08/16/2011 09:55 EDT | Updated 10/16/2011 05:12 EDT

Royal Namechange: Twitter Reacts To Canadian Navy, Air Force Renaming


The Conservatives announced Tuesday that the Canadian air force and navy will, once again, have the word Royal in their names.

The units, formerly known as Maritime Command and Air Command, will be known as the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Huffington Post reported on Monday. These names have not been used since 1968.

The change has reportedly sparked a bit of dissension among the NDP, which has a large numbers of MPs from Quebec.

Canadians have had mixed reactions to the name change, expressing concern about the cost and reinforcing our connection to the monarchy makes sense. But others were a bit more positive, seeing it as an affirmation of Canadian history.

Below a slideshow of some of the Twitter reactions. You can also chime in on the issue in our Facebook poll.