After Morgentaler became a member of the Order of Canada, a pro-choice friend said she thought the manner in which it was awarded was quite “heavy-handed.” That’s where so many of us can unify: Not over our position on abortion but the rule-breaking and secrecy that went on to get him the award. More on that, here.
We might often grumble that the “ruling class” in Canada — the smug, selfserving, “progressive” political, legal, academic, and media elites, including the prime example at Rideau Hall — belong to some other world than the one from which they suck taxes. But seldom is there an event so stark, that we see them as they are. The Morgentaler award revealed that to so many Canadians.
And on that note, keep calling, Canada: The Governor General, your MP, your MLA, and others. See list here. Not happy with this appointment? Do something about it.