Alfred Popp is now a member of the Order of Canada. A great honor. Congratulations, Alfred

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 2 Companions, 8 Officers and 37 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at  Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

Alfred H. E. Popp, C.M., C.Q. Ottawa, Ontario 

Alfred Popp is committed to keeping the world’s oceans safe and clean. A lawyer with the Department of Justice for many years, he was heavily involved in the International Maritime Organization, an agency of the United Nations that oversees global shipping. He chaired numerous diplomatic conferences and led negotiations of conventions designed to prevent accidents and negligence at sea, and to compensate individuals affected by oil contamination. Equally committed to reducing domestic pollution, he served three terms as the administrator of Canada’s compensation regime for oil spills.

About the Order of Canada

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit

By: Sander K  
Sunday, April 15, 2018