Skip to comments.Confirmed: Advisory Council Has Voted to Award Order of Canada to Abortionist Henry Morgentaler
Posted on 06/30/2008 4:34:14 PM PDT by wagglebee
OTTAWA, June 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - LifeSiteNews has received confirmation through various sources that the Order of Canada Advisory Council has indeed voted to award the Order of Canada to notorious abortionist and militant atheist Henry Morgentaler. There is reported to be a movement among Members of Parliament and others to attempt to stop the award or at least protest it as being inappropriate and against the opinion of a majority of Canadians.
In an article in the National Post today, columnist Douglas Farrow reports that "The decision, which is to be announced in time for Canada Day, is clearly not driven by popular demand. For example, an online poll by the Globe and Mail, with over 300,000 respondents, went 92% to 8% against giving the award to Morgentaler."
The public and leaders of various organizations opposed to the granting of the Order of Canada to Morgentaler seem to have been deliberately blind-sided by this sudden development over Canada's major annual holiday weekend when most are pre-occupied by family and community activities. Nevertheless, pro-life organizations are scrambling to get as many people as possible to inundate the Governor General, the Prime Minister and Canada's MPs with emails and telephone calls protesting the decision.
See yesterday's LifeSiteNews report with contact information:
Canadian Pro-Life Groups Appalled that Abortionist Morgentaler May be Awarded Order of Canada July 1st
See Doug Farrow article in the National Post:
Douglas Farrow: "Henry Morgentalers Canada is not my Canada"
This is just the left thumbing their noses to the Canadian people.
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I’m starting to think we ought to lock-down the northern border first. At least Mexicans are generally Christian and hard-working ... Canadians seem to be an insipid bunch of lazy Athiests.
I think the borders should be sealed to prevent terrorists. However, I think you also mischaracterize the vast majority of Canadians. I've known a great many Canadians and they are all wonderful people (okay, they talk a little funny, eh), it is not their fault that they have been duped by a government that seems to want to emulate the worst European failures.
Truthfully, I think we would be making a wonderful move if we traded parts of California, and the northeast for some prime hunting, fishing and oil-rich Canadian land.
Ever been to Toronto or Quebec or Montreal?
The rest might be ok, but not Ontario and Quebec.
We couldn’t hope for better neighbours.
Hi Bert: Please educate me. What did you find objectionable in Ontario and Quebec? More liberal than most? Thanks.
I’ll grant you that the many of the French Canadians leave A LOT to be desired (though the ones I know are great; however, they DO have jobs and don’t spend their lives looking for handouts), but most of the non-French Canadians have a fairly low opinion of them too.
Toronto is a typical euro socialist city. Quebec is French
The world just continues to become more perverse.
I assume he means the French Canadians who tend to be rather obnoxious and they seem to be particularly fond of the entire welfare state concept.
However, I do think that Montreal is one of most beautiful cities in North America.
OK. I'll bite. Whose fault is it?
I once talked to a Canadian consuler officer about a planned trip to the northern areas in Quebec. He said don’t go there, you won’t like it and may find the people difficult. He directed me to northern Ontario.
The next day when I got back to my office I had a mountain of stuff Fedexed from his office in Atlanta
I traveled extensively in the western provences including the Yukon nad Northwest territories where I found people to be very nice. The program Gas Station seems to be on the money. Good solid folks
It’s ultimately their fault for voting for socialism; however, a lot of this is because of the huge populations in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal. I assume you will recognize that the people in the western parts of Massachusetts are far less liberal than around Boston, Canada has the same problem.
In my opinion, the Canadian Rockies are even more beautiful that the American Rockies. The people you meet in the big Canadian cities are generally similar to the liberals you will meet in New York, Chicago or California, but once you get out into the country, the people are wonderful and oftentimes deeply ashamed of their government. Many of the Canadians I know wouldn’t hesitate to vote to become part of the United States.
Oh, Canada :(