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December 4, 2000
Public servant William J. Pascal receives Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction
  
On Thursday December 7, 2000, The Honourable Hilary M. Weston will present the
11th Annual Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction to William J. Pascal in
recognition of his distinguished career in the federal public service in
Ontario.

Established in 1990 by the Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto groups of the Institute
of Public Administration of Canada, the Lieutenant Governor's Medal is the
highest level of recognition for public service in Ontario. Over its ten-year
history, the Lieutenant Governor's Medal has recognized the contributions of
individuals in the federal, provincial, municipal, academic and voluntary
sectors. The award and reception is made possible by the generous support of
Deloitte & Touche.

This year's winner, William Pascal has more than twenty-five years of
experience in a wide variety of federal government positions. He has worked in
Health Canada, the Privy Council Office, Transport Canada and on projects
related to Expo '86 and the XV Olympic Winter Games. From 1993 to 2000,
William Pascal was Regional Director General of Health Canada for the Central
Region. He was recently appointed Director General, Office of Health and the
Information Highway, Health Canada.

One of his nominators commented that, "Bill demonstrates the public service
values of honesty, integrity, caring, openness, transparency, fairness and a
commitment to service and to democratic values. He genuinely believes that the
strength of the country is defined, in part, by the strength of its public
service". In his capacity as Chair of the Ontario Federal Council, Bill was
instrumental in developing the first annual Ontario Leadership Awards of the
Council, which recognize contributions of federal public servants that provide
quality service for Canadians living in Ontario.

He continues to demonstrate these values in his work in the community. In 1998,
he took on the joint leadership, with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, of
the United Way campaign for the Federal Government in the Greater Toronto Area
which raised over half a million dollars. Bill also served as the co-chair of
the organizing committee for the first national conference on Ovarian Cancer.

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada is a national, bilingual,
non-partisan, non-profit organization that has been dedicated to excellence in
public administration for more than fifty years. IPAC has nearly 3,000 members,
with representation from all three levels of government and the academic
community. The Ontario Groups of IPAC and Deloitte & Touche congratulate
William Pascal on this recognition by his peers.


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