made to ensure a Platinum Jubilee Medal would be issued in
2022. This is a small update on how efforts are going.
The Monarchist League of Canada continues to have talks
with officials and is encouraging its members to reach out to
their MPs. A response from Canadian Heritage was received:
"The decision to create a medal is under the Prime Minister’s purview, and no
direction has been given thus far.
In Canada, commemorative medals are struck from time to time to mark
important anniversaries and are usually managed by the Chancellery of Honours
at Rideau Hall.
Currently, the UK is the only Commonwealth realm that has announced plans to
create a Platinum Jubilee medal.
One of the ways the government of Canada will invite Canadians to participate in
the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be through funding in support of community-
based projects that will mark this historic milestone and offer Canadians an
opportunity to learn about the role of the Crown in Canada. PCH expects to launch
this funding initiative on November 1, 2021.
Canada looks forward to celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee throughout
2022 and planning is well underway. A series of initiatives to mark the Queen’s
remarkable 70 years of service to our country will be announced in due course.
Thanks again for reaching out and I hope this helps!"
a design for the medal has been completed but is under media
embargo. Why the government would delay the release of the
medal's design for so long is unknown.
MP Cheryl Gallant's petition on this matter closed on August
7th with 1826 signatures.
It is possible that the government is just waiting for the right
time to announce the creation of the jubilee medal but until
we know more the safest course is to continue bringing up the
issue with elected officials.
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