Warren K. Winkler and Dennis O’Connor appointed to the Order of Canada
Both Mr. Winkler and Mr. O’Connor have been appointed as Officers, recognizing their national service and achievements.
Mr. Winkler, who served as Chief Justice of Ontario between 2007 and 2013, was cited by Governor General Johnston for “his contributions to the advancement of Canadian labour law and for making the justice system more effective and accessible as former chief justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal.”
Mr. O’Connor was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1998 and served as Associate Chief Justice from 2001 until he retired at the end of 2012. He was cited by Governor General Johnston for “his service to the legal profession, and for his commitment to justice as a commissioner of the Walkerton and Arar inquiries.”
More information regarding the Order of Canada and this year’s other recipients is available here.