The Constitution of the Order of Canada states that any Canadian has the right to make a request to consider the termination of an appointment to the Order of Canada:
A request to consider the termination of an appointment to the Order of Canada may be made by any person in writing to the Deputy Secretary, The Chancellery. After review, if the grounds for termination are considered to be insufficient or spurious, the Deputy Secretary, after consultation with the Secretary General of the Order, will send a reply to the person who made the request to that effect.
The Council is obligated to consider the request if the person in question has been convicted of a criminal offence, and/or has been sanctioned in the past. We all remember Morgentaler’s 10 month stint in jail, don’t we?
If you’re a Canadian, it’s your right to send in an official request. The Council has to respond personally to every Canadian who sends in a request regarding the termination of Morgentaler’s Order of Canada nod.