Today, Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, appointed architect Moshe Safdie Companion to the Order of Canada. “The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields. Three different levels of membership – Companion, Officer and Member – honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope. “
Safdie was born in the town of Haifa in the British Mandate of Palestine in 1938 and emigrated to Montreal.