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The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours

The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55002-748-8
Pages 96
Language English only
Price $19.99
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Written by Christopher McCreery.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2008.


This short book, rich with illustrations and photos, provides an easy-to-understand overview of Canadian honours, who has received them, and how they are bestowed.

For more than 40 years Canadian orders, decorations, and medals have been used to recognize exemplary citizens for their outstanding contributions to our country and to the world. Although Canada is a relatively young country, we are fortunate to have one of the most comprehensive honours systems in the world. With the Order of Canada at its centre, the Canadian honours system includes the Victoria Cross, Star of Courage, Order of St. John, General Campaign Star, Canadian Forces Decoration, and a wide variety of other awards. From the honours of New France to the many British medals awarded to Canadians prior to 1967, the various elements of the modern Canadian honours system are explained.

The book also includes a wearing guide and ribbon chart.
"In this small but highly-informative book, Christopher McCreery explains how Canada thanks deserving citizens through honours of the Crown." – His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO, SOM

Christopher McCreery has served as an advisor to the British and Canadian governments on questions related to honours policy. He is the author of several books including Canadian Symbols of Authority: Maces, Chains, and Rods of Office.

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