The Canadian Press

2008-09-11 | Turcotte Order

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Montreal's archbishop, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, renounced his Order of Canada. The 72-year-old Turcotte was protesting the appointment of abortion provider Dr. Henry Morgentaler the prestigious membership. Cardinal Turcotte said he'd hoped the controversy surrounding Morgentaler's naming to the Order last July would prompt officials to reverse their decision. But that didn't happen. (Turcotte, who received the honor in 1996, said he could no longer stay on the sidelines because he believed his silence could be misinterpreted. )

Date: 2008-09-11
Placeline: SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRE, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << because I respect the Order of Canada I think it's an error to give that to the doctor and as they don't have the intention for change their mind I think my intrusion >>