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Topic: The Queen of Canada


  
  The Queen of Canada?
Queen Elizabeth 2 is the official head of state in Canada, a fact lost on many Canadians who assume that the prime minister runs the country.
Technicalities aside, the Queen's powers remain formal in nature and are advised by the government, the prime minster, and the Queen's representative in Canada, the Governor General.
On the Queen's visit to the country, supporters could be spotted handing out pro-republic material, and explain the views to whomever they could pry away from the hordes of people waiting to see Her Majesty.
www.journalism.ryerson.ca /online/youth/world/rshaw.htm   (1978 words)

  
 THE QUEEN OF CANADA
The name was suggested by the Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883, in honour of his wife, H.R.H. Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria.
The islands were named after HMS Queen Charlotte, Lord Howe's flagship named in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III.
I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.
www.orgsites.com /sc/my-canada   (866 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > Queen and Commonwealth > Canada
Canada is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy with The Queen as Sovereign.
As a constitutional monarch, The Queen abides by the decisions of the Canadian Government, but she continues to play important ceremonial and symbolic roles.
In all these duties, The Queen acts as Queen of Canada, quite distinctive from her role in the United Kingdom or any of her other realms.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page4918.asp   (167 words)

  
  The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust - Elizabeth II Queen of Canada
The Queen's official style and title is "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith".
Elizabeth II became Queen of Canada because her ancestors (direct and indirect) were the 32 kings and queens who had reigned over the country since Henry VII and François I. These monarchs brought about the discovery, exploration, settlement, defence and development of Canada.
As Queen of Canada she listens to all her people and passes what she hears on, with or without her own advice, to the political leaders whose job it is to solve the problems.
www.crht.ca /DiscoverMonarchyFiles/QueenElizabethII.html   (4716 words)

  
  Canada - MSN Encarta
This is because the north of Canada, with its harsh Arctic and sub-Arctic climates, is sparsely inhabited.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the queen of Canada.
The queen is represented in Canada by the governor-general and ten lieutenant governors.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563379/Canada.html   (1211 words)

  
  Monarchy in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch.
As the Queen of Canada is also the Queen of the United Kingdom, the monarch cannot be a Roman Catholic or married to one and must be in communion with the Church of England upon ascending the throne.
The oath of allegiance to Canada, sworn by new citizens, soldiers, and parliamentarians, is an oath of allegiance to the monarch as sovereign of Canada, and to his/her heirs and successors according to law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queen_of_Canada   (5649 words)

  
 Monarchy in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state.
The Commissioners of Canada's northern territories of Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories are appointed by the federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and are not formal representatives of the Crown.
Queen Elizabeth II, as is common for all her other non-UK realms, usually assumes the role of "Queen of Canada" only when she is either present in Canada or (occasionally) when she performs certain ceremonies relevant to Canada (such as conferring Canadian honours) in the UK.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/m/mo/monarchy_in_canada.html   (2641 words)

  
 Canada - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Canada is governed under the constitution of 1982, which gathered the previous constitutional acts into a single framework and added a charter of rights and freedoms.
Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of Britain, is recognized as the queen of Canada.
Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of Britain, is the queen of Canada.
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 Queen's University, Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queen's University was founded on October 16, 1841 under its first principal, Thomas Liddell, who arrived in Kingston from Scotland carrying the Royal Charter of Queen Victoria, establishing Queen's College as an educational institution.
Originally affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Canada in connection with the Church of Scotland (see the Presbyterian Church in Canada as it was called after 1875), it was established to instruct youth in various branches of sciences and literature.
Queen's was the first Canadian university west of the maritime provinces to grant degrees, admit women, and form student government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queen's_University,_Canada   (2683 words)

  
 Canada Act 1982 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canada Act 1982 is an Act of Parliament passed by the British Parliament that severed virtually all remaining constitutional and legislative ties between the United Kingdom and Canada.
The Canada Act 1982 was signed into law by Her Majesty Elizabeth II Queen of Canada on a rainy April 17, 1982 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Whilst the Canada Act 1982 received the Royal Assent on March 29, 1982 in London, it was not until the Queen came to Canada that the Constitution Act, 1982, its Canadian equivalent, was proclaimed by Letters patent as a statutory instrument by the Queen on her visit to Canada.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php?title=Canada_Act_1982&printable=yes   (1164 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Monarchy in Canada Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state.
The Commissioners of Canada's northern territories of Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories are appointed by the federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and are not formal representatives of the Crown.
Queen Elizabeth II, as is common for all her other non-UK realms, usually assumes the role of "Queen of Canada" only when she is either present in Canada or (occasionally) when she performs certain ceremonies relevant to Canada (such as conferring Canadian honours) in the UK.
www.ipedia.com /monarchy_in_canada.html   (2684 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Queen Elizabeth II opens visit to Canada amid political turmoil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The queen is the symbolic head of state in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth of former colonies.
Queen Elizabeth stood alongside embattled Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose minority government is slated to face a vote of confidence in Parliament on Thursday.
The queen unveiled a plaque inaugurating the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, and a bronze statue of herself riding a favorite Saskatchewan-bred horse that was presented to her by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1969.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-18-queen_x.htm   (545 words)

  
 Canada (03/07)
Canada joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990 and hosted the OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000, and the third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.
Canada is a significant source for the United States of marijuana, as well as precursor chemicals and over-the-counter drugs that are used to produce illicit synthetic drugs.
Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, serves as a symbol of the nation's unity.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2089.htm   (4126 words)

  
 cars - Monarchy in Canada
In common practice, Queen Elizabeth II is referred to simply as "The Queen" or "The Queen of Canada" when in Canada, or when abroad and acting on the advice of her Canadian ministers (such as when she was present at the Canadian 60th anniversary of D-Day ceremony in France, in 2004).
Canada gained full independence as an autonomous kingdom when the constitution was patriated under Prime Minister Trudeau in 1982, making it Canadian law rather than an act of the British parliament which required amendment in both jurisdictions.
This was an occasion on which the Queen played a significant role in Canadian government, though as the monarch's advisors made clear, she felt bound to follow the advice of the prime minister, who was answerable to cabinet, parliament, and the Canadian electorate.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Queen_of_Canada   (3965 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Canada / U.K. queen: Canada visit like homecoming   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The queen is the symbolic head of state in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth of former colonies.
The queen unveiled a plaque inaugurating the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, and a bronze statue of herself riding a favorite Saskatchewan-bred horse that was presented to her by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1969.
An unidentified aide holds an umbrella for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a welcoming ceremony at the Saskatchewan legislature in Regina, Sask., Canada, Wednesday, May 18, 2005 where she was attending centennial celebrations for the province's union with the Canadian confederation.
www.boston.com /news/world/canada/articles/2005/05/18/uk_queen_canada_visit_like_homecoming   (504 words)

  
 Macleans.ca | Top Stories | THE QUEEN IN CANADA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queen Elizabeth II is still making memories on this, her 21st Canadian visit.
His comment, the day of the Queen's arrival in Canada, that he'd prefer "an entirely Canadian institution" replace the monarchy after the Queen's reign, was another welcome bone for media on both sides of the pond.
Manley, in advance of his weekend role as the Queen's escort in the national capital, offered an apology of sorts for becoming "a distraction from her visit." Yet, he persisted in expressing a concern that must unsettle all but the most blinkered monarchist.
www.macleans.ca /topstories/article.jsp?content=73786   (1136 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Queen dazzles Canada in tiara, sapphires and fur
When the Queen decides to look ultra regal there are few, if any, to surpass her, as the Canadians discovered at her eve-of-departure banquet.
As Canadians debate the rights and wrongs of inheriting a monarchy from far-off shores, the Queen made her position crystal clear on the penultimate day of a nine-day tour of Saskatchewan and Alberta, during which she celebrated the centenary of both western provinces joining the Confederation of Canada.
Paul Martin, the Liberal prime minister who survived a confidence vote during the Queen's visit, was at her side at the gala dinner to remind her of the "interesting weather" that washed out key celebrations.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/05/26/wqueen26.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/05/26/ixworld.html   (540 words)

  
 GN Online: Queen's visit likely to rekindle controversy
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen of England, is here on a 12-day visit with her husband Prince Phillip, and while the country is in a royal flush of excitement, offering the couple welcomes wherever they go fit for the Queen of Canada, she is drawing some barbs as well.
In both instances, the oaths call for swearing allegiance to the Queen – in the case of the former to her heirs and successors as well – rather than to Canada or its people or a Canadian head of state.
But the problem is that the other fifty per cent of the population is equally adamant that Queen Elizabeth – and her heirs and successors as well – should continue to occupy this most symbolic institution in the country – the head of state of Canada – no matter what.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=65551   (974 words)

  
 CNN.com - Queen's role in collapsed trial - Nov. 1, 2002
A conversation between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in a royal limousine led to the acquittal of butler Paul Burrell.
The Queen and the Prince of Wales were on the way to St. Paul's Cathedral in central London for a memorial service for the victims of the Bali bomb blast.
During a general conversation, the queen mentioned to her son that she had met Burrell in the weeks after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the butler had told her he was keeping some papers for safekeeping.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/11/01/burrell.queen   (502 words)

