Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger
Canadians following the ‘Idle No More’ efforts that have sprung up across the country by tuning in to the MSM will no doubt have a very shallow and generally bigoted account of what is happening and why.
Part of the reason is that very few of the journalists . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A Matter of Honor: First Nations Appeal to The Queen
Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Queen Elizabeth Parachute Into London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
It was a stunt but a good one.
Alright, what longstanding Canadian institution shall we dispense with today?
Queen Elizabeth II has been all over the news of late in honour of her Diamond Jubilee. Never satisfied, some of those rabble-rousing muckrakers in the NDP have refused to join in the festivities. That killjoy Pat Martin in particular, MP for Winnipeg Centre, is . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Retiring the Monarchy
April 17, 1982: The Queen signs the Constitution as Pierre Elliott Trudeau, then Canada’s prime minister, looks on, apparently bemused. Below: The Charter; a sterner Mr. Trudeau.
Today is the 30th anniversary of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On April 17, 1982, Queen Elizabeth signed our new Canadian Constitution, of which the . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Be thankful for our Canadian Charter of Rights, 30 years old today, and remember who hates it