Canadian Monarchist News - Les Nouvelles Monarchiques du Canada

Canadian Monarchist News - Les Nouvelles Monarchiques du Canada
Canadian Monarchist News
                                                     Les Nouvelles Monarchiques du Canada
                                                                                        Summer/Été 2019 — No. 46
                                                     An occasional Newsletter for members and friends of The Monarchist League of Canada
                                                                     The Monarchist League of Canada / La Ligue Monarchiste du Canada,
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                                                   THE MONARCHIST LEAGUE OF CANADA – 49th ANNIVERSARY 1970-2019

Monarchist League sole supplier of Colour Lithos of Queen
Report & Commentary                                this way, the visible presence of our
by Robert Finch,                                   Monarch, and so the reflection of
Dominion Chairman, the                             our constitutional reality, have be-
Monarchist League of Canada                        come deeply imprinted on the con-
                                                   sciousness of our citizenry.
  For many years, the Government                      The eve of producing a new “offi-
of Canada, via the Department of                   cial” photo portrait of The Queen –
Canadian Heritage, and its predeces-               the current one dates from 2010, and
sor, the Department of Secretary of                was taken for the Diamond Jubilee
State, has made lithographs – colour               celebrations here in 2012 – found
photographs printed on coated stock                Canadian Heritage discontinue its
– available without charge to Cana-                longstanding distribution. In its task
dians. Regularly updated to reflect                 of promoting our heritage, which
the inevitable processes of time, these            one might have thought was at once
constitute the great majority of images            a privilege and duty in our Realm –
of our Sovereign which you and I                   and, citing cost and environmental
are accustomed to see in fire halls                 considerations, the Department told
and police stations, municipal council             Canadians they would henceforth
chambers and Legion halls, our em-                 need to access its website from which
bassies abroad and ports of entry to               they could download and then print
Canada, not to mention many other                  for themselves the picture of The
public places and in homes and uni-                Queen.
versity dorms across the land, and                    This option had been available for
military stations wherever the Can-                some years, and no doubt had its
adian Forces are doing their duty. In                                       continued on page 2

                                                                                                           The official Diamond Jubilee litho of The Queen of Canada –
                                                                                                                          no longer available from Ottawa.

                                                                                                               IN THIS EDITION OF CMN
                                                                                                    Proposals for Canada’s next government                               4-5
                                                                                                    Crowns & Maces                                                       6-7
Lt Col D J Lambert at Camp Eggers, RCRNATO Training Mission, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2013. “The         Senate Portraits celebrate Queen’s reign                             8-9
Americans with whom I share my office are somewhat bemused by my decision to have a portrait
of HM at my desk... I suspect they are somewhat impressed that we would go to a bit of trouble to   Monarchists enjoy Rideau Hall event                              12-13
display so proudly our heritage and our inheritance.” The UEL Flag sits atop his computer!
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LITHO... continued from page 1
                                   uses, as for example, in children’s
                                   school projects. However, no rea-         From the National Post, May 24, 2019
                                   sonable person would compare the
                                   image thus produced from a typical
                                                                             NP View: Queen Elizabeth deserves
                                   home computer as remotely compa-
                                   rable – or suitable for framing and
                                                                             a place of honour on our walls
                                   display – to the discontinued lithos.     That our system of government has proven remarkably stable is due in part to the
                                   And if a government entity, organi-       woman who has sat on the throne for the past 66 years
                                   zation or individual wished and was          You see her from time to time as you go about your business – in public
                                   able to afford the quality of a print-     buildings, in offices, in the lobbies of towers. Sometimes you see her in
                                   ed litho, a big city might allow them     schools, where she keeps a watchful eye on the children as they come and
                                   to do so – but not the average neigh-     go throughout the day. We’re referring, of course, to Elizabeth, queen of
Cabinet Minister Gérard            bourhood copy shop. Such an under-
Pelletier said no one would                                                  Canada (and other places, too), whose most recent official Canadian por-
know the difference between        taking is neither accessible nor af-      trait, taken in Rideau Hall on Canada Day of 2010, holds places of pride
the faux-arms of a liquor          fordable to great swaths of Canada’s      across the land.
distiller and the Royal Arms       widely-dispersed population,                 Portraits of Her Majesty have long been provided by the government,
of Canada                             The Monarchist League of Canada        in collaboration with the Monarchist League of Canada. The league
                                   had for many decades been a proud         worked with Heritage Canada to distribute portraits of the Queen, Prince
                                   partner in this aspect of Canadian        Philip or both together to any Canadian who ordered one. But now, the
                                   Heritage’s good work in support of        government has decided to discontinue that practice, in favour of making
                                   its mandate, It supplied us with the      high-resolution versions of the portraits available for download on a web-
                                   images at no cost, on the under-          site.
                                   standing that we would in turn make
                                   them available at a charge reflecting      It’s all about convenience and efficiency, the government insists.
                                   only the expense of the mailing tube          In a statement to the National Post, a spokesperson for Heritage Canada
                                   and postage. And, unlike CH’s gen-        explained, “The predominance of digital technology makes it possible for
                                   eral and understandable policy of:        Canadians to download, save and print their own portraits and has become
                                   one per customer, the League was          common practice. Digital availability offers Canadians greater flexibility
                                   able to provide as many as required       in the format and size they wish to print and makes the portrait univer-
                                   – two to five portraits was a typical      sally accessible. The volume of requests for the portraits was not a consid-
                                   request. Over the years, we distrib-      eration.” Robert Finch, chairman of the Monarchist League, said he hopes
                                   uted thousands, with no extra staff-       the government changes its mind, but in the interim, the league will in-
                                   ing, overhead or delay. And that          vestigate distributing portraits of Her Majesty itself.
                                   modest charge for our real cost (lat-         “It’s important for Canadians to see the picture of the Queen on the
                                   terly $13) overcame one problem           wall,” he told the Post.
                                   that had we understand bedeviled              We agree. The Queen remains remarkably popular in Canada. More than
                                   our friends at Canadian Heritage –        80 per cent of Canadians approve of the job she has done as monarch, an
                                   requests from republicans and mis-        approval rating any politician would envy. The Queen has given decades
The Arms of The Queen in           chief-makers, so doubling CH’s ex-        of honourable service to this country, and can and should, as the Monar-
Right of Canada on former          pense when posters sent them were         chist League says, serve to unite us.
Post Office building façade,       returned, postage due. We doubt               If the government no longer wishes to cover the costs of providing por-
Georgia Street, Vancouver          such republicans who exist in Can-        traits of the head of state to Canadians, we won’t quibble with that, espe-
                                   ada are so ardent as to wish to pay for   cially since the Monarchist League is keen to step up. But this is as good
                                   their pranks!                             a time as any to remind Canadians that our system of government has
                                      As for cost, the best that can be      proven remarkably stable and enduring, and that’s thanks in part to our
                                   said is that the inevitable bureaucracy   links to the Royal Family, and the woman who has sat on the throne for
                                   of the modern state certainly was en-     66 years. So order or print those portraits, and display them proudly. God
                                   tangled in the printing and distribu-     save the Queen.
                                   tion of these pictures: contracting for
                                   their printing, providing an em-          basic work of government: inculcat-            The League does not view this as
                                   ployee to handle the requests (typi-      ing pride in our nation’s institu-          a 1970’s-style plot against the Cana-
                                   cally, we were told, about 5,000 a        tions.                                      dian Crown, a time, some will recall,
                                   year), then more labour and expense          Such a view was widely expressed         when a Minister of the Crown could
                                   to produce, insert the image, pay the     across the country when the news of         observe that he could put a Schen-
Canada’s Heritage promoted         postage and mail the cylinders.           this abandonment hit the media. A           ley’s liquor bottle “arms” on Post Of-
by ending distribution of lithos      When the announcement of the           front-page story in the National Post       fices, then a department of govern-
of the Head of our Nation?
                                   abandonment of physical lithos was        of May 23 was followed the next day         ment, and no one would know the
Comment promouvoir le              made, the League contacted its com-       with an editorial which we reprint          difference (from the Armorials of
patrimoine canadien en
mettant fin à la distribution
                                   mercial printer, for whom our or-         above – Queen Elizabeth deserves a place    The Queen in Right of Canada). At
des lithographies de               ders of five or ten thousand pam-          of honour on our walls- and, not sur-       the same time, the government
notre Souveraine?                  phlets, educational booklets and the      prisingly, a flood of orders for the         should not be given a pass on its
                                   like fall into the very low end of        lithos.                                     clumsy handling of an issue which
                                   their typical press runs. Its quota-         What of the future? At press time,       should never have arisen.
                                   tion for equivalent lithos, with UV       this was unclear. We understand                Imagery matters. Familiarity – be
                                   coating (to protect against sunlight      that a fresh Canadian portrait of the       it on coins or banknotes, stamps or
                                   fading the picture) worked out to         Sovereign has been taken, and               lithos hanging throughout the land
                                   about 33 cents a litho, for $2500 – and   might be available, as a litho, in lim-     – makes a deep and often uncon-
                                   even less, were the order greater.        ited supply to government offices             scious impression. And the nation,
                                   This is an expense the League could       and the like. There is talk that come       poorer for this decision, is not yet
                                   easily handle, and would cheerfully,      the next Accession, the demand for          too “poor” to make sure that, as one
                                   indeed proudly, do so did we not          pictures of our new King would              of our soldiers in Afghanistan once
                                   feel that somehow we were in fact         likely be available, at least for a time,   wrote us, “A little piece of Canada is
                                   undertaking a vital part of the most      as a printed lithograph.                    hanging in my tent.”

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Apart from their Homecomings to Canada, members of our Royal Family maintain a variety of
involvements with the life of the nation of which the following is just a recent example.
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LIST 2019                       indeed has experienced many                      Warrant Officer Lawrence Conrad
Appointment in the Royal Victorian               remote parts of Canada. In other                 (Regimental Sergeant-Major) and
Order, LVO: Hartley Thorbjorn                    words she’s an ideal candidate for               afterwards attended a Reception at
Richardson. OC, OM, formerly                     Honorary Fellowship in the RCGS.”                Government House to celebrate the
Chairman, Duke of Edinburgh’s                    ■ 16 May                                         Regiment’s One Hundred and
Award Canadian Charter for Business.             The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-                 Fiftieth Anniversary.
■ 25 April                                       Chief, The Royal Regiment of                        The Duke of York, Patron, Sick-
The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-                    Canada, received Mr. Anthony                     Kids Foundation, this afternoon
Chief, The Lorne Scots (Peel,                    Graham (Honorary Colonel) and                    visited the Hospital for Sick
Dufferin and Halton Regiment),                    Mrs. Kelly Meighen (Honorary                     Children, 555 University Avenue,
this afternoon received Lieutenant               Lieutenant Colonel) at Windsor                   Toronto, Ontario.
Colonel William Adcock at Ken-                   Castle.                                             His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-
sington Palace upon relinquishing                ■ 23-28 May:                                     Chief, this evening attended a
his appointment as Honorary                      The Duke of York in Canada                       Dinner given by The Royal High-
Colonel. His Royal Highness also                 □ 23/5 The Duke of York departed                 land Fusiliers of Canada and The
received Lieutenant Colonel                      from Farnborough Airport,                        Queen’s York Rangers (1st American         Hartley Richardson, scion
Thomas Ruggle (Commanding                        Hampshire, for Canada and was                    Regiment) at the Royal Canadian          of the Winnipeg Richardson
Officer). Chief Warrant Officer                      received later upon arrival at                   Military Institute, Toronto.                    family, appointed LVO
Matthew Colbeck (Regimental                      Halifax Stanfield International                   □ 25/5 The Duke of York, Honorary
Sergeant Major) was present.                     Airport by Ms. G. Langille (Chief of             Chairman of the Trustees, Lakefield
■ 7 May                                          Protocol, Nova Scotia). His Royal                College School Foundation, this
The Queen and The Duke of                        Highness this evening attended a                 morning attended Regatta Day at
Edinburgh gave a Luncheon for                    Dinner given by the Lieutenant                   Lakefield College School, Lakefield,
members of the Order of Merit at                 Governor of Nova Scotia (the Hon.                Ontario, Canada. His Royal High-
Windsor Castle. Among those                      Arthur LeBlanc) at Government                    ness this afternoon visited the
having the honour to be invited                  House, Halifax.                                  Northcote Campus of the School.
was the Rt Hon Jean Chretien.                    □ 24/5 The Duke of York this                     □ 27/5 The Duke of York, Founder,
■ 15 May                                         morning called upon the Lieu-                    this afternoon held Pitch@Palace
The Duchess of Cornwall,                         tenant Governor of Nova Scotia                   Canada 1.0 Bootcamp at BMO
Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen’s Own                (the Hon. Arthur LeBlanc) at Gov-                Institute for Learning, Pharmacy
Rifles of Canada, this afternoon                  ernment House, Halifax, Nova                     Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario,
received Colonel Paul Hughes                     Scotia, Canada. His Royal Highness               Canada. His Royal Highness this
(formerly Honorary Colonel).                     afterwards received Rear Admiral                 evening attended an Innovation
■ 16 May                                         Craig Barnes, Royal Canadian Navy                Dinner at BMO Downtown, First
                                                                                                                                             The Duke of York was the
The Princess Royal, Honorary                     (Commander Maritime Forces                       Canadian Place, King Street West,             guest of the Lieutenant
Fellow, the Royal Canadian Geo-                  Atlantic). The Duke of York received             Toronto, Ontario.                         Governor & Mme LeBlanc
graphical Society, this morning                  Colonel John MacDonald (Com-                     □ 28/5 The Duke of York today              during the Halifax portion
received Mr. John Geiger (Chief                  mander 36 Canadian Brigade Group).               carried out the following engage-        of his working homecoming
Executive Officer) and Mrs.                           His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-               ments in Toronto, Canada. His                      to Canada in May
Deborah Apps (Fellow). “The                      Chief, The Princess Louise Fusiliers             Royal Highness this morning
Princess Royal is a leading advocate             of Canada, received Lieutenant                   opened the Thomson Building at
for geographical literacy,” said                 Colonel David Connolly (Honorary                 Montcrest School, 658 Broadview
Geiger. “During her many visits to               Lieutenant Colonel), Lieutenant                  Avenue. The Duke of York later
Canada she has shown a deep love                 Colonel Michael Gervais (Com-                    visited the DMZ business incubator
of the country and its peoples, and              manding Officer) and Chief                         at Ryerson University, 341 Yonge St.
                                                                                                     His Royal Highness, Founder,
                                                                                                  this evening held Pitch@Palace
                                                                                                  Canada 1.0 at the Art Gallery of
                                                                                                  Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West.
                                                                                                  The Duke of York later departed
                                                                                                  from Toronto Pearson International
                                                                                                  Airport for the United Kingdom.         Prince Andrew, Royal Patron
                                                                                                  ■ 29 May                               of Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital,
                                                                                                  The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, Le         meets Sebastian and parents
                                                                                                                                            in Toronto - it pioneered in-
                                                                                                  Royal 22e Regiment, received Lieu-
                                                                                                                                                 womb heart surgery to
                                                                                                  tenant-General Richard Evraire               Sebastian’s great benefit.
                                                                                                  ■ 5 June
                                                                                                  The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-
                                                                                                  Chief, Canadian Forces Commun-
                                                                                                  ications and Electronics Branch,
                                                                                                  this morning received Brigadier-
                                                                                                  General Kevin O’Keefe upon assum-
                                                                                                  ing his appointment as Colonel
The Princess Royal accepted the Fellows’ neck badge at St James’s Palace from John Geiger, CEO,   Commandant. Major Blair Christie
Royal Canadian Geographic Society                                                                 (Branch Adjutant) was present.

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                             Readers’ Additional Suggestions Sought
by pro regno et patria
                                                                                 Readers of CMN and members of the Monarchist League
        ere are some proposals, some for immediate                           of Canada will surely have additional suggestions to build on

H       action, many involving planning for the
        future, which monarchists might wish to
put forward to the federalist party leaders for
                                                                             the Harper and Trudeau governments’ generally supportive
                                                                             view of the Canadian Crown. Please send your
                                                                             submissions to – we look
consideration by whoever forms the next national                             forward to sharing them both via the League’s
government, with – one would hope – the support                              regular Ecomms and in the submission the League
of HM Loyal Opposition and the other party leaders.                          will make to the new government and other party
    This article does not mention the obvious, such                          leaders after the election.
as restoring the government’s historic duty to make                              An Ecomm in September will record the major
available lithographs of the Sovereign (mentioned                            party leaders’ responses to the League’s request for
elsewhere in this issue of CMN) to hang proudly                              their “official” stance on the place of the Crown
from sea to sea to sea.                                                      within Canada’s democratic institutions.

Kevin MacLeod, CVO – →               Implement a proposal com-       our friend and a frequent presence in
need successor appointment
as Canadian Secretary
to The Queen
                             ❖       bining public discussion and
                                     government action to name
                             and honour Canada’s Mothers of
                                                                     our lives. Thus, we should balance
                                                                     Springtime’s Victoria Day with a
                                                                     new winter holiday, “Elizabeth
                             Confederation. The government           Day” on or around February 6th,
                             should launch the process by declar-    when she acceded to the Throne. In
                             ing that the two Queens who have        line with HM’s deep commitment to
                             reigned during over 2/3 of our Con-     service, consider making the days
   DID YOU                   federation as the first Mothers, and     surrounding the weekend, or leading
  KNOW THAT                  then inviting the public to submit
                             suggestions for another 34 women to
                                                                     up to it, as a time of service for all
                                                                     Canadians, so emphasizing the na-
                             be so designated. The nominations       ture of the Crown as a focus of civic
                             might be winnowed by a panel of         duty and volunteerism. With the
                             Canadians – historians, yes; but also   good will of the provinces, and pro-
                             and importantly, “just folks” – and     moted to the schools and to existing
    The Monarchist           conspicuously not active politicians    bodies such as service clubs, the Le-
   League of Canada          – for final selection by the Govern-     gion and similar organizations, the
 has its own Facebook        ment so as to balance the 36 Fathers    concept would in time enjoy wide
   community online          with 36 Mothers. With good plan-        participatory support. It would also
      for members            ning and a non-partisan air (as char-   provide an appropriate occasion for      ereign, who knows his way around
  Sign-up for posting        acterized most of the building of       the awarding of the Meritorious Ser-     the Ottawa bureaucracy and above
 privileges by emailing      Expo ’67 and Canada’s Centenary         vice Awards and the Sovereign’s          all, who can get along with the Prime
                             year), this undertaking might be by     Medal for volunteers, giving these       Minister’s senior staff and top offi-
     chairman@               some viewed as merely politically       Canadian Honours a further and de-       cials in the Privy Council Office,            correct, but others would see the fit-   served profile.                           there is no limit for the good that
                             tingness of adding to the list of Fa-                                            person can do for the Crown, espe-
                             thers who founded Confederation                 Restore the position of          cially in the inevitable accession and
                             the Mothers whose varied talents
                             and effort have nurtured it.             ❖       Canadian Secretary to The
                                                                             Queen, this time as an inde-
                                                                     pendent actor within the Office of
                                                                                                              coronation to come, and – one might
                                                                                                              say – the Canadian branding of our
                                                                                                              next Monarch, one important ele-
                                    Two Queens have reigned as       the Prime Minister. The advantages       ment of which should be a national

                             ❖      our Sovereigns for about two
                                    thirds of our Confederation.
                             One who gave her name to an era
                                                                     of a continuing, imaginative and
                                                                     loyal individual, such as the former
                                                                     occupant of the office, Kevin Mac-
                                                                                                              homecoming for the new King Reg-
                                                                                                              nant and Queen Consort, to visit
                                                                                                              every Province and Territory, even
                             and was deeply respected from afar;     Leod, are innumerable. For someone       briefly during the year following Ac-
                             the other, who we came to know as       who has the confidence of the Sov-        cession and Coronation.

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The Fathers of Confederation
        Consider proposals made           tion she exemplified and tended with         invite members of our Royal Fam-

❖       in some detail by this
        magazine for the next Ac-
cession, from its Proclamation
                                          such skill and devotion enjoy a seam-
                                          less transition.
                                                                                      ily to serve as Colonels-in-Chief
                                                                                      and other honorary positions. Such
                                                                                       appointments provide three advan-
                                                                                                                                  who created our Dominion:
                                                                                                                                      time to acknowledge the
                                                                                                                                 Mothers who have nurtured
                                                                                                                                    it, beginning with Victoria
throughout the country to the form                                                     tages. First, they provide a focus of                  and Elizabeth II?
of the Coronation Service, and myr-                                                    loyalty and pride to enhance the
iad details in between. This needs to                                                  unit’s existence as a family sharing a
be accomplished with an eye to the                                                    common purpose within the larger
tricky task of at once maintaining                                                    context of each one’s duties within
tradition, and respecting the role of                                                 the CF. Second, the regular unit visits      ← A good basis for a new,
the Monarch in England and Scot-                                                      by the Royals so designated almost            more compact version of
                                                                                                                                          “Crown of Maples”
land with their Established faiths,                                                   inevitably provide an opportunity
yet imaginatively integrating into                                                    for them to undertake a broad variety
the splendour and words of previous                                                   of other engagements in Canada. Fi-
coronation the reality of these times’                                                nally the continuation of the long
being very different from 1952-53.                                                     tradition of Royal Family members
                                                                                      in these honorary military positions
                                                   Provide educational book-

         Concomitant with the above,

❖        and in no wise disrespectful
         to the universal hope that
The Queen may rule for many years
                                                   lets in both Official Lan-
                                                   guages, (using the Monarchist
                                          League of Canada’s, revised as the
                                                                                      puts paid to the notion espoused by
                                                                                      some that only “Canadians” should
                                                                                      now be named. We rather think that
                                                                                      the hard-working members of The
                                                                                                                                  Royal support for Canadian
                                                                                                                                Forces: key source of pride –
                                                                                                                                Philip, at 91, wearing insignia
yet in good health and happiness,         government might wish) but of same          Queen’s family. and the example of              of the Companion of the
and yet to be realistic in terms of the   size and weight, as a basis for new         its many outstanding members who          Order of Canada, reviews his
inevitable eventual passage of the        Canadian and school educational ma-         have served the Forces – one has but         Royal Canadian Regiment
Throne to the Prince of Wales, ensure     terials. These should be furnished to
that there are pre-approved images        MP’s and Senators, to Citizenship
of the future King for the Official         Judges, to provinces and municipali-
Portrait, for coinage, for at least the   ties and schools, as well as to the
$20 banknote and a ‘P’ rate first class    public generally. This initiative would
postage stamp, so that each can be        build on the splendid work by the
issued with minimal delay. This helps     former Canadian Secretary to The
make the succession                                 Queen who originally au-
a given, and begins                                 thored and had the govern-
the process of im-                                  ment produce Crown of
planting the new                                    Maples. We mentioned “size
Monarch in our na-                                  and weight” above, as the
tional mind. Canada                                 great disadvantage of the
Post has already pro-                               beautifully-produced Crown
vided an example in                                 of Maples was that its size and
such nimbleness by                                  weight made it expensive to
offering for sale                                    produce and to mail – not
stamps of William                                   to mention a tad awkward
and Catherine in                                    for the youngest pupils to
their carriage the day                              handle. Why re-invent the
after their wedding                                 wheel when the various edi-       to think of The Duke of Edinburgh
– so can these and related images, be     tions of the MLC’s educational book-        (The Royal Canadian Regiment and
prepared for the day after the late       lets have enjoyed distribution in the       many other units), Lady Mountbatten
Monarch’s Funeral – the dies ready        tens of thousands for over a decade.        (PPCLI) and the Princess Royal (CF
at the Royal Canadian Mint; the                                                       Communications & Electronics
                                                  Ensure that Regiments and           Branch) shows in an inclusive and

pressed prepared for the bank notes
and so forth – all confirming The                  other units of the Canadian         diverse nation how they are as thor-
Queen’s dearest wish for the institu-             Forces are encouraged to            oughly “Canadian” as any of us!

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(above left) With Harry,
Meghan and Doria Ragland
looking on, The Queen and
Duke of Edinburgh meet
                                     CROWNS & MACES
Archie for the first time.
                                     HARRY & MEGHAN CHOOSE ORIGINAL NAME FOR THEIR SON
(above right) Harry made a
point of including Diana’s           LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING ARCHIE TO CANADA
sisters at Archie’s Christening.
                                          CROWN to the Duke & Duch-            ONTARIO RENDERS                                 SILLY EDITORIAL FROM
                                          ess of Sussex for confounding        LICENCE PLATE CROWNS                            “CANADA’S NATIONAL
                                     the bookmakers, and “doing it their
                                     way” choosing a truly original name
                                                                               POTENTIALLY INVISIBLE                           NEWSPAPER”
                                     for their first child, Archie Harrison           MACE to the Government of                      MACE to the Globe and Mail,
                                     Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie, the                Ontario which, not content in                  voice of the Laurentian Elite.
                                     Palace explained, means “genuine”,        its “re-design” to replace the Crown            We know it’s unfair to pile on when
                                     “bold” and “brave” and given the          in the centre portion of the current            print newspapers find advertising
                                     Royal Family’s antecedents, and is        license plates with a Trillium, the             and circulation in sharp rivalry for
                                                                               provincial flower, relegated the                 rate of decline. But really! The paper
 COMING IN SEPTEMBER                 fittingly German in origin; Harrison,
                                                                               Crown to the lower-right portion of             decided to use a Victoria Day weekend
 TO A COMPUTER NEAR                  not surprisingly, means “son of
                                                                               the plate. However, injury was add-             editorial that contained such choice
   YOU THE LEAGUE’S                  Harry.” Archie was christened at
ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION                Windsor on July 6th. We wish him          ed to insult as observers pointed out           observations as “Canada has ended
                                     long life and great happiness. And a      that, given that many car-owners sta-           up with a constitutional monarchy
                                          further CROWN to the couple,         bilize their plates with a surrounding          that may not be of much value to
                                          so deeply-admired here, for          frame, such a common practice                   21st-century celebrity journalism” ;
                                     their thoughtfulness in sending In-       makes the Crown invisible, Mon-                 “Canada’s monarchy is less of a fleshy
                                     stagram greetings to Canadians on         archists pointed out that another               fact and more of a notion”; “Long
 Many monarchical treasures –
     varying starting prices         July 1st (as did the Cambridges), in      spot not subject to being covered               before Uber popularized ride-sharing,
Colourful light and telephone pole   which they called our country “a          could have been incorporated in the             Canada invented monarch-sharing.
  Shields from ’59 Royal Tour
                                     very special place,” and stated that      re-design. And we thought it was                Long before Airbnb created virtual
Coronation Rite 1953 with choral
                                     they “hope to be able to visit again as   only the way of dictatorial regimes to          hotels, Canada invented virtual
    and piano score of music
                                     a family, and they send their great       hide truth and history! Will rewrit-            monarchy”; “a permanently absent
    Rare Canadian-produced
  china commemoratives from          thanks to all of the kind Canadians       ing textbooks be next!                          Queen”; “Canada’s head of state is an
        Seaway Opening
                                     who have sent such special gifts for                                                      abstract idea, and a minimal physical
                                     Archie!” William and Catherine’s                                                          presence”; and in summation, “Happy
                                     post contained photos from their                                                          and glorious, long to reign over us,
                                     2011 and 2016 tours, including the           (below, left) Present plate: Loyalty front   God save our distant Queen.”
                                     Duchess wearing a maple leaf fasci-             and centre. (below,right) New but            The line about Uber and Airbnb is
                                     nator.                                         not improved: Downgraded Crown             certainly clever – but the snideness

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Canadian Monarchist News - Les Nouvelles Monarchiques du Canada
(left) Queen’s majestic
and silliness of the rest is appalling,     protected amidst the onslaught of             the Rideau.” You can bet they would        swans on the Rideau…
not to mention contorting the Royal         predators, two and four-legged, now           have made it their business to adopt    to be evacuated to (right)
Anthem’s reference to the Deity. That       common to all large Canadian cities.          a fine livery, become a charity and          Quebec theme park!!!
our 93-year old Monarch no longer                But really, a MACE for the City’s        raise their modest needs ($45,000 a
travels is cause for ridicule, when              decision to be done with the             year) from fans of Crown, riverine
she spent 65-odd years of her adult         birds who are, after all, at least the        beauty, nature and birds! Their avian
life being with us at every great mo-       progeny of those gifted by The                charges – and their own gold buttons
ment of our contemporary history,           Queen in Centennial year. A more              – would have enhanced the tourist
and countless little moments besides?       imaginative decision than shipping            attraction even as the Hill is being
That no small part of the Canadian          them to a safari park of all things, in       turned upside down over the next
idea of sharing many cultures at home       Hemmingford, outside Montreal,                decade. Where there’s a will... and
and embracing many abroad derives           would be to ask for qualified volun-           more to the point, we now know
from a shared Monarch who also              teers to become (with Royal permis-           where there ain’t!
presides over the Commonwealth,             sion) “The Queen’s Swan-keepers on
whose uniqueness we need not ex-
plain. And that, as in our own blood
kin, HM’s family admirably take her           Enjoy summer activities
place – inasmuch as any mortal can            with families and friends
– in the travels and causes and kind-         at Rideau Hall and La Citadelle
ness and lack of superiority that
differentiate her, and our system,             A great variety of activities and tours is
from Poo-Bah presidents, of which             available at The Queen’s two Canadian
species we each have our little lists!        residences which are also the home of the
Superiority of attitude it is – just like     Governor General. Why not take the family
the good and great of Canada who              or friends on a vice-regal sightseeing
have shown neither interest nor useful        holiday, with opportunities best found by
support for the Crown – but haven’t           consulting the websites below. Whether in
they always jostled for invitations to        Ottawa or the Old Capital of Québec, you
every Royal event?                            will find much else to do – parks, historic
                                              walks, all levels of accommodations and
QUEEN’S OTTAWA                                some fabulous restaurants. A CMN first,
SWANS TREATED                                 dining out recommendations. Google – in
UNROYALLY                                     Ottawa – Mamma Teresa downtown – kid
‘Who re-gifts a gift from The Queen?’         friendly, with delicious traditional Italian
– Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen                  fare. In Québec, how about home cooking
   Passing over the proposed addi-            of Buffet L’Antiquitaire? Or a classic
tion to its Chateau Laurier Hotel (the        poutine at Chez Ashton?
Prince of Wales’ territory, he of the         Pour lire cette information en français, cliquez
“monstrous carbuncle”), we have               simplement sur le bouton “Français” en haut à
some sympathy for Ottawa’s city fa-           droite du document concerné:
thers, who under the censorious eyes
of the public and the shared sov-               □
ereignty, one might say, of the Na-               visit-discover-and-explore-residence-
tional Capital Commission, doubt-                 governor-general-citadelle-quebec-
less strive to do their best for their            summer
expanded yet sometimes-hamstrung                □
domain. And we know that Swans,                   launch-summer-activities-rideau-hall.
even royal ones, may not thrive un-

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Anniversary of the Coronation
                                                of Canada’s Queen: Two Senate
                                                portraits celebrate her reign
                                                Printed by kind permission of                More than six decades later, there      just five years into her reign.
                                                The Senate of Canada, author              are many reasons to be grateful for           The portraitist, one of Canada’s
                                                                                          our indomitable Queen. As Canada’s         most respected painters and a found-
                                                        hen she ascended the throne       head of state, head of the 53-member       ing member of both the Beaver Hall

                                                W       in London’s Westminster Ab-
                                                        bey 66 years ago, Queen Eliz-
                                                abeth II had already been Sovereign
                                                                                          Commonwealth of Nations and the
                                                                                          longest-reigning monarch in British
                                                                                          and Commonwealth history, Queen
                                                                                                                                     Group and the Canadian Group of
                                                                                                                                     Painters, broke new ground for Can-
                                                                                                                                     adian women artists in the post-war
                                                for over a year. Her coronation on        Elizabeth II is a pillar of stability in   period. She kept a detailed diary of
                                                June 2, 1953 – the first to be televised   an increasingly uncertain world.           her visits to Buckingham Palace to
                                                – did not mark the beginning of her          The Queen has always identified          sketch the Queen and Prince Philip
                                                reign but it did provide the solem-       closely with Canada. She has made 22       in March 1957. The diary, now in the
                                                nity, ceremony and religious seal of      official royal tours since her acces-        collection of the National Gallery of
                                                approval that formalized it.              sion to the throne and has presided        Canada, offers a glimpse into the
Lilias Torrance Newton’s small
                                                  Held after a respectful period of       over some of the country’s most sig-       artist’s creative process and into the
portrait of Prince Philip hangs
in the Reading Room in the                      mourning for her father, King George      nificant milestones, including its          lives of the young royals.
Senate of Canada Building                       VI, it was a chance for citizens of the   centennial celebrations in 1967, the          Newton spent a month in Europe,
This portrait is part of the National Capital   Commonwealth of Nations, includ-          opening of the Montreal Olympics           studying the art collections of Ma-
Commission Official Residences Crown
Collection. Image courtesy of the National
                                                ing Canada, to celebrate their young      in 1976 and the patriation of Canada’s     drid’s Prado Museum and Britain’s
Capital Commission                              Queen with a magnificent ceremony          constitution in 1982.                      National Gallery. She paid a visit to
                                                                                             When the Queen was born in 1926,        one of her heroes, British portraitist
                                                                                          Britain and Canada were basking in         Edward Halliday, in his London

                                                                                             “Poses well, graceful
                                                                                              and handsome.”
                                                                                                          The artist describes her first impressions of Prince Philip

                                                                                          economic good times. But there were
                                                                                          clouds on the horizon – fascism was
                                                                                          on the rise in Italy and Germany and
                                                                                          a global economic collapse was just
                                                                                          three years off.
                                                                                             By 1952, when she succeeded her
                                                                                          father, King George VI, Britain and
                                                                                          Canada were slowly recovering after
                                                                                          the Second World War. Rationing
                                                                                          was ending in Britain. Standards of
                                                                                          living were on the rise. Women were
                                                                                          fighting for equal rights and would
                                                                                          be admitted into Britain’s House of
                                                                                          Lords within a year.
                                                                                             Canada was establishing itself as a
                                                that culminated in her being crown-       technological leader and was about
                                                ed before taking her place on the         to unveil the Avro CF-105 Arrow, the
                                                throne.                                   most advanced fighter jet of its time.
                                                  An estimated 277 million people         The St. Lawrence Seaway, an engi-
                                                worldwide watched as Elizabeth            neering marvel, would jump-start the
                                                solemnly promised and swore “to           country’s overseas trade.
                                                govern the People of the United              Montreal artist Lilias Torrance         This bronze portrait bust of Queen Elizabeth II
                                                Kingdom of Great Britain and              Newton’s 1957 portrait of Queen Eliz-      was created by Dominion Sculptor Phil
                                                Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia,      abeth II, which hangs in the Senate        White for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
                                                New Zealand, the Union of South           of Canada Building, captures the           in 2012 and will soon move to the Senate
                                                Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon.”             Queen at this promising moment,            of Canada Building

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Canadian Monarchist News - Les Nouvelles Monarchiques du Canada
Montreal artist Lilias Torrance Newton painted
                                                                            this 1957 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which is
                                                                             on loan from the National Capital Commission’s
                                                                            Crown Collection of the Official Residences and
                                                                                 hangs in the main entrance of the Senate of
                                                                                                             Canada Building
                                                                            Credit: This portrait is part of the National Capital Commission Official
                                                                                          Residences Crown Collection, published with permission.

                                                                            Block – now closed for a re-
                                                                            habilitation project expected
                                                                            to last at least 10 years – to
                                                                            the new Senate of Canada
                                                                            Building. The painting will
                                                                            soon be joined by a bronze
                                                                            portrait bust, created for the
                                                                            Queen’s 2012 Diamond Ju-
                                                                               Two works – one created
                                                                            near the beginning of Queen
                                                                            Elizabeth II’s tenure, the sec-
                                                                            ond more than 50 years later
                                                                            – highlight a remarkable
                                                                            reign during which Canada
                                                                            thrived culturally and eco-
                                                                            nomically, joined the G7
                                                                            group of advanced econ-
                                                                            omies and became a signifi-
                                                                            cant contributor to UN
                                                                            peacekeeping missions. The
                                                                            Queen’s success has been
                                                                            Canada’s success and that’s
                                                                            something to celebrate on

    “Very pretty, shy,                                                      the 66th anniversary of her
                                                                                                                                                        Queen Elizabeth II cuts a giant

     stiff in pose.”                                                            The original article may be accessed
                                                                                                                                                             four-storey birthday cake
                                                                                                                                                        during Centennial celebrations
                                                                                                                                                           on Parliament Hill on July 1,
                   An entry in portraitist Lilias Torrance Newton’s diary               canadas-queen-two-senate-                                          1967. (Library and Archives Canada)
            recounts her first meeting with the Queen on March 14, 1957               portraits-celebrate-her-reign/

studio and gleaned valuable advice                                                                                                                         In the Senate Chamber with
about how to tackle the daunting                                                                                                                                Prince Philip beside her,
royal-portrait commission ahead.                                                                                                                           Queen Elizabeth II reads the
Evenings were taken up with society                                                                                                                         Speech from the Throne to
dinners and theatre excursions in                                                                                                                                   open Canada’s 23rd
                                                                                                                                                              Parliament on October 14,
London’s West End, but Newton de-
                                                                                                                                                            1957. (Library and Archives Canada)
voted long days to making prepara-
tory studies for the royal portraits.
   Martin Charteris, the Queen’s as-
sistant private secretary, scheduled a
total of eight private sittings with the
Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke
of Edinburgh. Over the course of two
weeks, Newton completed an oil
portrait of Prince Philip that now
hangs in the Reading Room in the
Senate of Canada Building and
sketched both Queen Elizabeth II
and Prince Philip for large-format
portraits that are in the Senate Her-
itage Collection.
   Queen Elizabeth II’s is one of the
few royal portraits that made the
move from Parliament Hill’s Centre

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The Queen is represented in Canada by The Governor General and Lieutenant Governors,
who undertake a wide variety of engagements and imaginative activities.
                             ■ Her Excellency The Governor
                             General participated in June at cere-
                             monies in France honouring the                                                       Judy Foote, LG of Newfoundland &
                             75th Anniversary of D-Day, before                                                    Labrador, turns sod for Heart Garden
                             flying overnight to Halifax to preside                                                on grounds of Government House
                             at commemorations at the Willow
                             Park Armoury. Halifax represented
                             the end of an-often lengthy trans-
                             continental journey for soldiers then
                             heading by sea to fight in Europe.
                             ■ After a little more than a year in
                             post, Saskatchewan Lieutenant
                             Governor W Thomas Molloy died
                             on July 2nd. A public State Memorial
                             service was held on July 13th. Sending
The late W Thomas Malloy     her condolences, the Governor Gen-
                             eral paid tribute to His Honour, call-
(below) Manitoba LG Janice
                             ing him “a respected negotiator, lawyer
Filmon – connecting with
communities                  and author, as well as someone who

                                                                       ewan during my first official visit           editor Tiffany Grenkow from the
                                                                       late last year. He joined a group of       Sustainable South Osborne Commu-
                                                                       local students and me on a walk            nity Cooperative, sharing their ex-
                                                                       around beautiful Wascana Lake, and         pertise and ideas on today’s biggest
                                                                       proudly introduced me to many in-          trend in gardening: growing our own
                                                                       credible people who are making a           food. Entertainment by the Win-
                                                                       difference in Saskatchewan and across       nipeg Jazz Orchestra will rounded
                                                                       Canada.” Premier Scott Moe observed        out the evening.
                                                                       that “His Honour had a lasting impact      ■ Un horaire généralement chargé
                                                                       on our province and nation in his          pour le lieutenant-gouverneur du
                                                                       five decades of dedicated service,”         Québec a été révélé au cours d’une
                                                                       Mr Molloy was the lead federal ne-         brève période de trois semaines au
                                                                       gotiator in the discussions that led       cours de laquelle le programme de
                                                                       to Nunavut’s creation in 1999, com-        M. Doyon a compris: Cérémonie de
                                                                       pleted the Nisga’a treaty in British       remise des décorations de Scouts
                                                                       Columbia in 2000 and was involved          Canada-Conseil du Québec et allocu-
                                                                       in claims negotiations throughout          tion, Boisbriand.; Plusieurs Ratifica-
                                                                       the country.                               tions des décrets adoptés par le
                                                                       ■ Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites        Conseil des ministres, Cabinet; Visite
                                                                       Manitobans to join her in engaging         de membres de l’Association des ju-
                                                                       in Conversations and Celebrations – a      ristes retraités des secteurs public et
                                                                       monthly gathering of fascinating and       parapublic du Québec; Visite de l’au-
                                                                       entertaining people from across the        mônier général des Forces armées
                                                                       province. Her Honour originally de-        canadiennes, major-général Guy
                                                                       veloped this initiative to mark the        Chapdelaine; Plusieurs Sanctions du
                                                                       135th birthday of Government House         projets de loi; Lancement de l’ou-
                                                                       throughout 2018. Based on the over-        vrage “Le patrimoine bâti judiciaire
                                                                       whelming success of these monthly          de Montréal” publié par la Fondation
                                                                       free public events, the program will       Lafontaine-Cormier et allocution;
                                                                       continue throughout 2019.                  Défilé de la Saint-Patrick à Québec.
                                                                          In her role as Lieutenant-Gover-        ■ History was made on June 26. Na-
L’hon M. Doyon –                                                       nor. Mrs Filmon embraces the role of       tional Indigenous Peoples Day, on
présent les Medailles        dedicated his life to the service of      community connector. Her vision            the grounds of Government House,
du lieutenant-gouverneur.    others. He was widely known for his       for Conversations and Celebrations is to   St John’s, with the unveiling the
                             role as the Government of Canada’s        continue to find meaningful ways to         province’s first Heart Garden in the
                             chief negotiator for the Nunavut Land     bring Manitobans together to learn,        Spirit of the Lieu-
                             Claim Agreement and was invested as       and celebrate unique talents, abilities    tenant Governor of Newfound-
                             an Officer of the Order of Canada in        and perspectives by embracing the          land and Labrador, the Hon. Judy
                             1996. The Saskatoon native was a          rich diversity of this province and its    Foote. Heart Gardens are in honour
                             leader of numerous cultural, educa-       people.                                    of all Indigenous children who were
                             tional and charitable groups both in         A June event in the series found        lost to the residential school system,
                             Saskatchewan and nationally.... His       Gardener Linda Dietrick, editor of         and to recognize those who survived
                             Honour welcomed me to Saskatch-           The Prairie Garden, along with guest       and for the families of both.

                             10   – Canadian Monarchist News – Summer/Été 2019
League Notes

                                                                                                                BY THEIR LAST WILL
                                                                                                                   & TESTAMENT
                                                                                                                     Make Sure
                                                                                                                 The Work Goes On!
                                                                                                        Members who would like to ensure the continuation
                                                                                                        of the work of the Monarchist League of Canada in
                                                                                                        the years ahead, so that generations of the future may
                                                                                                        know the benefits of the Monarchy, are urged to con-
                                                                                                        sider the League’s needs in making their wills. A sug-
The League’s Senior Western Canada spokesman Keith Roy talks all things Royal birth on Global News
                                                                                                        gested form of bequest is as follows:
JULIA MUNRO 1943-2019                              – a League member for some 40                        I give and bequeath to the Monarchist League of Canada, PO
                                                   years, who travelled to Toronto to                   Box 1057, Lakeshore West Station, Oakville, ON L6K 0B2,
                                                   participate in its 10th and 15th An-
                                                                                                        the sum of __________.
                                                   niversary Dinners. An Episcopal priest,
                                                   Tony’s ministry found him re-estab-                  The Monarchist League of Canada gratefully remembers those
                                                   lishing the reputation of what is now                departed members whose bequests over the years have assisted
                                                   America’s finest independent acade-
                                                                                                        to provide for the maintenance of the League’s work across
                                                   my, The Roxbury Latin School, just
                                                   outside of Boston. And indeed he                     Canada. Among late members whose bequests have been re-
                                                   procured for “the one true school” a                 ceived in the last several years are
                                                   Grant of Arms from Her Majesty’s
                                                   Heralds in recognition of its founding                       Annie Monique Daguet, Victoria, BC
                                                   in 1645, the colonial era, under a                           Lois Humphrey, Kingston, Ontario
                                                   charter from Charles I. Conservative                              Joyce Kirby, Victoria, BC
                                                   in his love of tradition, and belief in                         Madeline McCue, Halifax, NS
                                                   the role of the schoolmaster as edu-
                                                   cating the whole man, author of the
                                                                                                                 Alexander Ray Paton, Victoria, BC
After working as a history teacher,
Julia Munro served in the Ontario                  award-winning With Love and Prayers,                               Frank Price, Winnipeg
Legislature as MPP for York-Simcoe                 Tony was liberal in his giving tough                             Erik Searight, Burnaby, BC
for 23 years, including a stint as                 love to each member of the extended                       John Middleton Sturgess, London, Ontario
Deputy Spealer. until she retired in               RL family, and to the wider commu-                               Alison Watson, Regina, SK
2018, so becoming the longest-serving              nity of independent boys’ schools
woman at Queen’s Park. An ardent                   whose ethos he cherished and nur-
Monarchist and a League member,                    tured. In a busy “retirement” he serv-
                                                                                                     ship had come to an end. Generous
hers was a loyalty founded on her                  ed twice as Conduct of Eton College,
                                                                                                     members supported Kyle whose ef-
straightforward of the Crown as a                  and taught at the Berkeley Divinity
                                                                                                     forts are rewarded with a substantial
given in the reality and strength of
Canada. She was also a passionate
                                                   School at Yale, where his kneeling
                                                   on hard marble in prayer for his stu-
                                                                                                     bursary towards his educational ex-       ORDER YOUR
animal rights advocate, and bred stan-             dents every morning for half an hour
                                                                                                     penses. In July, Dominion Chairman
                                                                                                     Robert Finch turned over to Kyle          QUEEN LITHO
dard Poodles and Borzois. RIP                      before the service was but additional
                                                   evidence of a deep and lively faith.
                                                                                                     the day-to-day postings on Social         WHILE THEY
THE REVEREND                                       Tony had wanted to give his valuable
                                                                                                     Media, an important outreach (and
                                                                                                     source of new members) for the               LAST
F. W. “TONY” JARVIS                                collection of monarchical antiques
                                                                                                     League. “Kyle has great judgement,”
1939-2018                                          to the League; but did not fancy their
                                                                                                     said Finch. “He ‘gets’ the League, and            See
                                                   being toured around Canada by bus,
                                                   the too-radical notion of the Found-
                                                                                                     is technically proficient, too, even       Sales for Subjects
                                                                                                     beginning to figure out the algorithms        in this issue
                                                   er. Truly a man of many parts, and “a
                                                                                                     the host organizations use to deter-
                                                   priest forever in the Order of Melch-
                                                                                                     mine the most visible posts!” Our               of CMN
                                                   izedek.” RIP. JLA
                                                                                                     appreciation to Kyle, and to all who
                                                                                                     assist in assisting this program.
                                                                                                                                                or order online at
                                                   KYLE MASTARCIYAN                                                                  
                                                   Summer Intern takes over                          CORRECTION                                   /en/products
                                                   Social Media outreach                                In the obituary of the late Maj-
                                                               Ryerson University stu-               Gen Reg Lewis in the previous issue
                                                               dent and enthusiastic                 of CMN we misidentified the Colonel
                                                               monarchist Kyle Mastar-               in Chief of the Royal Regiment of
                                                               ciyan is serving as the               Canada is HRH The Duke of Edin-
                                                               League’s Summer Intern                burgh. In fact, HRH Highness, The
                                                               at the Office of the                    Prince of Wales is the Colonel In
                                                               Prince’s Trust Canada –               Chief of The Royal Regiment of Cana-
                                                   in fact, his service has been so ap-              da. Our thanks to member James
                                                   preciated that the Trust asked him                Milne for setting us straight. The Duke
Tony Jarvis was at once a patriotic                to remain for the remainder of the                of Edinburgh is Colonel In Chief of
American and a thorough monarchist                 summer after the time of his Intern-              The Royal Canadian Regiment.

                                                                                                            Canadian Monarchist News – Summer/Été 2019 –               11
                       League members attend Ceremony & Reception to mark
                       placement of Equestrian Statue of Queen
                       [Some 20 League members from Ontario         there were already a number of the       their unwillingness to be controlled.
                       and Québec were very kindly invited by       Monarchists assembled. Throughout        Surreal that in the shadow of such a
                       Her Excellency, the Governor General to      the whole afternoon there were           magnificently controlled gelding,
                       this event, which marked the transfer of     bright young staffers there to help us    they chose to momentarily break
                       the Equestrian Statue of The Queen on        older folk.                              free.
                       Parliament Hill to a pre-eminent                Upon arrival at Rideau Gate, my          Then we all stood for three verses
                       position at the entrance to the grounds      first glance realized the dominance       of the Royal Anthem performed in
                       of Rideau Hall for the ten years during      and stature of the monument now in       perfect four part harmony by a group
                       which the parliamentary precinct is          place at the centre of the round-        called Barber Shop Therapy. It was
                       undergoing extensive renovations. Kudos      about. We were ushered into care-        perhaps rather unfortunate that the
                       to the Government for this imaginative       fully arranged seats in front of the     Royal Anthem should be sung by a
                       act, rather than having the statue           world’s only equestrian statue of Her    barbershop quartet rather than by
                       disappear into storage for the decade!       Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I re-        the guests: of all occasions and of all
                       The account and photos following are a       called being on Parliament Hill in       crowds, surely those present would
                       pastiche of monarchists’ memories of the     1992 when the statue was first un-        have known the words. One might
                       occasion, for which we are grateful to the   veiled by the Queen. Her Majesty,        also say that there is great ceremony
                       members who kindly shared them with          upon seeing the statue that day for      and majesty in joining in song with
                       CMN: Jennifer Baniczky, Brad Bateman,        the first time, said she looked liked a   others, it offers a moment of tran-
                       Jamie Burton, Maj Terry Byrd, Mary           “highwayman”.                            scendence and unity.
                       de Toro & Les Kumar, Austin Harding,            Taking our seats just outside the        What an amazing statue of The
                       Beth Mackay, Beverly Munn, Charles           gates of Rideau Hall, we spent some      Queen, and very well situated be-
                       Potworowski, Gary Sims, Stephen Smith        time looking at the stunning monu-       tween the Prime Minister’s resi-
                       & Patricia Eberle, Kay Stanley. Byron        ment of Her Majesty Queen Eliza-         dence and Rideau Hall. Good to re-
                       Thomas, Pierre Turcot – Ed.]                 beth II on her horse Centenial, (note    mind him who is the boss! J’ai assisté
                                                                    the unusual spelling. According to       à cette très belle cérémonie, nous
                             he day was perfect; hot, sunny,        one gentleman, the Queen likes that      avons eu droit à une journée magni-

