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Conrad Black loses Order of Canada hearing bid; Federal Court won't interfere

Conrad Black speaks at a luncheon at the Empire Club in Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2012. Black has lost his bid to force a hearing before the Order of Canada advisory council. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
October 25, 2012 - 9:35 AM

TORONTO - Former media tycoon Conrad Black has lost his bid to force a hearing before the Order of Canada advisory council.

The council is deciding whether to recommend he be stripped of his 1990 honour after being convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in the United States.

Black wanted to take his case in person, but the council refused.

Federal Court today said it would not interfere.

In its ruling, the court said the council's refusal is not immune from judicial review but that procedural fairness and natural justice do not require an oral hearing.

The court said Black can make his arguments for keeping the honour in writing.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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