Most Canadians Want to See the British Monarchy Come to an End

Must Read

OTTAWA — When Queen Elizabeth II of Britain first took the throne, symbols of the crown and royal coat of arms appeared seemingly everywhere in Canada, which remains part of the Commonwealth, including on mundane objects like mailboxes.

In the decades since, most of those symbols have disappeared — a diminished presence that is reflected as Canada celebrates the queen’s Platinum Jubilee not with an extended weekend or grand tribute, but with a series of low-key, mostly local events.

There will be tree plantings by air cadets in Calgary, Alberta; a geocaching walk in, perhaps appropriately, Cache Creek, British Columbia; plus military parades, garden parties, artistic performances, a photo exhibition and a sound and light show on the nation’s Parliament buildings.

All 325 examples of the Canadian dollar pure-platinum Platinum Jubilee coin are sold out at the Royal Canadian Mint, but Canada Post has plenty of commemorative stamps available.

Previous article
Next article
Latest News

More Articles Like This