Today we honour the Mother of Confederation. HLIM Queen Victoria It is also the Official birthday in Canada of Our Sovereign Lady. God Save the Queen!!!! Victoria Day May 20, 2012 Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on Victoria Day OTTAWA—This year, 2012, is one filled with celebrations marking Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. She has had a remarkable reign, devoting herself for the past six decades to public service, a mission that she continues to fulfill today in a truly inspiring manner. Her Majesty has never failed in her duties to the Crown or to the people of the Commonwealth. She always shows great dignity, as well as unparalleled commitment and dedication. Canadians have celebrated the Sovereign’s birthday since the days of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). The Crown is a fundamental piece of our collective heritage and of the identity of all Commonwealth realms. It is a guarantee of the values and traditions that we hold dear and that push us to build a smarter, more caring nation. On this day of celebration, I am delighted to join my fellow Canadians in honouring Her Majesty and in sending her my very best wishes for health and happiness.David Johnston
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Victoria Day
May 21, 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of Victoria Day:
“Today, Laureen and I join Canadians from across the country in the official celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
“This joyous day comes as Canada and the Commonwealth celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with several special events and initiatives taking place throughout 2012.
“For six decades, The Queen and the people of Canada have shared a deep affection, and we pay tribute to the great dedication, distinction, and grace with which Her Majesty has served as Canada’s Head of State.
“Canadians are also marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the Throne by hosting Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during their Diamond Jubilee Tour.
“Victoria Day also affords an opportunity to celebrate our proud heritage and the strong historical ties that have forged our close friendship with the United Kingdom.
“On behalf of Canadians, I offer Her Majesty The Queen our most sincere and heartfelt wishes of health and happiness for many years to come.”