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|Notes:||"Desiderantes meliorem patriam."|
|Description:||xix, 372 s.,  pl.-s. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.|
|Contents:||Message from the Queen Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations CHAPTER ONE False Starts and Honours in Canada, 1867-1917: The Creation of aCanadian Policy CHAPTER TWO Controversy and Discontent, 1917-1935: The Decline and Brief Revivalof British Honours in Canada CHAPTER THREE The Honours Quagmire, 1935-1948: The Ubiquitous Canada Medal CHAPTER FOUR More False Starts: Massey Presses Forward CHAPTER FIVE First Successful Steps: Founding the Order of Canada CHAPTER SIX Selection and Reaction: The First Honours List CHAPTER SEVEN Transition to a Complete Honours System CHAPTER EIGHT Enlargement and Acceptance CHAPTER NINE The Logistics of a National Order CHAPTER TEN Unity and Diversity: The Composition of the Order of Canada CHAPTER ELEVEN Honorary Membership: The Extended Project CHAPTER TWELVE Centrepiece of a Modern Honours System: Recognition from Sea to Sea Appendix 1: Members of the Interdepartmental Committee and Awards Co-ordination Committee, 1942 Appendix 2: Royal Warrant Creating the Canada Medal, 1943 Appendix 3: Proposed Royal Warrant Creating the Canadian Award of Honour and Canadian Decoration of Honour, 1943 Appendix 4: Letters Patent Founding the Order of Canada, 1967 Appendix 5: Constitution of the Order of Canada, 1967 Appendix 6: Nomination Form from Vincent Massey Appendix 7: Distribution of First Awards of the Order of Canada, July 1967 Appendix 8: Recipients of the Order of Canada, July 1967 Appendix 9: Constitution of the Order of Canada, 1972 Appendix 10: Order of Canada Insignia Manufacture, 1967-2004 Appendix 11: Chancellors of the Order of Canada Appendix 12: Officials of the Order of Canada Appendix 13: Members of the Advisory Council of the Order of Canada Appendix 14: Honorary Recipients of the Order of Canada Appendix 15: Constitution of the Order of Canada, 2001 Appendix 16: Amendments to the Constitution of the Order of Canada Notes Bibliography Illustration Credits Index|
This is easily the most comprehensive work that has been done on the Order, describing it as it does, in careful detail, both the institution itself, its significance, and the history of its