Public Policy Forum Announces 2010 Testimonial Award Winners

02/18/2010

Ottawa - The Public Policy Forum today announced that Tony Dean, former Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service, Phil Fontaine former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Preston Manning, former Leader of the Opposition, and Carole Taylor, former B.C. Minister of Finance will be the recipients of this year's Annual Testimonial Awards.

This is the 23rd year that the Forum has honoured extraordinary Canadians for their contributions to public life, public policy and governance in Canada. Honourees are nominated by members of the Forum.

In announcing this year's honourees, Board Chair David A. Brown, QC, said "The Forum looks to honour individuals who have made important contributions across sectors. Each have had significant careers in the public eye, and each have continued to contribute to public life and public discourse as private citizens." David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Forum added that "Throughout their careers, these Testimonial Award honourees engaged in critical conversations about our country, our public policy and our future. Each of them has made indelible impressions on the fabric of Canada."

The awards will be presented at the 23rd Annual Testimonial Dinner in Toronto on April 29th. This year's Dinner will be co-Chaired by Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, and Toronto Star Columnist Chantal Hébert.