Nov 02, 2012

By Bob Sheppard

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 One of our country’s most articulate Zoomers isn’t giving up the fight to make a personal pitch to keep his Order of Canada.

Conrad Black is arguing that he should be allowed to make oral arguments in front of the Order of Canada advisory council, though the rules only allow for written arguments.

The Federal Court ruled against him on October 25th, and he has now filed a notice of appeal.

In it he argues the judge was wrong to find that written submissions will give Black a fair opportunity to make his “complex” case to the council.

The 11-member advisory council is currently deciding whether to recommend he be stripped of his appointment as an Officer in the Order of Canada.

Black says a personal hearing would allow the council to decide on his credibility.

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