TORONTO -- Enough is enough, says the Monarchist League of Canada.
The hope by that organization, which promotes Canada's constitutional monarchy, is that Friday's ruling upholding the practice of an oath of allegiance towards the Queen being sworn by new Canadians will mark an end to opponents trying to get the monarch removed.
"We're happy and we're also not surprised. It seems like we spend a lot of time and energery and money on these frivolous lawsuits and court challenges every once in a while, and every time the result is the same, so hopefully this sort of puts it to bed," said Robert Finch, the Dominion Chairman of the league. "We understand that some people may not be passionate monarchists, but if you want to become a citizen of a constitutional monarchy like Canada, one of the rules that we have is to take the oath of allegiance."
The challenge by three permanent residents of Canada to fight the mandatory declaration was shot down by the Ontario Superior Court when a judge found that the provision was justified as a reasonable limit in a free and democratic society.