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Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing her Canadian Orders.)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), styled - HM The Queen (born 21 April 1926) is the queen regnant and head of state of Canada. She has held this post since the death of her father, King George VI on 6 February 1952. She is now the longest serving head of state in the Americas. Queen Elizabeth II - Pictured here in Canadian honours, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. ... Queen Elizabeth II - Pictured here in Canadian honours, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. ... Alternative meaning: The Golden Jubilee diamond A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Uploaded Royal Standard of Canada This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Uploaded Royal Standard of Canada This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... The Queens Personal Canadian Flag, sometimes called the Royal Standard of Canada, is the personal standard, that is to say official flag, of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The term queen regnant refers to a female monarch. ... A head of state or chief of state is the chief public representative of a nation-state, federation or commonwealth, whose role generally includes personifying the continuity and legitimacy of the state and exercising the political powers, functions and duties granted to the head of state in the countrys... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) (December 14, 1895–February 6, 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Her Majesty's official title is (in English) 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. In French, Her Majesty's title is: Elizabeth Deux, par la grâce de Dieu, Reine du Royaume-Uni, du Canada et de ses autres royaumes et territoires, Chef du Commonwealth, Défenseur de la Foi. Such capacity is Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada. In common practice, Queen Elizabeth II is referred to simply as "The Queen" or "The Queen of Canada" when in Canada, or when abroad and acting on the advice of her Canadian ministers (such as when she was present at the Canadian 60th anniversary of D-Day ceremony in France, in 2004).


For education, see: Elizabeth II: education (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom#Education)


For life as Heiress Presumptive, see: Elizabeth II: Heiress Presumptive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom#Heiress_Presumptive)


For marriage and motherhood, see: Elizabeth II: Marriage and motherhood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom#Marriage_and_motherhood)


Though the presence of the monarchy in Canada has been diminished since the beginning of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II has still played an active part in her Canadian Realm, both symbolically and politically. It was Queen Elizabeth II who gave Royal Assent to Canada’s Maple Leaf flag, approved the appointment of Canadians as her Canadian Governors General, and signed the Canadian Constitution into effect in 1982, amongst other things. Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 (1965–Present) The National Flag of Canada, popularly known as the Maple Leaf Flag (French: lUnifolié the one-leaved), is a base red flag with a white square in its centre, featuring a red stylized 11-pointed maple leaf. ... The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, normally simply known as the Governor General of Canada in French, Gouverneur(e) général(e) is the Canadian representative of the monarch (presently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). ... The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime...


It is speculated that Queen Elizabeth II regards Canada as one of her favorite Realms. At the end of a tour of the West Coast of the United States she was quoted as saying: "I am going home to Canada tomorrow." During her 2005 tour of Saskatchewan and Alberta she stated in a speech: "My mother once said that this country felt like a 'home away from home' for the Queen of Canada. Ladies and gentlemen, six decades later it still does.... and it is good to be back." [1] (http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page4149.asp|1) 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th)  - Land 591,670 km²  - Water 59,366 km² (9. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2. ...


On February 6, 2002, former Prime Minister Jean Chretien stated: "As Queen of Canada, you have borne witness to our national growth and, indeed, have been present for many historic moments in the life of our country. I have had the honour to be in your presence on numerous occasions, and have always admired your commitment to Canada and your very genuine affection for Canadians." The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ...

Contents

1 Prime Ministers and Governors General
2 Ceremonial Role

3 Governmental Role
4 Royal Visits

Controversy

Things have not always been perfect for Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada. One main negative event was what became known as "Truncheon Saturday," or "la Samedi de la matraque," when The Queen paid a visit to Quebec City in 1964 to mark the centenary of the Confederation Conferences. Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Separatist sentiment in Quebec was high at that time. The Queen’s visit to the provincial capital brought out hundreds of separatist demonstrators who, seeing her as a symbol of "British oppression" booed and turned their backs to The Queen; many chanted for her to "go home." The police charged the crowd, using their night-sticks (or truncheons) on the protesters. 35 were arrested, and 6 were injured, including some who were there to cheer The Queen. The Quebec sovereignty movement is a political movement for the attainment of sovereignty for Quebec, a province of the Canadian federation. ... ...


