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To The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, with love from Her Canadian parliamentarians...

Just in time for next week's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, the House of Commons and Senate will soon sign off on a congratulatory message to the "most gracious sovereign," the substance of which is scheduled to be debated -- or, more likely, discussed with all but unanimous approval and support -- on Monday.  

No. 13 -- May 31, 2012 -- The Prime Minister -- That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen in the following words:



We, Your Majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects,                the House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg to offer our sincere congratulations on the happy completion of the sixtieth year of Your reign.

The People of Canada have often been honoured to welcome Your Majesty and other members of the Royal Family to our land during Your reign, and have witnessed directly Your inspiring example of devotion to duty and unselfish labour on behalf of the welfare of Your People in this country and in the other nations of the Commonwealth.

In this, the Diamond Jubilee year of your reign as Queen of Canada, we trust that Your gracious and peaceful reign may continue for many years and that Divine Providence will preserve Your Majesty in health, in happiness and in the affectionate loyalty of Your people.

That the said Address be engrossed; and

That a Message be sent to the Senate informing their Honours that this House has adopted the said Address and requesting their Honours to unite with this House in the said Address by filling up the blanks with the words "the Senate and".

UPDATE: Sadly, the PM will be unable to lead off the Queen-celebrating speeches in the Commons, as he will be in London for the official festivities.
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