Conrad Black was stripped of his Order of Canada status last week, but, about six weeks before that, he wrote governor general David Johnston about his case. On Monday, Black published the letter in the National Post. Like much of his writing, the missive is confusingly verbose. Here’s some help.
Your Excellency: Your heraldic officials have successfully litigated to prevent a hearing on the matter of my status as an Officer of the Order of Canada. I am reliably advised that it is the practice of the Advisory Board of that Order to approve the recommendations of staff whose adamant opposition to a hearing on this matter, which the Order’s rules would permit, together with the tone of their correspondence, makes their bias perfectly plain.
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