Though The Queen continued her twelve hour tour, she has never returned to Quebec City since that day.[2] (http://archives.cbc.ca/400d.asp?id=1-69-70-192&wm6=1|2)


During the 1999 Quebec separatist referendum, The Queen was tricked into revealing her personal opinions on Canadian unity when a radio DJ, pretending to be then Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, managed to reach her by telephone at Buckingham Palace. When told the current number of votes was showing a victory for the Yes side, she was reported to have said that it was then not "going very well." The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria memorial. This principal facade of 1850 by Edward Blore was redesigned in 1913 by Sir Aston Webb. ...

Prime Ministers and Governors General

10 Canadian Prime Ministers have served during The Queen’s reign. These include:


Louis St. Laurent 1948-1957; John Diefenbaker 1957-1963; Lester Bowles Pearson 1963-1968; Pierre Trudeau 1968-1979 & 1980-1984; Joe Clark 1979-1980; John Napier Turner 1984; Brian Mulroney 1984-1993; Kim Campbell 1993; Jean Chretien 1993-2003; Paul Martin 2003-present Louis Stephen St. ... John George Diefenbaker, PC (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada (1957 – 1963). ... The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Mike Pearson, PC, CC, OM, MA (April 23, 1897 – December 27, 1972) was the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963, to April 20, 1968, and also a 1957 Nobel Laureate. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau PC, CC, CH, QC, MA, LL.L, LL.D, FRSC (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000) was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 3, 1979, and from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. ... The Right Honourable Charles Joseph Clark, PC,CC (born June 5, 1939) was the sixteenth prime minister of Canada from June 4, 1979, to March 2, 1980, and a prominent Canadian politician until his retirement in 2004. ... The Right Honourable John Napier Turner ,CC,PC (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... The Right Honourable Avril Phaedra Douglas Kim Campbell, PC (born March 10, 1947, Port Alberni, British Columbia) was the nineteenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 25 to November 4, 1993. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... The Right Honourable Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LL.B, (born August 28, 1938 in Windsor, Ontario) is the Prime Minister of Canada. ...


As with her British Prime Ministers, some Canadian Prime Ministers have commented on The Queen’s knowledge of Canadian and international affairs. Former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau stated: “I was always impressed not only by the grace she displayed in public at all times, but by the wisdom she showed in private conversation.” (The Memoirs of The Late Prime Minister, Pierre E. Trudeau)


10 Governors General have represented the Queen in Canada during her reign. These include:


Vincent Massey 1952-1959; Georges Vanier 1959-1967; Robert Taschereau 1967 (acting); Roland Michner 1967-1974; Jules Leger 1974-1979; Edward Schreyer 1979-1984; Jeanne Sauve 1984-1990; Ramon John Hnatyshyn 1990-1995; Romeo LeBlanc 1995-1999; Adrienne Clarkson 1999-present Charles Vincent Massey (February 20, 1887 - December 30, 1967) was the eighteenth Governor General of Canada and the first to be born in Canada. ... Major-General Georges-Philéas Vanier (April 23, 1888 - March 5, 1967) was a Canadian diplomat who was Governor General of Canada from 1959 to 1967. ... Robert Taschereau (Quebec, 1896 - 1970) was a lawyer who became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and who briefly served as acting Governor General of Canada following the death of Georges Vanier in 1967. ... Jules Léger (April 4, 1913 - November 22, 1980) was the Governor General of Canada (1974-1979). ... Edward Richard Schreyer (born December 21, 1935, Beausejour, Manitoba) is a former Governor General of Canada (1979-1984) and Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977). ... Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 - January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... Ramon John Ray Hnatyshyn PC,CC (March 16, 1934 - December 18, 2002) was Canadas twenty-fourth governor general, serving from 1990 to 1995. ... The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc PC, CC, CMM, CD (born December 18, 1927 in Memramcook, New Brunswick) is a former Governor General of Canada. ... Adrienne Clarkson Her Excellency The Right Honourable Adrienne Louise Clarkson, CC, CMM, COM, CD (born February 10, 1939), is the current Governor General of Canada. ...

