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Old 11-05-2015, 02:52 AM
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Did he mispronounce "heirs" as "hairs" ?

PS: Just explaining, I meant "hair" in the so-called "General American" pronunciation, not in British RP pronunciation.

He wasn't the only one. I mean, I get they were nervous & why, but of all the terms in the respective Oaths, the one word that gave the most trouble was "Heirs"!?!

I am beyond thrilled the Minister for Sport and Persons w/Disabilities is a Paralympian, Former President of the CPC & Legally Blind/Visually Impaired!! Why? Because like the reaction I saw on Twitter by the numerous Canadian Athletes regarding her becoming Minister of Sport, was the same I had towards her other Portfolio...

OMG....The Minister for Persons w/Disabilities...She's one of US!!!

She will *know* what kind of challenges are out there we deal w/on a daily basis, not only from her own personal experiences, but also from all she's learned professionally as well. You don't achieve the positions and jobs she's had over the years w/out picking up a few things along the way.

Of all the Cabinet posts announced today though, I am beyond thrilled the Cabinet is indeed evenly split between Men and Women. It's beyond time for that!! Of all the important Ministries a Female MP now holds though, I am still so happy & blown away too, Is that The Minister for Justice & Attorney General is not only a Woman, but for the first time Canadian History?

She's an Aboriginal Woman.

This is huge!! It's also a move that sends a very important message too. We are a Country that is still dealing w/the Legacy of the Residential Schools era, which is only one of the sad stories of many that make up our Relations/Actions towards our Aboriginal Peoples over the Centuries. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and Recommendations were handed down this Spring and one of the Promises given during the Election was that every single Recommendation would be followed through on. The Justice Minister will be the one whose team will have the Lioness' share of the work to do just that and that will require someone who knows those issues inside out.

She does, but not only that...Aboriginal Women are under attack in Canada and there are now so many missing and/or murdered Aboriginal Women, it's being called an epidemic. Over the last two to three years, not only Organizations, but also the General Public have been wanting an Inquiry into what is going on. The now only a MP from Calgary, Alberta refused many times to do just that.

To me, I have a feeling one of the first acts PM Trudeau will make is to do just that & who better to lead the charge on this issue? This really was such an important appointment on so many levels and...Wow!!

I know it's the Honeymoon period and stuff will happen. It always does. However, for the first time in too long a time, I have Hope again. It's going to be tough in certain areas to fix the Damage That & Cronies have done to both our standing and reputation on the World Stage, but I do have Hope it can be done.

I really also hope this feeling lasts. Now the work begins & we see what happens.


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Old 11-09-2015, 06:08 PM
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I'm actually not surprised. He is truly his father's son. Various Liberal politicians do this from time to time as a sop to Quebec and to 'differentiate' themselves from the Conservatives.

Trudeau Trying To 'Excise' Images Of Queen, Worries Monarchist League Of Canada
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:18 PM
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I'm actually not surprised. He is truly his father's son. Various Liberal politicians do this from time to time as a sop to Quebec and to 'differentiate' themselves from the Conservatives.

Trudeau Trying To 'Excise' Images Of Queen, Worries Monarchist League Of Canada

First of all, it's not Trudeau who's had it removed, it's the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Second of all, the portrait was only put up there by the Conservatives when Will and Kate did their tour. The paintings that have been put up in its place are the ones that had previously hung there for almost 40 years.

Thirdly, I wouldn't call it a sop to Quebec, or the paintings "Quebec paintings". Yes, the artist is from Quebec, but the paintings are of Canada - I mean, they're stylized landscapes titled "Canada West" and "Canada East".

If they'd taken down a portrait of the Queen that had been up since her coronation and was done by a Canadian artist or replaced the portrait with one that said "down to the monarchy, free the French" (or Québec libre) maybe I'd get the fuss... But that's not the case.
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Ish - thanks for the wonderful perspective of your POV.

