Another Black day and I'm really tired of them....
Are you feeling sorry for Conrad Black? I’m not. Are you tired of Conrad Black whining? I am.
The Order of Canada's advisory council, may recommend to the Governor General, shortly, that any appointment be rescinded when a member has been convicted of a criminal offence, or if their conduct strays significantly from recognized standards of public behavior.
Let’s look at that for a moment. Black, 67, stands convicted in the United States of fraud and obstruction of justice while he was head of media giant Hollinger International.
He served 37 months of a 42-month sentence. To me that would qualify under both sets of criteria…a criminal offence and spending 367 months in jail do stray, somewhat, from recognized standards of behavior.
Black went to the Federal Court this month after the advisory council rejected his request for a chance to make oral arguments in his defense…they said no but he could give them a written presentation.
Conrad Black says it would heap "insult upon injury" to strip him of membership in the Order of Canada.
In his affidavit he argues he must have an oral hearing — complete with witnesses — and look the Order of Canada's advisory council representatives "in the eyes" as they decide whether to recommend revocation of the prestigious award he received in 1990.
Well Mr. Black here’s where I leave the millionaire pity party. You coveted the title of British Lord so much that you renounced your Canadian citizenship. If we weren’t good enough for you at that time then don’t come crying to us now claiming you are deserving of our highest civilian honour.