Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian republicanism ’

Governor general “far superior in prestige than just a mere governor” says Captain Kirk .. and he’s right!

Oct 1st, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

As the Edmonton Journal aptly explained this past Wednesday: “Whether or not this country remains a monarchy, Canadians appreciate the need for an official, largely ceremonial national figure – the sort Americans lack – who serves as an embodiment of the nation’s best qualities and aspirations, untainted by the daily dross of partisan politics.” In […]

What does historic British election and new coalition mean for Canada in 2010?

May 11th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

One hundred years ago today, more or less, was apparently also a historic time in the United Kingdom. On May 6, 1910 (100 years from the date of the British election last week) George V had  become King on the death of his father, Edward VII. Meanwhile an election that took place from 15 January […]