QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement on the singing of God Save the Queen being introduced in the legislature:
“I voiced my opposition to this particular change to the Standing Orders when the Government first brought it up, and I continue to be against it today.
At a time when we should be looking forward to pursue reconciliation, we should not be taking a step back towards Canada’s colonial history.
When I voiced opposition to God Save the Queen being introduced, I was told this change was non-negotiable.
I don’t recall the Official Opposition raising similar objections at the time these discussions took place.