Marq de Villiers was presented with the Order of Canada, by Governor General of Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, at a ceremony on November 17, 2010.

From the Governor General’s web site:

“Marq de Villiers (Eagle Head, Nova Scotia) is a gifted social and political commentator. His long and distinguished career has included contributions as a journalist, editor, and as the author or co-author of more than a dozen books. He has sought to foster understanding and to raise awareness of diverse topics, including history, politics and the environment. His vision and skill have been recognized with prestigious literary awards both in Canada and in his native South Africa.”