Ottawa | Prince Charles landed in Canada without fanfare for a less important royal tour, as the passion for the monarchy in Canada was at an all-time low.
“We are deeply touched by your warm welcome and will carry it with us throughout our visit,” the heir to the throne delivered a speech prepared as he landed in Newfoundland on Tuesday for the first stop of his three-day voyage. .
But with the exception of a few children, officials and journalists, Prince Charles and his wife Camila are not crowded on the road, traveling to Ottawa on Wednesday and Yellowknife on Thursday.
Fifty-one percent of Canadians and 71 percent of Cuban people are now ready to see the monarchy disappear, according to the Angus Reid poll, released within a month.
The same poll found that in November, 66% of Canadians opposed Charles becoming head of state, an increase of 12% over 2016.
When the British ship stopped at Newfoundland in 1997 to mark the arrival of 500 years ago, Prince Charles had no right to the crowd surrounding Queen Elizabeth II. Matthew.
Thirty thousand people attended the event. Nearly forty tribal opponents used the opportunity to commemorate the genocide of the Pyotr people who lived in Newfoundland when the Europeans arrived. The last representative of this people died in 1829.
Welcoming the Prince, Governor-General Mary Simon called on “understanding and respect” to encourage you to learn the truth about our history, good and bad, in conjunction with Prime Minister Trudeau.
“I am aware that our visit this week comes at a crucial time when tribals and non-tribals across Canada are committed to honestly and openly reflecting on the past,” Prince said.
When meeting Charles and Camilla at Rideau Hall this evening, it was not enough for Métis National Council President Cassidy Karon to formally apologize to the Queen on behalf of the boarding school victims.
Similarly, when Prince William and his wife Kate traveled to the Caribbean in March, protesters demanded monarchy compensation and an apology for its role in the slave trade.
Without granting the requested royal pardon and recognition, Prince Charles said, “I look forward to hearing and knowing about the future you work to create.”
“I couldn’t be more blessed to be a part of this adventure,” he added.
The 73-year-old heir to the throne is now replacing the increasingly vulnerable Queen Elizabeth II. His arrival marks the platinum jubilee of the 96-year-old sovereign who ascended the throne 70 years ago.
The Trudeau government announced on Monday that it would spend $ 2.14 million on celebrations and community events marking the Platinum Jubilee.
As of January 2021, according to our Bureau of Investigation, the monarchy costs Canadians an average of $ 67.1 million a year.
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