Dr. Bruce Halliday was awarded the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians’ Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony in Ottawa on June 8, 2004 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the promotion and understanding of Canada’s parliamentary system of government during his 19 years on Parliament Hill. Dr. Halliday was the Member of Parliament for Oxford, Ontario from 1974 to 1993, and was previously a family physician. He is the sixth recipient of this peer-nominated award, and was selected in recognition for his years of parliamentary service, contribution to and respect for the institution of Parliament, and for his continued interest and activity in the promotion of human welfare, human rights and parliamentary democracy in Canada and abroad.
Throughout his time as an MP and beyond, Dr. Halliday has championed disability issues and over the years received commendations from national and international organizations dealing with various forms of disabilities.
“I’ve been blessed to have received awards for accomplishments related to my career in medicine. Now to be recognized for my parliamentary work, the work done on behalf of the citizens I represented during my 19 years as an MP, is truly an honour,” declared Dr. Halliday.