City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Archived news release by year
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
November 8, 2002
George M. Thomson Receives 2002 Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration
Since 1990, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Ontario Regional Groups
of the Institute of Public Administration have encouraged and recognized
excellence in public administration in Ontario by annually awarding the
Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration.

The Medal is awarded to the person who has shown distinctive leadership in
public administration in Ontario, or who, by writings and other endeavours, has
made a significant contribution in the field of public administration in
Ontario. The selection criteria for the Medal includes leadership, innovation
and creativity, accomplishment/impact, dedication and sustained effort,
contribution to the profession and the community.

The Honourable James K. Bartleman and the Hamilton, National Capital Region and
Toronto Regional Groups are pleased to announce George M. Thomson as the 2002
recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal. George has worked tirelessly for
both the federal and provincial governments in many capacities. He has been a
judge, teacher, a Deputy Minister at both the provincial and federal levels and
a board member for many community agencies and institutions. He is currently
the Executive Director of the National Judicial Institute based in Ottawa.

George is committed to a strong and professional public service. This is
evident throughout his diverse career. He consistently weaves the theme of the
importance and value of the public sector in all his work and teachings.
George is anchored by his strong set of personal and public service ethics and
values, he has a clear vision and provides innovative leadership and a
commitment to do what is right and just. He is nationally recognized as an
advocate for children and the disadvantaged and his efforts and successes have
impacted the lives of Canadians. His colleagues value his friendship, loyalty
and support and he has acted as mentor to hundreds of civil servants.

The Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable James K. Bartleman will present the
Medal of Distinction at a ceremony on November 12, 2002. We congratulate
George Thomson and celebrate his distinguished contributions to the public
service in Ontario.

Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public
Recipients 1990-2002

George M. Thomson
Executive Director
National Judicial Institute

Rita Burak
Secretary of Cabinet
Province of Ontario

Mr. William Pascal
Director General
Office of Health and the Information Highway
Health Canada

Glenn Thompson
Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association

Merv Beckstead
Chief Administrative Officer
Region of Ottawa Carleton

Michael Fenn
Chief Administrative Officer
Region of Hamilton-Wentworth

Peter Barnes
Secretary to the Cabinet
Province of Ontario

Duncan Allan *
Premier's Special Advisor on Toronto's Waterfront

Don Evans
Assistant Deputy Minister, Policing Services
Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services
Province of Ontario

Art Daniels
Assistant Deputy Minister, Registration,
Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations
Province of Ontario

Dennis Cromarty *
Chief Negotiator
Nishnawbe - Aski Nation

Herbert Akehurst
Chief Administrative Officer
Regional Municipality of Sudbury

Bruce Doern
School of Public Administration
Carleton University

Mary Mogford
Deputy Treasurer
Ministry of Treasury and Economics
Province of Ontario

* Posthumous Award

Media Contact
Caryl Arundel
416 239-8294



Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019