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Encyclopedia > Order of Manitoba

The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. A maximum of 12 individuals are awarded annually except in the first year when it was not more than 20. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ...



The Order recognizes individuals who have made a contributions to the social, economic and cultural life of the province.


Anyone presently living in Manitoba, or former long-term residents of the province, is eligible to be considered for investiture in the Order. Elected federal, provincial and members of the judiciary are not eligible for nomination while still holding office. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council includes:

  • the Chief Justice of Manitoba (or Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench)
  • Clerk of the Executive Council
  • the President of the University of Manitoba, Brandon University or the University of Winnipeg, each serving for a two year term on a rotating basis
  • No more than four members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, each for a term of three years, one of whom is designated as chairperson of the council.

The University of Manitoba (established in 1877) is one of two universities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was the first university ever established in Western Canada. ... Brandon University Brandon University is a Canadian university located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba. ... The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 130 years. ...



  • John Harvard
  • Leonard Joseph Cariou
  • Thérèse Champagne
  • Harvey Max Chochinov
  • Henry G. Friesen
  • Virginia Guiang
  • Benjamin Hewak
  • Vern Hildahl
  • Samuel M. Katz
  • Arthur V. Mauro
  • Don Robertson
  • Val Werier
  • June Marion James

John Harvard (born June 4, 1938 in Glenboro, Manitoba) is a journalist, politician and office holder in Manitoba, Canada. ... Samuel (Sam) Michael Katz (born Rehovot, Israel, 1951) is the 42nd mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...


  • Monty Hall
  • Elaine Ali
  • Leonard A. Bateman
  • James Arthur Coulter
  • Charles E. Curtis
  • Joseph Du
  • Waldron N. Fox-Decent
  • Wesley C. Lorimer
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Arnold Naimark
  • Nelia Premachuk
  • Clarence Tillenius
  • Phil Fontaine

Monty Hall (born August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), birth name Monte Halparin, is a Canadian actor, singer and sportscaster but is best known for being the MC of popular American television game shows. ... Loreena McKennitt Loreena McKennitt Live on Stage Loreena McKennitt, (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian singer, harpist and pianist who performs Celtic-style music with a new-age feel often compared to Enya, but more grounded in traditional and classical invocations using such works as The Lady Of Shallott... Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine (born September 20, 1944) is an Aboriginal Canadian leader. ...


  • William H. M. Brace
  • Saul M. Cherniack
  • Adrian Darveau
  • Ajit Kaur Doel
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
  • Tina Keeper
  • Sterling R. Lyon
  • Frederick George McGuinness
  • Leonore Marion Saunders
  • Murray Smith
  • E. Jane Ursel

Saul Mark Cherniack (born January 10, 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a lawyer and politician. ...


Lloyd Norman Axworthy (born December 21, 1939, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician who is best known for having served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under Jean Chrétien. ... Gary Filmon (born August 24, 1942) is a Manitoba politician. ... Carol Shields (May 16, 1935–July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian author. ...


Edward Richard Schreyer (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a former Governor General of Canada (1979-1984) and Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977). ... William John McKeag (March 17, 1928-) is a retired Manitoba politician and office-holder. ... Pearl Kathryne McGonigal (June 10, 1929-) is a retired Manitoba politician and office-holder. ... Dufferin Roblin (born June 17, 1917) is a Canadian businessman and politician. ... Howard Russell Pawley (born November 21, 1934) is a Canadian politician and professor who was Premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988. ... Israel Izzy Harold Asper (August 11, 1932 - October 7, 2003), Canadian tax lawyer and media magnate, was the founder of CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... Burton Cummings Burton Cummings (born December 31, Canadian musician. ...


Peter M. Liba (May 10, 1940-) is a Manitoba journalist and office holder. ...



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