Blogging Tory Patrick O'Neil is all about the courage:
In fact there were 9 recipients of the Order of Canada who returned their medals specifically to protest the Governor General's action. That decision remains a stain on the honour that can only be removed when Morgentaler is stripped of the award.
Still, now is a good time to reflect on the courage of each of those 9 individuals.
Yes, Mr. O'Neil, let's toast the overwhelming courage of those 9 individuals, including the ones who were already dead. I'm sure their courage will inspire other long-dead people everywhere.
P.S. I notice that Mr. O'Neil has little to say about one of those noble recipients, one Father Lucien Larre, who has his own checkered past. Curiously, those morally-outraged members of the Order never seemed to have a problem sharing an award with him.
How ... odd.