JOHN TURNER AWARDED RCGS GOLD MEDAL

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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.

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