Reading the latest Focus Canada survey from the Environics Institute illustrates how little progress the Conservatives have made in trying to change the way Canadians see their country, its present and its history, says Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson. (Globe and Mail. Feb.27, 2013).
Globe and Mail: June 07 2013 A motion has been filed in Quebec Superior Court taking issue with Canada’s Succession to the Throne Act, which gives consent to a bill adopted in British Parliament last April changing the rules of succession to allow for the firstborn, regardless of gender, to succeed to the throne.
Following a change in the British law that allows MPs to look into royal finances, Queen Elizabeth and the royal family face an inquiry into their expenses that would decide whether they provide value for taxpayer money.