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Itinerary for Royal Visit (2-12 Nov 09) October 30, 2009

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Is available here: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/royal_visit_1030.pdf

PROGRAM FOR THE 2009 ROYAL VISIT
VISIT TO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (November 2–4, 2009)
Monday, November 2, 2009
(St. John’s, Newfoundland)
Time: 17:30
Arrival at St. John’s International Airport
Time: 17:15
Official welcoming ceremony to Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador at Mile One
Centre. The event includes performances, speeches and full military honours for Their
Royal Highnesses.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
(Cupids, Brigus and St John’s)
CUPIDS
Late morning
Their Royal Highnesses visit Cupids, the first English settlement in Canada, celebrating
its 400th anniversary in 2010. Following a tour of the Cupids Cove Plantation
Archaeological Site, Their Royal Highnesses proceed to the United Church for remarks
and musical performances. Their Royal Highnesses unveil a plaque commemorating the
Royal Visit for the new Cupids Legacy and Interpretation Centre
BRIGUS
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses visit Brigus, a small community known for its commitment to
cultural heritage and architectural preservation. They will see St. George’s Church, the
church garden and Brigus Harbour. They will visit John Leamon Stone Barn Museum for
a short presentation on the history of the town, architecture and story of the port.
Their Royal Highnesses will continue on foot to Hawthorne Cottage, home of the worldrenowned
Arctic explorer and mariner Captain Bob Bartlett.
STELLA BURRY COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTRE, ST. JOHN’S
His Royal Highness visits the Stella Burry Community Services Centre. He will open the
new housing project at Rawlins Cross—the only building opening His Royal Highness
will conduct on this visit—and unveil a plaque commemorating the opening and the
Royal Visit.
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MARINE INSTITUTE – MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
Late Afternoon
His Royal Highness attends a demonstration and a discussion on sustainable fishing at the
Marine Institute.
STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE—MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
His Royal Highness meets with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). These award-winning
students will present a series of their entrepreneurial projects to The Prince.
RECEPTION HOSTED BY NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
AT THE ROOMS PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES, ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Evening
Their Royal Highnesses join a reception hosted by the Province of Newfoundland and
Labrador.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
(St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and Toronto, Ontario)
GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Morning
Their Royal Highnesses meet with Their Honours, the Honourable John C. Crosbie,
Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Crosbie. They will plant trees on the grounds of
Government House.
NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL, ST. JOHN’S
Their Royal Highnesses will lay a wreath to honour the memory of the sons and
daughters of Newfoundland and Labrador.
ASSOCIATION FOR NEW CANADIANS
Late morning
Their Royal Highnesses meet with students, teachers and volunteers at the Association
for New Canadians.
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DEPARTURE FROM NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses say farewell at St. John’s International Airport and depart for
Toronto.
VISIT TO TORONTO, HAMILTON AND NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
(November 4–6, 2009)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
ARRIVAL AT THE LESTER B. PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses arrive at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
MEETING WITH PREMIER OF ONTARIO
Their Royal Highnessess have a private meeting with the Premier of Ontario, the
Honourable Dalton McGuinty.
CANADIAN BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
(CBSR)
Late afternoon
His Royal Highness meets with members of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
(CBSR).
ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Her Royal Highness visits the Royal Conservatory of Music where she will have a brief
tour of the Conservatory, including a visit to the recently completed Koerner Hall and a
short performance by students. Her Royal Highness will meet students involved in
Learning Through the Arts Program.
As Her Royal Highness departs, she pauses to read a plaque commemorating the 1901
visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.
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HERITAGE CANADA FOUNDATION EVENT
His Royal Highness presents the Heritage Canada Foundation’s Prince of Wales Prize for
Municipal Heritage Leadership.
RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AT
THE CARLU, EATON’S COLLEGE PARK
Evening
Their Royal Highnesses join a reception hosted by the Province of Ontario.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
(Hamilton, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto)
DUNDURN CASTLE
Late Morning
Their Royal Highnesses visit Hamilton’s historic Dundurn Castle, built by The Duchess’
ancestor, her great-great-great grandfather, Sir Allan MacNab, Prime Minister of the
Province of Canada from 1854-56. They plant a tree in commemoration of their visit.
HMCS HAIDA
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses tour national historic site, the HMCS Haida. They will meet
with volunteers and veterans, open a small museum and unveil a plaque commemorating
their visit.
NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
His Royal Highness visits the Niagara College Teaching Winery. Following a tour of the
new Wine Visitor and Education Centre facility, His Royal Highness joins a reception
and unveils a plaque commemorating the Royal Visit.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA AND THE TORONTO SCOTTISH
REGIMENT PRESENTATION OF COLOURS
AT VARSITY STADIUM, TORONTO
Evening
His Royal Highness will present colours to the Royal Regiment of Canada and the
Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Own) at Varsity
Stadium in Toronto. Their Royal Highnesses will meet with members of both regimental
families, including serving, retired and civilian supporters
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Friday, November 6, 2009
(Toronto, Ontario – Victoria, British Columbia)
ROYAL AGRICULTURE WINTER FAIR
Morning
His Royal Highness opens the 87th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Their Royal
Highnesses tour the Fair.
EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS
Late Morning
His Royal Highness visits Evergreen Brick Works. He will tour the facilities and
participate in several events.
DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO, ONTARIO
