Jan 13, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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Internationally renowned concert pianist and composer Anton Kuerti heads the list of 25 people who will be invested into the Order of Ontario.

One-time reporter,cabinet minister and former CEO of TV Ontario, Isabel Bassett – will also be invested at next week’s ceremony at the Ontario legislature – in addition to Jackie Maxwell – long-time artistic director of the Shaw Festival.

John Gignac is also on the list. He’s the Brantford fire captain who fought for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors in all Ontario homes – after his niece and her family died from a gas fireplace leak in their Woodstock home in 2008.

Others to be invested into the Order of Ontario by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell include: Stanley Zlotkin of Toronto – a nutrition specialist and researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children who is also an adviser to UNICEF and other United Nations agencies.

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