Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Beardy and Moore on the Royal Proclamation

Back in February, Tom Peace over at Active History was urging Canadians to take the time to mark the anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763.  I naturally jumped on the bandwagon.  Christopher Moore again blogs about the subject, revealing that Regional Chief Stan Beardy, head of the Chiefs of Ontario, has sent a three-page open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the Proclamation's anniversary, making a case for why it ought to be observed. 

"Canada would not be Canada without the Royal Proclamation of 1763." writes Beardy, "It baffles me why it is not being considered for commemoration, along with several other Canadian milestones.” 

Beardy's letter, dated March 18th, can be found here; a complementary statement released by the Chiefs of Ontario, here.   



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