The Maple Monarchists - Blog: Queen & Governor General’s Statements on the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

“I join with all Canadians on this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to reflect on the painful history that Indigenous peoples endured in residential schools in Canada, and on the work that remains to heal and to continue to build an inclusive society”  ~Her Majesty the Queen “As we mark the first National Day

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The Maple Monarchists - Blog: Pinpointing the exact day a Taliban return in Afghanistan became inevitable

The world was shocked earlier this month when the Taliban effortlessly retook control of Afghanistan. Ever since a great deal of ink has been spilled trying to explain why. Some hold this to be a direct result of the manner in which the USA withdrew from the country. Some argue it is due to longstanding issues with political corruption in

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The Maple Monarchists - Blog: Statement by Chairman Finch of the Monarchist League of Canada

REPUBLICANISM WILL NOT HELP WITH RECONCILIATION  In the aftermath of the horrific discoveries of the bodies of Indigenous children at former residential schools across the country, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians have rightly been asking themselves what more can be done to help achieve reconciliation.  Recently, a school in Creston, BC removed its royal connection

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The Maple Monarchists - Blog: The New Brunswick Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada once again has Vice-Regal Patronage

I mentioned back in October, 2018 that I had been named chairman of the New Brunswick Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada. 2019 was a good year with contacts being reestablished, educational materials distributed to a few schools in south-east New Brunswick, and a Victoria Day luncheon in Fredericton for the membership to discuss priorities

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The Maple Monarchists - Blog: Democracy Watch combines Good Intent with an oddly poor understanding of the Canadian Constitution to Ill Effect

Democracy Watch Logo Recently I learned that an organization called Democracy Watch was going to sue the New Brunswick government over its decision to call an early election back in September. Now, suing anyone is risky but more so when that organization has limitless funds to mount a defence. So if nothing else I commend their bravery. Sadly, the bravery has a

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The Maple Monarchists - Blog: The Ongoing Problem of Governor General Julie Payette and How it Could Have Been Prevented

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette The tenure of current governor general Julie Payette could be described as a wee bit turbulent. Early missteps were largely forgiven as the actions of someone new to the role. But as the one year anniversary of Her Excellency’s appointment rolled around there were new questions. Her presence at various events was being scaled back.

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