David Dodge has been presented the 2011 Vanier Medal by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The Vanier Medal, managed by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, is one of the highest forms of recognition for Canadian public administrators. It was created in 1962 in honour of Canada's second Canadian-born governor general, the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier. The Medal is awarded annually to a person who has shown distinctive leadership and has made significant contributions to the fields of public administration and public service in Canada. A complete summary of the presentation is available from the Governor General's website. The linked PDF is a copy of David's speech.