The Arthur Meighen Freedom Medal is presented annually by the Arthur Meighen Institute for Public Affairs to a person or organization making an outstanding contribution to the preservation of liberty in Canada through the advancement of the principles which form the foundation of a free and democratic society.
The winner of the 2013 Arthur Meighen Freedom Medal is the Honourable Preston Manning.
Preston Manning, founding leader of the Reform Party of Canada, served as a Member of Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He was Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal the Opposition from 1997 to 2000 and was also his party’s critic for Science and Technology. In 2007 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Since retirement from Parliament in 2002, Manning has released a book entitled Think Big (published by McClelland & Stewart) describing his use of the tools and institutions of democracy to change Canada’s national agenda. He has also served as a Senior Fellow of the Canada West Foundation and as a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Calgary and University of Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is an Institute Certified Corporate Director. He is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and President and CEO of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy.
Manning is married to Sandra. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
The 2013 Arthur Meighen Freedom Medal will be presented at our annual Maple Leaf Dinner in Ottawa November 5. For more information on this gala event or to purchase tickets, click here now.
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