MP Cheryl Gallant is calling on the Federal Government to strike a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award to honour the sacrifices Canadians have made over this past year.

“The Liberal Party’s disdain for Canada’s history and institutions is obvious,” said MP Gallant. “Their first act as government was to remove portraits of the Queen from government buildings.”

Historically the Government of Canada has awarded medals to commemorate the coronation of the current Head of State of Canada. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of her ascension to the Maple Crown. The Chancellery of Honours, through the Governor General of Canada’s office has indicated no plans to create a platinum jubilee medal with which to honour outstanding Canadians currently exist.

Initiated by Lucas Bibby from Deep River, Petition e-3310 calls on the Minister of Canadian Heritage to:

“maintain tradition, respect this unique and momentous celebration of Her Majesty’s long and illustrious tenure, and indeed make plans to create a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal with which to extend her Majesty’s Grace in awarding recognition to outstanding Canadians deserving of such a medal.”

“I encourage all Canadians, who wish to show their support and appreciation for the sacrifices made during this difficult time, to sign the petition,” said MP Gallant.

“As a young cadet, I received the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award for volunteerism and service,” recalled Gallant. “Receiving the award from Prince Phillip encouraged me to dedicate myself to public service. Sadly, the Liberals do not wish to inspire public service or celebrate volunteerism.”

Canadians wishing to sign the petition can do so at https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-3310

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