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Wallace Stanley Read is appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada

August 5, 2003: Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, today announced 109 new appointments to the Order of Canada and ten promotions within the Order. The new appointees include seven Companions (C.C.), 30 Officers (O.C.) and 71 Members (C.M.). There is also the appointment of Vaclav Havel as Honorary Companion. These appointments are in effect as of May 8, 2003. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

Wallace Stanley Read, C.M.

As an executive in the provincial utilities sector, Wallace Read headed the teams responsible for the design and implementation of new hydroelectric power plants at Lower Churchill Falls. He also managed the expansion of Newfoundland's power system into the northern regions of the island. With steadfast leadership, he played an instrumental role in the expansion and modernization of the electricity industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, he served as president of the Canadian Electricity Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where his mentoring skills have benefited the next generation of engineers.

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