Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Media Reaction!


Congratulations, Mr Smith, on your success at returning us to colonial status.
- Jack Granatstein


"I wish my father was alive to see this"
"A royal decision the right thing to do"
"March of republicanism is forced into retreat by royal name reversal "
"In defence of tradition"
"Sailors celebrate return of historic royal title"
"Name change good for military morale: veterans"
"Canada's 'Royal' Military"
"Honouring our Military Heritage"
"The Canadian Forces Names: A mark of respect
"Air Force, Navy Royal revival hits home"


  1. What a total knob Granatstein is. By restoring the titles we are now a colony? I guess if royal patronage is the yardstick by which colonial status is measured, we never ceased to be one. I wonder if the next time I'm stopped by an RCMP officer I can get out of a ticket by telling him his backward, colonial police force has no jurisdiction in a modern, independent Canada and he should get his ass back to the 19th century where it belongs?

    I can't get my head around the fact that a historian has so little regard for history and tradition.

  2. Indeed. A major tool. Did he feel this way when he took his oath of allegiance to the Queen and attended the Royal Military College of Canada?

  3. In 1992 Jack had no trouble accepting the J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal from of all organizations - The ROYAL Society of Canada!

    A hypocrite indeed!


The Petition moves along...

May 1: Laurie Hawn, M.P. agrees to support petition
April 30: Sent draft petition to The Dominion Institute to seek their sponsorship
April 28: Sent draft petition to Captain(N) Pickingford, Project Manager, Canadian Navy Centennial Project
April 27: Sent petition to Blaine Barker of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and Bob Nixon of the Naval Officer's Association of Canada and Peter Dawe, Executive Director of the RMC Club
April 26: The Monarchist League of Canada members are supportive
April 25: Interesting - even heated - debate over at the Navy, Army, Air Force Forum, where the "Yeas" have it by a two-thirds majority.