Don Cherry overlooked for Order of Canada again

Don Cherry, once again, will not be selected for the Order of Canada. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

Don Cherry, once again, will not be selected for the Order of Canada. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

JOE WARMINGTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:57 PM ET

TORONTO - Don Cherry doesnt need the Order of Canada to validate his importance to Canada or his love of the country, either.

And thats a good thing because it doesnt look like he will ever receive one.

Most involved in the behind-the-scenes, decade-long movement to try to ensure Cherry joins this exclusive club were counting on this being the year he would finally get his due.

Grapes turned 80 in March and Hockey Night in Canada is no longer a CBC entity. Cherry is coming out of an incredible era of national pain where he more than anybody else helped a country grieve and cope with far too many losses in Afghanistan and among our police and emergency services people, too.

There is still nobody better when it comes to talking hockey which is why Coachs Corner is one of the most watched shows in TV history.

It just seemed like such a no brainer to finally give in and award the honour to the most deserving Canadian out there.

What a gesture it would have been to have this news come out for Canada Day!


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