Please let me clarify that I am aware of the overall unimportance of the issue I am about to share my opinion on. It seems rather trivial at first,
but if you look down a bit deeper I think it shows how obvious it is that our governments use the media to manipulate us. I must also point out that I
place no blame nor do I claim any affiliation with any of the political parties involved because any party would resort to these tactics. Now that I
have your attention, I will continue on topic.
Majority approve air force, navy getting 'royal' title back
OTTAWA — The Harper government's unexpected decision to restore the traditional names of the navy and air force has the support of a majority of
Canadians, a new poll suggests. On Aug. 16, the Tories announced the return of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force after four
decades as Maritime Command and Air Command. A survey by The Canadian Press-Harris/Decima found that 56 per cent of respondents agreed with the
change and only 31 per cent opposed it.
Ummmmm... have I been hidden in a cave under a rock with my eyes and ears closed? This is a topic I have done my best to avoid "at the water cooler".
I have also seen it discussed on ATS on other threads. I have not seen any of these threads discuss how Canadians have been misrepresented on their
whole opinion of this.
I can guarantee that 8 out of 10 Canadians who actually have an opinion on this matter oppose it. Most Canadians don't care. I encounter people from
all walks of life during my day, and this topic has come up numerous times over the last week or two when it was first announced. Everyone so far has
made it clear that they oppose it, and are also baffled that the government would try so hard to justify something so pointless. Not only do most
Canadians think the monarchy has no place in Canada, this is also going to waste tax payers money. Sure, our uniforms are lame as it is, but that's
not the point. I wonder how much this make over is going to cost. My tax dollars are already wasted on various idiotic programs, now I have to help
fund a royal makeover. I saw quite a few people today lined up at the food bank. Surely our money can be put to better use.
Who are Harris/Decima?
Harris/Decima is one of Canada’s most established names in public opinion and market
research, with a 25-year track record of innovation and client satisfaction. Today, we are among Canada’s largest full service research firms and
fastest growing success story. The secret of our success is simple: work hard to meet every client’s expectations, by providing professional
service with a personal touch. Our people are driven to excel at helping our clients excel.
Feel free to check the link to find out more, it even lists some of their affiliations. I haven't had the time to research any of them, but I must say
I have not heard of most of them.
Who exactly did they poll? It sure wasn't me or anyone else I know. This headline came up earlier today and everyone started to go on a rant. It was
actually funny to finally see people react how I think they should more often. Even the sweet elderly lady across from me started cursing at the news
I know not everyone in Canada hates our affiliation with the monarchy, but most of us oppose it. So to say that a majority of Canadians support
the name change of our military is a big fat lie.
My point is that this seems to be a blatant psy-op/misinformation campaign targeted against Canadians. I have seen our current and previous
governments use the media in an attempt to sway public opinion, but I think this time it is totally ridiculous. This claim they are making would be
similar to saying Tony Blair or George Bush had a 90% approval rating when they left office. Sure the public is full of what many of you would call
"sheep". But whether you like to admit it or not, most of us can think for ourselves and can't be tricked with this foolishness.
My last request is to help prove me right or wrong. I please ask anyone who has any opinion whatsoever on this subject to let me know if you agree or
disagree with the royal affiliation in the names of the Canadian Military. All comments are welcome, even non Canadians. I am sure the responses will
range from "This is sheer stupidty" to " I really don't care, Jersey Shore is on". We will probably even get a few "God save the queen, hail her
Majesty" comments too. Don't worry I won't get mad
PS: The comments underneath the main article in the OP are laughable to say the least. I hate to be "that guy" but I have long suspected that the
Canadian government employs people to comment on these types of stories. I have seen it many times on various topics. CTV news has never accepted any
of my comments if they are not in total agreement with the story. I always remain civil and on topic. I know a few others who have tested out this
theory, and for the most part if your comment is not completely pro-government, your comment will not be approved.
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Corruption Exposed because: whoops
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