Host Jacquie Perrin, of the CBC's evening show Saturday Report narrates as Adrienne Clarkson, the Governor General of Canada, warmly presents Joni with *the badge of a Companion wrapping it around her neck.
The Companion of the Order of Canada (CC), is awarded for outstanding achievement and merit of the highest degree, especially service to Canada or to humanity at large. It is the country's highest honour.
*The badge of a Companion is a six-pointed snow flake enameled white and edged in gold with an annulus enameled red with the motto DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (they desire a better country) in gold lettering and surmounted by a St. Edward's Crown. In the center is a maple leaf. The badge of a Companion is hung from a ribbon worn around the neck or from a bow on the left shoulder for women. Each badges is numbered on the reverse.
Original Broadcast Date: October 30, 2004
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