candidates for the Conservative Party of Canada to ascertain
their views on the monarchy. I have already posted individual
articles on some of the candidates. This post is to function as
a sort of index and supplement to the other articles. Now,
without further delay let us take a good look at what the tory
leadership candidates think about the Canadian monarchy.
The Emailed Question & Responses
"What are your views on the monarchy?"
Below are links to each candidate's reply and a short look at
any previous comments they have made in regards to the
monarchy. Names are in order of when they entered the race.
Tony Clement (Withdrew From Race)
Adrienne Snow (Withdrew From Race)
Dan Lindsay (Withdrew From Race)
Five Crown Scoreboard
Keep in mind this is only my assessment and your mileage
may vary. Also, note that changes may occur as the campaign goes on. The score is out of five crowns with each candidate
receiving one crown for stating support for the monarchy in
their reply, one crown for having defended the monarchy in
Parliament, two crowns for outlining how they would improve
the monarchy's role in the future, and one crown for having
spoken in support of the monarchy outside of Parliament.
representative here and should remain as such. A sort of
republicanism by stealth has been orchestrated over the last
number of years in this country. We need to be very careful
about not going down that path."
~Michael Chong, 2005
"I was very proud to have received The Queen's Commission
in the Canadian Armed Forces, and it hangs in my office. I
have worked indirectly with the Royal Family on the True
Patriot Love Foundation - a military charity I co-founded -
and for which I received Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
medal. The photo book of Prince Harry's visit to Canada
House for this charity sits on the coffee table in my Hill
office. And it was this organization that successfully bid for
Canada to host this year's Invictus Games, led by Prince
There is nobody in the race who has more of a direct
association with the monarchy, nor, I believe, is there
anyone in the race who has been more publicly supportive of
the monarchy than I. One of my most widely reported
policies during this race is all about working closer with our
Commonwealth allies. I have raised the monarchy and its
strengths in my many discussions about the CANZUK policy,
which would create a trade and security pact for Canada,
Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The above is a snapshot to give you a flavour of my track
record and consistent and steadfast support for the
monarchy as a foundational element of our parliamentary
democracy and a positive force in our society."
~Erin O'Toole, 2017
I would like to thank all of the candidates for getting back to
me. While I might disagree at times with the replies I receive
it is at least good to know that politicians still take the time
to reply to ordinary Canadians.
A Kisaragi Colour