It's an honour that's given by the Governor-General of Canada (who represents the Queen in Canada) to acknowledge outstanding achievements and contributions to the country. Here's a press release from the Governor-General's office that explains the Order and what it's about.Congratulations to Kurt!
If someone could explain what is order is...
Confused by this too. When I read the news, my first thought was, “Isn’t he already part of the Order? Otherwise, this is way overdue.” It’s been 30 years since he was accepted into the Order - why is he being invested now?I see several online sources saying that Kurt was given the Order of Canada in 1989 or 1990. The press release linked above says he is a Member of the Order, i.e. he's not being promoted to the higher levels of Officer or Companion. Does anyone know why he's being invested now, in 2019?
You're right - I've corrected my initial post.A pet peeve of mine, the Queen is the Queen of Canada and the GG represents her in her role as Queen of Canada. Not as the Queen of England.
I know that in the past some people have been allowed to participate in a later investiture ceremony, because they couldn't attend the ceremony in the year they were admitted (because of e.g. work or illness). But if Kurt was admitted in the early 90s I think he could have found time between then and now to attend another ceremonyConfused by this too. When I read the news, my first thought was, “Isn’t he already part of the Order? Otherwise, this is way overdue.” It’s been 30 years since he was accepted into the Order - why is he being invested now?