Friday, 20 August 2010

Creeping republicanism averted

Queen Victoria: The First Queen of
post-Confederation Canada
To borrow a favourite line of republicans: power to the people!  Thanks to the overwhelming response from residents in Cambridge, Ontario their local Member of Provincial Parliament Gerry Martiniuk has decided not to proceed with a private member's bill to change the name of Victoria Day to Victory in Europe Day.

Mr. Martiniuk conceded that he misjudged the situation, and that support for the Crown and maintaining the monarch-themed holiday - the day Canadians celebrate the birthdays of both our first and current Queen - was "almost universal."

Monarchists should take a lot of satisfaction in this victory.  A blatant example of creeping republicanism has been stopped dead in its tracks.

Until next time,
Robert / The D.C.

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