Dr. Henry Morgentaler, an abortionist, has been awarded the Order of Canada. Not only is he an abortionist he has been an activist and has fought legal battles to legalize abortion. This man was given the Order of Canada “for his commitment to increased health care options for women, his determined efforts to influence Canadian public policy and his leadership in humanist and civil liberties organizations.”
OK.....then perhaps the next recipient of the Order of Canada ought to be a strident pro-life activist? It might be stated this way: "John Smith was awarded the Order of Canada for his commitment to increased health care options for the unborn (namely to live), his determined efforts to influence Canadian public policy, etc." Think that will happen?
The Order of Canada has become a political statement. It is just a piece in the big game. It no longer recognizes excellence in Canada but is being used to forward a particular viewpoint. It is now....an embarrassment.