debate in Moncton on the 6th. While I
couldn't stay for the entire event I was able
to nab the contact info for the last few
candidates I still haven't emailed yet. I also
had the chance to talk to Conservative
Leadership Candidate Chris Alexander
about his views on the monarchy. To the
question "What are your views on the
monarchy?" he answered:
"I support it completely."
other areas of policy. As I was about to leave he stated he
wanted to add to what he had said about the monarchy. Mr.
Alexander stated that as the campaign goes on he will be
announcing that he feels each new monarch should have a
coronation in Canada and that he feels this is "part of
growing up as a nation".
This is an interesting idea, if nothing else. And while I don't
generally like the whole 'growing up as a nation' rhetoric it is
refreshing to see it used in support of monarchy rather than in
opposition to it.
As with the other candidates I dug through the Hansard to see
what Mr. Alexander has said about the monarchy in
Parliament. While I didn't find any notable quotations it
should be noted he was only in Parliament for two years.
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