Diamond Jubilee Medal

MP Apologizes For Awarding Queen's Medal To B.C. Man

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man who received a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal from the federal NDP while facing firearms charges says he deserves th...

Harper Awards Toronto Grocer Who Caught Shoplifter

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper honoured a group of Ontarians with a national community service award Saturday as a leading activist was vowin...

Why I'm Sending Back My Diamond Jubilee Medal

Maude Barlow | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

A few months ago, I received the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal and my husband put it in a lovely frame and hung it up. On Friday, we took it down and on Monday I will send it back to Rideau Hall. I recognize that a great many wonderful Canadians were proud to receive this honour but the actions of the Harper government towards aboriginals in recent months have been so extraordinarily anti-democratic and just plain wrong for this country. I and many other Canadians are having to find whatever means we can to protest.

New Year Inspiration: Fort McMurray Philanthropist Is 11-Years-Old

Theresa Wells | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

For me 2012 was a very special year, and 2013 promises to be even better - because this past year a very special young man brought his hopes and dreams into my life, and they are ones that are just beginning to fully be realized.

Harper Gives Bieber Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada Music

It appears that Stephen Harper is a Belieber. The Prime Minister presented Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal today,...

Why Is Canada Rewarding Anti-Abortion Activists?

Nick Van der Graaf | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Van der Graaf

The awarding of the Queen's Jubilee medal to two chronic clinic harassers is a travesty. Linda Gibbons, 65, and Mary Wagner, 39, have been given medals for repeatedly attempting to invade abortion clinics and "counsel" patients not to end their pregnancies. They are regularly sent to jail for their actions. They are also assiduously cultivating public martyrdom.

Do These Anti-Abortion Activists Deserve Recognition?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

To run into the waiting room of an abortion clinic and pummel patients with dogma is not a good idea. Yet, two women, Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons, have been awarded Diamond Jubilee medals for doing just that. For two "activists" to be rewarded for attacking women when they're at their weakest, their most vulnerable, and on top of that say that these two women are "heroines for humanity" is one of the most backwards things I have heard in recent times.

Tory MP Rewards Convicted Anti-Abortion Activists With Jubilee Medals

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The tough-on-crime Conservative cabinet is taking a hands-off approach to a Diamond Jubilee medal being awarded to a repeat offender jailed f...

Sex Abuse Victims Rights Crusader Honoured By PM In Calgary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy was among the recipients as Prime Minister Stephen Harper handed out Diamond Jubilee medals Tuesday.Kenned...

Coronation Leads to Explosive Reaction

Peter Worthington | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

To mark the occasion of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, someone in high command in the Commonwealth Division ordered all divisional artillery to fire celebratory red, white and blue smoke shells on Chinese positions across the front in Korea. The Chinese thought it was deadly gas, and responded with actual artillery.

Quebec MPs Refuse To Accept Jubilee Medals

CP | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Not everyone is thrilled that the federal government is spending millions, at a time of deep budget cuts, to celebrate the Queen's diamond ...