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ORDERS IN COUNCIL

GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Letters patent creating the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

P.C. 2011-1558 December 8, 2011

Whereas the Government of Canada considers it desirable that a medal be created for the purpose of marking the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne on February 6, 1952;

And whereas the creation of a Canadian honour on this occasion is properly of concern to Her Majesty as Queen of Canada;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, hereby advises Her Majesty the Queen that letters patent, to which Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to affix Her signature, do issue under the Great Seal of Canada, providing that

  1. (a) on, from and after the day on which Her Majesty affixes Her signature to those letters patent there shall be created in Canada a medal designated and styled Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, which Medal shall be governed by the annexed Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Regulations; and

  2. (b) these Regulations may be amended or repealed by letters patent issued by Her Majesty or Her heirs and successors or the Governor General of Canada on Her behalf.

ELIZABETH R.

[Great Seal of Canada]

CANADA

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come or whom the same may in any way concern,

GREETING:

Whereas the Government of Canada considers it desirable that a medal be created for the purpose of marking the sixtieth anniversary of Our accession to the throne;

Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by these presents create a medal to be designated the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

And We direct that the medal shall be governed by the annexed Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Regulations and that those Regulations may from time to time be amended or repealed by letters patent issued by Us, Our heirs and successors or Our Governor General of Canada on Our behalf.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and We have caused Our Great Seal of Canada to be affixed to these letters patent, which We have signed with Our Royal Hand.

GIVEN the thirteenth day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twelve and in the sixtieth year of Our Reign.

BY HER MAJESTY’S COMMAND,

STEPHEN HARPER

PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA

QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL REGULATIONS

INTERPRETATION

1. The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

“medal” means Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. (médaille)

“members of the Table of Precedence for Canada” means

  1. (a) the Governor General of Canada;

  2. (b) the Prime Minister of Canada;

  3. (c) the Chief Justice of Canada;

  4. (d) former Governors General of Canada;

  5. (e) former Prime Ministers of Canada;

  6. (f) former Chief Justices of Canada;

  7. (g) the Speaker of the Senate;

  8. (h) the Speaker of the House of Commons;

  9. (i) the members of the Canadian Ministry;

  10. (j) the Federal Leader of the Opposition;

  11. (k) the Lieutenant Governors of the provinces;

  12. (l) the Members of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada not of the Canadian Ministry;

  13. (m) the Provincial Premiers;

  14. (n) the Territorial Commissioners;

  15. (o) the Territorial Premiers;

  16. (p) the Puisne Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada;

  17. (q) the Senators of Canada;

  18. (r) the members of the House of Commons;

  19. (s) the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet;

  20. (t) the Chief of the Defence Staff; and

  21. (u) the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (membres du tableau de la préséance pour le Canada)

“permanent resident” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (résident permanent)

DESCRIPTION

2. (1) The medal

  1. (a) shall be circular in form, silver-coloured and 32 mm in diameter, with a suspension ring; and

  2. (b) shall bear

    1. (i) on the obverse, the contemporary crowned effigy of Her Majesty the Queen of Canada, facing to the sinister, and circumscribed with the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA” and “CANADA”, separated by two maple leaves; and

      (ii) on the reverse, a diamond-cut field, on which is super-
      imposed a lozenge inscribed with the Royal Cypher, placed on four maple leaves, incorporating the dates “1952” and “2012” at the sides, and, in base, two scrolls bearing the words, “VIVAT” and “REGINA” respectively.

(2) The medal shall be suspended from a ribbon 32 mm in width with a red stripe in the centre, 2 mm in width, on each side of which are white stripes, 3 mm in width, followed by red stripes, 10 mm in width and garter blue edge stripes, 2 mm in width.

ELIGIBILITY

3. (1) A person is eligible to be awarded the medal if the person

  1. (a) is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, not necessarily resident in Canada at the time of the awarding;

  2. (b) has made a significant contribution to Canada or to a particular province, territory, region or community, or has made an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; and

  3. (c) is alive on February 6, 2012, the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person who is within a category of persons set out in column 1 of items 1 or 10 of the schedule and is alive on February 6, 2012 is also eligible to be awarded the medal.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES

4. Nominations with respect to those categories of persons set out in column 1 of an item to the schedule shall be submitted by the person or allocating office referred to in column 3 of the item to the Director, Chancellery of Honours, for consideration.

5. Nominations shall not be accepted from the public at large.

6. Awards shall be made by the Governor General, who signs an instrument of award.

EXCEPTIONAL AWARDS

7. The Governor General may authorize exceptional awards of the medal.

PRESENTATION

8. Unless the Governor General directs otherwise, the medal to be awarded to a person in respect of a particular category set out in column 1 of the schedule shall be forwarded to the person or allocating office set out in column 3 for that category for presentation.

WEARING OF MEDAL

9. The medal shall be worn suspended from the ribbon described in subsection 2(2) and shall follow the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in the order of precedence in the Canadian Honours System.

10. A person to whom the medal has been awarded may wear a miniature of the medal on all occasions when the wearing of miniatures is customary.

ADMINISTRATION

11. The Director, Chancellery of Honours, shall

  1. (a) prepare the instruments of award for the signature of the Governor General;

  2. (b) acquire the medals;

  3. (c) maintain a register containing the names of the persons to whom a medal is awarded; and

  4. (d) perform such other functions in respect of awards of the medal as the Governor General may require.

CANCELLATION AND REINSTATEMENT

12. (1) The Governor General may, on the recommendation of the Chancellery of Honours,

  1. (a) cancel the award of the medal to any person; and

  2. (b) restore the award of a medal that has been cancelled under paragraph (a).

(2) If the award of a medal is cancelled, the name of the person to whom the medal was awarded shall be deleted from the register referred to in paragraph 11(c).

GENERAL

13. Nothing in these Regulations limits the right of the Governor General to exercise all powers and authorities of Her Majesty in respect of the medal.

SCHEDULE
(subsection 3(2) and sections 4 and 8)

ALLOCATION OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL

Item

Column 1


Category

Column 2

Proposed Number
of Medals

Column 3

Person or Allocating Office

1.

Members of the Table of Precedence for Canada

750

Director, Chancellery of Honours

2.

Governor General
nominees

200

Director, Chancellery of Honours

3.

Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners nominees

1,000 (20, plus pro rata allocation by population
to each Lieutenant
Governor and Territorial
Commissioner)

Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners

4.

Prime Minister nominees

200

Prime Minister

5.

Canadian Secretary to the Queen nominees

25

Canadian Secretary to the Queen

6.

Canadian Ministry nominees

1,900 (50 to each Minister or Minister of State)

Members of the Canadian Ministry

7.

Members of the House of Commons nominees

8,100 (30 to each Member)

Members of the House of Commons

8.

Senators of Canada nominees

3,120 (30 to each Senator)

Senators of Canada

9.

Provincial and Territorial Premiers nominees

6,000 (50, plus pro rata allocation by population to each Provincial and Territorial Premier)

Provincial and Territorial Premiers

10.

Members of the Order of Canada and Canadian recipients of the George Cross or Cross of Valour

2,700

Director, Chancellery of Honours

11.

Canadian Forces nominees

11,000

Chief of the Defence Staff

12.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police nominees

2,300

Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

13.

Municipalities nominees

4,000

Canadian Federation of Municipalities

14.

Protective Services nominees

4,000

Director, Chancellery of Honours

15.

Non-governmental organizations nominees

10,000

President of the organization

16.

Public service nominees

4,000 (allocated pro rata)

Deputy Head

17.

Replacement stock

705 (for losses and a small contingency reserve)

Director, Chancellery of Honours

        Total

60,000

 

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