Happy Victoria Day - oh, dear
Our favourite Canadian paper thinks Canada should do away with Victoria Day.
This is dangerous because Victoria Day marks the beginning of summer in Canada, and we should not like to see summer arriving any later in Canada than it already does. When it's 30 degrees F. in northern BC on the evening of May 22nd, any further delay seems risky indeed. We can only add that Victoria Day celebrates the British Queen who gave her name to an epoch and on whose empire the sun never set. You might not like the Victorians, but their achievements in science, literature, political reform and world wide exploration still amaze those intrigued enough to study them.