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Support for the monarchy increasing in Quebec

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From reading recent news reports, one would think that the anti-monarchy sentiment is on the rise in Quebec.

On Tuesday, PostMedia News reported six Quebec MPs turned down Jubilee medals handed out by the Canadian government in protest of the $7.5 million Ottawa intends to spend on monarchy celebrations.
CTV News reported that amid the jubilee hoopla, one nationalist group, Montreal's Societe Saint-Jean-Baptiste, anno0unced plans for anti-Queen celebrations.
But according to Robert Finch,  chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, anti-monarchy sentiment is actually in decline in La Belle Provence.
"While support for the monarchy is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, it's actually on the rise.  Witness last year's huge, enthusiastic crowds in Quebec City to greet Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.  It's been decades since we saw that type of reception for a member of the Royal Family in Quebec," Finch told Yahoo! Canada News.
"It's also worth noting that almost 50 per cent of [the Monarchist League's] new members in the aftermath of the Royal Tour were francophone Quebeckers. I believe the monarchy actually has a bright future in Quebec."
As for the $7.5 million price tag for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Finch says Canadians from coast to coast support it.
"It's reasonable to spend public money on celebrating national events like a Diamond Jubilee.  We spend millions of dollars - rightly - on celebrating Canada Day, St Jean Baptiste Day, festivals, etc.  A Diamond Jubilee is no different," he said.
"I do know that Canadian Heritage has been overwhelmed with funding requests when it comes to the Diamond Jubilee.  This means Canadians are overwhelmingly celebrating the occasion.  And, $7.5 million is actually rather modest in the grand scheme of things."

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I hope it's true!

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The $7.5 million figure works out to less than $.25 per resident of Canada. I doubt that any Canadian except for the most rabid, treasonous republican gives a rat's arse about the cost.

'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty 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, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!
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