Monarchy Canada

For Queen, Princes, and Country: In Defence of Canada's Monarchy

John E.C. Thompson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada
John E.C. Thompson

Canada is not an "immature" country with some sort of "colonial hangover." We are a confident nation with a strong international presence, but a great deal of our character derives from our historic links with the Crown.

Media Bites: The Oath to the Queen Is Canada's Hazing Ritual

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Not all oral confirmations are created equal. Take Canada's oath of citizenship. A bunch of people are challenging it before an Ontario judge at the moment on the basis that it's neither a meaningful symbol nor a useful tradition, just an absurd and oppressive indignity. It's not a welcome. It's a hazing.

What I Would Change About the Monarchy in Canada

Scott Vrooman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Scott Vrooman

2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gifWhy does Canada still retain any connection to monarchy? In all of our recent indignation over the totally predicable abuse of power by unelected, unaccountable senators, we've overlooked an even sillier layer of law-making: royal assent.

Ditch The Queen, Maverick MP Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Pat Martin thinks new Canadians being forced to swear an oath to the Queen is just plain wrong. In fact, the outspoken New Democrat thinks it’s h...

There's Nothing "Cost-Saving" about the Fed's British Obsession

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Minister Baird and British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced plans on Monday to merge British and Canadian embassies. To be precise, Minister Baird framed the suspicious measure as sharing. Reminiscent of the Napster file-sharing tool online, the open exchange of diplomatic duties across international jurisdictions does not inspire confidence. The idea, packaged and sold to Canadians as a cost-saving measure, flies in the face of common sense and gives off a hint of hypocrisy to a government saddled with billion dollar boondoggles in the form of G20 Summit and the never-ending money pit labeled the F-35 jets.

The Daily Royal: Our New Feature On All Things Regal

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

At The Huffington Post Canada Style, we're a little obsessed with the Royals. We'd even like to think we're bona fide Royal watchers. From Kate...

English Canada Likes Its Monarchy: Poll

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A new poll suggests support for maintaining ties to the monarchy is on the rise in Canada, with only Quebec bucking a trend that may be part...

God Blast Our Queen!

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The monarchy has no business having any business in a democratic country such as Canada. We are an independent nation of Canadians first and foremost, and should not be subjugated to professing our love, let alone allegiance to some woman (for that is what she is, some woman) across the Atlantic, living in a palace.

Liberals Want To Get Rid Of The Queen?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Tired of all the attention for the monarchy? You're not alone. Members of the Liberal party will vote later this month on whether Canada should cut...

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Year the Media Fell for the Monarchy

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

From the grating, excessive hoopla of the royal wedding to a series of overblown "controversies" about the supposed monarchist drift of the Harper administration, 2011 was the year that proved the Canadian press is still capable of abandoning all journalistic principle whenever royalty makes the headlines.