Five reasons canadians watch royal wedding | canada newsreport
Post on 31-May-2015
DESCRIPTIONMany Canadians are sentimentalist even if most of us are not monarchists. No, we wont be waxing poetic over our status as a constitutional monarchy as we put on our best chapeaux and hoist tea cups in tribute to the newlyweds. With nearly 12 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 64 in a country of 33 million, well, you do the math. Its the dress, stupid.
- 1. Reason number oneIts not about the federal election. God save the Queen and pay Her! Canadians will get abreak from watching Liberals and NDP fight to stand bridesmaid next to Stephen Harpersgalvanized gown. And better still, the Conservative Leader will not attend the nuptials,sporting his lounge suit. No. Hell be on the hustings wearing his usual stiff attire and smilewhile his party guard dogs shake down attendees for their Facebook loyalties.Reason number twoSince the betrothed have asked folks to make charitable donations rather than send gifts, wewill not be facing the embarrassment of the usual self-conscious offerings with a Canadiantheme. In the past, Canuks have sent parkas and the like and, for Chuck and Dis big day, wesent a Robert Bateman painting. Surely a donation to preserve wildlife would be more usefulwhile avoiding the sight of stridently kitsch eagle, deer, beaver (take your pick) portraits of ourfurry and feathered countrymen.Reason number threeIts a great excuse to start drinking beer early in the day. Whats more Canadian than thatunless its drinking early because of the Stanley Cup playoffs or the new endless national rootcanal known as the federal election?Since the telecast will take place at 4 a.m. EST, those who have not stopped guzzling sudscan continue. Those requiring the hair of the dog will have an unusual dispensation. Try as wewill, though, Im afraid we will not be able to keep up with the Ozzies. Our Commonwealth kin,who share a lager gene unknown to the rest of humankind, will be celebrating also. They toowill not be embarrassed by the traditional wedding gift s sent by a grateful nation. Kangaroo-motif napkins and sizzle sticks will not be sent on behalf of the loyal Down Under citizenry.Cheers, mates.Reason number fourMany Canadians are sentimentalist even if most of us are not monarchists. No, we wont bewaxing poetic over our status as a constitutional monarchy as we put on our best chapeaux
2. and hoist tea cups in tribute to the newlyweds. With nearly 12 million women and girlsbetween the ages of 15 and 64 in a country of 33 million, well, you do the math. Its the dress,stupid.Reason number fiveIts not about the election and theres a dress. See reasons numbers one and four.