Letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, requesting a Royal Inquiry to restore Canada to a free and fair democracy

Letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, requesting a Royal Inquiry to restore Canada to a free and fair democracy
Posted on April 10, 2013 | Elizabeth May | Written on August 30, 2012
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In this letter to Queen Elizabeth, I ask for her help in restoring Canadians' confidence so that we can have a free and fair democracy.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA
United Kingdom

August 30, 2012

Your Majesty,

I wish to write to you regarding a matter of grave importance to Canadians, and I request your assistance with this matter. The mechanisms Canada had in place to ensure free and fair democratic elections appear to be failing.

Many Canadians are concerned that our democracy is endangered, due to election infractions in our most recent elections, the lack of investigation of infractions, the de-funding of investigative bodies, and unprecedented prorogations of Canada’s Parliament, which threaten to undermine the fundamental basis of democracy in Canada. I write to request that Your Majesty Commission a Royal Inquiry to investigate what may potentially be criminal activities which influenced Canada’s last election, and that the aim of the Royal Inquiry be to restore Canada to a free and fair democracy.

Shortly following the last election, I wrote to the head of Elections Canada to express these concerns. I have also repeatedly requested in Parliament that Prime Minister Stephen Harper Commission a Royal Commission of Inquiry. I have never received any response. I remain concerned that with Canadian elections in question, that the current government in power may not be legitimate.

I will, by copy of this letter, share these concerns and request with the Governor General of Canada. I request that Your Majesty please seek a resolution which will benefit all Canadians, by restoring Canadians’ confidence that we can have a free and fair democracy.

I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servant,

Elizabeth May,
Officer of the Order of Canada,
Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands

Copy to: Governor General of Canada

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Elizabeth May is an environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and leader of the Green Party of Canada. Elizabeth became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s. She is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School... More


Disappointing that she wouldn't take up the cause on behalf of the Canadian public, but she's really nothing more than a figure head, Head of State, unfortunately.

Keith Shackleton

Elizabeth May for PM!

Heartfelt thanks, Elizabeth, for keeping these issues in the public consciousness. I suspect you must feel fatigued and discouraged with the ever-increasing erosion of both our democracy and our natural environment. But I sense that the pendulum may be ready to swing back, as the public becomes more aware of the extent of the deceitful agenda of our present government.

Right on!