Harcourts exemplary career as a lawyer, community activist, and politician has been honored with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, Canadian Urban institutes Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award, The William Van Horne
Visionary Award from BC Tourist, and the Order of Canada in 2012.
She extricated herself from this ethical quagmire by winning a commission to write the biography of railway magnate William Van Horne, creator of the CPR.
The book, The Life and Work of Sir William Van Horne, was published under the name of Walter Vaughan, a former CPR lawyer and close friend of the family.
That didn't deter William Van Horne
, a former president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the driving force between linking east with west.
The list of guests at the banquet, many of whom became incorporators and original stockholders in the Cuba Company, includes most of the wealthiest and most powerful men and families in the United States at the turn of the century For one of the only biographies of Van Horne, see Walter Vaughan, The Makers of Canada Series, volume 10: Sir William Van Horne
(New York, 1926), 1-58.
The two companies will jointly create Dream Van Horne Properties, a nod to former CP president William Van Horne