JOHN TURNER AWARDED RCGS GOLD MEDAL
The Rt. Hon. John Turner, Canada’s 17th Prime Minister, is the first Canadian politician to be awarded the RCGS’S Gold Medal. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne presented Turner with the honour at a June 26 event at Toronto’s Massey College, citing his distinguished parliamentary career and public service, and his contributions to the advancement of Canadian geography through his extensive Arctic travels. “There are politicians who disappear,” said Wynne, “but you have continued to be a force, and have continued to show what being a decent and compassionate person in politics really means.”
Left to right: Victoria University chancellor Wendy Cecil, John Turner, Kathleen Wynne and RCGS CEO John Geiger.