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Jim Boucher joining Alberta Order of Excellence

Last Updated Jul 3, 2020 at 2:46 pm MST

PHOTO. Jim Boucher speaking at a Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business event in 2016. Supplied by the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business/660 News.

The province announced Jim Boucher will join the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2020.

Boucher is one of seven Albertans invested in the Order for outstanding provincial, national or international contributions.

Formed in 1979, it’s also the highest honour an Albertan can receive under the official Canadian Honours System.

Lieutenant Governor-General Lois Mitchell said members represent the best in the province.

“Their dedication, innovation and commitment to caring for others serve as a testament to the importance of active citizenship and a powerful reminder of the role we can each play in building a stronger future for our fellow Albertans and for all Canadians.”

In 2018, the former Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation received the Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award.

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Upon induction, there will 188 members in Alberta’s Order of Excellence.