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The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History, and Developments Hardcover – Oct 15 2005

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This is easily the most comprehensive work that has been done on the Order, describing it as it does, in careful detail, both the institution itself, its significance, and the history of its conception and evolution. Christopher McCreery casts light on the values embodied in Canada's national persona, and how they have come to be expressed in its honours system.' Olive Dickason, C.M., Department of History, University of Ottawa, and School of Native Studies, University of Alberta

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Christopher McCreery has served as an advisor to the Canadian and British governments on honours policy.

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At a number of times in Canadian history and for a complex variety of reasons, the fount of honour has been turned off. Read the first page
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