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Louise Arbour

Difference Makers

Title

Louise Arbour

Denomination

PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)

Date of Issue

May 22, 2012

Year

Quantity

2,225,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Difference Makers

Series Time Span

2012

Perforation or Dimension

Simulated perforation

Printer

Lowe-Martin

Creators

Design: Paprika. Photography: Grace Gladhill.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found along the bottom edge of the stamp.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $6.10
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm (square)
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir sheet of 4 stamps

Quantity Produced - 225,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $2.44
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 96 mm x 96 mm (square)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir sheet OFDC

Quantity Produced - 15,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $3.44
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 96 mm x 96 mm (square)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Canada Post honours four outstanding and well-known Canadians in this new stamp series, featuring images of Rick Hansen, Michael J. Fox, Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Louise Arbour.

According to stamp design manager Alain Leduc, the unusual approach to portraiture has deeper meanings. The stamps, designed by Montreal's Paprika Design, show intimate close-ups of each of the four Difference Makers, created with a strategically-placed series of small dots. This unique form of digital pointillism carries with it a subtle symbolism—the dots coming together to create a view of the whole in the same way that each of these individuals employs a range of experience, knowledge, skills and talents to get the results they seek.

“Colour too, is an important factor in this issue,” notes Leduc. “Each one was chosen to differentiate the different fields in which these people are recognized. The colours aren't tied to any kind of specific symbolism, but we wanted to make sure that each Difference Maker was recognized as an individual personality.”

Each of the stamps will be sold in booklets of 10. A souvenir sheet with all four stamps is also available.

This edition of the Difference Makers' series includes the following highly-regarded Canadian humanitarians and activists:

Louise Arbour

Following impressive work in the Ontario legal community, in 1996, Montreal-born Louise Arbour became prosecutor of war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia. In 1999, she was appointed to the Canadian Supreme Court. She later served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Arbour is currently President and CEO of the International Crisis Group (ICG). A Companion of the Order of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a grande officière de l'Ordre national du Québec, she has received countless international awards as well as honourary doctorates from 30 universities.

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