Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Resounding Success

To the individual who criticized that six thousand signatures "is hardly a resounding success", we are clearly vindicated today with the news that a solid majority of Canadians support the government's move to restore the traditional titles, Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In fact millions support the resumption of these magnificent titles, which resonate across the generations and across party lines. Even a strong majority of federalist Quebeckers support the historic designations.

Across Canada, 56 per cent agree with the move. Only 11 per cent are strongly opposed, which means that the potential for critics of this decision to whip up a backlash is small. At the other end of the scale, 18 per cent strongly support the decision. In other words the government found a pretty low-cost way to make almost one in five voters feel pretty good.

It’s not surprising this decision is popular with Conservative voters, who approve by a 72 per cent to 20 per cent margin. More interesting is that this is not an idea that works only with older voters: younger people support this decision in virtually equal numbers.

While there’s predictably more pushback in Quebec, still 41 per cent of voters in that province like this decision. That's easily twice as many as have been thinking about voting Conservative.

Roughly half of Liberal and NDP voters support the move. For leaders of those parties, it puts fighting this decision squarely in the pile of ideas labeled: “Worth the trouble?”


  1. anything on bringing back all of the badges,ranks, insignia,etc used before unification

  2. Priorities guys.
    Veterans benefits cut left right and centre and you act like this cosmetic exercise is a big deal. What a shameful bunch of partisan hacks you are.

  3. oh and this is the link today.
    millions will be spent on letterheads etc. meanwhile travel for our most vulnerable of brethren is axed.
    Every vote you send their way because of a stupid crown will result in more policies like this and more suffering.


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.