Paul Martin receives Honorary Degree
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree last week at Spring Convocation.
During his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr. Martin set in place a $41 billion initiative to improve healthcare, signed a landmark agreement with the provinces and territories for a national early learning and childcare program, created a new financial deal for municipalities, and redefined marriage to include same-sex couples. He also achieved a historic consensus with the provinces, territories, and Canada’s aboriginal leadership on the Kelowna Accord, an agreement that aims to ensure equal opportunity for Canada’s aboriginal population.
Queen’s is honouring nine other distinguished individuals with honorary degrees during Spring Convocation, including the co-founders of Engineers Without Borders George Roter and Parker Mitchell, veteran Canadian journalists Joe Schlesinger and Don Newman, and medical geneticist Patricia Baird.