Duckworth, Baker among Order of Nova Scotia recipients

With a well-known provincial politician, a tireless poverty fighter, aNobel Peace Prize nominee, a Holocaust educator and a Mi’kmaq advocatein the mix, it’s an understatement to say this year’s recipients of theOrder of Nova Scotia are in a class of their own.

 

With a well-known provincial politician, a tireless poverty fighter, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a Holocaust educator and a Mi’kmaq advocate in the mix, it’s an understatement to say this year’s recipients of the Order of Nova Scotia are in a class of their own.

 

Premier Darrell Dexter announced the five people picked out of 79 nominees to receive the province’s highest honour yesterday.

 

hey are Michael Baker of Lunenburg, who died earlier this year of cancer following a dedicated career as a cabinet minister; Melvin Boutilier of Halifax, founder and current director of the Community Care Network for the underprivileged; Muriel Duckworth of Bedford, who died last month after a long life crusading for social justice; Philip Riteman of Bedford, who courageously continues to shares his story of Holocaust survival with students of all ages and Viola Robinson of Truro, who has played an important role in the Made-In-Nova Scotia Process to address the needs of First Nations communities.

 

They will be honoured at a special ceremony Oct. 7 at Province House.

 
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