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Canadian Navy or Royal Canadian Navy?

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment
A great initiative was put forth by a prominent Canadian Republican, author Randall White. It regards the renaming of the Maritime Command. The Senate of Canada’s National Security and Defence Committee is looking into changing the name of our naval forces now officially known as the “Maritime Command.” 

Senator Bill Rompkey from Newfoundland & Labrador wants to formalize the already informal practice of referring to our Navy as simply – and justly – the ‘Canadian Navy’, and not the ‘Royal Canadian Navy’ (pre-1968 Official Name) as suggested by archaic Senators Joseph Fay of New Brunswick, Donald Plett of Manitoba and Fabian Manning of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The monarchist league apparently has a petition with more than 5,000 names in support of the “Royal Canadian Navy” option. We need support for the “Canadian Navy” option so that Senator Rompkey can see that real Canadians agree and appreciate what he’s trying to do.

This issue is very important to our cause. As Mr. White stated:

“What we have here, I think, is at least a few politicians of a sort in Canada actually debating a very early version of our ultimate republican question. We should be supporting the ones on our side… Read more…

No queen in 2011

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment
As you may know, postage is going up in the new year. Despite printing “P” stamps, which can be sold and used at the new rate, the post office for some reason keeps issuing new “P” stamp designs with each rate change. For years, even when these stamps had denominations, the ‘queen’ was always part of the series, as if mandated by law (it wasn’t).
Each of the past few years, with every rate hike, I’d write to Canada Post suggesting we hardly need another queen stamp. She has appeared on more than 60 of our stamps since she was a princess! No Canadian even comes close to being so honored. Indeed, her image has bumped worthy Canadians who could have been. Read more…
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