Today is Victoria Day in every Canadian province and territory (excluding Quebec, of course). For most Canadian kids, Victoria Day is Fireworks Day. For adults, it's the May 2-4 Weekend and the unofficial start of summer.
Officially, Victoria Day is about honouring Queen Victoria, who reigned as Canada’s monarch until her passing in 1901. Most Canadians are fine with this but enter the social justice warriors, clamouring for yet more change for the sake of change.
We’ll get back to the war on Christmas when the snow starts falling but it’s summer now, and so progressives turn their P.C. sights on Victoria Day. For them, it represents classism, colonialism, Eurocentric exceptionalism! That’s just more of that white privilege stuff and we can’t have that in 21st century multicultural Canada.
Cue the whining from the usual institutional and media quarters, like the Toronto Red Star and various “intellectuals” as they plead their case for a name change.
See, they don’t really want to eradicate the holiday. These “hard working” people like a day off with pay just as much as the next guy (maybe more!) but they’d prefer a less majestic, less colonial, less “WHITE” name for their day to goof off.
Watch as I provide a little bit of history on the slow burn they lit towards blowing Victoria Day into the stratosphere along with those fireworks. And as I ask the usual unanswerable questions of our politically correct masters to see if there’s any consistency in their arguments. NOT!