Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Since You Brought it Up: Stephen Harper and R.B. Bennett

In 1931, during a particularly stormy debate in the House of Commons, a member of the Opposition asked Conservative MP Walter D. Cowan, why he didn’t wear his “nightshirt”. An odd question to be raised in Parliament, but a very significant one. Before winning his seat in the federal election of 1930, Cowan had acted ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: A Voice From the Past Responds to the Monarchist League of Canada

On a tip from one of my readers, who drew attention to the enormous clout being given to the Monarchist League of Canada, a right-wing fringe group associated with the Orange Lodge; I did a bit of research, and what I found should be shocking to most Canadians. This is not just a tea and crumpets ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Canada’s Citizenship Guide Was Not Written for Immigrants

In 2000, John Aimers, the Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, spoke at a Senate Committee meeting, on Bill C-16, an Act respecting Canadian Citizenship, that in part discussed the role of the monarchy in our country.  In 2002, Aimers objected when John Manley, then Deputy Prime Minister, suggested that it was time to ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: More on the Monarchist League and Bidding Adieu to the Royal Family

I wrote recently of a Liberal Party initiative to limit the role of the monarchy in Canada.  It is undemocratic and almost tyrannical, given the strict rules to the rights of ascendancy.  Recently, restrictions on women have been removed, but Catholics are still out and of course anyone without “Royal” blood.  However, Canada’s Monarchist League ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: It’s Time to Rethink the Monarchy’s Role in Canada

At the upcoming Liberal convention in January, one resolution being brought forward is 114: Canadian Identity in the 21st Century. The resolution sets out to define Canadian sovereignty, independent of the British Royal Family. They bring up some very interesting points, many that I was not aware of. WHEREAS Canadians believe in earning one’s position ...