Brian Mulroney is set for more international recognition next month: he’ll be named a commander in the French Legion of Honour on Dec. 6.
Mr. Mulroney is the first former Canadian prime minister to receive the honour, which had been previously given to some Quebec premiers. Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein had been named to a lower rank in the legion.
Late last year, Mr. Mulroney was appointed a gold member of the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo, South Africa’s highest honour for foreign citizens, to recognize his work fighting apartheid. Last month, St. Francis Xavier University announced the creation of the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government.
–Globe and Minion, Nov. 15, 2016, from a press release from the French ambassador, dictated by, er, Byron Muldoon!