Liberals Congratulate Nova Scotias Order Of Canada Recipients
June 18, 2010
(Halifax, NS) Liberal leader Stephen McNeil is extending congratulations to two Nova Scotians who will be receiving the Order of Canada today at a ceremony in Ottawa.
Mel Boutilier is the volunteer Executive Director at the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank in Halifax. He is being honoured for his voluntary service and leadership in the city.
Dr. Mahmood Naqvi is being recognized for his contributions to health care in Cape Breton. Among other achievements, he was instrumental in opening the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
“Mr. Boutilier and Dr. Naqvi embody the best of volunteerism and caring for their neighbours,” said McNeil. “They both inspire me with their enthusiasm and dedication. This is a wonderful day for them and their families.”
Dartmouth East MLA Andrew Younger says Nova Scotia is a better place to be as a result of the contributions of these two individuals.
"I'm particularly pleased to see Mel named to the Order of Canada in the same year as the Order of Nova Scotia," says Younger. "I've known Mel personally for 13 years and he has positively influenced the lives of Nova Scotians from all walks of life, including my own."
Manning MacDonald, MLA for Cape Breton South, says Dr. Naqvi has made an indelible mark on Cape Breton Island.
“Dr. Naqvi’s selfless commitment, energy and vision have significantly advanced the quality of healthcare and the quality of life for so many of his fellow Cape Bretoners,” says MacDonald.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall.