Consider what’s been happening. Our armed forces must be called “royal”.
And what about this? Two years in jail for preventing someone from displaying a Canadian flag!
The monarchist bent of the Harper government is even more intolerable than its overzealous veneration of the national flag. From now on, all Canadian embassies will be forced to welcome their visitors with a huge portrait of the Queen – a misrepresentation of modern Canada where the British monarchy is nothing but a mere symbol.
Worse still, two landscapes of Alfred Pellan, one of Quebec’s foremost 20th century artists (ironically he was a committed federalist) were removed from the Foreign Affairs headquarters in Ottawa and replaced by a picture of the Queen.
French canadians are not hostile to the crown. They are indifferent. What they don’t want to see is more symbols of a history they don’t share forced on them.
Should Canada become more royal?
What do you think?