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posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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This is the grandfather of a close friend of mine! Victoria Cross from the Princess Pats Light Infantry.
William Henry Metcalf VC

Princess Pats Light Infantry ( Ladies from Hell)

Zindo




posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by ZindoDoone
This is the grandfather of a close friend of mine! Victoria Cross from the Princess Pats Light Infantry.
William Henry Metcalf VC

Princess Pats Light Infantry ( Ladies from Hell)

Zindo

Ladies from Hell is what the Germans called them because they kicked the Hell out of the Germans!



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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So most of your friend are 'english', you hate 'the queen' and fear 'canada' will lose 'quebec' if you don't break ties with The Queen.

Can I just ask why?

You have gave no reasoning whatoever for your opinions and I would just like to understand why you feel as you do.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by hornyana_jones
reply to post by Haydn_17
 

well the most powerfull persone in canada is not the voice of the people(prime minister)its the general governer witch is apointed by the queen.
laws need to sign by the general governor before they are official.
im a french canadian i love canada but i hate the queen
i would like to see canada splitting completely from the british bs
if they dont im scare canada will loose quebec.my self included
dont get me wrong most of my friends are english


I think our association with Britain is the greatest protection that Quebec has. Recall, it was them who ensured that Quebec was able to hang on to its language, church, culture and civil code after the conquest. You haven't always gotten the best deal from your Anglo brethren, but you'd do a lot worse as an American state.

Consider too the current representative of the Crown...a Black Francophone woman born in Haiti. That's kinda special. And actually, she is appointed in Canada and approved by the Queen. A rubber stamp, really, and for the most part a curiosity left over from Colonial times. I think the Office reflects well on us, although I disagree with the second proroguing.

Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Answer: To ask the Governor-General to prorogue Parliament.

God Save the Queen



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 09:52 AM
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If, god forbid, I had to go to war, I would want Canadians, and Anzacs around me than any other nation, when the UK was in trouble in 2 world wars, they did not wait to be asked to help 'the mother country', I do find it appalling that 'Grocerr Heath' could not be bothered to tell the Anzacs that he was going to join the EU(UK bought a lot of foodstuffs and wool from the Anzacs, EU made the UK renage on the contracts.)



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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Exactly the sentiments I have expressed on numerous occassions here on ATS.

In addition, we have cutural ties that will bind us for generations.

Heath, and every subsequent Prime Minister should be tried for Treason.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Several regiments in the Canadian Army have the "Royal" prefix.

- Royal Canadian Dragoons
- Royal Canadian Artillery (even though it's much bigger then a 'regiment')
- Royal Canadian Corps of Engineers (again, it's bigger then a 'regiment')
- Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada

en.wikipedia.org...
^ a complete list of all the existing regiments and corps of the Canadian Army, both regular and reserve. Practically every other infantry and cavalry regiment has "Royal" or some sort of British connection in their name.

The Canadian Army might be small but they sure are professional and they have quite a reputation to boot. Even we Americans are aware of their courage at places like Vimy Ridge, Normandy, Korea, etc

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posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231
The Canadian Army might be small but they sure are professional and they have quite a reputation to boot. Even we Americans are aware of their courage at places like Vimy Ridge, Normandy, Korea, etc


Ever hear of JTF2?

Books, academic studies and official military histories have been written about the U.S. operations. Their exploits have been celebrated; they have grown into legends. But like all of JTF2’s work at home and abroad, Canada’s six-month contribution to the invasion of Afghanistan has remained a state secret. www.thestar.com...



self edit to add...star and flag for an interesting subject, in a Colonial kinda way, of course


[edit on 27-4-2010 by JohnnyCanuck]



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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That is entirely incorrect. Only the canadian sheeple still bow down to the queen.

Real Canadians are angry about the lack of true democracy, it doesn't matter what language you speak.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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Its an issue here, but for me anything associating with "royalty" leaves me with a very bad taste in my mouth.

We're supposed to be a sovereign country with the maple leaf on our coins instead of the queen on our coins.

Its not a issue about being associated with the british who we like its the association with the royal family of england that lots of us dislike.

Do we own our country or not



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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reply to post by star in a jar
 


Do any of us own our countries?

I for one suspect not my friend!



