“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Formal request filed to terminate Morgentaler's Order of Canada
This press release was received today. I wonder if the government will stick to their speaking notes of non-interference, or the Governor General will simply ignore. The Morgentaler award must be rescinded if the integrity of the Order of Canada is to be respected. This award was a politically motivated by abortion ideologues. It also calls into question the ability of Canada's Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin to be impartial.
For Immediate Release
Formal Request Filed to Terminate
Henry Morgentaler’s Appointment to the Order of Canada
On behalf of the 41,000 members of Canada Family Action Coalition and the hundreds of thousands of like-minded Canadians, on July 3rd, 2008 CFAC filed a formal request in accordance with the Paragraph 25(c) of the Constitution of the Order of Canada for the Advisory Council to recommend that the Governor General terminate Henry Morgentaler’s appointment to the Order of Canada.
Dr. Charles McVety, CFAC President says “Henry Morgentaler’s conduct is unbecoming a member of the Order of Canada, violating paragraphs 3 (b) (i) and (ii) of the Constitution of the Order of Canada, thereby tarnishing all recipeints of this tremendous award.”
For nineteen years, 1969 to 1988, Dr. Morgentaler’s admittedly violated Canadian law. His conduct constituted a significant departure from generally recognized standards of public behaviour violating regulation 3 (b) (i) . In 1976, Dr. Morgentaler was sanctioned by the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Corporation of Physicians of Quebec, suspended his medical license for one year, violating regulation 3 (b),(ii).
Also according to reports, it appears that the Advisory Council violated long standing protocol requiring unanimous consent approving a nominee by resorting to a mere majority vote.
“With such manipulation of the system we question if the Advisory Council Chair, Justice Beverly McLachlin’s well-known “unwritten constitutional principles” subverted accepted Council procedures. The integrity of the Order of Canada has been undermined as it has become a political award administered by a judicial activist”, said Brian Rushfeldt, Executive Director of Canada Family Action Coalition.
CFAC also calls upon Prime Minister Stephen Harper to explain how the Government’s Privy Council Secretary, Deputy Minister of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Deputy Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade voted.
For further information, contact Charles McVety at 416.456.0096 or Brian Rushfeldt at 403.295.2159