Canada has stripped former media baron, Conrad Black, of the Order of Canada, its highest honour.
Lord Black was also removed from the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.
He served three years in prison in the US for fraud and obstruction of justice, and was released in 2012.
Lord Black of Crossharbour remains a member of the UK House of Lords. He was awarded the Order of Canada, which recognises a lifetime of achievement, in 1990.
In a statement on Friday, the Canadian government said it had accepted a recommendation by the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada to remove Lord Black as an officer of the order.
Fuck yeah, Canada. Understand, when I talk about media companies deliberately destroying newspapers by, in some cases, outright stealing from the company coffers and then claiming poverty in order to undermine business operations, this asshole is Exhibit Goddamn A.
I wish they could literally strip him of his “honors” and put him in the fucking stocks. He destroyed the lives of hundreds of people and robbed thousands more of their only community voices at a time when those voices were critical to the functioning of their government. He should be in chains.