1987 Hougen's history
Mme. Sauve, Governor General
Mme. Sauve, Governor General of Canada presented Rolf Hougen with the Insignia of an Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.) at a ceremony held in the Senate chambers. Presentations are usually made at Government House but it was under renovations. The Citation read "A Yukoner, this businessman is a founder and Director of Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. and President of several other companies based in the North. Through his business activities, he has had a significant impact not only on the economy of the Territory, but also on that of the country as a whole. He is active in politics and in community affairs, serving as Chairman of the Yukon Research and Development Institute and as Vice-Chairman and Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce."