Em­brace our past

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

An­drew Co­hen made some pos­i­tive re­marks in his col­umn Payette could re­de­fine Gover­nor Gen­eral’s role, but I took of­fence at his un­der­cut­ting of the monar­chy and his de­sire to see Julie Payette work at re­duc­ing its im­por­tance to Canada and Cana­di­ans.

Our roots are im­por­tant and the monar­chy and our British roots are a large part of our story. Just as we do not write out our own an­ces­tors’ im­por­tance in our own lives, so should we be respectful of the role of the monar­chy in the big­ger story of Canada.

As Prince Harry called Canada his home away from home last week and in­spired the world by his mes­sages at the In­vic­tus Games, we can be proud to con­tinue to cel­e­brate our con­nec­tion to the monar­chy. Ch­eryl Lockhart Thames­ford

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