  
 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Queen of Canada Royal Visit 2005
From the moment she was proclaimed Queen of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II has had an impact on every facet of Canadian society.
As Sovereign of the Order of Canada, the Order of Military Merit, the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, and The Royal Victorian Order, she calls public attention to significant achievement and the exemplary service of Canadians in numerous fields of human endeavour, as well as decorations for bravery, meritorious service and for gallantry.
The Queen has seen us evolve into a modern, confident and forward-looking society, evidenced in the adoption of the National Flag of Canada, the Canada Health Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Official Languages Act.
www.pch.gc.ca /royalvisit2005/53_e.cfm   (1044 words)

  
 Toronto Hotel Service - Canadian Government   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of Canada and Canada's head of State.
This means that the Queen is the formal head of Canada.
The Queen is also represented in each province by a Lieutenant Governor and by a Commissioner in the territories.
www.torontohotelservice.com /government.html   (54 words)

  
 The Monarchy in Canada
Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth, and thus we "share" the monarchy with about a dozen other countries.
It is a little odd for Canada's Head of State to live in a foreign nation and only visit every four or five years, so we have a special "acting" Canadian Head of State that serves when the Queen is not around.
The Government of Canada is a "possession" of the Queen, and operates on behalf of her wishes.
www.filibustercartoons.com /canguide_1_mnrchy_pr.php   (1140 words)

  
 Queen's News Centre
Queen's National Scholar Daniel David Moses is among seven Canadian playwrights short-listed for the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize, sponsored by BMO Financial...
Queen's University is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
With 17 faculties and schools, Queen's is one of Canada's leading research intensive universities.
www.qnc.queensu.ca /index.php   (452 words)

  
 Queen's Standard for Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A small, (and perhaps even pedantic) point of clarification: when in non-Commonwealth countries, the Queen flies the standard of the nation she is representing.
While admitting that for most such visits she serves in the capacity of Queen of the United Kingdom, (and therefore flies the Royal Banner of that country), this is not always the case.
In 1959, for example, as part of the ceremonial surrounding the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway, she visited the United States in her capacity as the Queen of Canada, (vice the UK).
www.flagspot.com /flags/ca-queen.html   (415 words)

  
 Officer fights military over salute, toast to the Queen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An officer in the Canadian Forces is suing Canada's top soldier over a "degrading" policy that requires members of the military to toast the Queen and salute during the anthem, God Save the Queen.
The governor general, as the Queen's representative in Canada, is the commander-in chief of the Canadian Forces.
The National Defence Act says the Canadian Forces are "the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada," the decision notes and therefore, the loyalty requirement does not violate anyone's constitutional rights.
www.canada.com /ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=002801b5-660e-433d-9631-a2405b815f6e   (530 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Queen's University, Canada (Colleges, Canadian) - Encyclopedia
Queen's University, at Kingston, Ont., Canada; nondenominational; coeducational; founded 1841 as Queen's College.
It has faculties of arts and sciences, education, law, medicine, and applied science, as well as schools of graduate studies, business, urban and regional planning, nursing, and rehabilitation therapy.
Queen's Theological College is affiliated with the university.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/Q/QueensUn.html   (161 words)

  
 The Monarchist League of Canada: Arguments For The Crown
The Constitution of Canada declares that the Government of Canada and the Command in Chief of the Forces are vested in the Queen.
The Queen is skilled in separating her duties as Queen of Canada, Jamaica, etc., from her role as Queen of the United Kingdom.
The Queen is Patron of several leading independent schools, such as Winnipeg’s St. John’s-Ravenscourt; she accorded "Royal" status in 1989 to St. George’s College, Toronto, while Prince Philip is Visitor of Upper Canada College and Prince Andrew is Patron of Lakefield College School.
www.monarchist.ca /why   (2946 words)

  
 Golden Jubilee: Biography
Her Majesty The Queen was born in London on April 21, 1926 and later christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
Following the untimely death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, The Princess Elizabeth acceded to the Throne as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and was separately proclaimed Queen of Canada.
For Canada, the highlight of Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee celebrations will be an official visit that will see The Queen join in "A Canadian Celebration" in every region of the country over an eleven day period (Oct. 4-15).
www.canadianheritage.gc.ca /jubilee/e-biography.htm   (648 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth to Visit Canada, Hockey on Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Queen and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive on Friday in the tiny northern community of Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut -- a territory she wants to visit because it did not exist when she last visited Canada in 1997.
The Queen and Duke will watch only the first period of the game, and local Vancouver media have suggested players will be on their best behavior with no on-ice fighting or dirty play while the royal box is occupied.
With its historic roots in the British Empire, Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and Elizabeth holds the title of Queen of Canada.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/762434/posts   (874 words)

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