It puts the issue into an area where I can evaluate as I am the current US crisis over the red, Christmas Starbucks cup.
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From the Monarchist League of Canada's facebook page

October 2015: reply from national Liberal Campaign HQ to League survey of party positions
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in Canadian history and remains a beloved figure for many Canadians. Over the past 63 years, she has stood with Canada through key moments of our country’s history and, as our nation underwent change and transformation, has been a rock of stability and a steadfast keeper of tradition. The Liberal Party has no intention of re-opening the Canadian constitution on this issue. Her Majesty will remain an integral part of our country’s evolution, progress, and future.
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October 2015: reply from national Liberal Campaign HQ to League survey of party positions
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in Canadian history and remains a beloved figure for many Canadians. Over the past 63 years, she has stood with Canada through key moments of our country’s history and, as our nation underwent change and transformation, has been a rock of stability and a steadfast keeper of tradition. The Liberal Party has no intention of re-opening the Canadian constitution on this issue. Her Majesty will remain an integral part of our country’s evolution, progress, and future.
They haven't however, in this particular reply , ruled out revisiting the issue when Charles becomes King. That is worrisome especially since Charles is not that popular in the Commonwealth.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:34 PM
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I wonder when we'll have our next big royal tour with this new government? It would be nice to see William and Kate again. The visits from more minor royals don't get much coverage.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:56 PM
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They haven't however, in this particular reply , ruled out revisiting the issue when Charles becomes King. That is worrisome especially since Charles is not that popular in the Commonwealth.

The Liberals voted in 2012 against making the issue of severing the relationship with the crown a party policy.

Saying that they'll never reopen the issue in the future is a bit ridiculous. If, at some point after the death of the Queen, a majority of Canadians spoke out against the continued relationship with the crown it would be irresponsible for the government - be they Conservative, Liberal, or other - to not address the issue.
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But even for people who disagree with monarchy on principle usually agree that it 'works' for Canada.

I agree you never say never but things would really have to change in Canada for the monarchy to be abolished. Canadians are not revolutionaries.

At the end of the day Quebec which has the highest 'republican' numbers only gets one vote.

Anyone who remembers Meech Lake or the Charlottetown Accord knows its basically impossible to fiddle with the constitution.
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We look forward to welcoming PM @JustinTrudeau to the UK for an audience with Her Majesty

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on being received in audience by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, November 25, 2015:

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In her role as Queen of Canada, she has not only witnessed but also been an active participant in the evolution of our country over the past sixty-three years. Her Majesty will remain an integral part of our country’s progress and future.”
Read more: Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on upcoming audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II | Prime Minister of Canada
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:16 AM
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What Justin Trudeau can expect at his first meeting with the Queen - Politics - CBC News

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Justin Trudeau was at Buckingham Palace today to meet the Queen.

She greeted the new Canadian prime minister by saying it was "nice to see you again... but under different circumstances."

"The last time we met you were much taller," Trudeau told the Queen, who now towers over the monarch he first met as a child travelling with his father and prime minister at the time, Pierre Trudeau.

"Well, this is extraordinary to think of, isn't it," the Queen replied with a laugh.

"So now you're having a very busy time," the Queen said to Trudeau, as cameras recorded the earliest moments of their meeting.

"Just a little bit," Trudeau said. "But it's a good one. There's a tremendous positive energy."

"Good. Well, come get a seat," she said, gesturing towards two chairs near the fireplace. Cameras were then escorted out.

The prime minister is travelling with his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, his daughter, Ella-Grace, and youngest son, Hadrien, who joined him for his meeting with the Queen.

The media pool travelling with the prime minister was not allowed inside the Queen's apartment to record their entire conversation, which is confidential.

But they observed him being introduced with a ceremonial sword. The tone between Trudeau and the Queen was evidently friendly.

Canadian prime ministers always have an audience with the monarch after they're elected. But Trudeau is the only prime minister who has a history with this Royal Family.

"She was always lovely and gracious," Trudeau said in a statement provided earlier to reporters covering the Buckingham Palace stop. "She was very tall, which points out how little I was at the time.

"They were nice moments because I knew how much my dad liked her. You could tell my father was really proud to be introducing his son to the Queen."

