It has JUST COME TO OUR ATTENTION that, despite a large out cry against this a couple months back, Dr. Henry Mortgentaler will likely receive the highest honour in Canada on Monday/Tuesday, the Order of Canada. This is a surprise to us as we were assured by the Governor General’s office that there were no plans to honour him. So we, perhaps like you, have been stunned by this announcement and left wondering what has happened behind closed doors.Normally anyone who receives this award does so by unanimous consent of the committee that approves nominees. From what we understand at this point, this committee, headed by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, PC, decided to over-ride that protocol and take this one to a democratic vote on the committee. The majority of the committee voted in favour of Morgentaler’s nominee and so, for (what we understand) may be the first time in history the committee appointed someone without their normal unanimous consent – someone who millions of Canadians would not consider a hero in our nation. (Source)
That’s funny, the last time a poll was conducted by a liberal newspaper in this country i.e. the Globe & Mail, Henry’s nomination to the Order of Canada was completely rejected.
It’s quite outrageous that a sitting Supreme Court Justice – and the Chief Justice no less – would be such a shameless political shill for the abortion lobby. If the issue of abortion ever makes it to the Supreme Court again, she will have to recuse herself. At least that’s a silver lining in this cloud.