Editorial critical of GG written for newspaper but not used. Q'uelle Domage it is an important message to power
Another Letter To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
At the beginning of this year The Caribbean Camera published an editorial that asked you to include ALL Canadians in your decision making process when you decide who is to join the ranks of Order of Canada. Good news, ten months later -- it appears you listened and have now included a single person of colour amongst the latest additions to this exclusive club.
Technically anyone can be nominated to receive this prestigious award. Truth is, a simple letter from a lowly citizen has as much chance of being read as a letter to Santa.
In many cases committees are formed and PR firms hired to handle individual applications. They collect recommendations from equally famous Canadians along with notes of support from Members of Parliament, Senators, Premiers and the like, to help the cause.
The chosen are the Canadian game changers (your words not ours); the folks that have made a significant difference to life in Canada. This November’s picks included leaders in everything from the study of extrasolar planets to the invention of ice cider.