received from Marilyn Gladu via
Facebook. She is the MP for Sarnia—
Lambton and was first elected in
2015. Mrs. Gladu's response was the
last received before the reminder
emails went out. So far the response
rate has been better than expected. I
will be posting an index of them soon.
Now, on to survey results.
"I love the Queen."
As prime minister would you make use of the
Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments
that was active between 2010 and 2015?
"I haven’t heard about this program, but will look into it."
During the previous parliament the government
cancelled a program that mailed physical copies of
the Queen's portrait to any Canadian who asked free
of charge. Would you restore this program?
The government also removed the Queen's portrait
from the lobby of the Foreign Affairs Office and
replaced it with paintings by Alfred Pallen. Would
you find a way to have both paintings and portrait
share the ample wall space of the Foreign Affairs
Let me start off with what was good about Mrs. Gladu's reply;
It was broadly supportive and she committed to carrying out
two of the policies outlined above.
While Mrs. Gladu stated that she loves the Queen this does
leave unrevealed what she thinks of the institution as a whole.
Her lack of knowledge about the Advisory Committee on Vice-
Regal Appointments is perhaps best explained by her election
having occurred after the committee ceased to be used. And
of course I'd prefer longer replies (but I always prefer longer
replies so that is neither here nor there).
Checking the Parliament debate records did turn up an
"Our Westminster style of Parliament is based on allegiance to the Queen. How
then can we allow someone who has lived in Canada for 13 years, who has seen
how our government is based, who knows this and wants to be a Canadian citizen,
to swear their oath pledging allegiance to the Queen one day and then the next day
revoke that allegiance and still retain their citizenship? Will we also allow
individuals to revoke the other part of the oath where they pledge to obey Canadian
law? My view is that, when people take the pledge to join this great country, they
should not be able to pick and choose which parts they like. It is not a buffet."
comments were found via google search.
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