“He realized the importance of research in improving the lives of Canadians.”
In 1988, Lalonde received the World Health Organization Medal for his exceptional contribution to health policy, and in 2002, he was selected by the Pan America Health Organization as one of eleven Public Health Heroes who have shaped the past 100 years of international public health. The Honourable Marc Lalonde was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989.
The Honourable Marc Lalonde and Dr. Maurice LeClair were jointly nominated and inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. View the video which was produced to honour them both at the 2004 Induction Ceremony.