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They Don't Celebrate British Queen Victoria In Quebec...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flutterby, May 22, 2017.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Big surprise........NOT!

    "National Patriots' Day (French: Journée nationale des patriotes) is a statutory holiday observed annually in the Canadian province of Quebec, on the Monday preceding 25 May.[1][2][3] The holiday was instated by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec-in-Council in 2003, according to the then Premier of QuebecBernard Landry: "to underline the importance of the struggle of the patriots of 1837–1838 for the national recognition of our people, for its political liberty and to obtain a democratic system of government."[4] Before 2003, the Monday preceding 25 May of each year was unofficially the Fête de Dollard, a commemoration initiated in the 1920s to coincide with Victoria Day, a federal holiday occurring annually on the same date."

  2. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    Just a suggestion. Why don't you replace Queen Elizabeth as your monarch by choosing a Canadian woman to be your queen? Just as the Vatican has a succession of popes, or the United States Supreme Court has lifetime justices, you could confirm a new monarch after the previous one either dies or resigns. Instead of a hereditary monarchy, the Canadian figurehead monarch would be chosen for character, contributions and character. Confirmed by Parliament.

    Someone, for example, like Professor Catherine MacKinnon. Just an idea.
  3. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    I publish a retraction of a mistake. I thought Catherine Mackinnon was Canadian. In fact, she is American and therefore a wrong example.

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