Canadian Jews in Honors List

Four Canadian Jews were among the 62 listed in the Order of Canada honors list released by the Canadian government. G. Sydney Halter, a Winnipeg lawyer, known as the “Czar of Canadian football” and the first Canadian Football League Commissioner, was named an Officer of the Order.

Sol Kanee, also of Winnipeg, a lawyer who was formerly president of the Canadian Jewish Congress and a former director of the Bank of Canada, was named an Officer of the Order as was Sam Steinberg of Montreal, head of a leading grocery chain. David Golden, of Ottawa, a former Rhodes Scholar and senior civil servant now president and chief executive of Telesat, was also among those named an Officer of the Order.

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