Naturally, just as THEY (the usual suspects, i.e. progressives) have gone after other holidays, now they’ve come after this one; they want to rename it ‘Victoria and First Peoples Day’, as a sop to Canada’s aboriginal peoples (never mind there already exists such an occasion, albeit not widely known, National Aboriginal Day, observed every June 21, though it is not a holiday).
The good news, at least, is, judging from the comments there, and the follow-up story here, the idea isn’t that popular, and more importantly and more happily, it will never happen under Stephen Harper’s Tories.
Still, as a reactionary traditionalist, I’d like to restore Empire Day. And, accordingly, plus in a particular gesture of defiance to these latest anti-traditionalist busybodies, I’d like to wish all my fellow Canadians, including the handful of stupid white and aboriginal progressives promoting this even newer name, a Happy Empire Day! 🙂 (Albeit rather late, as I have been enjoying this holiday and long weekend, trying to ignore stupid BS politics.)