Let's honour Gord Downie with the Order of Canada

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Alex Heidbuechel
4 years ago
I feel strongly that Mr. Gordon Downie has made a profound and lasting impact on the landscape of Canadian music, culture and is working tirelessly (even in the face of great adversity) towards reconciliation and improve the prospects of indigenous people.

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Lorna Morrison
4 years ago
because Gord Downie is a great musician and a great human being!

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Jennifer LeMesurier
4 years ago
Gord is one of the few celebrities that doesn't seek out the celebrity. He wants to share his poetry, his music, his soul with fans while still keeping his private life private. He is involved in multiple organizations that are striving to make the world a better place, the latest being his contribution to the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission. He has terminal brain cancer, but instead of grabbing whatever he can to leave to his family, he is leaving a legacy that goes far beyond his music that he is going to leave to all Canadians, especially First Nations. My hope is that Gord is going to be named to the Order this Canada day.

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Debra Hamilton
4 years ago
Gord Downie is most worthy of this honor of #Order of Canada! We must as Canadians formally acknowledge great Canadians! Gord Downie is one of these citizens! Please do the right thing ❤️

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Jeff Faulds
4 years ago
he deserves it !

I mean Raine Maida gets it ?? c'mon.

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Celina Anderson
4 years ago
The eligibility for the Order of Canada is only for the living. Please honour Gord Downie for his contributions, not just in music but in his advocacy in partnership with Indigenous Canadians, while he is still eligible. There is only so much time left, and Gord is a national treasure who deserves this recognition. All of The Hip members deserve this honour, really, but time is running out, for Gord. Please make it happen!

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Sharon Estok
4 years ago
I have nothing against Murray McLaughlan, I like him too, but if he has the Order of Canada, why not Gord? Who has done more for our Canadian identity?

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Elwood McCarthy
4 years ago
Im signing this because Gord Downie as well as the rest of the Tragically Hip have achieved not only musical success but have been a great ambassador for Canada. Please honor this man and his band.

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Karen Chernish
4 years ago
I'm signing because Gord Downie put it all on the line in bringing this cause up above the water line. We owe him that much, at least.

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Dave Johnston
4 years ago
As Dave Johnston, not tne governor of canada, I believe gord deserves this as a great human being honoring fellow native Americans, or aboriginals as they are adressed in Canada, and a spokesman for the environment, and human rights, as well as an amazing artist..