Three Anglicans Receive 2005 Order of Canada

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Three Anglicans--an environmental activist, a politician, and a priest--are among the recipients of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian award.

Administered by the Governor General and an advisory council, the Order of Canada recognizes Canadian citizens who have given "a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation."

Elizabeth May, executive director of Sierra Club Canada; Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Canon Robert Edgar Hulse, of the diocese of Niagara, joined the roster of 79 other new appointees to the Order.

Ms. May, who is also an author and lawyer, became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s when she was among those who put an end to insecticide spraying near her Cape Breton home'. Since then, she has been involved in many ecological causes, including a 17-day hunger strike in 2002 on Parliament Hill to focus attention to the plight of residents near the contaminated coal tar ponds in Sydney, N. …