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February 13, 2008

Queen of the… not!

Filed under: Commentary,Views — Jocko @ 1:10 am

News today… the new fleet of ferries plying our coastal waters will NOT display a portrait of The Queen. For more information view: The Queen

Some of us remember singing “God Save The Queen” at the beginning of our school day (I’m dating myself!).

It is somehow comforting to look up from my “breakfast special” and gaze upon Her Beneficence while I swig down the last of my coffee and make my way groggly back to the fore-lounge.

What is going to be lost in all of this is what sets Canada apart from the rebel colonists to our south and what it was all about in the formation of our country. Sure we are now a diverse society, but her portrait is nonetheless a gentle reminder of the beginnings of who and what we are today.

Oh Canada!

By the way, She is still our Head of State through her representative the Governor General.


  1. i heard on the news last night that BC Ferries have relented and that all the pictures will be put back 🙂

    Comment by Susan — February 13, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  2. All BC Ferries should have portraits of this foreigner removed immediately. It is insulting to have a head of state by birth rather than by election. It is insulting to some ethnic groups to be reminded of the horrors inflicted by this foreign woman’s ancestors–just go on-line an look at verse four of “God Save the Queen”–how could any thinking person support an institution based on hatred and bloodshed. Canada must become a republic with an elected head of state. It must break all ties with imperialist Britain. If the Brits had any sense at all they’d sent the whole lot of them packing.

    Comment by Paul Hutcheson — December 6, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

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