jump to navigation

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

Posted by J. Hawkes in Branch Business.

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



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: