Logistec’s President and CEO, Madeleine Paquin, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her achievements as a bold business leader in the marine industry and environmental management, and for her commitment to governance.

“I am extremely proud that Madeleine Paquin is being presented with one of Canada’s highest civilian honours in recognition of her many achievements,” said George Jones, Chairman of Logistec Corporation. Madeleine Paquin has overseen Logistec’s development for over 20 years, creating a network of port infrastructures and services to facilitate trade. She is one of the most remarkable entrepreneurs of her generation, who has been honoured on many occasions for her business achievements. Her philanthropic deeds show her desire to make the world a better place and promote causes she cares about. One cause that is especially dear to her heart is The Neuro (The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital), a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care.

Ms. Paquin is one of 230 individuals being appointed to the Order of Canada in 2017. “I am really proud of this recognition because it encourages me to take concrete action in areas where I believe I can make a real difference: providing marine and environmental services, developing a new generation of leaders and talented women, and helping advance neurology and cancer research,” said Madeleine Paquin.

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order since inception, with 3,400 still alive. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: Desirantes Meliorem Patriam (“They desire a better country”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Companions of the Order of Canada are recognized for national pre-eminence or international service or achievement. Officers of the Order of Canada are recognized for national service or achievement, while Members of the Order of Canada are recognized for outstanding contributions at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity.