We have long known and rejoiced in the fact that the Prime Minister of Canada, the RT Hon Stephen Harper PC MP makes no mental reservation when he swears the Oath of Allegiance. (The letters ‘PC’ refer to his membership of the Canadian Privy Council)
Incidentally, just on honouring the Oath, which of our politicians could possibly be trusted as witnesses in court when they swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
They will say they have to swear the Oath of Allegiance to become politicians. But since when were honest citizens conscripted into becoming politicians?
The good news from Canada is this.
Contrary to rumours, the Hon Michael Ignatieff PC MP, Leader of HM Loyal Canadian Opposition, is a constitutional monarchist. He made a point of explaining this to Robert Finch, the Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada at a State Dinner for HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Ottawa recently.
While the Leader of HM Australian Opposition, the first Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, is well and truly a constitutional monarchist, let us hope that at some stage soon the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth is also a constitutional monarchist .
They both were when this nation was led by those great statesmen of our past who led us in our most difficult days.