To honour Thubten Samdup with the Order of Canada.
Thubten Samdup should be an honouree of the Order of Canada, because with great selflessness for many years he has enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country (and other countries). The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country). Because we desire a better country, because we desire recognition for Thubten Samdup.
Bio: Samdup is well-known within the Tibetan community and in his adopted city of Montréal. He was named to Montréal's "who's who" list of prominent citizens for his many years of community work including the founding of a national advocacy group, the Canada Tibet Committee, in 1987. Samdup served as National President of the CTC for 17 years. Among his many other achievements, Samdup was presented in October 2005 with the Unsung Hero of Compassion Award, an honour that was bestowed in San Francisco by the Dalai Lama himself.
1. Don Loga