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Roméo Dallaire

Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo Alain Dallaire, OC, CMM, GOQ, MSC, CD, B.Sc, LL.D (h.c.), is a Canadian senator, humanitarian, author and retired general. Dallaire is widely known for having served as Force Commander of UNAMIR, the United Nations peacekeeping force in Rwanda between 1993 and 1994, and for trying to stop a war of genocide that was being waged by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and Hutu moderates. Romeo Dallaire has received many awards and honours including the inaugural Aegis Trust Award and on October 10, 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. On March 9, 2005, Dallaire received the 25th Pearson Peace Medal from Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and on March 25, 2005, Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed Dallaire to the Canadian Senate, representing the province of Quebec. Romeo Dallaire has published a book, Shake Hands with the Devil and is in great demand as a speaker.

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