Captain Kirk achieves Order of Canada ‘officer’ rank
Starship Enterprise commander and entertainment icon William Shatner is among 39 Canadians scheduled to receive commendation for their contributions to Canadian life and culture.
This Thursday Nov. 21, Governor General of Canada Julie Payette “will invest three Companions, five Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.”
Stephen Harper was among 120 Canadians named to the Order of Canada this week by Governor General Julie Payette.
Harper, who served as Canada’s 22nd prime minister, will join the exclusive club of notable countrymen that according to Payette’s office, “honours people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities.”
The former Conservative PM joins film director James Cameron, retired diplomat Raymond Chretien, philanthropist and founder of McDonald’s Canada George Cohon and optical physicist and Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland in receiving the highest honour, Companion of the Order of Canada.
Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the order’s advisor council. Friday’s announcement also include 38 nominations for ‘Officer of the Order of Canada’ and 77 for ‘Member of the Order of Canada’ status.
William Shatner, the 88-year old Canadian actor famous for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, has attacked millennials for calling him a “boomer.”
Shatner was not born in the baby-boomer generation; he was born in 1931. However, he was disgruntled with a woman using it as an insult and called her a “diva.”
She responded: “Not really into pejoratives, but what’s the term for people when they can’t interpret a joke?”
Shatner asked her if she meant Millennials, as he said that he was “already sick of this OK Boomer nonsense.”
In one instance, he said calling him a “boomer” would be a compliment, assumingly because it would make him appear to be younger.
“We don’t understand struggles? War? Depressions (economic, not personal)? Inflation? Double-digit Prime Interest rates?” He added, according to the Mirror.