I’ve been writing the Governor General’s office pretty religiously regarding Morgentaler’s Order of Canada. I received a whole file of identical responses from the GG’s office just recently. I got as many emails as I had sent to email@example.com. The response went:
In order to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of the Canadian Honours System, the Chancellery of Honours does not comment on any decision made by the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada, an independent council chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. This practice applies to all nominations to the Canadian Honours System. The Advisory Council reviews all nominations and transmits its decisions to the governor general. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with the Advisory Council.
I’ve thanked the Chancellery of Honours for their offer to share my comments with the Advisory Council. I’ve nonetheless expressed my desire to communicate my opinion to them directly, not via a third party. I’m therefore waiting for on them to send me the appropriate contact information. Would anyone like to hold their breath with me?by