Ceremonial Role

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Queen Elizabeth II cuts a 30 foot high birthday cake to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday

Queen Elizabeth II has participated in thousands of ceremonial events in Canada since before the beginning of her reign, ranging from large events in big cities attended by tens of thousands of people, to lesser engagements in towns and other small communities. From the govt of Canada: http://www. ... From the govt of Canada: http://www. ...


The Queen's first major ceremonial duty was in 1959 when she opened the St. Lawrence Seaway along with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense (see Great Lakes Waterway) is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... Order: 34th President Vice President: Richard Nixon Term of office: January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961 Preceded by: Harry S. Truman Succeeded by: John F. Kennedy Date of birth: October 14, 1890 Place of birth: Denison, Texas Date of death: March 28, 1969 Place of death: Washington, D.C. First...


Her Majesty has also celebrated numerous birthday and anniversary occasions. In 1964 she helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Confederation Conferences in Quebec City and Charlottetown, and then in 1967 traveled to Ottawa to participate in Canada's 100th birthday celebrations on Parliament Hill, where she cut a 30 foot high birthday cake. In 1973 The Queen celebrated the centennial of Prince Edward Island and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in 1977 she toured to mark her Silver Jubilee, and in 1984 she participated in the bicentennials of New Brunswick and Ontario. 1992 saw The Queen in Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 125th birthday, and in 2002 she visited the four regions of Canada, as well as the territory of Nunavut, to commemorate her Golden Jubilee. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Canadian Confederation, or the Confederation of Canada, was the process that ultimately brought together a union among the provinces, colonies and territories of British North America to form the Dominion of Canada, a Dominion of the British Empire, which today is a federal nation state simply known as Canada. ... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... For the federal electoral district see Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, with a population of 32,245 as of 2001. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Location. ... Parliament Hill is a scenic location on the banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Canada. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th)  - Land 5,660 km²  - Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004)  - Population 137,900 (10th... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... A Silver Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope was restored) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Area 72,908 km² (8th)  - Land 71,450 km²  - Water 1,458 km² (2. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative meaning: The Golden Jubilee diamond A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary. ...


In 1967 she journeyed to Montreal, with Prince Philip and Princess Margaret, to view Expo '67. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ... HRH The Duke of Edinburgh His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark), styled - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (born 10 June 1921), is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. ... Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret (Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones, née Windsor; (August 21, 1930 – February 9, 2002) was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She also held the title of Countess of Snowdon by virtue... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with the Canadian Centennial that year. ...


Elizabeth II has been present at many sporting events as well. 1976 saw her perform an important duty as Queen of Canada when she opened the Montreal Olympics. She was accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne (who competed in the Olympic games that year), Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. This marked the first time the entire Royal Family had been in Canada. In 1978 she opened the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, and in 1994 performed the same task in Victoria, British Columbia. In 2002, at Vancouver's G.M. Place, The Queen performed a ceremonial dropping of the puck, before a N.H.L. game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Hose Sharks. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... HRH The Duke of York His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly Windsor), styled HRH The Duke of York (born February 19, 1960), is a member of the British Royal Family, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II... HRH The Earl of Wessex His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Earl of Wessex (born March 10, 1964), is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... More than one place has the name Edmonton. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Emperess Victoria of the United Kingdom etc. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: By sea, land and air we prosper City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Location. ... General Motors Place was an indoor arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...

Queen Elizabeth II, with , drops the puck
Queen Elizabeth II, with Wayne Gretzky, drops the puck

Military Associations

Her Majesty, as the Commander in Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces has a strong link to the Canadian military. She has presided over many military ceremonies, including Troopings of the Colours, inspections of the troops, and anniversaries of key battles. From the govt of Canada: http://www. ... Wayne Gretzky playing for the New York Rangers in 1997 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... Canadian Forces Flag The Canadian Armed Forces (Fr. ...


