Johnny Issaluk stripped of Order of Canada



Gov. Gen. Mary Simon has stripped actor and athlete Johnny Issaluk of the Order of Canada.

A regulatory discover being printed Saturday says Issaluk’s appointment was terminated Aug. 31.

An appointment to the Order of Canada could also be terminated by the governor common on the advice of an advisory council.

The discover doesn’t embrace causes for withdrawing Issaluk’s membership and Rideau Hall didn’t elaborate, however stated the advisory council “concluded that there have been grounds for termination.”

Issaluk, who hails from Chesterfield Inlet, Nvt., was appointed to Canada’s highest civilian order in 2019.

At the time, the vice-regal’s workplace stated Issaluk was chosen “for his contributions as an athlete, actor, educator and Arctic ambassador, who has elevated the visibility of northern and Inuit tradition.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 14, 2022


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