Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: Canadian Government
Date Published: 1966
Edition: 1st Edition
1966. Ottawa, Canadian Government. 19-1/8 x 15 inches flat, never folded Printed text, large embossed Great Seal of Canada and very light paper wrinkling along bottom edge, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of the Commonwealth , Defender of the Faith. To Honourable James David Sutherland to be a local Judge of the High Court of Justice for Ontario
Signed by Georges Vanier, Judy LaMarsh and Lucien Cardin
George P. Vanier (1888-1967) was a Canadian soldier and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada in September 15, 1959 - March 5, 1967, and the 19th since Canadian Confederation. His time in the Office of the Governor General saw the creation of a number of awards that reflected the Major-General's interests. He was an avid fan of sport and, though his favourite was hockey and specifically the Montreal Canadiens, Vanier instigated in 1965 the Governor General's Fencing Award and the Vanier Cup for the university football championship in the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union. To recognise excellence in more bureaucratic endeavours, Vanier initiated in 1962 the Vanier Medal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and, in 1967, the Vanier Awards for Outstanding Young Canadians, awarded to deserving individuals in the Canadian Junior Chamber of Commerce. Vanier and his wife, Pauline were both nominated to be beatified in the Catholic Church because of their piety and love for humanity.
Julia Verlyn "Judy" Lamarsh (1924-1980) was a Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster. In 1963, she was only the second woman to ever serve as a federal Cabinet Minister. Under Prime Minister Lester Pearson's minority governments of the middle and late 1960s, she helped push through the legislation that created the Canada Pension Plan and Medicare. As Secretary of State, she was in charge of Canada's Centennial celebrations in 1967. After leaving politics in 1968, she wrote three books, and had her own radio show on CBC Radio. She was stricken with pancreatic cancer in 1979 and was given the Order of Canada at her hospital bed. She died a few days short of the 20th anniversary of her first political election victory, in 1980.
Hon. Louis Joseph Lucien Cardin (1919-1988) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician. She was born in Chatham, Ontario, and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. LaMarsh was the Minister of Justice and Attoney General of Canada from July 1965 to 3 April 1967 succeeded by Pierre Trudeau. Cardin was the first Canadian politician to bring the public's attention to the Gerda Munsinger affair.