April 14, 2016 12:00 pm

Bublé and Lantos among winners of Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

Michael Buble signs his plaque as he in inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, during an event in Toronto on Saturday November 7, 2015.

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MONTREAL – Singer Michael Bublé and film and TV producer Robert Lantos are among the recipients of this year’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.

Others being rewarded include artist Marie Chouinard, tenor Ben Heppner and singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark.

Rounding out the list are children’s playwright Suzanne Lebeau and philanthropist John D. McKellar.

The winners were announced at a news conference in Montreal Thursday morning.

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards were founded in 1992 and are given to Canadians whose accomplishments are deemed to have inspired and enriched the country.

A gala honouring this year’s recipients will be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 11.

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