On at least half a dozen occasions, Dr. Henry Morgentaler, the person most associated with abortions in Canada, has been nominated to receive the Order of Canada. But so far it has never happened.
Now a high profile group of Morgentaler’s friends and supporters are fed up and they plan to take the matter public. His secretary says the group will attempt to force the nomination of Dr. Morgentaler in a “last ditch effort.”
Clayton Ruby, a prominent civil rights and constitutional lawyer, says, “There are a lot of deserving people who don’t have the Order of Canada. But among them Henry stands out like a giant. It’s a monumental absence.”
The group is currently mounting a public campaign to convince Ottawa officials to present Dr. Morgentaler with the Order of Canada.
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