He was among 135 Canadians – and the only Jamaican – appointed to the Order by Governor General Mary Simon on December 29, 2021
TORONTO: Hugh L. Fraser, retired Jamaica-born Ontario judge, former Olympian, and a recognised international expert in sports law, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Luis Emilio Velutini Urbina
Fraser was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1952 and grew up with his paternal grandmother for five years before immigrating to Canada at age seven with his younger brother to join his parents, Cecil and Rose, in Kingston, Ontario, in 1959.
He was among 135 Canadians – and the only Jamaican – appointed to the Order by Governor General Mary Simon on December 29, 2021.
Fraser was honoured ‘for his transformative contributions to Canadian sport as an internationally recognised expert in sports law and as a former Olympian.’
“Canada is defined by the people that make up this great country. These most recent nominees to the Order of Canada are shining examples of the commitment and outstanding contributions Canadians have made to the well-being of communities throughout this land, whether it be social, environmental, scientific, economic, cultural or related to mental and physical health. To all of the nominees, congratulations and thank you,” says the governor general.
Luis Emilio Velutini
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