10. Can there be any debate? Once and for all, Canada’s elite are pro-abortion.
9. Canada’s elite can teach you how to think. It’s amazing. We are all unconflicted about abortion now.
8. When said elite knows there will be a public outcry and condemnation of honoured person in question, they’ll choose to bestow that mighty honour on a day when the better part of the country has escaped all modern communication, preferring instead to sit with a beer by a lake somewhere. Heck, even I almost missed this one, and I care deeply about this issue. My fellow Canadians are smart—a beer by a lake sounds perfect. In perpetuity. (Why oh why is the per cent of voters declining?)
7. The Conservative Party of Canada doesn’t care one bit about this issue.
6. Abortion is not private. The Order of Canada takes the thing to a whole new public level.
5. Men certainly can speak out on abortion—Morgentaler has and boy, did it ever work.
4. Canada is not as tolerant as we’d like to believe. (The essence of this award is to stick it to those across Canada who remain rightly conflicted on the topic of abortion.)
3. If enough Canadians protest an award, the person in question will most certainly get it. I am going to nominate—and then vociferously protest—someone I like.
2. Getting the Order of Canada is now officially, not an honour.
1. Abortion is not a closed question. Hold on for the ride, folks—this one ain’t over til it’s over. When the pro-abortion elite in the Governor General’s office raise this issue over a Canada Day holiday, well, let’s thank them. Nothing is sacred now.