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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Muslim named to Order of Canada



Azhar Ali Khan, a former member of the Citizen's editorial board, federal government official and president of the Ottawa Muslim Association, was made a member of the Order "for his contributions as a leader in the Muslim community and as a journalist and volunteer dedicated to strengthening ties between people of diverse backgrounds and faiths."

"I'm very honoured and flattered," Mr. Ali Khan said. "I've received the Order of Ontario and the Queen's gold medal award, but this obviously is the top."

He said he is grateful that he had the chance to live in such a great country as Canada.

"I'm just overwhelmed that Canada appreciated whatever little work I did" in helping keep Canada a great country or even improving it, he said.


The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service.

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