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I’m royally offended

Toronto Sun

18 February 2012

Re “Jubilee Bloc-ers” (Feb. 8): So Bloc Quebecois MP Louis Plamondon
is “irked” that the Harper government did such monarchist things as
restoring the “Royal” titles to the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal
Canadian Air Force? Is he bothered by the name “Royal 22e Regiment,” the
Quebec based infantry regiment known as “The Van Doos” — which, unlike
the RCAF and the RCN, never lost its “Royal” title back in 1968? It is
also offensive that he is refusing to give out Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Medals to deserving constituents. Plamondon doesn’t seem
to have a problem accepting money with the Queen’s image on it.

(Good point!)

 

 

Freuqntly, articles are edited and altered by the editor due to space limitations and for clarity.  Below is the original article I submitted to the editors:

 

So Bloc Quebecois MP Louis Plamondon is “irked” that the Harper
government did such monarchist things as restoring the “Royal” titles to
the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force?  Funny,
considering he doesn’t seem to have a problem with “Royal” in the name
of the “Royal 22e Régiment“, the Quebec based
infantry regiment commonly referred to as “The Van Doos” (which by the
way, unlike the RCAF and the RCN, never lost their “Royal” title back in
1968).

It is also offensive that he and other BQ members are refusing to give
out Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to their deserving
constituents.  If they don’t want them, send the medals to me.  I know
many people who deserve such an honour.

He also doesn’t seem to have a problem accepting money with the Queen’s image on it.  Go figure!

About the author

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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