Blogging Tory Brandon Langhjelm gets his Incredible Hulk Underoos in a bunch thusly:
That's the only way to describe [Henry Morgentaler receiving the Order of Canada]. I can only hope the PMO had nothing to do with it.
And courtesy of pretty much every media outlet in this galactic quadrant for the last 24 hours or so:
The Harper government was quick to distance itself from the announcement that Henry Morgentaler, the controversial abortion doctor who changed the face of health care in the country, was named on Tuesday to the Order of Canada.
The Tories, no doubt sensing a brewing backlash from their conservative base, issued a brief response outlining how the appointment process has nothing to do with the government.
“The Conservative government is not involved in either deliberations or decisions with respect to which individuals are appointed to the Order of Canada,” the PMO statement said.
Some advice, Brandon: Put brain in gear before applying fingers to keyboard. It always works out better that way.