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QUOTED: Conrad Black thinks some eye contact could help him keep his Order of Canada

I seek the opportunity to present the very lengthy and complicated history of the past few years in person, looking the members of the Advisory Council in the eyes, answering any questions they may have and explaining to them why termination would be the unjust and inappropriate heaping of insult upon injury.

Conrad Black, on why he deserves an oral hearing before an advisory council decides whether to revoke his Order of Canada because of his criminal record. The baron argues that, though he served 37 months in American prison for fraud, a Canadian court would never have convicted him. Although federal lawyers representing the council believe he has no case, Black is pulling out all the stops, filing affidavits and getting buddies like Henry Kissinger to write letters of support. Because everyone trusts Kissinger, right? [Globe and Mail]

  • bob loblaw

    Seems to me that if they stripped it from Steve Fonyo, then they should strip it from Conrad Black.

    I don’t understand where the grey area is in this matter.

  • Ray Drew

    Bob – Steve Fonyo and Conrad Black have nothing in common…Fonyo pleaded guilty to 16 charges for offences in Edmonton, including assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, fraud for writing bad cheques totalling $10,000 to supermarkets and possession of a stolen vehicle. He has also been convicted at least five times of impaired driving and seven times of driving without a licence, most recently in the fall of 2008

  • Cdn

    Conrad Black is a goof and a laughing stock. If he weren’t so rich and Harper-connected, the British criminal would be booted back to London’s House of Lards.