In a virtual ceremony last evening five notable Canadians who have made “an outstanding contribution to the creation and promotion of our country’s culture, literary heritage and historical knowledge” were introduced as LAC Scholars for 2020.
Margaret Atwood, Roch Carrier, Charlotte Gray, Serge Joyal, and Terry O’Reilly need no introduction here, although during the ceremony they were each introduced by 2019 LAC Scholars and you can read career outlines here. The 32-minute ceremony is available on YouTube here. The event gets going at the 25-minute mark – unless it’s subsequently edited.
Listen carefully and you’ll hear both Margaret Atwood and Terry O’Reilly gently mention some LAC deficiencies.