Toronto Star: Conrad Black wants say at Order of Canada hearing

Conrad Black (Toronto Star)
Disgraced former media baron Conrad Black insists he shouldn’t be stripped of his Order of Canada without being able to personally defend himself.

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The convicted felon has gone to Federal Court seeking to give his side of the story in front of an advisory panel considering whether he should remain an officer of the Order of Canada, CBC reports.

The panel has told Black that he will not be allowed to make his case in person.

Black’s Order of Canada is reportedly under review in light of his 2007 fraud and obstruction of justice convictions in the United States. The former head of Hollinger International was released from a Florida prison earlier this year after serving 37 months.

Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin is chairing the 11-member advisory panel and will report back to Governor General David Johnston after reviewing Black’s file.

If Black is stripped of his Order of Canada, he will join only four other Canadians who have had their honours revoked, including former NHL Players’ Association head Alan Eagleson.

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