On Friday, Pittsburgh Penguins’ owner Mario Lemieux was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux becomes an Officer of the Order of Canada, as presented by the Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean

Mario lives in the United States. Has since he was 18. Mario worked his entire professional career in the United States. Mario’s current main enterprise is an American business. Off the top of my head, I cannot think of a single time that I have heard Mario Lemieux advocate Canada in any way. Yet, somehow, the Order’s advisory board thought Lemieux should receive this award. He should not. (more…)

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