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]