Sam George receives Order of Ontario

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Sam George receives Order of Ontario

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

TORONTO - Aboriginal activist Sam George, whose 10-year fight for justice resulted in an inquiry into the death of his brother Dudley at Ipperwash, has been invested into the Order of Ontario.

George received the province's highest honour from the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in a special ceremony in the Lieutenant Governor's Suite earlier today.

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“Sam George was steadfast in his quest for justice for his brother and his community. He is an inspiration to all Ontarians.”

Honourable David C. Onley

“I am moved to be presented with this honour. My goal, however, was never accolades. It was to respect and honour the memory of my brother.”

Sam George

“Sam George did not seek revenge – he sought justice. Sam is a man of peace, a shining example for us all. Debewin is the Ojibway word for truth. It means the truth is supposed to heal us all. That’s what Sam set out to do.”

Wayne Samuelson

Nominator of Sam George and President, Ontario Federation of Labour

Media Contacts

  • Nanda Casucci-Byrne

    Chief of Staff, Office of the Lieutenant Governor

    416-325-7781

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