Ernie Regehr awarded Pearson Peace Medal

Congratulations to Project Ploughshares’ co-founder Ernie Regehr on being awarded the Pearson Peace Medal!

The medal is awarded by the United Nations Association in Canada to a Canadian who has personally contributed, through his or her working life and voluntary commitments, to causes to which Lester B. Pearson devoted his career: aid to the developing world; mediation between those confronting one another with arms; succour to refugees and others in need; equal rights and justice for all humanity; and peaceful change through world law and world organization.

The medal was presented to Regehr by Governor General David Johnston in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Media coverage:
Campbell Clark, “Governor-General honours veteran of the war on war,” Globe and Mail, 20 January 2011

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