Jean-Daniel Lafond didnít want the Queen to bunk at Rideau Hall when the monarch visited the nationís capital last week, QMI Agency has learned.
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As a Canadian living in the USA, I urge you to rethink your statements. When my time is done here, there won't be a jet too fast to get me back to Canada (even with all our challenges). Violence, health care, racism, anti-immigrant sentiments, constant job surveillance and a sinking economy make the USA a challenging place. I will say the taxes and prices of commodities make the sacrifice worth the effort (but I would still rather live in Canada - anywhere).
Jake in DC, 2010-07-07 21:07:16
Don't get me wrong, I agree with many of the comments already on here about the uselessness and waste of tax dollars involved here and I certainly have no love for this individual but I'm equally as tired of people being branded "guilty until proven innocent" by someone with vague evidence. Let's have some credible names of the people who witnessed the man saying these things about the Queen's visit. Anyone can start a rumour, it's a favourite Canadian pastime.
Daviej, 2010-07-07 18:45:37
When you call for getting "rid of all sponges and bums from the public purse", does that include the 30% of Canadians and immigrants who do not pay income tax? Or how about the money that goes into our symbols and heritage? Isn't that worth a dime? And whose 'ideals' should we follow anyways? I'd rather live the US where they guard their ideals, traditions and history at all costs. They are far more united as a nation in that sense than the regionalize bikering that we see up here.
Ted, 2010-07-07 18:26:27
I wasn't born here but have embraced every part of this country's heritage and traditions...and that includes the monarchy...which has been part of our history since the first explorers arrived here. Perhaps Lafond should do the same.
As for those who call for Canada's abolition of the monarchy, that process alone will divide this country and strip us of an emblem that is deeply entrenched in our laws, our military, our very parliamentary system! The RCMP would just be the CMP.
The Queen's visit cost a mere $1million..no troubles...no protest..no riots. And for that money we got a reafirmation of our country's attachment to our 400 year history. By comparison, that useless G8/20 summit cost 1000 times more and we got nothing for it except photo-ops for a bunch of 'suits' and lots of broken glass.
If we should abolish anything it should be that other parasite..the seperatist Bloc Quebecois which has cost $300 million and has contributed ZILCH...event to Quebec.
Rant mode OFF!!
Terry, 2010-07-07 18:10:21
We built it, we pay to keep it maintained. It belongs to US.
And who actually uses Wikipedia as a trusted source?? It can be edited anyway you want.
The Queen needs to go. Why we continue to follow her and stay in the Commonwealth just boggles the mind.
Scott, 2010-07-07 17:58:42