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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reply to post by Freeborn
Yeah you're right. It just pains me that its in plain sight.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by star in a jar
reply to post by Aresh Troxit
That is entirely incorrect. Only the canadian sheeple still bow down to the queen.
Real Canadians are angry about the lack of true democracy, it doesn't matter what language you speak.


Nonsense. Cite me a 'true democracy' that is better run than we are. How does our association with the Monarchy...slim as it is...affect our freedoms? And bow? Who bows to Royalty? Now, face to face...there is an issue of protocol and respect. It's not like you're singing God Save the Queen in school any more.

Real Canadians? The only thing we are angry about is that lame-arse set of party leaders that just don't lead!

And make no mistake...Johnny Canuck is a real Canadian!



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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It's a shame some of you tell you are Canadian and forgot the 1982 law !!

British is here only for the show !!!

ok ok i hate wiki but was the first source and simple one to give you some info on it.



The Canada Act 1982 (1982 c. 11) is an Act of Parliament passed by the British Parliament that ended all remaining dependence of Canada on the United Kingdom, by a process known as "patriation". It includes the text of the Constitution Act, 1982, in both of Canada's official languages, in Schedule B, and a translation of the main body into French in Schedule A, making it the first British Act of Parliament since the Middle Ages to be passed in the French language.


While the Canada Act 1982 received 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 during her presence in Canada.

The Constitution Act, 1982 was signed into law by Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada on April 17, 1982 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Queen Elizabeth's constitutional powers over Canada were not affected by the Act, and she remains Queen and Head of State of Canada. Canada has complete sovereignty as an independent country and the Queen's role as monarch of Canada is separate from her role as the British monarch or the monarch of any of the other Commonwealth realms.


Source WIKI

edited many time and to add Im French Canadian but god damn i love my contry Never i'll think to vote for separation.

[edit on 27-4-2010 by Dolby_X]



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Dolby_X
It's a shame some of you tell you are Canadian and forgot the 1982 law !!


It remains a nicety and part of our national character, as I said. Also nice is the statement that you love this country and do not care for the idea of separating. Of course it is les seperatistes that get all the attention.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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Bump......

Quote from Dolby_X: "Im French Canadian but god damn I love my country Never i'll think to vote for separation."


We don't hear much these days about the "La belle province" separation. The idea to separate from the rest of Canada is getting less and less popular here in Quebec and that is a good thing. We have greater challenges ahead of us like what to do with the tremendous province's debt of 219 093 193 467,55 $ as I write these lines.

A surprising fact is that the idea of Quebec separation is gaining popularity on the english side of the country.

26% of Albertans and 15% of English Canadians believe Quebec would be better off if it were to separate, according to a new public opinion poll released exclusively to QMI.


This news was in the Toronto Sun this morning
Canadians answer opinion poll on Quebec separatism

I wonder if Her Majesty the Queen of Britain would have any power to stop the process of separation if that should happen...... Second thought no she would not.


[edit on 27-4-2010 by St-Patrick]

[edit on 27-4-2010 by St-Patrick]



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by St-Patrick

I wonder if Her Majesty the Queen of England would have any power to stop the process of separation if that should happen......


The Queen of England is like the Barack Obama, President of Rhode Island.

As far as I know no-one in history has ever been known as simply the 'Queen of England'?

I wonder how Americans would feel if Washington was referred to as the President of Delaware and JFK the President of Illinois?



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Sorry about that ....... In Quebec we often use the term "La Reine d'Angleterre" Reine = Queen Angleterre = England

Thank you for corrected me!



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by St-Patrick
A surprising fact is that the idea of Quebec separation is gaining popularity on the english side of the country. 26% of Albertans and 15% of English Canadians believe Quebec would be better off if it were to separate, according to a new public opinion poll released exclusively to QMI.

This news was in the Toronto Sun this morning


Two points...Alberta consistently makes that kind of noise because there are those who figure Alberta should take its oil and do the same. Recall "Let those eastern bastards freeze in the dark"?

Secondly...the Toronto Sun represents the lowest common denominator and has a tenancy to appeal to 'ditto-heads' who are too lazy to actually think things through. Trust me...it doesn't speak for Canada.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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You belong to whom you agree to be a slave to...

fact: No one here in Canada gives a damn about the queen, as a matter of fact she's pretty much only used for good old jokes...






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