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order of conrad black

It had been obvious for two years that the honours and awards staff that administer the Order of Canada were rabid in their ambition to remove me, and I publicly referred to their ambitions in this regard as "orgasmic." I learned long ago that honours do not make a man, any more than the withdrawal of honours unmakes one.
Conrad Black has been formally stripped of two of Canada’s highest honours. On Friday, Governor General David Johnston announced
Since the beginning of Black's legal travails there has been a quiet campaign to remove him from the Order of Canada. The Advisory Council finds it acceptable to pursue a wealthy man who had the misfortune to be targetted by U.S. kangaroo prosecutors though it has never moved against the ignominious fraudster and "world's fastest human being," Ben Johnson.