Below you will find suggestions that you can do to promote
the OUR monarchy.
They are very simple
yet highly effective.
- Study the
benefits of monarchy
[ Arguments for Monarchy ]
above provides a wealth of information to help you dispel
- Argue the republican myths
If you come
across republicans, you'll notice that their arguments are weak, and rely
on the current problems of the Royal Family. Always
try to make a rebuttal to these arguments. The link
above will give you a good idea of what to
how to counter republican motives.
- Discuss Monarchy with
Everyone knows that
word of mouth is often the best way to spread ideas
around. If your friends don't know much about the monarchy (very likely),
speak to them about it.
Try to give them an objective account of Canada's monarchical
- Write an essay on the subject
There is no better way to draw the attention of your fellow students to
our monarchy than to write an essay about it. This works particularly well
in seminar or tutorial classes, where there is an open discussion. Or
you can write an article for your school newspaper about the benefits of
- Post to Usenet Newsgroups
The Usenet is
an effective method to reach thousands of readers. If you run across a
debate over the monarchy in the newsgroups , don't
be afraid to reply. Also, why not place the URL address of this page
in your newsgroup postings? This way, others can learn more about the monarchy.
If you have your own web page, why not put a link to a monarchist website?
if you do include a link, send the owner an e-mail with your URL
way, your link will most likely be reciprocated (at least with this website). This will
direct monarchist to the respective home page.
- Sign the Monarchist Petition
[ Petition and Charter ]
the online petition in the above page.
Every signature counts! Once there are enough signatures, they will be sent
to the Prime Minister.
- Join Monarchist Organizations
[ Monarchist League of Canada ]
In Canada, there is currently only the Monarchist League which promotes the monarchy,
and keeps republicanism in Canada under check. Joining is inexpensive
and you do get a nice quarterly magazine. The more members these organizations
have, the least likely will Ottawa try to pass republican bills.
- Draw attention to our Monarchy
Set up a table in a public
place, and spread around pro-monarchy leaflets. You can also try to obtain
names on a petition to be sent to the MP for your area. The weekend is
usually the best time to do this. You can also spread around pro-monarchy
petitions to be signed. There are books available at many public and university
libraries that will offer information on how to set up a proper petition
for submission to Parliament.
- Call-in shows
Radio and television talk
shows reach a vast audience. If there is ever a program about the future
of the monarchy - phone, fax and or e-mail (although not all are available
at all times) them up and make your opinion heard.
- Fax, E-mail or write to the media
media is always on the look out for show ideas. Send them a letter outlining
your monarchist ideas. Addresses can be easily found by checking books
such as the Matthews Media Guide or the Canadian Almanac and Sourcebook
in the reference section of your local library. An e-mail list of
major Canadian newspapers is on the right.
- Send a letter to the editor
to the editor is an effective way to reach hundreds of thousands of newspaper
readers with your views. This method is extremely important, since most
media sources are republican, it is essential that your views are heard. You
can send a letter to the editor of the newspaper near you. (Note: include
your telephone number, return address, e-mail address, and try to limit
your piece to 200 words)
- Write to your MPP, MP and the party leaders
The more letters our friends in the House of Commons get, the less
likely they are to petition for an idea of a republic. You can write to
your MP online via snail-mail without needing a stamp if you address
your letter to:
The Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
[MP's name], MP
House of Commons
Call Information Canada at:
you are unsure of your MP's name, or you can use the listings at the:
or check in the reference section of your library for such
books as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide or the Almanac of Canadian
You can show your support for continuing the monarchy
by sending messages to leading Ottawa politicians, send e-mails to:
Stephen Harper ]
Prime Minister of Canada
(of The Consrvative Party)
[ Michael Ignatieff ]
Leader of the Liberal Party
Leader of the Opposition
(Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition)
[ Jack Layton
Leader of the New Democratic Party
[ Gilles Duceppe
Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Your federal Member of Parliament via the [ Parliament Members ] website