So ... how's that obnoxiously public Order of Canada renunciation going? Gilbert Finn? Hmmm ... still listed. Catherine Doherty? Ditto. The child-abusing Father Lucien Larre? Hanging in there.
Here's a thought -- if those people are so determined to renounce their awards, they might want to demand that any trace of it be stricken from the record. 'Cuz, until that happens, they really can all just shut the fuck up. Seriously.
OH, THIS IS PRECIOUS: Following a link from TGB's Dave over at Dr. Dawg's, we learn:
TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ORDER [OF CANADA]
25. A person's membership in the Order ceases when
(a) the person dies;
(b) the Governor General accepts the person's resignation from the Order, which resignation shall have been made in writing and given to the Secretary General; or
(c) the Governor General makes an Ordinance terminating the person's appointment to the Order.
I expressly draw your attention to part (a), which means that you can't give back the Order of Canada on behalf of someone that is already dead, so all you pompous, shrieky publicity harpies can just piss off.
Oh, and as for this guy:
Leo Goski of Regina Saskatchewan wrote to the local paper that he was returning the Order of Canada his late uncle Monsignor A.J. Goski received for helping immigrants settle in this country.
“With the appointment of Henry Morgentaler to the membership, my respect for the medal has diminished entirely,” he wrote to the Regina Leader Post. “Because of this I am sending the medal back to the Governor General and urge anyone else who has the medal to do likewise. I realize this is not my medal but it is the pride of our family and I know that Monsignor would not want to be a party to this disgusting appointment.”
Yeah, he can piss off, too.