Frank Chauvin has become only the sixth person to return the Order of Canada medal since the federal government started handing them out in 1967. [...]
All six people who have resigned their membership in the Order of Canada have done so to protest the inclusion of Morgentaler, who began performing abortions in 1968, a year before they became legal in Canada, if performed at a hospital.
Six for 6500… that’s almost 1/10 of 1%, baby! An exclusive club to say the least.
“Yes, it’s definitely going,” Chauvin said Thursday from his Windsor home. “I don’t want to be painted with the same brush as Morgentaler. It’s definitely going back.”
… and somehow never got around to it. But give him a break: he’s an old guy and he runs on Old Guy Time.
None of this will stop Liesite from feverishly tooting its horn, even though it’s already “reported” on this guy as a returnee five(5) times. But at least they’re no longer including medals that have been returned twice, or from beyond the grave. And so it appears that the snowball of returned Order of Canada medals has succumbed to… shrinkage!