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Canadian History
Scot of the Year Awards

In Canada, the Scottish Studies Society, the fundraising arm of the Scottish Studies Foundation (established in 1987), sponsors an Annual Tartan Day Celebration Dinner during April. Since the inception of this event, the following prominent Canadians of Scottish origin have been named Scot of the Year: 

1993 - Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, former Commanding Officer of the U.N. Forces in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 

1994 - Madame Justice, The Hon. Bertha Wilson, retired from the Supreme Court of Canada 
1995 - Lloyd Robertson, well known CTV News Anchor 
1996 - The Hon. Donald S, Macdonald, former Federal Cabinet Minister and Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
1997 - Col. The Hon. Henry N. R. Jackman, former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario 
1998 - John Cleghorn, Chairman and CEO of The Royal Bank of Canada 
1999 - Michael MacMillan, Chairman and CEO of Alliance Atlantis Films, the largest film and TV production company in Canada 
2000 - Lynton (Red) Wilson, Chairman of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) 
2001 - Katherine Macmillan, President and CEO of Goldfarb Consultants, previously holding executive positions and obtaining extensive corporate experience with Warner Lambert health care, the Campbell Soup Company and the Bank of Montreal. 
2002 - Alistair MacLeod B.A., B.Ed. (St. Francis Xavier Univ.), M.A. (Univ. of New Brunswick), Ph.D. (Univ. of Notre Dame), professor and award-winning author (e.g. - Island: The Collected Stories, 2000; No Great Mischief, 1999)

Thanks to Doug Ross for the above information. Visit his web site at

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