Friday, October 24, 2003


Companion of the Order of Canada
Leonard Cohen, C.C., B.A., LL.D.
Appointment: October 10, 2002
Investiture: October 24, 2003

Known for his striking imagery and evocative descriptions of the human condition, Leonard Cohen has the distinction of creating a body of work that has remained contemporary and significant through three decades of shifting musical and aesthetic tastes. His 1992 album, The Future, introduced his poetic style to a new generation of listeners. In 2001, Leonard Cohen released his twelfth album, Ten New Songs. It soared to the top of the charts, reaching gold and platinum sales in Canada and in several other countries. His continued popularity confirms his status as a Canadian icon and a venerated dean of the pop culture movement.

This is a promotion within the Order.