Cowichan Conversations: A Matter of Honor: First Nations Appeal to The Queen

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 have sufficient ...

Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II gives first 3D Christmas broadcast (via AFP) Queen Elizabeth II gave thanks on Tuesday for Britain’s year of Olympic and diamond jubilee festivities, in her first Christmas message to the Commonwealth broadcast in 3D. The 86-year-old monarch said it had been “humbling” to see the vast crowds joining celebrations marking her 60th ...

LeDaro: The Queen and James Bond Parachuting into Olympics

Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Queen Elizabeth Parachute Into London Olympics Opening Ceremony. It was a stunt but a good one.

Song of the Watermelon: Retiring the Monarchy

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 ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Be thankful for our Canadian Charter of Rights, 30 years old today, and remember who hates it

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. CALGARY 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 ...