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LOL.....Now let's break that 7.5 million down a bit shall we?? 3.7 million goes to minting 60,000 medals for civic minded Canadians. Not sure what this has to do with Queen or her visit, do you?? Couldn't be political could it?? 2 Million are to be spent on special events in the Queen's honour. These may be in her honour, but it is more for a grand blow-out celebration for Canadians. One Canadian regiment is giving her a diamond broach but it is The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery of which she is Captain General. No price affixed. Flags are also mentioned, not sure what these will cost but looking at the medals, I would guess somewhere in the area of 1/2 million. So what are we left with?? My goodness look at that...... It leaves 1.8 million for upgrading facilities,for the actual visit etc. Now it seems to me not much actually being spent that is not for the benefit of Canadians, one way or the other.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
I have travelled a fair bit and I have never had a problem explaining why the Queen appears on our money. You would be surprised to discover how many other world currencies she appears on.
Mind explaining how the Canadian constitution is less effective or less suited to Canada than those of other countries?? After all there are many other ones it could have been BASED on.
The idea of govt spending is to stimulate the economy, and in this case the queen is a backdrop often.
The queen is on currencies of Malta, Cyprus, Belize and a few other powers. They do need her more than she needs them. But NZ and Australia use her pic too. It's not too hard to explain why the queen is on our money, we were a colony, but we're not anymore.
Canada's const. could only have been based on the UK, were were a colony of Britain. In those days being part of the British empire meant something to Canadians, who often felt British first and Canadian second. Not all Canadians wished to keep the imperial link alive. John A Macdonal said he was born a British subject and would die as a British subject. He was a good Canuck though.
When you think aout it, the British empire was quite multicultural, stretching across Asia, America and Africa. Now I'll equate mutliculturalism with imperialism. There's no rest for the white colonial guilt crowd, they can never shed it.