launched a video series where Her
Excellency discusses different issues
related to the current pandemic. It is
always good to see Her Majesty's
representatives taking the initiative in
performing their role. The video series
began in May and has covered science,
art, entrepreneurship, and other topics.
And that is fine. The Crown is permitted, even encouraged, to
be political. Sadly, there seems to be a misconception that to
be non-partisan requires a vow of silence.
This is not the case. The Crown provides a vital role when it
brings a light to forgotten or neglected issues. Political parties
can do this as well but almost inevitably the issue will become
partisan by association. Only the Crown can act within the
government to look at, and sometimes even address,
problems without a partisan wrestling match breaking out.
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