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Countdown to the Diamond Jubilee January 8, 2010

Posted by J. Hawkes in News.
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The United Kingdom will hold a four-day holiday in order to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-lived Canadian monarch – but Queen Victoria has thus far had the longest reign: over 63 years.

Today CBC is running an online poll asking Canadians if we’d like to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in a similar manner –  vote here.

Any celebrations are still over two years away, with plenty of other important events to come before – not the least of which are the 2010 Winter Olympics beginning shortly. Nevertheless, the Diamond Jubilee will be an important moment for Canada, with several generations of Canadians having been born under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II – a time of tremendous progress.

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