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Jacob Switzer Invested into the Order of Canada

December 11, 2017

Jacob Switzer Invested into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA—Today, on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Mr. Jacob Switzer. The private ceremony took place in Toronto, Ontario.

Jacob Switzer, C.M.
Toronto, Ontario

Jay Switzer is an exemplary leader in Canada’s broadcasting community. A man of principle and integrity, he has earned his reputation through his work in building and leading Canadian broadcasting entities, notably at the helm of CityTV Toronto, as well as at many national and local TV and radio channels across Canada under CHUM Limited. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to the advancement of the quality and viability of our country’s media, and has been a champion of independent Canadian feature film and television productions. Passionate about nurturing emerging talent, he is a beloved mentor within the industry.

About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, 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 in the last 50 years. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES 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. For more information, visit  


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