Leitch's campaign team. Honestly I
received the reply a while back. But, like
Michael Chong's reply, it came from the
campaign team rather than the candidate
herself. I've held off posting this article in
hopes I could get a direct reply. At this
point that seems unlikely. So without
further ado here is the reply I received to
my question on what Ms. Leitch thinks
about the monarchy:
"Personally, she has stated she supports the monarchy."
I dislike replies from campaign teams) the use of the word
'personally' raises questions. Is this a statement that on a
private level she supports the monarchy while in public she
does not? Or is it merely a statement that she doesn't feel her
views on the monarchy are relevant to her campaign? I can't
say either way.
Once again I made a check of Parliament's debate records to
see if Ms. Leitch has said anything about Canada's monarchy
in the past. After searching a variety of terms related to the
monarchy I came up empty-handed. In fairness Ms. Leitch
has only been in Parliament since the 2011 election.
Ms. Leitch sent out a survey to Conservative Party members
about a month ago. One of the questions was whether they
supported keeping the Queen in the citizenship oath. Again, I
can't say this means she would seek to remove the Queen
from the oath if she became prime minister. But by including
the question she seems to indicate she would be open to it.
There is one other factor that worries me. Ms. Leitch has been
making attacks against 'elites' a big part of her campaign. I am
curious how one can rail against 'elites' as a group and then
say you support the ultimate elite; the monarch.
A Kisaragi Colour