Embrace our past
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