Justin Trudeau's wife and children, as well as his senior political adviser and close friend, Gerald Butts, waited in an antechamber during his audience.

The rest of the family met the Queen after their private discussion.

The Queen is well known for her grasp of Canadian politics and history. She met with Pierre Trudeau several times while he was prime minister and reportedly enjoyed his company.
And here they are, the Queen with her twelfth Canadian Prime Minister.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUqNii0WEAUdwA4.jpg

Almost every time she holds audiences with her Australian/New Zealand Prime Ministers we usually get a video of it, but it almost never happens when she meets her Canadian Prime Ministers.
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The PM gives a proper bow from the neck. Its how it should be done.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Europe for the start of a six-day trip to London, Malta and Paris that will see him hold bilateral talks with the British prime minister and French president, meet the Queen, attend the Commonwealth summit, and lead Canada at the United Nations climate-change conference.

It’s the second foreign mission for Trudeau in a couple of weeks, having just returned from the G20 Summit in Turkey and an APEC meeting in the Philippines. The prime minister’s wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and two of their three children, daughter Ella-Grace and son Hadrien, have joined him on the trip.

Trudeau’s first stop was in London on Wednesday for an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, the site of his late father’s iconic pirouette behind her majesty in 1977 during a G7 conference that sparked an international sensation. Trudeau met Her Majesty around lunchtime, his second time meeting her in his life and first as prime minister.
Read more: Justin Trudeau meets the Queen (for the second time) at Buckingham Palace: ‘You were taller than me at the time’ | National Post
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And here they are, the Queen with her twelfth Canadian Prime Minister.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUqNii0WEAUdwA4.jpg

Almost every time she holds audiences with her Australian/New Zealand Prime Ministers we usually get a video of it, but it almost never happens when she meets her Canadian Prime Ministers.

In a recent video I saw of Queen Elizabeth II meeting King Philippe in his introductory visit to the UK, she also initiated the conversation asking King Philippe if he had been very busy or something similar to that. Given that she said almost the same thing to PM Trudeau, I wonder if that sentence is one of HM's favorite "ice breakers" when meeting people, or if it was just a coincidence.
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Don't quote me on this and correct me if I'm wrong but IIRC, protocol dictates that one doesn't speak to the Queen unless she speaks to them first. If that is the case, I'm pretty sure that HM has a wide range of ice breakers to get the party started.
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In a recent video I saw of Queen Elizabeth II meeting King Philippe in his introductory visit to the UK, she also initiated the conversation asking King Philippe if he had been very busy or something similar to that. Given that she said almost the same thing to PM Trudeau, I wonder if that sentence is one of HM's favorite "ice breakers" when meeting people, or if it was just a coincidence.
I have seen many videos of The Queen at these meetings, and the "busy" line is one of the main ones she uses when greeting these VIP's. I'd rather do it her way, than to overthink of something to say to guest, lol.
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^ What a moment of history, really. Quite unique. I wonder whether Justin's son Hadrien will have any interest in politics!
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Yes it's extraordinary to think that both father and son became Prime Minister of Canada during the Queen's reign.

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^ What a moment of history, really. Quite unique. I wonder whether Justin's son Hadrien will have any interest in politics!

Who knows, maybe it might be Xavier who takes on "The Family Business" somewhere down the line. I'm guessing they couldn't pull him out of School for how long they'd be gone and is why he's not w/them.

"You were much taller than me the last time."

Cheeky Mr. PM...Very, very cheeky...LOL!!

It seemed like both enjoyed their Meeting or at least the start of it from the impression I got from the Video.

The start of a new era. :)


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^ What a moment of history, really. Quite unique. I wonder whether Justin's son Hadrien will have any interest in politics!
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if one of his children entered politics at some point. While none of his siblings have been involved in politics, his father obviously was, his half-sister's mother is involved in politics (and actually ran against him as leader of the Liberal Party in 2013), and his maternal grandfather was a Liberal MP for about 18 years, and a Cabinet Minister for 5. His paternal grandfather was also very politically minded, although he never ran for office, and somewhat interestingly was a supporter of the Conservative Party.
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