The National Post takes this whole Chrétien Order of Merit news badly. Conrad Black has other things on his mind these days, but eventually he might think about suing the Post editorial writer for a really bad attempt at stylistic voice appropriation:
So perhaps one cannot quarrel too loudly with his appointment to the Order of Merit. But if one happened to be Lord Black of Crossharbour — a figure admittedly never too far from our thoughts — one might be sorely tempted to try. Hypocrisy played a large role in Mr. Chretien’s particular genius, so should anyone be surprised that there is a certain distinct flavour of it haunting what may be the supreme moment of his life?