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Bringing cheer into the gloom

This was good to see:

The town was not on the official royal itinerary, but the royal couple made a special stop with the hope of bringing much-needed cheer to residents who now face the daunting task of rebuilding their homes and community…Thousands of other Slave Lakers and some out-of-towners gathered outside the college chanting “Will and Kate” and “We love Slave Lake.” Many arrived before dawn to stake out a prime spot in hopes of catching a glimpse of the couple as they arrived.

You may or may not be a monarchist, but even the most hardened republicans should be willing to admit this was a very touching and […]

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Somewhere, Stephen Harper is smiling at this.

Statistics Canada released a survey today on the reasons given by those Canadians as to why they did not vote in the May 2 federal election:

..The most common response for not having voted was that they were “not interested in voting” (28%), which also includes feeling their vote would not have made a difference in the election results. An additional 23% indicated they were “too busy”, which includes having family obligations or having a schedule conflict at work or school.

With regards to the 23% who were “too busy” to vote, they either didn’t see the notices from Elections Canada on where one could do advance voting, or else […]

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A Royal prediction..

..after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (otherwise known as Will and Kate) depart from Canada, support for a continued role for the Monarchy in Canada – as long as it’s William and Kate at the helm – is going to go over 65%. That’s how successful I think this tour has been and will be for the Monarchy once it ends.

Update: A further thought; Prime Minister Harper has been called by some – both in this country and in Britain – as the most pro-monarchist PM Canada has had in 50 years. I’m sure he wouldn’t be so open about that if he didn’t believe it was part […]

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