TORONTO, October 18, 2005 ( – When the Couchiching Institute announced its 2005 Award for Public Policy Leadership was going to controversial Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler, they identified the Sun Life Financial company asÂa financial backer of the award. However, Sun Life Financial, has clarified the issue noting they did not sponsor the award.

After receiving complaints from readers Sun Life contacted to clarify that while Sun Life sponsors the Couchiching Institute they did not, nor would they have sponsored the award for Morgentaler. Thomas Reid, Vice-President, Public and Investor Relations Sun Life Financial Inc., in an interview with said that the Couchiching Institute erred in naming Sun Life as a sponsor for the award.

Moreover, in an updated press release on the award, the Couchiching Institute did indeed remove the name of Sun Life as an award sponsor.

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