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses say farewell at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport
and depart for Victoria.
VISIT TO BRITISH COLUMBIA (November 6–9, 2009)
ARRIVAL AT THE VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Late afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses arrive at the Victoria International Airport.
OFFICIAL WELCOME TO BRITISH COLUMBIA
Time: 16:00
Their Royal Highnesses attend an official welcoming ceremony at the provincial
Parliament Buildings.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
(Vancouver and Victoria)
ARRIVAL AT THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Morning
Their Royal Highnesses arrive at the Vancouver International Airport. They depart for
the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Village.
VANCOUVER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC VILLAGE
Late morning
Their Royal Highnesses visit the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Village. At the
Southeast False Creek Seawall and the Habitat Island, they attend an Aboriginal
drumming performance. They then proceed on a walkabout through the Vancouver
Olympic and Paralympic Village, ending at the Salt Building, where they unveil a plaque
commemorating the Royal Visit and join a reception hosted by the Government of
Canada.
CANADIAN YOUTH BUSINESS FOUNDATION
Afternoon
His Royal Highness meets members of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation
(CYBF). His Royal Highness will see six entrepreneur showcase segments, developed by
young entrepreneurs from all regions of Canada.
VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
Her Royal Highness visits the VanDusen Botanical Garden, plants a tree, exchanges
seeds, and unveils a plaque commemorating the Royal Visit.
INSPIREHEALTH
His Royal Highness visits the cancer care centre at InspireHealth and meets with patients
and physicians to explore integrative care and some of the important frontiers of health
and healing.
OSTEOPOROSIS MOBILITY UNIT
Her Royal Highness visits the Osteoporosis Mobility Unit.
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FOUNDATION FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND SIMON FRASER
UNIVERSITY SEMINAR
His Royal Highness joins a seminar on sustainable urbanism at Simon Fraser University.
RETURN TO VICTORIA
Late Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses return to Victoria.
RECEPTION AND DINNER AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Evening
Their Royal Highnesses attend a reception and dinner co-hosted by the Lieutenant-
Governor, the Honourable Steven L. Point and Mrs. Point, and Premier Gordon
Campbell.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
(Victoria, British Columbia)
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Morning
Their Royal Highnesses attend a remembrance service at Christ Church Cathedral.
They dedicate a stained glass window commemorating the 80th anniversary of the
consecration of the cathedral and the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of British
Columbia.
Monday, November 9, 2009
(Victoria, British Columbia – Ottawa, Ontario)
CFB ESQUIMALT
Morning
Their Royal Highnesses participate in a ceremony honouring the 100th anniversary of the
Canadian Navy, which occurs 2010, at CFB Esquimalt. Their Royal Highnesses attend a
reception at the Admiral’s residence and meet members of the naval family, including
serving, retired and civilian supporters.
DEPARTURE FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA
Afternooon
Their Royal Highnesses say farewell at the Victoria International Airport and depart for
Ottawa.
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VISIT TO OTTAWA AND PETAWAWA, ONTARIO AND
MONTREAL, QUEBEC (November 9–12, 2009)
ARRIVAL AT THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Evening
Their Royal Highnesses arrive at the Canada Reception Centre in Ottawa.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
(Ottawa, Ontario – Montréal, Quebec)
Morning
Their Royal Highnesses meet with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean,
Governor General of Canada and His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond.
His Royal Highness then has a private meeting with the Prime Minister, the Right
Honourable Stephen Harper. His Royal Highness will accept, on behalf of Prince
William and Prince Harry, appointments as honorary Canadian Rangers.
His Royal Highness will then meet with the leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition,
the Honourable Michael Ignatieff.
Late morning
Their Royal Highnesses depart for Montréal, Quebec.
ARRIVAL AT THE PIERRE-ELLIOT TRUDEAU
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses arrive at Montréal’s Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport.
MEETING WITH THE PREMIER OF QUEBEC
Their Royal Highnesses meet the Premier of Québec, the Honourable Jean Charest and
Mme Michèle Dionne.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Their Royal Highnesses tour the headquarters of the Cirque du Soleil.
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BIODÔME
Time: 15:20
His Royal Highness tours parts of the Biodôme and attends presentations on
environmental issues.
BLACK WATCH PRESENTATION OF COLOURS
Late Afternoon
His Royal Highness will participate in the Black Watch Presentation of Colours. His
Royal Highness will present new colours to The Black Watch (Royal Highland
Regiment) of Canada and meet members of the regimental family, including serving,
retired and civilian supporters. Their Royal Highnesses will also meet with veterans who
have recently served in Afghanistan.
DEPARTURE FROM QUEBEC
Evening
Their Royal Highnesses depart Montréal from the Montréal P.E. Trudeau International
Airport for Ottawa.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
(Ottawa and Petawawa, Ontario)
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT THE NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL
Time: 10:48
Their Royal Highnesses arrive at the National War Memorial for Remembrance Day
Service to join together with all Canadians in the National ceremony to remember and
honour the more than 1,500,000 Canadian men and women who have served, and
continue to serve, their country. They also honour the more than 100,000 Canadians who
gave their lives so that we may live in peace.
CFB PETAWAWA
Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses visit CFB Petawawa, where they will meet with military
personnel and their families.
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S RECEPTION AND DINNER AT RIDEAU HALL
Evening
Their Royal Highnesses will attend a reception and dinner hosted by Their Excellencies
at Rideau Hall.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
(Ottawa, Ontario)
TREE PLANTING AT RIDEAU HALL
Morning
Their Royal Highnesses will plant an oak tree at Rideau Hall as a commemoration of
their visit.
OFFICIAL DEPARTURE CEREMONY FROM CANADA
Their Royal Highnesses participate in the official departure ceremony from Canada at the
Canada Reception Centre at the Ottawa International Airport.

