Jeremy Turcotte
This is the highest level of the Order, CC: Companion of the Order of Canada. It’s automatically given to the Queen, the Governor-General, and the Governor-General’s spouse: other than them, only 165 CCs can be alive at any given time. Any CC who’s also a Canadian citizen is authorized to administer the Oath of Citizenship. Their lapel pin has a red enamelled maple leaf.
Even though you’re given your medals by the Governor-General in a tasteful ceremony, he has no say in who gets the Order of Canada That’s decided by a comittee chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The members of this commitee are:
1. The Clerk of the Privy Council, who controls the civil service
2. The head of the civil service in the Department of Canadian Heritage
3. The chair of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
4. The chair of the Canada Council for the Arts
5. The president of the Royal Society of Canada
6 through 10. Five people representing the regions of Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba+Saskatchewan, and Alberta+B.C.)

This is the highest level of the Order, CC: Companion of the Order of Canada. It’s automatically given to the Queen, the Governor-General, and the Governor-General’s spouse: other than them, only 165 CCs can be alive at any given time. Any CC who’s also a Canadian citizen is authorized to administer the Oath of Citizenship. Their lapel pin has a red enamelled maple leaf.

Even though you’re given your medals by the Governor-General in a tasteful ceremony, he has no say in who gets the Order of Canada That’s decided by a comittee chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The members of this commitee are:

1. The Clerk of the Privy Council, who controls the civil service

2. The head of the civil service in the Department of Canadian Heritage

3. The chair of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

4. The chair of the Canada Council for the Arts

5. The president of the Royal Society of Canada

6 through 10. Five people representing the regions of Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba+Saskatchewan, and Alberta+B.C.)