                       T     a puff or two of wind and not
                             a bug in sight. To walk the
                       grounds amongst some of the most
                                                                    all her horses should have unique
                                                                    names) directly in front of us. There
                                                                    is something about reflecting on our
                                                                                                             fique. C’était ma première invitation
                                                                                                             à titre de membre à vie de la Ligue
                                                                                                             Monarchiste et espère que ça ne sera
                       glorious Oak trees I have ever seen          Sovereign, her love of Canada and        pas la dernière. J’ai eu le plaisir de
                       was a moment in time. I was able to          how much she is part of our identity.    rencontrer d’autres membres de la
                       park along the driveway close to Sus-        At 4 meters tall, the monument com-      Ligue.
                       sex Drive and was immediately given          mands awe, or perhaps it is the strik-      Both my husband and I agreed
                       a ride in a golf cart to the gate where      ing pose of Her Majesty – comfort-       that we were pleasantly surprised by
                                                                    able on her horse and so proudly         our instant liking of our Governor
                                                                    holding its reigns.                      General. We talked at length and re-
                                                                       How fitting since the horse that       ally got a sense of a most genuine
                                                                    Queen Elizabeth II is sitting on was     soul who is quite well meaning. The
                                                                    a gift to the Queen from the RCMP’s      GG impresses when I see her speak;
                                                                    Musical Ride stables. The Musical        she is incredibly intelligent and
                                                                    Ride performed a march around the        seems to take the spirit of Canada to
                                                                    monument, which included music           heart. She spoke in English, French,
                                                                    by the band that spooked half of the     and said her acknowledgement of
                                                                    horses, reminding us all of how          aboriginal lands in Anishinaabe that
                                                                    horses can sometimes demonstrate         she seems to have down pat at this

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Royal Flag Belt (Simons) and High
                                                                                Doc Martens boots.
                                                                                   We walked the numerous paths,
                                                                                visited the beautiful greenhouse,
                                                                                lush with plants and flowers and
                                                                                then followed up with an enjoyable
                                                                                tour throughout the residence. Staff
                                                                                guided us from room to room, to see
                                                                                where both formal state functions         “I DON’T HAVE EMAIL/
                                                                                are performed and informal settings            A COMPUTER”
                                                                                where the Representative to the            Please go to your local library
                                                                                Queen can meet to guests and meet         where you can get help to sign up
                                                                                in relaxed surroundings. The rooms       for a free email account which you
                                                                                were colourful, with artwork through-      can check whenever you visit -
                                                                                                                                     easy to use!
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out in a round of applause! Obvi-       talk with her. The Governor General     Their hospitality lasted right to the
ously, everyone was in agreement        mention to me how well I was            moment of departure. As we left
that it gives the Monarch great expo-   dressed for the occasion: Pink Jacket   guests were given a hard copy of the
sure in this ideal spot. Her Excel-     by Polo by Ralph Lauren, Flowered       invitation with the Vice-Regal in-
lency also noted how proper it was      Shirt of Soul of London (Simons),       signia embossed in gold to take
that the Queen was on horseback, re-    Silk Bow tie with red maple leafs on    home as a memento of this most
ferring to Her Majesty as “a woman      (The Bay), Levis black skinny jeans,    memorable and special day.

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League member and generous donor of Seaway Opening china Margaret Page (far right) with some of her treasures on display at the Port Burwell Marine Museum

                                 League member loans Seaway Souvenirs to Museum
                                 HOW WE FOUND THE QUEEN IN A SMALL TOWN ON LAKE ERIE
                                 by Jennifer Beauchamp, Curator,                 held an afternoon event to mark the              ment of plates and tea service items
                                 Port Burwell Marine Museum                      opening of their summer exhibit “60              over several years and was pleased to
                                 and Historic Lighthouse                         Years of the St. Lawrence Seaway,”               loan them to the museum for this
                                                                                 which in addition to the lovely dis-             display.
                                    Truth be told, it wasn’t really THE          play of royalty themed china, chron-               The Port Burwell Marine Museum
                                 Queen, but a beautiful assortment of            icles the difficult journey to establish           and Historic Lighthouse welcome
                                 commemorative china celebrating the             this engineering marvel of the cen-              visitors to come see this exhibit in
                                 Queen’s participation in the opening            tury.                                            the little lakeside town of Port Bur-
                                 of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959.                Margaret Lang, the original owner             well, Ontario.
                                    The Port Burwell Marine Museum               of the china, collected the assort-

The Sovereign he serves →
                                 CROWN CONFERENCE                                mentally religious ceremonies in a
well greeted Tom at Toronto                                                      rapidly secularizing Commonwealth.
dinner during The Queen’s        by Tom Richards
                                                                                    Other panelists addressed broader
2010 Homecoming.                 (Tom is a Saskatoon lawyer who                  topics. Brian Lee Crowley, Managing
                                 previously served as Dominion                   Director of the Macdonald-Laurier
                                 Young Monarchist Coordinator)                   Institute examined the contrast be-
                                    Recently I had the pleasure of at-           tween what he views to be the world-
                                 tending a conference hosted by the              view that undermines the minds of
                                 Institute for the Study of the Crown            constitutional monarchists and re-
  You can access the Annual      in Canada. The Institute holds these            publicans in Canada. To him, the for-
   Report of the Governor        events more or less biannually, at-             mer embraces a practical concept of
   General for 2017-2018 –       tracting an interesting mix of vice             governance which is born out of
     an interesting read         regals, academics, government offi-               compromises, tradition, and occa-                sulted from that indigenization. In        cials, and interested lay persons               sionally awkward, but organic evolu-             this regard New Zealand may offer a
   Vous pouvez accéder au        (such the author). This was the                 tion. The latter seeks to create sys-            precedence for Canada.
     rapport annuel de la                                                        tems out of rigid principles and                    This year the Conference also fea-
  gouverneure générale pour      fourth held by the Institute, and was
   2017-2018 – une lecture       titled “The Crown in a Time of Tran-            policies, regardless of the historical           tured a unique Q & A session. A panel
        intéressante:            sition.”                                        context or practical reality in which            was convened of former Lieutenants             As one might guess based on the              those systems would operate. Crow-               Governor: Judith Guichon (BC), with
   nouvelles/2019/rapport-       title of the 2019 Conference, the               ley’s talk reminded the author of                James Bartleman and Hal Jackman
                                 theme for this year concerned the               more than one debate that he has                 (ON). They fielded audience ques-
                                 question of what happens come the               had in service of the League.                    tions and also shared their own
                                 Demise of the Crown. Some Confer-                  Another interesting panel con-                opinions on the role of the office of
                                 ence Panels addressed narrow issues             cerned Indigenous-Crown relations.               Lieutenant Governor, and the steps
                                 relating to this question. For exam-            Attendees heard a from an Indige-                they took to make it their own.
                                 ple, Bob Morris, CVO, a professor at            nous perspective about the impor-                   A highlight for the author was an
                                 University College London exam-                 tance of the Crown in creating a                 impromptu tour of Massey College,
                                 ined arguments relating to a need to            conduit between Indigenous and                   led by John Fraser, its erstwhile Mas-
                                 update the Coronation Oath, and he              non-Indigenous persons. David Wil-               ter, including a visit to the recon-
                                 canvassed a wide array of modifica-              liams, a Professor at the University of          structed library of Vincent Massey,
                                 tions to effect that change. The es-             Auckland gave an important presen-               the first Canadian-born Governor
                                 sential tension, as he defined it, is            tation on steps taken to indigenize              General. It houses some of Massey’s
                                 that the Coronation Ceremony (and               the office of New Zealand’s Governor               personal book collection, as well as a
                                 by extension, the Oath) are funda-              General and the benefits that have re-            number of his personal effects.

                                 14   – Canadian Monarchist News – Summer/Été 2019
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