Time to Reconsider Monarchy? October 20, 2009

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An article today by Andrew Cohen in the Ottawa Citizen suggests that now is the time (in view of the Queen’s current advanced age) for an intelligent and informed debate about the future of Canada’s Monarchy.

He suggests that the current arrangement is particularly “antiquated” and that it needs to be (and has been by modern Governor Generals) made more modernized, “making it more relevant and more Canadian.”

And although Cohen suggests a Royal Commission be launched to investigate such a change, he makes no particular suggestion as to how it could be made more “relevant” or how exactly our Head-of-State could be “more Canadian.”

Certainly Cohen has his own ideas about what constitutes “Canadian” (see: The Unfinished Canadian: the People We Are), but what exactly his prescription for what might be a more Canadian Head-of-State than the current Canadian Head-of-State remains, at the moment, a mystery.

Controversy Continues – GG Moves to Claim Head-of-State Title on Web October 9, 2009

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Queen Jean?

According to a Canwest new article published today, Canada’s Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, moved aggressively to claim the title of Head-of-State of Canada in her newly revised website (gg.ca).

the website launched Friday includes various descriptions of the Governor General’s role — without any reference to Queen Elizabeth — that imply Jean is the head of state.

Meanwhile, PMO spokespeople and Members of Parliament continue to point out the legal absurdities in Jean’s claims.

“Harper reminds GG just who is head of state” October 8, 2009

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a clear message to Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean that she should not call herself Canada’s head of state.

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The story quotes former University of Saskatchewan professor David Smith as noting “there seems to be a misunderstanding on the part of Rideau Hall as to the constitutional position of the Governor General under our system.”

And League Chairman, Robert Finch, stated: “I hope this puts an end to the silly notion that the Governor General is head of state — de facto or otherwise.”

“Governor General calling herself ‘head of state’ riles monarchists” October 7, 2009

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A Rideau Hall spokesperson explained the reference, in a response to questions from Canwest News Service, as follows: “As the representative of the Crown in Canada, the Governor General carries out the duties of Head of State, and therefore is de facto Head of State.”

But that response has only further stunned members of the Monarchist League of Canada, which reacted sharply to Jean’s speech and her apparent self-promotion to a higher station in Canada’s constitutional monarchy.

“This, of course, is very concerning,” said Robert Finch, the league’s chairman. “It is the Queen who is the head of state. The Governor General is simply the representative of the head of state — not head of state herself.”

Full article online: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Governor+General+calling+herself+head+state+riles+monarchists/2077884/story.html