With the resignation announcement of Senator Romeo Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., C.S.M., C.D., LL.D., the Senate loses an eminent example of what a Senator should be. Senator Dallaire reflects very well the Order of Canada’s motto “Desiderantes meliorem patriam” (They desire a better country). He will surely be missed!
As a result of this major loss, a 10th Senate vacancy needs to be filled.
Possible names have been suggested in the blog post of February 2014 for the previous nine vacancies.
As this vacancy would be from Quebec and limiting the possible nominees to members of the Order of Canada or from the Ordre national du Quebec, the list of possible candidates are some 750 living Quebecois members of the Order of Canada and some 600 members de l’Ordre national du Quebec.
From these, my nominee choice would be Alwyn Morris, former Olympian and member of the Order of Canada. He is of the Mohawk Nation.