Petition to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

  Whereas:

  

    Canada has, since Confederation, enjoyed a rich traditional relationship with the Monarchy;

    The Chancellery of Honours, through the Governor General of Canada's office has indicated that there are currently no plans to create a platinum jubilee medal with which to honour outstanding Canadians;

    Canada has always in the past created awards to coincide with the Queen's Jubilee;

    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a unique, historic and momentous occasion the likes of which have never been seen before and may never be seen again;

    Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee is far too an important occasion for our young, budding nation to show its immaturity in such a manner as to fail to hold to this longstanding tradition;

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has already graciously approved plans to issue her own platinum jubilee medal, to be given to those who work in public service, including the Armed Forces, the emergency services and the prison services in the UK; and

    Canadians should, all of us, remember that it was under the rule of this Monarch, this Matriarch and only by Her Majesty's Grace that Canada even exists as an independent state.

  

  

    We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon 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.