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Canada honours Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn Print-ready version

Jam! Website
July 5, 2002

OTTAWA (AP) -- Singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn were among 99 appointees to the Order of Canada announced by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.

Mitchell, a Saskatchewan native who wrote and performed songs such as "Big Yellow Taxi," "The Circle Game" and "Both Sides Now," was made a companion of the order, the highest designation.

Also appointed companions were former Supreme Court Justice Peter Cory, Toronto social activist and feminist author Doris Anderson and Roger Blais, a renowned engineer, scientist, teacher and entrepreneur from Montreal.

Cockburn, known as much for his outspoken social activism as his folksy music, was promoted to an officer of the order after previously being made a member.

Lorne Michaels, founder of TV comedies Saturday Night Live and a nine-time Emmy Award winner, was appointed a member of the order.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize Canadians for outstanding lifetime achievement and service.

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