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Queen’s Christmas Message 2014 December 25, 2014

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Her Majesty’s Christmas Message may be seen here.

And a Merry Christmas to all from your friend at the North Saskatchewan Branch!

Why Canadians can’t be ‘Dames’ or ‘Sirs’– and why some people want that to change December 23, 2014

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This CBC broadcast examines the issue of chivalry in Canada and explores various possibilities for how knighthoods could be re-integrated into the modern Canadian honours system.

Check it out here.

Third Young Monarchist Film Now Available August 6, 2014

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You may now access the League’s YouTube channel and enjoy the third of our Young Monarchists’ films, at the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQ8qWriFBE&feature=youtu.be which is entitled The League at Work – and have a gander as well at the first two titles, The Young Monarchists and Meet the Monarchists, not to forget our GTA Branch’s first Monarchy Moments short feature, The Princes’ Gates. Plans are developing to shoot our next film this Fall to reflect the loyalty of many Quebeckers and Franco-Ontarians. Congratulations to film-maker Chris Jefferies of Ilderton, Ontario, and thanks to all who helped this project come to fruition!

A Queen and Her Country February 9, 2014

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The Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the University of Saskatchewan has unveiled a new exhibit (the opening of which they were kind enough to invite me to) entitled a Queen and Her Country. This is a wonderful exhibit of our long reigning sovereign’s role in Canada including many extremely valuable artefacts. I strongly recommend that everyone come and see this new exhibit on loan at the Diefenbaker Centre before it returns to Ontario.

 

http://www.usask.ca/diefenbaker/galleries/virtual_exhibit/crown_and_canada/index.php

A defence of the Crown in The Sheaf December 28, 2013

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In the University of Saskatchewan student paper The Sheaf some time ago an excellent article was written robustly rebutting republican arguments against the Crown.

‘As Canadians, we should support the constitutional monarchy — including the recent birth of our future king, Prince George of Cambridge.

Prince George was born over-a-month ago and, while I agree such extravagant media coverage is unjustified, pointedly rejecting the monarchy merely gives more publicity to a family who already gets enough attention because of their status. Further publicizing the issue only serves to legitimize the American media’s bizarre celebrity worship of a monarchy they have nothing to do with.

It is no secret that the Royal Family is not overly fond of the media — paparazzi had a heavy hand in the death of Princess Diana — so why on earth would Prince William want to have his new family subjected to the same media circus his mother endured? This kind of attention is not asked for.’

 

(The remainder of the article may be found on The Sheaf website.

http://thesheaf.com/2013/09/20/in-defense-of-our-monarchy/