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Peter Jennings to Receive Order of Canada

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ABC News anchor Peter Jennings was named to the Order
of Canada just days before he died. Jennings, a Canadian born broadcaster who delivered the news for ABC for over five decades, died last Sunday.

A spokesman for Governer General, Adrienne Clarkson advised
Jennings' children will accept the award on his behalf at
a future ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Jennings' nomination to the order was submitted months before he announced on the air in April that he had cancer. The nomination was approved by the investiture committee, headed by Chief Justice Beverly McLaughlin, on June 29. Jennings name was then submitted to Clarkson for concurrence. The Governor General then informed Jennings by letter and he accepted through his sister.

Orders of Canada cannot be appointed posthumously. As is the practice, Jennings' award is dated to the day his nomination was approved by the committee.
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