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On Jan 17, 2013 Canada Post announced that it will be issuing a stamp to commemorate and honour Raoul Wallenberg, Righteous Among the Nations.The issue date is exactly 28 years since Canada posthumously bestowed honourary Canadian Citizenship on him. The stamp's release will conclude a series of commemmorative and educational events taking place across Canada.
This marks the first time an honourary Canadian is receiving this distinction. Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra, said "this issue is a fitting way to mark Wallenberg's courage, and his contributions to mankind, and we are proud to add him to our stamp program." Wallenberg would have turned 100 years old on Aug 4, 2012. Both Hungary and Sweden issued stamps to commemorate his 100th birthday. Other countries who have issued stamps honouring Wallenberg are: Argentina, Australia (personalized sheet), Dominica, Guyana, Hungary (x2), Israel, Sweden (x2), Liberia, and the USA.
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