Conrad Black removed from Order of Canada

Governor-General David Johnston has removed former media baron Conrad Black from the Order of Canada.

Johnston says Black has also been stripped of his honorary position in the Privy Council of Canada, at the recommendation of Prime Minister Harper.

The announcement came late Friday afternoon.

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an application by Black last year to personally address an advisory council that had been weighing whether he should be stripped of the Order of Canada.

The advisory council reviewed Black's membership in the order following his 2007 convictions for fraud and obstruction of justice in the U-S.

It made a recommendation to Johnston.

Black was given Canada's highest honour in 1990.

Five other Canadians, Alan Eagleson, David Ahenakew, T. Sher Singh, Stephen Fonyo Jr., and Garth Drabinsky, have been stripped of the Order of Canada.

Black served 37 months of a 42-month sentence in a Florida prison and returned to Canada in 2012.

 

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  1. joeN posted on 01/31/2014 08:35 PM
    This guy renounced his canadian citizenship so that he could accept the british knighthood. Why is here in Canada?Deport him to England?
  2. ric posted on 01/31/2014 10:05 PM
    How about if we remove him from Canada. He gave up his Canadian citizenship, deport him to England.
  3. clint posted on 02/01/2014 11:18 AM
    "Five other Canadians, Alan Eagleson, David Ahenakew, T. Sher Singh, Stephen Fonyo Jr., and Garth Drabinsky, have been stripped of the Order of Canada"

    What did they do to deserve this ? Why should Mr. Black get all the headlines
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