Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Queen and Canada

"One could say the monarchy is a package deal for Canadians - representing our past, reflecting our present and joining in our future."

I came across this column in this week's edition of The Georgian, a weekly community newspaper in Newfoundland. It's a well written piece that effectively addresses the "concern" republicans have when it comes to democracy under the Crown and speaks to the unifying factor The Queen plays in a country as diverse as Canada.

In short, it answers the question of how we Canadians would be better off without the monarchy. The answer? We wouldn't be!

The paper is marking the 50th anniversary of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's 45-day tour of Canada and the United States by compiling memories of locals who were there the day the Royal Couple visited.

Until next time

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