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BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada on the occasion of Victoria Day

I am delighted, on behalf of all Canadians, to offer greetings and best wishes to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on the occasion of her official Canadian birthday celebrations, this Monday, May 21, Victoria Day.

Although Her Majesty's natural birthday is in April, it has long been the tradition in Canada to mark official celebrations of the Sovereign's birthday on Victoria Day, a date chosen in honour of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who was born on May 24, 1819.

The connection between Her Majesty and Canadians is enduring and deeply rooted. Her genuine affection for our country and our people extends beyond her role as Sovereign. Canadians recognize this heartfelt kinship and have reciprocated with great fondness and admiration, and recently were touched to see and hear Her Majesty at Vimy Ridge to commemorate this country's war-time sacrifice, and a defining moment in Canada's history.

This year also marks the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s official selection of Ottawa as the capital of Canada. There are a great many commemorative activities scheduled to take place throughout the year. As Honorary Patron of this celebration, I encourage all of you to take part.

But first, let us wish Her Majesty a very happy birthday!


Beaverbrook said...

This one of the rare moments where we get to witness the GG act as a true representative of Her Majesty the Queen. Thank you Your Excellency for putting away the trinket language "representative of the Crown", and demonstrating true loyalty to the Queen herself.

joe said...

Who's the scritch named Jean and why should I care about some dead head of England. Pass me a beer while I plant my garden. Down with the pretend monarchy in Canada, we need a republic now.

David Wozney said...

Re: "... Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada ..."

The Governor General of Canada is a “corporation sole”, according to Elizabeth II in this document. A “corporation sole” is defined and recognized as being a corporation.

It is a fiction that a corporation is a person.

“A corporation is a fiction, by definition, ...”, according to Patrick Healy in a statement found here.

“A corporation is a 'fiction' as it has no separate existence, no physical body and no 'mind'”, according to this presentation by Joanne Klineberg.

Anonymous said...

Is there integrity in an avowed socialist that probably hates everything the British empire ever stood for, camping like a Queen at taxpayers expense and pretending to 'get it?'
(real conservative)

Anonymous said...

"In Canada, we need a republic now."

Please give ten ways in which this would make Canada better.


Roy Eappen said...

God save the Queen of Canada

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Vive la Reine du Canada!

wanna-be-sailor-of-the-queen said...

"Please give ten ways in which this would make Canada better."

Cato, you're making his tiny republican brain hurt. I'd settle for one reason. That oughtta keep him busy until the next millenium.