Davies Jurist in Residence, the Honourable Morris J. Fish, C.C., Q.C., has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada for his eminent service as a jurist. The former Supreme Court justice was one of only three Canadians to receive the distinction of Companion, the Order’s highest level, which recognizes national pre-eminence or international service or achievement. A ceremony honouring all new recipients of the Order of Canada will be held later this year.
The Honourable Morris J. Fish, C.C., Q.C., served on the Québec Court of Appeal from 1989 to 2003 and on the Supreme Court of Canada from 2003 to 2013. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his outstanding and significant contributions to Canada.
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. The Governor General’s latest appointments marked the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada and the commencement of the country’s 150th anniversary.