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Legal challenge to Morgentaler Order of Canada rejected

A Federal Court ruled that the Governor General’s 2008 induction of Henry Morgentaler into the Order of Canada cannot be legally contested. Frank Chauvin, a retired Windsor police officer and a member of the Order of Canada, challenged the abortionist’s award, objecting to the secretive process by which the Order’s Advisory Council made its selection and taking issue with reports that the Council abandoned its own protocols to drive through Morgentaler’s nomination. Chauvin also argued that the Council’s chair, Chief ... (Continue reading)

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OC member launches legal challenge to Morgentaler award

Frank Chauvin, a retired Windsor police detective and an Order of Canada memer, has launched a legal challenge against the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada, which granted the award to abortionist Henry Morgentaler. Chauvin is basing his challenge on irregularities in the decision process regarding Morgentaler's appointment and on the fact ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Chinese community joins in the chorus of condemnation

Representatives of the Canadian Chinese community have joined in the chorus condemning the awarding of an Order of Canada citation to abortionist Henry Morgentaler. At a press conference in Markham, Ont. on July 24, a range of Chinese Christian organizations joined representatives of Campaign Life Coalition, REAL Women of Canada and the Right to Life Association of Toronto and ... (Continue reading)

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Protests against abortionist’s award continue

30,000 signatures presented to governor-general, judicial review requested of McLachlin On August 20, Campaign Life Coalition presented the signatures of 30,000 Canadians opposed to the awarding of the Order of Canada to Henry Morgentaler at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor-general. Angelina Steenstra, national co-ordinator of the Silent No More Awareness ... (Continue reading)

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Massive poll finds majority opposed to Morgentaler honour

A random telephone poll of more than 13,000 households found that 56 per cent of Canadians are opposed to the awarding of the Order of Canada to abortionist Henry Morgentaler. The national KLRVU poll, sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition, found that a clear majority of respondents in every province but Quebec opposed naming Morgentaler to the Order of Canada and that even ... (Continue reading)

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Past honourees return their snowflakes

At least eight Order of Canada recipients – or their families or inheritors of their legacies – have returned their awards to protest the governor-general giving abortionist Henry Morgentaler Canada’s highest civilian honour. Among those who have publicly returned their awards are Gilbert Finn, Fr. Lucien Larre and Frank Chauvin. As well, there is Madonna House, which returned the medal of its foundress, Catherine Doherty, as did ... (Continue reading)

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Order of Canada dishonoured

The July 1 announcement by the governor-general that Henry Morgentaler is being named a member of the Order of Canada led to an unprecedented debate over the usually ignored award. Newspapers were full of opinion pieces and letters to the editor, talk radio debates were ignited and at least nine OC members returned their medals in protest, exposing Morgentaler as the most divisive OC recipient.... (Continue reading)

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Order of Canada candidates

Governor-General Michaelle Jean outraged many Canadians on June 29 by announcing the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes to the Order of Canada. Hawkes is not only the longstanding pastor of Toronto's Metropolitan Community Church, but also one ... (Continue reading)

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