Did You Know?
Plague has hung over human history. The biggest human extinction was after 1492 in North and South America when the mortality rate was ninety- five per cent, which is enormous. But again, I'm giving you grounds for optimism: there were enough to continue. The five per cent who made it through are what you need to survive a bottleneck.
She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 17, 1973 and the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on June 21, 1981 for her services to literature.