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Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Toronto

She came, she prayed, she went to the races


 

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Toronto late Saturday after their flight from Winnipeg was delayed. First on their agenda on Sunday morning was a church service at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto. While attendance at St. James is generally low, today, demand was so great that tickets had to be sold for the event. “For many, it seems,” writes the Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume, “God is an Englishwoman.” In the afternoon, she will attend the 151st edition of The Queen’s Plate at Woodbine racetrack. On Monday, the Queen will visit the Research in Motion facility in Waterloo, and then return to Toronto for other events including a dinner hosted by the federal government. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is scheduled to speak, as is the Queen. She and the Duke of Edinburgh conclude their visit on Tuesday.

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Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Toronto

  1. “For many, it seems,” writes the Toronto Star's Christopher Hume, “God is an Englishwoman.”

    I really love how reporters are able to get a major sin of presumption and lese majesté into the same sentence. It is iconoclasts like him that keep the world spinning in reverse. Great use of the English language. Now how about saying something nice, for a change?

  2. She is the greatest ! Our Queen always liked a good horse and to the Tower for you if you beg to be annoying! Look at all the world leaders, she may not be perfect but I would take her anytime.

  3. poor journalist said: "it seems"; at least he admits his ignorance.
    May God forgive this poor man.

  4. Government House is not up to standards as to procedure. What dimwit had HM standing in the heat in Winnipeg at the cornerstone unveiling as those prats at the microphones droned on and on repeating each other.

  5. BTW the best coverage was on the French CBC channel. What gives with that?

    • The French-language media in our country usually beats the English-language media, hands down.