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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond dropped from the Order of Canada

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Published on November 03, 2023 with No Comments

The former judge faced controversy over her claims to Indigenous ancestry. Prominent scholar and former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been dropped from the Order of Canada.

In a notice in Saturday’s Canada Gazette, Rideau Hall announced that, in response to Turpel-Lafond’s own request, her membership in the Order of Canada has been terminated. That request was subsequently approved by Governor General Mary Simon through an ordinance signed on Sept. 26, 2023.

The termination takes effect Saturday.

Turpel-Lafond was plunged into controversy in October 2022 after an investigation by CBC News raised questions about her claims to indigenous ancestry.

 

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