our province gratefully acknowledges their remarkable contributions, which inspire us all to be leaders and change-makers.”

The 2023 appointees to the Order of Ontario are:

Jay Aspin
John M. Beck
Jo-Anne Clarke
Hon. David Collenette
Claire Crooks
Julie Di Lorenzo
John English
Lee Errett
Gervan Fearon
Patrick Foran
Blake C. Goldring
Herbert Ho Ping Kong
Blake Hutcheson
Michael Latner
Bernard Leduc
Joy MacDermid
Dwayne Morgan
Florence Ngenzebuhoro
Hazelle Palmer
Fred Possmayer
Peter Simon
Gary Slaight
George Trusler
Raquel Urtasun
Bhavana Varma


“I am proud of the incredible breadth and depth of talent we have here in Ontario. Each one of these exceptional Ontarians are leaders and trailblazers who exemplify the best of our province,” said Michael Ford, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism. “Their achievements, dedication and leadership have contributed to building a stronger Ontario and a better world for all. On behalf of a grateful province, congratulations to all the appointees being recognized.”

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