Whenever Her Majesty is in Ottawa she lays a wreath at the National War Memorial. As well, two other examples of Elizabeth II acting as Queen of Canada abroad were associated with the Canadian military; one in 1996 when she dedicated the Canadian War Memorial in Green Park, London, and the other in 2003 when she attended the Canadian 60th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies in Normandie, France. The National War Memorial Canadas National War Memorial is located in Confederation Square in Ottawa, the nations capital. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Green Park is also: the name given to the old Aston Clinton House site in Buckinghamshire, and; the name of a new business park just off the M4_motorway at Junction 11, on the outskirts of Reading, Berkshire (see www. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a former country (a Duchy) situated in northern France occupying the lower Seine area (upper or Haute-Normandie) and the region to the west (lower or Basse-Normandie) as far as the Cotentin Peninsula. ...


She is Colonel-in-Chief of many Canadian regiments, including: le Regiment de la Chaudière; the 48th Highlanders of Canada; the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's); the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery; the Governor-General's Horse Guards; the King's Own Calgary Regiment; le Royal 22e Regiment; the Governor-General's Foot Guards; the Canadian Grenadier Guards; the Regiment of Canadian Guards; the Royal New Brunswick Regiment; the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps; the Canadian Forces Military Engineers Branch; and the Calgary Highlanders.


She is also the Honorary Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.[3] (http://www.regiments.org/biography/royals/1926eliz.htm|1) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. ...

Awards and Honours

Queen Elizabeth II currently holds the following Canadian awards and honours: Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order; Sovereign of the Order of Canada; Sovereign of the Order of Military Merit; and Sovereign of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning they desire a better country. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces whom have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an Order (decoration) of Canada, established in October 2000. ...

Governmental Role

For the Monarch's role in Canada, see: Monarchy in Canada Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state. ...


In 1957 The Queen performed her first governmental duty in Canada when she opened the 1st session of the 23rd Parliament of Canada, reading the speech from the throne, and becoming the first reigning monarch to do so. Two years later, in 1959, she undertook her first foreign visit as Queen of Canada when she met with President Eisenhower. At the conclusion of that trip The Queen hosted a return dinner for the President at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, not at the British Embassy, to clearly point out that she was in the United States as a representative of Canada. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands reads her countrys Speech from the Throne Queen Elizabeth II reads Canadas Speech from the Throne in 1977 The Speech from the Throne, sometimes referred to by the shorter term Throne Speech, is an event in certain monarchies in which the monarch (or... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Order: 34th President Vice President: Richard Nixon Term of office: January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961 Preceded by: Harry S. Truman Succeeded by: John F. Kennedy Date of birth: October 14, 1890 Place of birth: Denison, Texas Date of death: March 28, 1969 Place of death: Washington, D.C. First... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ...


In 1982 Elizabeth II traveled to Ottawa to sign the Constitution Act, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Location. ... The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada. ... The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a constitutionally entrenched bill of rights which forms part of the Constitution of Canada adopted in 1982. ...


In 1990 The Queen granted the request of then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to temporarily add eight seats to the Senate. See: [in Canada: History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_in_Canada#History|Monarchy)]. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ...


Her Majesty has participated in the opening session of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1987, and the opening of the Nunavut legislature in 2002, when she read a speech from the throne. In 2005 she also read a speech to Albertans in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, being the first reigning monarch to do so. Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the electoral districts of the same name, see Nunavut (electoral district) and Nunavut (Senate Division). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Legislative Assembly of Alberta meets in the provincial capital, Edmonton. ...

Royal Visits

Queen Elizabeth II, as Princess Elizabeth, square dancing in the ballroom of Rideau Hall during her 1951 tour
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Queen Elizabeth II, as Princess Elizabeth, square dancing in the ballroom of Rideau Hall during her 1951 tour

Queen Elizabeth II has traveled to Canada 22 times, more than any other Canadian monarch, having visited every province and region of the country. When in the nation's capital, Ottawa, the Queen resides at her official Canadian residence – Rideau Hall – and from time to time will stay at the provincial Government Houses. From the govt of Canada: http://www. ... From the govt of Canada: http://www. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Location. ... Rideau Hall is the official residence the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa. ...


She has traveled to Canada in the following years: 1951 - As The Princess Elizabeth, undertook the trip in place of her ailing father; 1957; 1959; 1964; 1967; 1970; 1971; 1973; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1987; 1990; 1992; 1994; 1997; 1999; 2002; 2005 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


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