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Canadians May Be Freed From Feudal Oath
A Canadian public service reform bill will end the requirement that public servants in that country swear allegiance to Britainís Windsor family. Instead they will swear or affirm that they will carry out their duties impartially and to the best of their abilities.
At present government employees in Canada who are not monarchists must be humiliated by a declaration of loyalty to a feudal and foreign institution or lose their jobs.
While Canadian republicans have welcomed the democratic reform, that countryís Monarchist League is lobbying for the continuation of feudal obeisance, declaring that it is an "egalitarian" means of ensuring that a public servant will ":act for us all as a fellow subject."
Entertaining the Windsors
The cost to Canadians of the Windsorsí 2002 trip to Canada was $6.7M according to information obtained by the Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.
Two lunches for the British royals were priced at $150,000. $28, 000 went on flowers. And an incredible $1.6M was spent on a gala in Toronto for the feudal couple.
The cost to Canadian taxpayers for official photographers was $35,000. Ceremonial support provided by the public works department added another $250,000 to the bill.
Taxpayers in British Columbia had to fork out $560, 000 or $6,150 for each of the 91 hours the Windsors spent in their province.
By the time the Windsors flew out they had cost Canadians $2M more than had been budgeted for.
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