Diamond Jubilee Celebration Held At BC Legislature
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Victoria, BC - A ceremony celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee just wrapped up at the BC Legislative Buildings in Victoria...
The legislature resumed today with a morning session, followed by a half-hour outdoor ceremony marking the Diamond Jubilee with a Guard of Honour and 21-gun salute that started at noon.
BC's Lieutenant-Governor, Steven Point, and Premier Christy Clark observed from the steps of the legislative building.
Click here to watch a live webcast of the proceedings when the Legislative Assemby resumes at 1:30pm.
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And if we elected those replacements?
Well, you don't exactly hold an election for "free", do you?
Royal tours are a great boost to tourism ~ a lot of Americans flock across the border to get a look at what we've got that they don't. Who's going to flock across the border to see some 'President' of Canada?
And if we continued to appoint some President in place of the Governor-General it wouldn't be done by the 'recommendation' of the Prime Minister, where the monarch could say, "NO" to having that representative, (there is at least one precedent where this happened), it would be done BY the Prime Minister.
And we'd lose one of the personal 'checks and balances' between the three branches of government which is embodied in our Executive branch being ultimately headed by the monarch, not the PM. Who is technically, as head of the Legislative branch of government, the main advisor to the Crown.